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  • George Delisle on
    Logging contractor sustainability review completed

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    I think there is another party that is missing from the equation. As long as government can raise taxes at will, such as the carbon tax, that contribute to a less competitive work force compared to other countries we will be on shaky ground. The government needs to come up with a rebate system similar to the GST program to level the playing field if we want to compete on the world stage. cheers George Delisle.

  • Bernie Stockermans on
    Logging contractor sustainability review completed

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    This is great news for BC logging contractors. We have the same problem with logging rates and the sustainability of the logging industry here in Ontario. It would be a good time for the Ontario forest industry, provincial government and logging associations to push for similar solutions here.

  • George Delisle on
    Climate change behind destructive 2017 B.C. wildfire season

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    I do not see anyone explaining how much of the area burned in BC in the last two years is directly related to the "Let it burn" approach. Of course you will have an increase in area burned if you just sit and watch it burn. The Snowy Mountain fire in southern BC started to burn on July 8,2018. It burned more than 12,000 hectares and was one of these "Let it Burn" fires. How much of the record number of areas burned last year could have been reduced with a different approach to fire fighting? To just let fires burn, one can only expect to set records for destroyed forests. Also the mismanagement of the Mountain Pine Beetle problem has created a situation where you now have a dry lumber yard standing on end waiting to burn. It is not a matter of if, but simply when is it going to burn. Cheers: A very disappointed taxpayer who places a lot of the blame on an over stuffed bureaucracy that discourages any innovation in the proper management of our resources. George Delisle

  • Jeff Muzzi on
    Our Wish List for Canadian Forestry in 2019

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    Excellent wish list, Derek. But I'm not optimistic that Canadian governments - both provincially and federally - will accept that our best opportunity for success is utilizing and maximizing benefit from the wealth of natural resources we have.

  • Marg Carruthers on
    The changing nature of Canada’s forest supply

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    Sad, but an interesting article.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

  • Brian Paradoski on
    Ontario Cannot Afford a Carbon Tax

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    Make sure the Prime Minister gets the message!

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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