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  • GERARD BERRIMAN on
    Resolute lawsuit against Greenpeace will continue, despite setback

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    It is extremely important that Resolute Forest Products continue with their case against Greenpeace. It is extremely important that they succeed, not just for themselves, not just for the Forestry Industry in Canada, but for all Canadians who see Greenpeace for what they are: Garbage. Dangerous Garbage. Since the Resolute case against Greenpeace started, I hoped that ALL Canadian Forestry companies would stand behind Resolute and support their position. I have always wanted Resolute to be "resolute" and win. Not only for themselves, but for sensible, decent and honest people and companies who strive to move forward and make Canada and its Forestry Industry successful. Greenpeace's objectives seem to be the opposite of this concept. Lets go Resolute! We are with you! Gerard Berriman

  • Ross on
    Federal caribou plan could cost 5600 jobs in Quebec

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    Excellent comment. Caribou population in the southern portion of Jasper National Park have also been declining in numbers for years. This is a habitat that has minimum disturbance and they still decline in numbers. This helps lend proof about your comments.

  • Bernie on
    Federal caribou plan could cost 5600 jobs in Quebec

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    The woodland caribou population is in decline in some areas due to a multitude of natural forces that have been moving their range northward for decades. It seems the government believes it can stop or reverse this natural process in stranded pockets of doomed caribou by drastically reducing forestry operations, because they are unable to address the other more significant factors like forest fires, global warming affecting food and habitat, disease, competition from moose, predation, etc. The author is right to question the huge costs to try and save doomed local boreal caribou populations. We need a government that will stand up to the constant environmental predictions of doom and gloom, and do what's right for the social & economic wellbeing of northern communities.

  • Justin Thibert on
    Ontario couple plants almost 5000 trees on their land

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    Hi! Please pass my kudos to the couple - great job! ‪ Norway spruce? As in P. abies? I’m curious about this - surely there’s a species more endemic to Manitoulin to complement the red pine?‬ I have some Norway spruce in my yard (in a city), and I was of the understanding that they’re introduced/naturalized?

  • Susan Chapman on
    First Nation mapping boreal wetlands

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    May these 660 acres of the best waterfowl habitat in Canada's boreal forest be saved!

  • Peter Ackhurst on
    SFI and CIF events drew 500 attendees

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    It is good to hear about the CIF

  • Clark Brander on
    Federal caribou plan could cost 5600 jobs in Quebec

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    Could caribou not be raised in captivity or imported & released in areas where the populations are low at a cost of much less than $9.4million per animal. Time for a little common sense to come into play here I think.

  • Clark Brander on
    J.D. Irving wins SFI award for conservation leadership

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    Great to see a leading edge forestry company getting some well deserved recognition. Congratulations J D I Woodlands!

  • Ross on
    Federal caribou plan could cost 5600 jobs in Quebec

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    Most people know the unelected person who is pulling the strings on the puppets in Ottawa. If resource based communities, the companies and workers think federal government sustainability definition includes social and economic development their have their heads in the sand. There is only one stool in the federal governments sustainability definition. Too bad if you are involved in resource based communities , investment or work.

  • Peter Ackhurst on
    NRCan releases State of Canada’s Forests 2017

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    Worthwhile report Thanks

  • GERARD BERRIMAN on
    National Forest Week coming up, get your posters

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    I have many thousands of trees on my land in Haliburton County. It is always a pleasure to visit and enjoy them on my 181 acres... Life would definitely be boring without trees!

  • Greg Lay on
    U.S. postpones decision on softwood lumber duties

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    It would be interesting to get the facts concerning what conditions are applied to softwood imports from Europe and Russia. What duties, if any does the US charge on those softwood lumber imports? Given the impacts hurricane Harvey one would wonder if US softwood producers can meet rebuilding lumber volume demand requirements?

  • Ross on
    U.S. importing more lumber from Russia since Canadian tariffs

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    I mentioned previously this is what occurs. It did last time and was expected to occur again. I expect it is also duty free. This makes no sense.

  • Bob Thomas on
    U.S. importing more lumber from Russia since Canadian tariffs

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    Trump talks jobs, putting Americans to work. So, impose crippling tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, which adds to the cost of building a house, which means fewer people can afford to buy, which means fewer houses are being built, which means fewer jobs in the house building industry, and then as if Trump doesn't have enough troubles with Putin and Moscow, they're bringing in softwood lumber from Russia. Wow, the optics are blinding.

  • The Working Forest on
    B.C. having its worst fire season on record

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    George, thank you for sharing your insight.

  • George Delisle on
    B.C. having its worst fire season on record

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    Maybe it is time that we ask what has changed in the way we fight fires over the last 30 years? Why are we losing control of so many fires? Blaming climate change and Smokey the bear on the problem is not an acceptable excuse. Why do we not have crews starting at 5:00 AM instead of 9:00 AM? We lose 4 hours of the best fire fighting time in the morning. Some crews do start early but the practice is not standard fare. Some crews will accept local knowledge while others will not. There is a certain amount of "Silo Thinking" that goes on that is not healthy for good working relations with everyone involved. We are all in this together and we all need to work together to address the problem before it bankrupts the province. Cheers George Delisle

  • Ross on
    B.C. government wants review of environmental risk assessment

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    Headline could read- BC NDP Government Looking at Ways to Kill Resource Development

  • Ross on
    U.S. industry rejects lumber market share proposal

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    The rest of required lumber will come from places like Russia and Sweden. Duty free of course.

  • PATO on
    N.B. logger harvesting by horse

    Coment:
    no way

  • Greg Lay on
    Opinion: B.C. timber supply review process is flawed

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    The current Provincial forest inventory, as pointed out in this article, lacks credibility in terms of the future of forest management in British Columbia A decision regarding what factors determine inventory characteristics needs to clearly define the areas where natural forests are required BUT the there is also a need to determine those forest landscapes areas where managed forests can be significantly improved so as to continue to ensure an adequate timber supply to allow for an evolving prosperous forest industry

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