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Forestry

Wood WORKS! calls for nominations (8/02)

Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Wood WORKS! Awards program, which honours renewable resource achievements.

MOE to launch clear-cut investigation (8/02)

The Ministry of Environment and Energy (MOEE) was preparing to launch an investigation of the Ministry of Natural Resources to examine massive clearcuts in the Gordon Cosens forest.

First Nations receive federal funding (8/02)

Several First Nations communities in the North were beneficiaries of a $1.7 million federal package for economic development projects.

Mill restructures (8/02)

Forty layoff notices were issued to Tembec employees at its Kenogami mill in early August, but the forest products giant vows to keep the planing and sawmill in operation.

Timber stock endangered (8/02)

Northern timber stocks are in danger because of changes in provincial fire management, say forest producers along Highway 11. Tembec's chief forester for the Ontario boreal east forest, Rick Groves, writes to Kapuskasing Mayor J.C.

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.