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Battling the shipping bottleneck

Battling the shipping bottleneck

Forest industries group cheers Ottawa’s commitment to improve transportation network
A new green purpose for discarded ash

A new green purpose for discarded ash

Kirkland Lake wood ash recycler sees future in mining, environmental remediation
Jumpstarting the bioeconomy

Jumpstarting the bioeconomy

Bioeconomy group wants home-grown, wood-sourced heating solutions
Forest industry waits as softwood lumber deadline passes

Forest industry waits as softwood lumber deadline passes

Oct. 12 was the deadline for a new Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the U.S., and Northern Ontario stakeholders are anticipating tariffs will be levied, impacting the Canadian market.
Forest industry waits as softwood lumber deadline looms

Forest industry waits as softwood lumber deadline looms

As the deadline approaches to settle a new Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the U.S., Northern Ontario stakeholders are weighing in on what could happen to the industry if a new agreement isn’t secured by the cutoff date. On Oct.
New hope for Hornepayne

New hope for Hornepayne

Frank Dottori knows he’s sticking his neck out a bit in picking up an idled and bankrupt Hornepayne lumber mill. With so much uncertainty looming this fall over the outcome of the Canada-U.S.
Veneer mill thrives amid market uncertainty

Veneer mill thrives amid market uncertainty

The log yard is filled with two months’ worth of inventory and activity is humming at Columbia Forest Products’ veneer plant, east of North Bay.
Biomass forum slated for October in North Bay

Biomass forum slated for October in North Bay

Building the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change is this year’s theme for the first Biomass North annual general meeting (AGM) and forum in North Bay.
Honeybee killer can have practical applications

Honeybee killer can have practical applications

Neonicotinoids — a type of pesticide used in agriculture and horticulture — have been implicated in honeybee colony collapse, but one scientist doesn’t believe a full ban on the pesticide is necessary, especially as it applies to forestry.
Northern Ontario biomass industry learning from European methods

Northern Ontario biomass industry learning from European methods

The biomass market in Northern Ontario is heating up, literally and figuratively.