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Tolko and Pinnacle Renewable Energy partner on another pellet project

July 9, 2019

  A new era is about to launch at Tolko’s High Level Lumber division as Tolko and Pinnacle Renewable Energy once again partner to deliver a state-of-the-art pellet plant that will reduce our carbon footprint and bring economic, employment, and other spinoff benefits to the community. Construction on the project,

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Wildfire Smoke Impacting Northwestern Ontario

July 8, 2019

Across Northwestern Ontario, smoke from wildfires is impacting the region. The smoke from fires in the Red Lake District are drifting across the province. There are air quality alerts in effect for the Kenora region, Red Lake, Sandy Lake, Pikangikum, Ear Falls, Pickle Lake, Sioux Lookout and down into Thunder

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Emerald ash borer confirmed in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

July 8, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. This finding is outside of the current regulated areas for EAB in Canada. After assessing the situation and evaluating the risk of EAB spreading to the adjacent territories, CFIA decided to expand

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Plans to save threatened B.C. caribou on hold as NDP mends fences

July 8, 2019

CBC NEWS/CNW — Premier John Horgan’s New Democrats continue to face widespread criticism in northeast British Columbia over the government’s attempts to introduce plans to save threatened caribou herds. Political friends and foes say deep concerns remain about plans to save jobs and the caribou, calling last month’s introduction of

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New Great Lakes Protection Agreement

July 5, 2019

TORONTO — Ontario is protecting what matters most by addressing threats to Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health to safeguard this vital resource and habitat, as committed to in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. “Our Great Lakes are the foundation of Ontario’s economic prosperity and wellbeing, but they are increasingly facing

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Boat Harbour closure looms, premier hopeful

July 5, 2019

CBC News — Premier Stephen McNeil says he has “a responsibility to look at all possibilities” if the company that operates the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County, N.S., can present an environmentally-sustainable plan for a new treatment facility. Legislation passed by McNeil’s government in 2015 says the effluent treatment lagoons

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NB forest sector avoids extra duties

July 5, 2019

CBC News — New Brunswick forest companies will not be hit with extra duties from the United States because of low property taxes charged on privately owned timberland in the province. In a decision released last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled New Brunswick assesses forest properties for taxes

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