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Forestry

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.

Safety resource focuses on tree planters (4/02)

The Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association (OFSWA), in co-operation with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the tree-planting industry, is launching Ontario’s first occupational health and safety resource package geared specific

Survival of the fittest (3/02)

Northern Ontario lumber producers have fared much better than their counterparts in other regions of the country during Canada's softwood lumber trade dispute with the United States.

Report outlines north's strength in wood sector (3/02)

Seeking to reshape the way northerners view their forest product industry is the topic of a report on the status of Ontario's value-added wood sector and the export opportunities that are available.

FSC announces public forest land certification (3/02)

Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc. has been certified for meeting international standards for good forest management. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) annouced in a press release on Mar. 25 that the 2.

Timber harvesting issues tabled (2/02)

A series of public consultations were held from Dryden to North Bay in January and February to allow forest industry stakeholders to have their say in the harvesting of timber on Crown lands.

Good news for Canada's lumber producers (12/01)

For the time being, lumber industries in Canada will get a break from the 19.3 per cent countervailing duties imposed on softwood lumber.