Posts Tagged ‘workforce’

Domtar workers approve new collective agreement

September 26, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Members of Unifor Local 10-B voted 80 per cent in favour of a new four-year contract that helps secure the future of Domtar’s Kamloops pulp mill with significant investments over the next two years. “Our new collective agreement is good for workers and good for the community,”

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Canfor steps up to support saw filer apprentices

September 25, 2017

The saw filer apprenticeship program at Thompson Rivers University got a hand from two industry partners. Canfor and HMT Machine Tools Canada have donated a Vollmer CHC20 top and face grinder to TRU’s saw filer program at the Williams Lake campus, the Williams Lake Tribune reports. The saw filer program

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FPAC announces summer student bloggers

June 22, 2017

Forest Products Association of Canada has announced the winners of the 2017 Green Dream program. The ten chosen students will receive a scholarship and an iPad mini or GoPro camera to help them blog about their experiences working in Canada’s forest products industry throughout the summer. “These youths are the

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EOMF receives funding for documentary series

June 8, 2017

Kemptville, ON  – The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has received funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport under the Ontario150 Partnership Program to develop a documentary project related to forest stewardship. The program will provide $86,000 to EOMF to support the development of a three-part documentary project

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Students get simulated experience with forestry equipment

June 8, 2017

Students at Merritt Secondary School are getting a feel for what it’s like to operate heavy machinery used in the forestry and mining industries, reports the Merritt Herald. MSS has brought in simulators from Vancouver Island University, allowing students to practice driving four different types of machines —a dangle head

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