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Forestry

Tembec turns down Rosko’s mill plans (7/03)

If Tembec’s Kenogami mill remains closed, Rosko Forestry Operations is ready to develop its own milling and planing facility in Kirkland Lake. “We’ve put in a proposal to the (Ontario) Ministry of Natural Resources,” says company president Joe Rosko.

Red tape strangling forestry business (7/03)

Timmins-area forestry contractor Albert Boudreau finds the permitting process to be long and arduous, and often one which leads to loss of opportunities in the industry.

Mega merger to slash costs (7/03)

Tembec and Domtar announced June 19 they are combining forces in Ontario and Quebec.

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.