Posts Tagged ‘First Nations’

UPDATED: Ontario government proposes extension to forest regulations

January 23, 2018

Only days after a new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry took office, the Ontario government proposed two measures to address stakeholder concerns about species at risk legislation and its relationship to forest operations. The government has posted a proposal to extend “the current regulatory approach to Crown forestry” for

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TimberWest formalizes collaboration with local First Nation

December 13, 2017

The Pacheedaht First Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize a long-term collaborative commitment in support of First Nation culture, environmental stewardship and restoration projects, and forestry education, mentorship and business opportunities. “TimberWest believes strongly in collaborative approaches with our neighbours,” says Jeff Zweig, president and

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First Nations invest in Hornepayne mill, cogen facility

November 30, 2017

Hornepayne Lumber and Hornepayne Power are receiving a $4 million equity investment from an alliance of three First Nation communities in northeastern Ontario. The investment group, Northeast Superior First Nation Investment LP, is taking a 30 per cent ownership stake in the dimensional lumber mill and co-generation plant, according to

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FPAC and CCFM present Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth

November 23, 2017

CALGARY – Two students from Ontario First Nations have received the Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth from Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM). The recipients are Isabelle Males of Temiskaming First Nation from New Liskeard, Ont., and Tristan Flood of Matachewan First Nation from North Bay, Ont. The awards

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TimberWest earns aboriginal relations recognition

October 23, 2017

Ottawa — TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is

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Obishikokaang First Nation achieves SFI certification

September 19, 2017

OTTAWA, ON — Obishikokaang Resources Corporation has certified more than 1 million hectares of the Lac Seul Forest in Northern Ontario to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard. Lac Seul First Nation, also known as Obishikokaang, is the oldest reserve in the Sioux Lookout District. “Lac Seul

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TimberWest launches First Nation art program

June 22, 2017

NANAIMO, BC – TimberWest has announced its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program, which recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The program commissions the artists to design, create and showcase their cultural art work at a seven-week art show in September

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