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Out-of-control Nova Scotia forest fire now believed to cover 3,100 hectares

May 12, 2022

GLOBAL NEWS — For the third day, crews continue to battle a large, out-of-control forest fire in southwestern Nova Scotia, which is now believed to be triple the size of what was estimated earlier in the day. PHOTO CREDIT: Global News As of 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the fire in

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GreenFirst Reports Strong Results for the First Quarter of 2022

May 12, 2022

TORONTO, CNW – GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. has announced results for the first quarter of 2022. The Company’s condensed consolidated interim financial statements and related Management Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) are available on GreenFirst’s website at www.greenfirst.ca and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  All amounts are in thousands of Canadian dollars unless indicated otherwise.

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PAPER EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCES LABOUR SHORTAGES IMPACT ON BUSINESS  

May 12, 2022

RICHMOND BC  – Paper Excellence today provided an update on skilled labour shortages in British Columbia that are impacting the company’s ability to execute many of its planned shutdowns on time.  The company has been dealing with delays due to shortages of skilled pressure vessel welders at its Crofton facility which will

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Mass Timber can be a great option for construction – if it’s sourced sustainably

May 11, 2022

Toronto, Canada /  FSC Canada congratulates the City of Toronto for incorporating mass timber as part of an upcoming affordable housing pilot project. The pilot project, if approved, would create one of the largest wood buildings in Toronto, a 10-storey building with 200 rental units at Dundas and Ossington. The

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CIF-IFC Offering a Teachers’ Forestry Tour for Educators and Teachers on Vancouver Island, BC

May 10, 2022

Nanaimo, BC  – Calling all teachers and educators in the Nanaimo area! If you are looking for a unique opportunity to bring forestry into your classroom, the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is organizing a Teachers’ Forestry Tour and you are invited to register!Hosted in collaboration with the

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Putin tells officials to tackle Siberian forest fires

May 10, 2022

LONDON, Reuters – Russian President Vladimir Putin told regional officials on Tuesday to deal with forest fires in Siberia and said there could be no repeat of last year’s fire season – the biggest on record. In an online meeting shown on state TV, Putin said fires were causing significant

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Join CBC’s Johanna Wagstaffe and learn how forestry can help combat climate change

May 10, 2022

CAPTION: CBC Vancouver’s senior meteorologist and seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe. (CBC) The extreme weather events of 2021 are not far behind us. In a year like no other, British Columbians witnessed record-breaking heat, destructive fires and devastating floods.  What are the forces behind such extreme weather events? Do land management practices,

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