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Forestry makes a science-based case for harvesting

Forestry makes a science-based case for harvesting

Dean Caron likes to compare forests to people — they're constantly changing. With more than 20 years in the forestry industry, the industry advisor for FP Innovations in Kenora should know.
Northwest leaders push value of forestry on Queen’s Park

Northwest leaders push value of forestry on Queen’s Park

With the northwestern Ontario’s forestry industry on the rebound, municipal leaders vow to continue lobbying the provincial government to keep up the flow of wood fibre to this region’s sawmills.
Resolute fined for 2014 injury at Iroquois Falls mill

Resolute fined for 2014 injury at Iroquois Falls mill

Resolute Forest Products has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured at its Iroquois Falls paper mill in 2014. In Oct.
Forest industry sets greenhouse gas targets

Forest industry sets greenhouse gas targets

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is vowing to remove 30 megatonnes (MT) of greenhouse gas annually from its emissions by 2030.
Biomass North back in business

Biomass North back in business

The Biomass North Development Centre is gaining traction and building momentum as it unrolls its completed Northern Ontario Biomass Strategy (which goes by the cheeky acronym NO-BS).
Columbia reopening veneer mill

Columbia reopening veneer mill

Columbia Forest Products is reopening its Rutherglen veneer mill, east of North Bay, after a five-year shutdown. Gary Gillespie, vice-president of Columbia’s Northern Operations, announced Dec.
First Nation forestry venture rolls out new equipment, supply contracts

First Nation forestry venture rolls out new equipment, supply contracts

An Ojibway community on the north shore of Lake Superior is carving out a path to prosperity in forestry.
Resolute fined for 2014 worker injury

Resolute fined for 2014 worker injury

Resolute Forest Products has been fined $150,000 after a worker was burned at its Fort Francis mill in 2014. On Feb.
Dryden loses Domtar mill tax assessment appeal

Dryden loses Domtar mill tax assessment appeal

The City of Dryden lost its appeal to have Domtar pay $7.9 million in unpaid taxes. An Ontario Superior Court has turned down the northwestern Ontario municipality’s request for the local mill to pay taxes and assessment from 2009 to 2012.
“New day” for idled Iroquois Falls paper mill

“New day” for idled Iroquois Falls paper mill

Iroquois Falls Mayor Michael Shea remembers his first meeting with Justus Veldman in the Porter Airways lounge in Toronto on Dec. 22, 2014. It was the same day the last roll of newsprint was coming off the No.