Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Switch to biomass cuts costs and GHG emissions in Yellowknife

February 8, 2018

The City of Yellowknife’s Biomass District Energy System is the 2018 winner in the energy category of the Federation of Canadian Municpalities’ Sustainable Communities Awards. Throughout Northern Canada, heating buildings is both essential and expensive. The region relies on costly fossil fuels that contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To

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Carbon markets for forestry – the afforestation option

February 6, 2018

Canadian carbon offset projects related to forestry generally take one of two forms: either afforestation (adding forest, the opposite of deforestation) or “improved forest management.” A successful afforestation project has been running in Ontario for several years now. The Ontario Biodiversity Afforestation Project is a forest carbon project that converts

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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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EOMF working on carbon offsets for community forests in Ontario

January 22, 2018

KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has partnered with Bluesource Canada to develop a program to generate carbon offsets for community forests that are certified through the EOMF Forest Certification program. The offsets will fall under an Improved Forest Management (IFM) Practices protocol. The new partnership with

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Montreal park will lose 4000 trees in emerald ash borer cull

January 18, 2018

MONTREAL — Thousands of ash trees in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park will be cut down by March 2019 as part of a cull to combat the emerald ash borer. CBC News reports that about two-thirds of the ash trees in the park have been treated against the invasive bug, and

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Group of Ontario stakeholders formed to defend forestry way of life

January 18, 2018

An alliance of First Nation and non-First Nation leaders representing rights holders, stakeholders, municipal leaders, unions, and Ontario’s forest sector has been formed to defend their way of life, with a mandate to grow the responsible use of natural resources in northern and rural Ontario. Chief Thomas Johnson Jr., Seine

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Forestry supporters speak out at pre-budget meetings

January 16, 2018

TORONTO – The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) was among those presenting to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs during its pre-budget consultations in Thunder Bay on Jan. 15. OFIA’s president and CEO, Jamie Lim, stated, “As a province, we need to acknowledge that trees are the answer.

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