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Forestry

Contract talks at sawmill come to a halt (8/02)

A refurbished sawmill in Ignace remains silent after management and union broke off negotiations. The Bowater lumber mill was set to start up July 2 after a recent expansion and refurbishment project.

St. Marys appoints mill manager (8/02)

St. Marys Paper Ltd. found its new mill manager from within its own ranks, appointing long-time woodlands manager Marc Dube as its top administrative official in August.

Fire damages paper mill (8/02)

Norampac expects its Red Rock paper mill in northwestern Ontario to be back in operation just days after a fire damaged one of the plant's five boilers. The cause of the Aug. 6 fire was unknown but it is suspected to have originated above the boiler.

Act addresses logging safety (9/02)

For the first time Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act Section 104-106 has been amended with the intention of mandating safety training for specific tree-harvesting equipment operators and supervisors.

University receives funding for forest management study (8/02)

Lakehead University's forest management study programs were awarded $1.3 million from the province's Living Legacy Trust.

Added Value (9/02)

Domtar’s Sault Ste. Marie sawmill expects to be a machine stress-rating (MSR) producer of premium softwood lumber this fall.

Plywood mill proponents seeking partnerships (9/02)

The proponents behind a wood fibre mill for Lake Huron’s North Shore communities are talking with two major North American forestry players in an attempt to strike a partnership deal and secure a lead equity investor to move the $105-million birch pl

Changing the image of forestry (9/02)

Getting a ground-level perspective on how to assess the health of a jack pine stand or how fallen, dead trees contribute to a forest’s wildlife habitat were a few of the lessons educators from across North America will take home to their classrooms t

Education, job creation at forefront (9/02)

It was intuition that propelled Mattagami First Nations Chief Chad Boissoneau to forge ahead with the idea of educating band members to tree harvest for the lumber giants of the North, thereby increasing employment in his own community.

Specialty wood product mill rises from ashes (9/02)

Nov. 17, 2000 will be a date forever seared in Steve Bougie’s memory. A devastating fire completely destroyed his sawmill operation, Cheminis Lumber Inc.