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Forestry

Forest research bolstered by Living Legacy Trust grant (6/02)

A $100,000-grant from the Living Legacy Trust to the Forest Research Partnership will help forestry experts benefit from the results of earlier research to increase their current understanding of growth and yield of forests in the Boreal and Great La

Petition urges government to stand up against protectionist policies (6/02)

Tembec Inc. is urging the Canadian government to take a tough stand against the U.S. in answering to their punitive softwood lumber tariffs.

Tembec president urges Canadians to take stand against U.S. in trade dispute (6/02)

Tembec has not backed down in its aim to pressure the federal government to stand up against the United States in the softwood lumber dispute.

Opposition to province's clearcut proposal heightens (11/01)

A public opinion poll conducted by OraclePoll Research indicates a majority of Ontarians are opposed to a provincial proposal to have no upper limits on the size of some clearcuts.

First Nations voice opposition to clearcut guidelines (10/01)

Environmental groups are not the only ones voicing opposition to the province's proposed clearcut guidelines.

Lumber retailers demanding FSC standards be met (9/01)

There was a time when consumers and lumber retailers gave little thought to where the wood they built homes with, or the furniture they purchased, came from.

Wildlife biologist to act as adviser (7/01)

Changes to government guidelines requiring forestry companies to have a better knowledge of the environmental effects of their practices have prompted Domtar Inc.

Weak paper market keeps forestry giant in the red (5/02)

Officials at Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. say the company is currently $6 billion in debt, and an improvement in the paper market is needed before the company will be able to pay off a significant amount of the debt.

Lumber duties may be justified, First Nations representative says (5/02)

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) wants to provide information to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that is not going make Northern Ontario softwood lumber producers happy.

Firefighters expected to scramble for mandatory training prior to fire season (5/02)

Those who provide mandatory refresher courses for Ontario’s 750 firefighters will be busy with the strike by provincial government employees drawing to an end.