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Pipe up on the future of forestry

Sault Ste. Marie city hall is site for first roundtable meeting

Sault Ste. Marie is the first city in the provincial government’s queue to host a series of roundtable discussions to gather input from Northern Ontarians on how to grow the forestry sector.

The Civic Centre’s Russ Ramsay Board Room has been booked on Nov. 15 from noon to 3 p.m.

Industry types, local politicians and area First Nations are invited to attend.

According to the province, the forestry industry in Ontario generates more than $15 billion in revenues and supports 150,000 direct and indirect jobs in 260 communities across Ontario.

People also have an opportunity to share their insight online by emailing comments to

Other upcoming cities on the schedule are:

Jan. 22, 2019 - Kitchener

Feb. 5, 2019 - Kenora

Feb. 6, 2019 - Kapuskasing

March 1, 2019 - North Bay

March 22, 2019 - Thunder Bay

April 16, 2019 - Pembroke

May 3, 2019 - Timmins

It’s not known if Natural Resources and Forestry Minister John Yakabuski will be in attendance in the Sault. He replaced Jeff Yurek, who took on the transportation portfolio during a cabinet shuffle by the Ford government in early November.

For further details go online at