Skip to content


Ruling provides sliver of hope for forest industry (9/03)

One battle may have been won, but the softwood lumber war is far from over, as those closest to Canada’s lumber industry will attest. The latest victory came on Aug.

Economist critical of mill closures despite hard hit Q2 earnings (9/03)

Profit margins may appear to be on a downslide for some larger publicly-traded forestry companies, but one Laurentian University economics professor disputes the rationale companies are using to initiate shutdowns.


It does not matter which sector of Northern Ontario’s wood industry one is looking at; it is a tough time to be making a living from Ontario’s forests.

Weyerhaeuser to close Dryden mill for good (8/03)

Effective Oct. 11, 330 people in Dryden will be out of work. Weyerhaeuser has announced it is permanently closing its Dryden sawmill and reducing the workforce at its pulp and paper facility due to market conditions.

Tembec announces reopening of northeastern mill (8/03)

Tembec has kept its word on a promise made in November of last year. The company announced July 18 plans to start up operation at its Kenogami mill near Kirkland Lake.

Results on forest technology study expected this fall (7/03)

Biologists and foresters in Sault Ste. Marie are experimenting this summer with some new high-resolution airborne photographic equipment as a possible new, forest management tool.

Digital photography to aid in forest research (7/03)

New digital photographic technology is being brought to market to assess Northern Ontario's forests.

Town, Pic Mobert join forces (7/03)

The temporary shutdown of the Domtar mill in White River may be a major blow to the community, but it can also be an opportunity to develop new economic development initiatives, says Norm Jaehrling.

Algoma Mill Works deal finalized (7/03)

A consortium of First Nations communities have finalized the sale of the assets of Algoma Mill Works to build a specialty plywood mill on the North Channel of Lake Huron. Algoma-Manitoulin MP Brent St.

Mill closures grip communities (7/03)

Several communities throughout Northern Ontario have been receiving bad news recently. The news is coming from lumber mills and pulp and paper mills.