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Looking to the Finland model to find Nova Scotia’s forestry potential

February 14, 2017

When Harold Alexander walks through the woods in Digby County, he sees untapped potential. The veteran forester has managed woodlots in this area for more than 35 years with an eye on the future. But it’s his concerns today about the state of the industry that took Alexander and four other

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Ontario forestry minister asks feds for temporary loan program

February 14, 2017

The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry in Ontario is looking to her federal counterpart for help with the current uncertainty in the softwood lumber industry. Last week Kathryn McGarry wrote a letter to federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr asking for the creation of a temporary loan program to help forestry

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Jeff Muzzi Recognized for Support of Local Wood Industry

February 14, 2017

The Ontario Wood Award is presented to individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the support and promotion of local wood. The 2017 Award was presented at Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference, held at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario. This year’s recipient was Jeff Muzzi, Chief Forester at

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Earnings up, debt down for Interfor

February 14, 2017

Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP) posted record earnings in 2016 and expects 2017 to be another good year, thanks to strong demand for lumber in the U.S. In its fourth quarter financial statements, Interfor – B.C.’s third largest forestry company by market cap – said its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and

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Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

February 14, 2017

Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects that lead to greenhouse gas reductions when compared to a conventional alternative. Out of a total of 36 projects, two

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Port Hawkesbury Paper to continue paying power tariff

February 6, 2017

A load retention tariff at the local paper mill continues to do what it was intended. On January 23, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) issued a decision regarding the Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP) load retention tariff. Dave Rodenheiser, spokesperson with NSPI, said

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Moose Cree sowing seeds for wood pellet plant

February 6, 2017

The Moose Cree First Nation is looking seriously at getting into manufacturing as its next big development project. The First Nation’s economic development department is about to begin work on a feasibility study for either constructing or purchasing an existing facility to make wood pellets. Wood pellets are typically used

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