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Francis Gallo and Dawn Lambe formed the Biomass North Development Centre following the closure of the Biomass Innovation Centre in spring 2015.
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 medium b...


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Biomass North back in business
The 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 ...
Columbia reopening veneer mill
Columbia Forest Products is reopening its Rutherglen veneer mill, east of North Bay, after a five-year shutdown.Gary Gillespie, vice-president of Columbia’s Northern Operations, announced Dec. 15 that Columbia is in the “intermediate stages” of preparations to reopening the shuttered veneer fa...
First Nation forestry venture rolls out new equipment, supply contracts
An Ojibway community on the north shore of Lake Superior is carving out a path to prosperity in forestry.Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic River First Nation) has taken possession of new European-made harvesting equipment to launch a forestry company to start harvesting off its traditional la...
Resolute fined for 2014 worker injury
Resolute Forest Products has been fined $150,000 after a worker was burned at its Fort Francis mill in 2014.On Feb. 27, 2014, a maintenance worker had been checking on a blockage of material in a conveyor in the mill, which had been idled in preparation for permanent closure. Dry wood dust that...


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