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States like Scrooge on softwood (01/05)

The Canadian softwood industry was angered and disappointed in mid-December when the United States Commerce Department decided to virtually maintain punitive trade duties on imported lumber.

Plans to close mill may be averted (01/05)

Kruger Inc., a parent company of Longlac Wood Industries (LWI), is currently evaluating the feasibility of a new softwood facility to manufacture oriented strand board (OSB) in Greenstone’s new industrial park.

Temiskaming sees the forest for the furniture (01/05)

John Gauvreau can see clearly now.

Venture targets North’s assets in non-timber forest products (11/04)

Dr. Luc Duchesne has marvelled for years at the vast potential of Northern Ontario’s relatively “unexplored” and underdeveloped non-timber forest products (NTFP).

Sault entering into bio-economy game (11/04)

An environmentally friendly pesticide and injector system that stops the Asian long-horned beetle in its tracks may be the impetus for a Sault Ste. Marie bio-economy cluster now in the planning stages.

Mill layoffs create need for action plan (11/04)

Smooth Rock Falls has not felt the effects of planned layoffs at a Tembec’s kraft pulp mill in the community, although the town intends to establish an adjustment committee and hire a consultant by next year, says the mayor of the community.

Columbia expanding veener plant (11/04)

As part of a division-wide modernization plan, Columbia Forest Products will begin a multimillion-dollar expansion at its Rutherglen veener plant.

Forestry sector needs “room to grow” (11/04)

A proposed overhaul of Ontario’s protected areas legislation should not take more wood out of Ontario’s dwindling wood supply by allowing the creation of more protected areas, says a forestry industry official.

“Clear-cut” misperceptions continue (11/04)

Public knowledge of forestry practices has improved over the years, but some misperceptions about the state of Ontario’s forests still persist due to “junk science” and environmental alarmism, say officials with two of the country’s largest forest co

Build-with-wood message spreads (11/04)

Plans by a major industry-led campaign to promote wood in commercial and institutional construction in the lucrative southern Ontario construction market could be a major boost for Northern Ontario forest producers, says the campaign’s executive dire