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B.C. First Nation implements biomass heating

August 21, 2017

From tiny seedlings mighty cedars grow. Or, in this case, from $30,000 grows a $1.3-million biomass boiler that can heat a community. The $30,000 was capacity funding provided through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund to Old Massett Village Council. Part of the Haida Nation, the council needed funding

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Group brings Finnish forestry ideas back to N.S.

August 21, 2017

A group of five advocates for Nova Scotia woodlot owners toured Finland last fall to observe the organization and management of small private woodlots. The tour participants have organized their observations and data into a report, Small Private Forestry in Finland – 2016 Learning Tour Summary Report, giving details and

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Minister agrees to delay draft species at risk regs

August 21, 2017

For several months, a coalition of indigenous and municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions and forest sector companies has been voicing concerns over new rules for species at risk in Ontario. The group cited “a lack of meaningful consultation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).” According to

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U.S. importing more lumber from Russia since Canadian tariffs

August 21, 2017

Russia has emerged as one of the winners from the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S over lumber, the Globe and Mail reports. U.S. government data shows that the nation is importing more softwood lumber from overseas since it imposed tariffs on Canadian suppliers, making them more expensive. Russian

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B.C. state of emergency extended again

August 21, 2017

VICTORIA – B.C.’s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of the day on Sept. 1, 2017. This is the third time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19 and Aug. 4. The state of emergency declaration will

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SFI makes changes to board of directors

August 21, 2017

OTTAWA, ON – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative welcomed two new officers and one new member to its board of directors: Mark Rodgers as board chair, Guy Gleysteen as vice-chair, and Laura Downey as a new member in the social chamber. “Mark brings experience as a community leader and builder, Guy works

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Softwood lumber talks to run parallel to NAFTA

August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – The United States and Canada failed to settle a festering trade dispute on softwood lumber ahead of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but Reuters reports that officials from both countries have said they will keep the lumber negotiations on a separate, parallel track.

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