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
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
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
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
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
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
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.