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Study shows black bears need a variety of salmon

January 16, 2019

CANADIAN PRESS — Black bears need access to different species of salmon rather than huge numbers of a single variety in order to be healthy, a new study by Canadian researchers indicates. Lead author Christina Service said if bears have access to a “portfolio of different salmon species” then the

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Conservationists want protection for old-growth forest

January 16, 2019

CANADIAN PRESS — Conservationists in British Columbia are pushing for protections on an area of old-growth forests.  The grove is located on Crown land in the San Juan River Valley near Port Renfrew on southern Vancouver Island in the unceded territory of the Pacheedaht First Nation band. The 13-hectare grove

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Ontario cancels scheduled 2019 hunting licence fee increase

January 11, 2019

The Ontario government has put a stop to hunting license fee increases for all Ontario residents and is removing the $2 service fee. “We’re making it easier for Ontarians to enjoy the great outdoors by keeping hunting licenses affordable,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “This year,

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Softwood Lumber Board welcomes six new directors

January 10, 2019

OREGON–GLOBE NEWSWIRE — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed six members to serve on the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB). Members will serve a three-year term of office beginning Jan. 1, 2019. New members include J.D. Hankins, Ripley, Miss., and Brian Luoma, Tuscaloosa, Ala. who will represent the U.S. South. Todd

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Morbark acquires DENIS CIMAF

January 10, 2019

Morbark LLC  has announced that it has completed the acquisition of DENIS CIMAF Inc., based in Roxton Falls, Québec. This transaction represents the company’s second acquisition since private equity firm Stellex Capital Management LP acquired Morbark in 2016. The acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing in October 2017, brought a lineup of innovative

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Nova Scotia reduces regulatory burden for truck and forestry industries

January 10, 2019

Road reclassifications to allow efficient truck axle configurations will help make the trucking and forestry industries in Nova Scotia more competitive Road reclassifications to allow efficient truck axle configurations will help make the trucking and forestry industries in Nova Scotia more competitive. “The department has worked with the trucking and

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World Centric Introduces 100% Compostable, Marine-Degradable Paper Straws

January 10, 2019

PETALUMA, Calif, — PRNewswire — World Centric has announced the availability of new 100% compostable, marine-degradable Kraft Paper Straws designed to reduce the impact of plastic straws on the planet. The new straws are made from sustainable materials, are non-toxic, and will help reduce the buildup of unrecyclable plastic in

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