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Forestry

Opposition to province's clearcut proposal heightens (11/01)

A public opinion poll conducted by OraclePoll Research indicates a majority of Ontarians are opposed to a provincial proposal to have no upper limits on the size of some clearcuts.

First Nations voice opposition to clearcut guidelines (10/01)

Environmental groups are not the only ones voicing opposition to the province's proposed clearcut guidelines.

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.