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Ethanol plant builder teams with Wells Fargo

Convergence Ethanol Inc., the future builder of a Hearst biomass-to-ethanol refinery, is teaming with financial giant Wells Fargo to place $300,000 in securities for the $150 million US project.

Americans leaving Canada: It’s a bad thing

Manufacturing jobs in the forest sector are heading to South America where wages are lower, the trees grow quicker and regulations are more lax.

Dig It! Students get real work experience

Tree planting is a summertime right of passage for many students. It means a 6 a.m. wake-up in call rain, shine or sometimes even snow, followed by a bumpy bus ride down a washboard-surfaced logging road into a planting block.

Tembec aims to untie value in timberlands

Tembec’s 200,000-acre timberland located in the central-southeast portion of the Gordon Cosens forest near Hearst is up for sale.

Wood waste technology demand way ahead of supply

The devastation in the forestry industry has created greater awareness in Northern Ontario to consider creating green fuel projects from the region’s abundant wood waste, says a leading bio-products expert.

Not everyone happy with softwood deal

Take it or leave it. The Ontario forest industry is putting on a brave face, but privately they have plenty of misgivings about the new softwood compromise.

Wawa wood pellet mill subject of major acquisition

A Wawa wood pelletizing mill has struck a mega-million dollar deal with a Mississauga hardwood flooring company to expand their business and distribute their technology across North America and possibly even internationally.

Responsible forestry companies aren’t being recognized: UBC prof

When it comes to sustainable forest management there are Canadian stakeholders who should take a bow for their efforts, but instead they go unnoticed.

First Nations must be involved early on: expert

If one predominant theme passed the lips of presenters at both the Forest Leadership conference and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s annual convention and trade show in Toronto in March, it was First Nations’ inclusion.

Top 5 Companies To Watch

Our editorial team uncovered five companies leading by example in this, one of the most challenging and rewarding economic environments in Canada.