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Abitibi’s foreign fibre sale worries local leaders

Near Thunder Bay – The sale of large tracts of private forest land to a United States forest management company has unions, mayors and community leaders worried about the economic and environmental well-being of Canadian forests and their regions.

Costs killing resource-based towns

As the sawdust settles it is going to be an “absolute challenge” for forestry-dependent communities like Dryden to remain in existence, says Mayor Anne Krassilowsky. Her comment comes on the heels of Weyerhaeuser Co.

Town may convert mothballed mill

Wood waste may quickly become a valued commodity across northeastern Ontario with a Quebec company proposing a wood chip processing plant inside a vacated Tembec sawmill.

A new hope in Atikokan

An Atikokan native son who returned home to resurrect a shuttered particle board mill is ready to embark on a major expansion project with a value-added veneer lumber mill. The news of Fibratech Manufacturing Inc.

Byrd on its way out the window

American lumber producers are appealing the United States Commerce Department’s decision to drop the Canadian softwood lumber penalties and repeal the contentious Byrd Amendment. The Commerce Dept.

Boreal probes North’s value-added potential

The towns of Hearst and Kapuskasing are drawing up economic development road maps to attract new investment and diversify their forestry-dependent economies.

NOVA aims to re-invent the forestry industry

In an attempt to revitalize the forestry sector, a government-supported initiative has decided to do battle in a different way – one person at a time.

Dottori hails federal support package

Tembec Inc.’s president Frank Dottori is trumpeting the federal government’s support package for the ailing forestry sector, saying it could not have come at a more crucial time. The five-year, $1.

Ready for takeoff (09/04)

Peter Moore and Trevor Laing are determined to leave no stone unturned in finding ways to grow and diversify their business.

Fighting forest fires with foresight (09/05)

As Northern Ontario experiences some of the hottest temperatures on record, forest companies have their ears peeled to the regional weather reports from Environment Canada, hoping for rain.