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Forestry

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.

Thunder Bay-based mill scales back workforce (11/03)

Fifty people at Thunder Bay’s Cascades Fine Papers Group are going to be receiving pink slips over the next 12 weeks.

Shortage of wood stunting mill growth (11/03)

The family that works together should not have much to talk about at Christmas dinner, or so one would think. For the Holtz family, however, nothing could be further from the truth.

Industry embraces new 10-year process (11/03)

The new rules for managing Ontario’s forests have both positive and negative aspects, but are generally being hailed as positive by all parties.