Forestry Feature

FP Innovation’s Dean Caron and Kenora Mayor are presenting a science-based argument on the benefits of forestry harvesting.
Forestry makes a science-based case for harvesting Dean Caron likes to compare forests to people — they're constantly changing. With more than 20 years in the forestry industry, the industry advisor for FP Innovations in Kenora should know. But this isn't something everybody knows, according to Caron, and he thinks this is where a lot of opposition to the forestry industry comes from. Caron and Kenora’s mayor, Dave Canfield, are fighting back against what they call bad science and advocating for the facts on forestry in Northern On...


Forestry News

New hope for Hornepayne
Frank Dottori knows he’s sticking his neck out a bit in picking up an idled and bankrupt Hornepayne lumber mill. With so much uncertainty looming this fall over the outcome of the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber talks, it may be a headscratcher as to why the semi-retired founder of Tembec went ou...
Veneer mill thrives amid market uncertainty
The log yard is filled with two months’ worth of inventory and activity is humming at Columbia Forest Products’ veneer plant, east of North Bay.After being mothballed for five years, operations at the hardwood veneer mill in Rutherglen resumed April 18 running one shift of 52 employees.Without ...
Biomass forum slated for October in North Bay
Building the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change is this year’s theme for the first Biomass North annual general meeting (AGM) and forum in North Bay.The event is focused on moving the Canadian bioeconomy further along the value chain through knowledge sharing, technology demonstrations, wor...
Honeybee killer can have practical applications
Neonicotinoids — a type of pesticide used in agriculture and horticulture — have been implicated in honeybee colony collapse, but one scientist doesn’t believe a full ban on the pesticide is necessary, especially as it applies to forestry.David Kreutzweiser, a research scientist in the Forest ...


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