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Bright future potential for Canada’s forest sector – CD Howe Institute

May 15, 2019

  Canada’s forest products industry is facing barriers to growth that require innovation, new trade markets, and supportive government policies to overcome, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Branching Out: How Canada’s Forestry Products Sector is Reshaping it’s Future, author Eric Miller examines how the

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Nortrax named dealer for Hitachi

May 15, 2019

Nortrax, Inc. has announced they have been named a Hitachi forestry products dealer effective May 9, 2019. Hitachi’s purpose-built forestry products will be a strong complement to Nortrax’s John Deere offering and is a natural fit, as both product lines are designed and manufactured through a joint venture – Deere-Hitachi

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Non-recycled paper is better for the climate

May 15, 2019

When produced where the environmental impact of producing electricity is low, and where the forest is sustainably managed, paper from fresh fibres has a lower environmental impact than paper from recycled fibres. That’s the conclusion of a new life cycle study made by IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute. The study

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Project Learning Tree Canada launches cross-country bike tour

May 14, 2019

VICTORIA, B.C. — Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) has launched its Green Ride for Green Jobs awareness campaign with a cross-country engagement tour to encourage even more youth to work in Green Jobs and help fill critical roles in forests and parks. PLT Canada’s Zac Wagman, Green Jobs Manager,

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Ferrochrome refinery siting decision rekindles call for East-West access to the Ring of Fire 

May 13, 2019

 Sioux Lookout Mayor Doug Lawrance was quick to congratulate officials at NorOnt Resources and the City of Sault Ste. Marie on the recent decision to locate a ferrochrome refinery to process minerals from the Ring of Fire. The Finnish Ambassador to Canada suggests this undertaking is modelled on a Finnish

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RCMP steps up traffic enforcement in support of roadside-worker safety

May 13, 2019

Richmond, B.C. — The RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Road Safety Unit is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to raise awareness about the risks workers face while working on or alongside the road. In 2018, two roadside workers died as a result of being hit by

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Three future North Bay condos part of all-wood movement

May 13, 2019

At a news conference Friday, the Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Tony Rota said efforts are underway to increase the limit on how tall wooden structures can be in the province, doubling the limit to 12 storeys from the current six. “It’s a new endeavour,” Rota said after announcing a FedNor investment of

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