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  • Bernie on
    Bandit offers remote controlled Kesla loaders on larger hand-fed chippers

    Coment:
    Great idea. Should help reduce injuries to workers who would otherwise be trying to hand feed larger branches/trees. But it may now be considered a 'whole tree' chipper in Ontario and fall into the mandatory Chipper Certification program for 'logging' operations (MTCU Program P750095).

  • Luc Champagne on
    EACOM welcomes Quebec’s new CAQ government

    Coment:
    The USMCA is signed with concessions in the dairy industry affecting Quebec farmers just before voters kick the Liberal out of office. Coincidence, I don't think so. Who else is Trudeau going to piss off in this country?

  • Ontario government to create provincial forestry strategy

    Coment:
    Another politician blaming "the previous government". I started working in the forest industry in 1990. Since that time, I have watched all the ruling parties in Queens Park kill forestry jobs. Pick one: Rae, Harris, McGuinty. No party can claim to be the savior when all are guilty. My favourite time period was the "Rae Days". Forestry votes are not very important when most of the lost jobs were/are occurring in the few northern ridings. Last I checked, not many voters up there.

  • Gerry Lee on
    Ontario government to create provincial forestry strategy

    Coment:
    Will the OWA owners/organization be part of this consultation process as well?

  • Brian Paradoski on
    Ontario Cannot Afford a Carbon Tax

    Coment:
    Make sure the Prime Minister gets the message!

  • Bernie on
    Truck driver shortages slowed production at Resolute, says ex-CEO

    Coment:
    I think we in Ontario need to follow BC Forest Safety Council and Canfor's lead by funding log truck driver training courses and hands-on experience for prospective forestry truckers.

  • New book recounts history of B.C.’s truck loggers

    Coment:
    The B. C. Historical Federation represents Archives and Museums in B. C. Their annual meeting will be held in Nakusp, May 24th to 27th. 2018. At this meeting, the Lt- Governor of B. C. presented awards for the latest history books written. Please submit the book's information to this Federation ( website: www.bchistory.ca/awards/historical-writing/how-to-enter/ ). Thank you.

  • Erick Alejandro Arellano on
    UPDATED: Ontario government proposes extension to forest regulations

    Coment:
    180/5000 When we are going to implement research projects and forest inventories that give us information for the management of urban forests so necessary in our community

  • dave zeppa on
    UPDATED: Ontario government proposes extension to forest regulations

    Coment:
    this government is looking for votes,and is using this as a pacifier.....I don't trust them for a minute....they will stack the committee with uncompromising engos....if it happens at all

  • Douglas Dennis on
    Former farmer recognized as a Green Leader for planting new forest

    Coment:
    Just curious, what did he do with the rest of the acreage? When I was planting a lot of trees, we planted roughly 800 trees per acre, thus pushing the trees up and helping in self pruning. I know the goal was for wildlife, wind shelter, and control noise, plus privacy. However, as a future investment, why not some higher-value trees mixed in, such as maple, cherry, black walnut, red and white oak. Perhaps out of the black walnut zone, perhaps even too heavy or low for the oaks!!! Just interested.

  • Ross on
    Des Rosiers becomes Ontario’s new minister for forestry

    Coment:
    Congratulations to the new Minister. She certainly has accomplishments. It's unfortunate the Minister in this portfolio wasn't from a forest or true rural based constituency. I wonder if the government would choose an MPP for large urban issues portfolio. It's difficult to be an advocate for forest based communities and families if your background is urban based. Still good luck to the Minister.

  • Ross on
    Mass timber company one of five groups to receive federal funding

    Coment:
    Subsidizing through direct cash infusion along with picking winners and losers is not beneficial but if aerospace receives it why not forestry.

  • Bernie on
    Forestry supporters speak out at pre-budget meetings

    Coment:
    Forestry being regulated by the Endangered Species Act!!! Your kidding me. Are loggers and forestry workers on that list - they are certainly endangered now.

  • Lee Thurston on
    Caribou relocation in Ontario begins

    Coment:
    Have they figured out what they are going to do with the wolves once they take their food supply away?

  • Luc Champagne on
    Caribou relocation in Ontario begins

    Coment:
    I believe this idea of moving the cariboo heard to Slate Island will be an epic failure by our Liberal government. It won't heed the advice of the local native band or non government experts on the matter. What happens when lake Superior freezes over again and Slate Island becomes accessible to wolves? What will become of the wolves on Michipicoten Island? Will they cannibalize themselves? Is that ok for the MNRF ? Why not have the local native band walk through Michipicoten Island and cull enough wolves to enable both species to live together? This is the system used a few years ago when the deer population had overrun Pinery Provincial park.

  • doug on
    Caribou relocation in Ontario begins

    Coment:
    So the wolves are killing all the Cariboo? I thought all the wingnuts and dickybirds blamed it on Forestry Operations and Habitat Loss in Northwestern Ontario. I guess that was all bullshit dreamed up by Environmentalists to make forestry look bad.

  • dave zeppa on
    Caribou relocation in Ontario begins

    Coment:
    so why don't we just control the wolves instead of this expensive endeavor??

  • Tim W on
    Caribou relocation in Ontario begins

    Coment:
    If they are worried about the wolves then take care of the PROBLEM at the source. Several years ago the fish and game did this in Idaho to replenish a population of Canadian herds that no longer wanted to venture down into Idaho. The result was they ended up killing 75% of the animals they flew in, due mainly to shock - go figure! Get rid of the wolves, that is the problem.

  • Karl Puls on
    Islanders asked for feedback on community forest shared with BCTS

    Coment:
    The BCTS option as outlined here leaves far too many decisions and far too much control in the hands of an unneeded provincial bureaucracy, gives too little local control, and solves none of the supply problems that keep local mills on a permanently-insecure footing. Comparing the tiny figure of "roughly $200,000 to $500,000 a year for community benefits" with the $38.2 million 1994 dollars that Gwaii Trust received at its inception, plus the added $24 million from the SMFRA that came later, is a good barometer of what a truly pitiful offer this is. I can only assume that the province ran out of magic beans to try to sell to us poor yokels. Why is the model presented for the Islands so different from what exists elsewhere? Getting the BCTS out of the picture seems to me like it would get most of the "competing needs" out of the picture as well. The Athlii Gwaii Legacy Trust consensus governing model demonstrates that Islanders are fully capable of reaching long-term agreement and managing a large enterprise without the need for external bureaucrats. The province has taken its "share" for decades, letting only a tiny amount of the extracted wealth trickle back to these Islands. This proposal is a slap in the face.

  • Pat Johnston on
    Islanders asked for feedback on community forest shared with BCTS

    Coment:
    Give everyone that lives here, over the age of 16, a log. Let each person decide what to do with their log. Sell it to a mill, to a logging company, have it milled or do it yourself. Cut it up for firewood or leave it standing to grow old. Decisions made by locals, will benefit local small businesses.

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