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Forestry

Plant modernization a key (12/03)

Historically, Atikokan has experienced economic strife before and survived, so surely the community will only gain in strength as it faces hundreds of layoffs in its main industry, a development official says.

Diversification cornerstone of future growth (12/03)

Rather than wait for the axe to drop, the Town of Espanola has surveyed the northern landscape to gain a greater understanding of what becomes of one-industry towns that have grown too reliant on a major company to be the town’s major breadwinner.

Region focused on tourism (12/03)

Muskoka; the name itself speaks of vacation paradise. Its countryside is filled with trees and lakes a mere two hours away from Toronto.

Report stresses need to act on value-added now (03/04)

The clock is ticking and opportunities for Ontario’s wood industry to produce new products for a world market hungry for engineered wood are in danger of slipping away, says a new report commissioned by Ontario’s Living Legacy Trust (OLLT).

Joint-venture formed (03/04)

Domtar Inc. and Gogama Forest Products Ltd. have formed a 50-50 joint venture to develop a fully integrated sawmill, kiln and planer operation in Northern Ontario. Gogama Forest Products, a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Day Holdings Ltd.

Mill owners fear North’s wood, jobs on route to Quebec (03/04)

Logging trucks from out of province come into northeastern Ontario to pick up a load of wood harvested from private or Crown lots, then haul it back to their province for processing.

Tembec, First Nations sign forestry agreement (11/03)

It took two and a half years of negotiating between Tembec and the Wahgoshig First Nations.

Wood WORKS! recognizes champions of wood (11/03)

There are many champions for the cause of wood and WoodWORKS! has recognized their efforts. At a gala evening held at Huntsville’s Deerhurst Resort on Oct.

Industry at loggerheads, crisis looming, operator says (11/03)

With no increase in lumbering rates from large companies to help offset the escalating overhead costs, and no sign of the United States reducing tariffs on softwood lumber, Denis Deschamps has resorted to calling an auctioneer to sell his logging equ

Funding allocated for land use plan, road development (11/03)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is committing $1.22 million in funding toward First Nations in northwestern Ontario.