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  • Anonymous on
    Ontario helping to protect Lake Nipissing fishery

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    Not sure why a fishing story is in a Forestry newsletter. But monitoring the fish population does not address the overfishing by the unregulated Native fishery, who can use gill nets and fish out of season, greatly impacting the fishery for all.

  • No quick fix for B.C. sawmill closures

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    It is with utter amazement that I watch this economic disaster unfold. It should not have taken an economic genius to predict this would happen 15 years ago. The outcome of the mismanagement of the pine beetle problem should not be a surprise to anyone working in the forest industry. Yet mill managers continue to demand a perfect log and throw the rest away and continue to manipulate cutting permits to reduce stumpage rates. Thirty years ago close utilization was enforced. Then in their wisdom the Ministry allowed sawmills to leave all the wood that they did not want out in the bush, as long as they paid for it as waste. This resulted in the mills cutting more wood each year to satisfy the mill's fiber demand. At the same time mills were allowed to pass on much of the "waste billing" onto the contractors. The contractors soon figured out ways to hide the waste to avoid getting huge bills from the companies. This whole process delivered a system that contributed to over cutting at the same time that a looming fiber shortage was coming at us like a freight train. Just what did these people expect? How do we hold those responsible and accountable for this mis-step in resource management instead of giving them a "promotion" or a "nice healthy pension" while the people left behind suffer?????? Yours Truly George Delisle A discussed taxpayer

  • Dr. Hamdy Khalil on
    Government Appoints Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste

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    Mr. Lindsay is a great Ontarian and a great Canadian. He devoted his life to public service. I really admire him immensely and prepared to volunteer to help him in his new post in any way I can.

  • anonymous on
    Ottawa throws lifeline to 50 Million Tree Program cut by Ontario government

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    Interesting that the article didn't mention that these trees are planted on private land, mostly in S Ontario. Landowners should be able to afford their own tree planting with the tax incentives they get for a managed forest and the increase in the value of their land.

  • Public feedback invited into management of forests

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    You are still burning slash You are also standing in the way of access to fiber left by forest companies You are way behind times Fiber will be developed into high value chemicals etc etc

  • Clark Brander on
    The Green Ride for Green Jobs is on the road

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    Please keep us up dated on the bike ride progress. I would like to see them when they reach Cape Breton Thank you

  • Brian Campbell on
    GWPF calls for David Attenborough to come clean on ‘walrus tragedy porn’

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    Good reporting, story well told exposing the heart tugging falsehoods the irresponsible climate change sensationalists like to promote. Well beneath the dignity and reputation of Sir David Attenborough. Shame on Netflix. Thank you for your coverage.

  • Greg Cowman on
    Fort Frances disappointed by Resolute Forest Products

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    Don't be disappointed Fort Frances, Repap left NW, BC in a mess - no payment of debts and an environmental clean-up. Wait for a better deal from an ethical company

  • DAVE ZEPPA on
    Increasingly warm winters may reduce the survival of forest tree seedlings

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    there is no panic on this front......snow accumulations have been fluctuating for eons.....more hysteria for nothing unless you are profiting from this misinformation

  • Kenneth Herman on
    Province continues to support job creators and workers

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    Want to subscribe Tks K Herman

  • Luc on
    New Coalition says East-West route to Ring of Fire needed

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    I foresee in the future an all season Hwy arching similar to Hwy 11 reaching further north. Lets build it,

  • Prime Minister says Nova Scotia has led on Northern Pulp effluent plans

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    love the comment ""far away"" by the premier excellent example how canada is really ten countries good luck

  • Luc on
    Prime Minister says Nova Scotia has led on Northern Pulp effluent plans

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    What exactly is treated effluent? How safe is it? Most Canadian cities are dumping treated sewage effluent into a body of water. Does anyone have any ideas where it can be dumped otherwise?

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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

    Coment:
    Sad, but an interesting article.

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