Biomass North back in businessThe Biomass North Development Centre is
gaining traction and building momentum as it unrolls its completed
Northern Ontario Biomass Strategy (which goes by the cheeky acronym
NO-BS).In the summer of 2014, the Ontario
Union of Indians (OUI) and the Biomass Innovation Centre (BIC)
operating out of Nipissing University signed a memorandum to develop
a biomass strategy for the North. The aim was to fill a gap created
by the closing of CANBIO, and ensure representation for small and
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 ...
The biomass market in Northern Ontario
is heating up, literally and figuratively.As fossil fuel-reliant remote
communities prepare to scale back their consumption and transition to
more sustainable energy sources, researchers and industry are looking
to Europe for best practices and partnership...
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.
this isn't something everybody knows, according to Caron, and he
thinks this is where a lot of op...
With the northwestern Ontario’s
forestry industry on the rebound, municipal leaders vow to continue
lobbying the provincial government to keep up the flow of wood fibre
to this region’s sawmills.The looming spectre of the Endangered
Species Act (ESA), and coming changes to the province’s forest...