Forestry Feature

Sumac Forest Information Services of Thunder Bay will be testing its newly acquired UAV this winter to showcase its capabilities to its forestry clients this year.
Thunder Bay forest consultants acquire UAVA Thunder Bay natural resource consulting firm is taking to the skies with the purchase of its first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for aerial imaging and mapping applications. Sumac Forest Information Services took delivery of its Lancaster Hawkeye MK III over the Christmas holidays and began test flights of the vehicle produced by Precision Hawk of Toronto.“We’ve been looking at this technology for about a year and a half,” said Todd Domney, one of three coowners of the 19-employee f...


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Resolute fined for 2012 mill accident
Resolute Forest Products has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured at its Fort Frances paper mill in 2012.The company pleaded guilty in a Provincial Offences Court in Fort Frances, July 25.Justice of the Peace Tom Logan heard that on November 29, 2012, three workers were in the paper mill l...
Wood cutlery maker eyes northwest partnerships
A British Columbia entrepreneur, who makes award-winning compostable wooden cutlery, said he wants to expand his presence in northwestern Ontario.Aspenware president Terry Bigsby sources poplar veneer from a First Nation-owned sawmill near Ear Falls and is looking to cultivate more Aboriginal fibre...
Eacom’s Timmins sawmill operating post-fire
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the print edition of our July issue. Since then, another fire has occurred at the Timmins sawmill. On July 4, firefighters responded to a call about a blaze at the property, which sent up a black plume of smoke visible from several points in the city...
Fire breaks out at Eacom’s Timmins sawmill
A July 4 fire caused damage to Eacom’s Timmins sawmill.Firefighters responded to a call about a blaze at the property just before 2 p.m. on Friday. An assessment of damage from the fire, which sent up a black plume of smoke visible from several points in the city, is currently underway.The fire ...


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