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Forestry

Seminar draws ideas of value (7/03)

Canadians have manufactured a centuries-old reputation as hewers of wood and drawers of water, exporting rail-car loads and ship loads of raw material for someone else to process into consumer goods. But the ongoing Canada-U.S.

Entrepreneur builds on wood culture (7/03)

Being in business for one’s self has its advantages.

From fur trading to forestry (6/03)

The community of Fort Frances is celebrating a century of history this year. “Most people really enjoy the history of small communities like Fort Frances and how they change,” says Pam Hawley, curator of the Fort Frances Museum.

Host of CBC’s Venture to speak at conference (5/03)

CBC Television’s Dianne Buckner, the host of Venture, will speak at the Municipality of Greenstone’s inaugural Wild Things conference.

Seeing the forest for the trees (5/03)

Tucked in behind the mill town of Thessalon is a small project that is symbolic of big things to come for Northern Ontario.

Ontario may soon get share of funding pie

Missed opportunities may become a thing of the past if funding is approved to create a platform, which will allow Ontario’s wood products industry access to a slice of the $35-million federal forestry funding pie for value-added development and off-s

Employee innovation improves safety (3/03)

Sometimes the simplest of inventions prove the most invaluable of tools. Sylvain Jean, 48, a millwright with Weyerhaeuser’s Chapleau mill, is finding that a simple tool he has helped to invent is proving an invaluable tool in his day to day efforts.

First Nations chief carves career in forest industry (3/03)

What started as a joke has turned into a fully operational saw mill for one man in the Temagami area.

Value-added industry untapped (3/03)

Ontario is among the most important producers of forestry products in the country.

Forest industry fueled by fourth-quarter earnings (3/03)

Optimism remains among Canada’s forest industry despite the punitive duties imposed by the U.S., and suggestions by the U.S. lumber industry to increase softwood lumber duties to 45 per cent.