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Forestry

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.

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.