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Growing opportunities in Canada’s Forests

September 23, 2019

By Eric Miller If you surveyed 1000 Canadians, as pollsters often do, and asked them to provide an example of an innovative sector, most would not name forestry. Yet, in an age of increased trade protectionism, worsening forest fires and concerns about environmental impact of materials from cement to plastic,

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Statement from the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry on National Forest Week

September 23, 2019

THUNDER BAY — Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, issued the following statement to mark National Forest Week: “As we celebrate National Forest Week, it’s important to recognize Ontario’s rich forest heritage and the continued economic, social and environmental benefits forests provide to the people of this

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Northern College and EACOM partner to cultivate talent

September 20, 2019

TIMMINS —  Among students, trade shop equipment, faculty members, industry representatives, and local partners, Northern College and EACOM Timber Corporation formalized their partnership this morning by signing an innovative memorandum of understanding. The memorandum, which takes effect immediately, outlines a three-year mutually beneficial agreement that encourages teaching partnerships, recruitment and

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Forestry workers waiting for details on $69M BC Government funding

September 20, 2019

KAMLOOPS, CFJC Today –Forestry workers are cautiously optimistic after the provincial government announced $69 million in funding to support forestry workers affected by permanent and indefinite mill closures. Following yesterday’s (Sept. 17) announcement, United Steelworkers Local 1-417 president Marty Gibbons says forestry workers are waiting with bated breath to hear

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Tolko announces shift reduction at Soda Creek

September 20, 2019

Williams Lake Tribune — Tolko will be going to a four-day workweek at its Soda Creek operation in Williams Lake and at its Armstrong stud lumber operations, the company announced Wednesday. According to the report in the Williams Lake Tribune, the flexible operating footprint in both mills will see a

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FSC call for standard development group members

September 19, 2019

    Applications Due: September 27th, 2019 In 2019, FSC Canada launched its new Forest Management Standard which will replace the regional forest management standards. The new standard does not have requirements for small-scale, low intensity, and community forests. Developing these requirements will help ensure that these forests can continue to

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First Nation says restarting Fort Frances mill could damage other operators

September 19, 2019

FORT FRANCES, Ont., Thunder Bay Newswatch — A crack has developed in the efforts of the Town of Fort Frances to present a united front as it tries to save the former Resolute paper mill. A letter from Rainy River First Nations to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry suggests restarting

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