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Forestry

Added Value (9/02)

Domtar’s Sault Ste. Marie sawmill expects to be a machine stress-rating (MSR) producer of premium softwood lumber this fall.

Plywood mill proponents seeking partnerships (9/02)

The proponents behind a wood fibre mill for Lake Huron’s North Shore communities are talking with two major North American forestry players in an attempt to strike a partnership deal and secure a lead equity investor to move the $105-million birch pl

Changing the image of forestry (9/02)

Getting a ground-level perspective on how to assess the health of a jack pine stand or how fallen, dead trees contribute to a forest’s wildlife habitat were a few of the lessons educators from across North America will take home to their classrooms t

Education, job creation at forefront (9/02)

It was intuition that propelled Mattagami First Nations Chief Chad Boissoneau to forge ahead with the idea of educating band members to tree harvest for the lumber giants of the North, thereby increasing employment in his own community.

Specialty wood product mill rises from ashes (9/02)

Nov. 17, 2000 will be a date forever seared in Steve Bougie’s memory. A devastating fire completely destroyed his sawmill operation, Cheminis Lumber Inc.

Engineered-lumber plant completion ahead of schedule (9/02)

In Kenora, Trus Joist’s $260-million engineered-lumber plant will be up and running a few weeks ahead of schedule. Employees sent to sister mills in the United States are now back in Kenora training staff.

Forester focused on young Aboriginals (9/02)

Situated on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, the Eshkawkogan Timber Co.

Mayor calls for unrestricted access to U.S. softwood lumber markets (9/02)

As Canadian and American trade negotiators prepared to resume talks to resolve the North American softwood lumber dispute, Timmins Mayor Jamie Lim, chairwoman of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) lumber taskforce, is calling for unrestr

Wood treaters under pressure (9/02)

Manufacturers of pressure-treated wood who use chromated copper arsenate (CCA) are operating under another kind of pressure as wood treaters have agreed to make a transition away from the use of CCA in treated lumber by Dec. 31, 2003.

Value-added industry key to growth in northwest (12/02)

Adding value to forest products is necessary for future growth and diversification of northwestern Ontario.