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Private woodlot in Niagara achieves FSC certification

October 17, 2017

Cooks Mills Farms recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification (FSC C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s (EOMF) Forest Certification Program. The 22.2 ha family farm near Welland, Ont., is owned and operated by Paul and Denice Robertson. EOMF says this farm is the first certified woodlands in the

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Quebec’s Solifor acquires Maine forest for $36 million

October 12, 2017

QUÉBEC CITY — To further secure the supply of quality fibre for Québec sawmills and processors, Solifor is continuing its expansion outside Quebec with the acquisition of Ste-Aurelie Timberlands, a 24,910-hectare forest property in Maine. The $36-million deal is Solifor’s second outside Quebec, bringing its out-of-province investments to $65 million. Located

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FSC and supporters unveil Vancouver Declaration

October 12, 2017

VANCOUVER — The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) launched an ambitious new initiative to increase the use of materials from responsibly managed forests. The Vancouver Declaration allows businesses which use these natural products to pledge their commitment to increase responsible sourcing. Global companies like IKEA, H&M, SIG, Marks and Spencer, Jysk,

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Indigenous participation in clean economy is growing

October 12, 2017

OTTAWA — In a first of it’s kind report, Lumos Clean Energy Advisors has released the results of a national survey of clean energy projects with Indigenous community participation. Indigenous participation in Canada’s burgeoning clean energy economy has risen rapidly over the past two decades in every region of the country. The survey tracks the

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Private forest in B.C. sold for $19 million

October 12, 2017

POWELL RIVER, B.C. — Kootenay-based Selkirk Mountain Forest has purchased 6,327 acres of private forest land for $19.4 million on Texada Island, near B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. According to a story in the Powell River Peak, Texada Island Forest Reserve owned the land near Gillies Bay for several decades and hired

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Earth-i’s satellite imagery …

October 12, 2017

This article is no longer available, at the request of Earth-i.   Photo of Saskatchewan forest, courtesy of Earth-i.  

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Feds launch program to promote mass timber in construction

October 10, 2017

OTTAWA — A new program from the federal government, Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood), is aimed at encouraging the long-term use of wood in non-traditional construction projects, such as tall buildings, as part of the government’s efforts to position Canada as a leader in the global low-carbon economy.  The program launch follows the government’s

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