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Cost of certifying can be shared (11/04)

Smaller forestry companies in Northern Ontario need not fear mandatory certification, says an official with one of the largest forest companies in Canada. If anything, mandatory certification should provide a chance for companies to become creative.

New bill could spell hardship for lumber producers (10/04)

Higher lumber prices are helping Atikokan Forest Products stabilize operations after a long period of hardship, but company officials are worried that a bigger hardship may still lie ahead.

Government demands push foresters to go green (09/04)

Consumer, retail and now government demands for certified wood have convinced a northeastern Ontario forest licence holder to go green. The Sustainable Forest Licence holders harvesting wood fibre on Crown forests north and east of Sault Ste.

Harvesters brace for worst when forest management plans reviewed (09/04)

Alex Welch and his son Curtis of New Liskeard would have gone bankrupt if they had been making payments on their logging equipment during a recent work stoppage in the Temagami forest. Luckily, they weren’t. But, Welch is not sure about next time.

Land-use plan maps out potential in far North (09/04)

A massive land-use planning study is underway to open up vast expanses of virgin wilderness in Ontario’s far North to commercial forestry within the next decade.

Shift in process gives edge in industry (08/04)

To Henry Wetelainen, value-added forestry begins in the bush at the harvesting site. The president of the Ontario Métis and Aboriginal Association Development Corp.

Plan to raise spirits stalled as focus shifts to wood (01/04)

Like a bottle of spirits stashed away for a special occasion, so is Iroquois Falls’ Ed Pedskalny’s plan for a distillery. On the outside, it seems a simple plan.

Mill sale done deal (01/04)

Tembec has completed its deal to purchase the Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Chapleau for $26 million (Cdn), including certain elements of working capital.

Logging in forest unit halted (06/04)

A new Temagami birch mill should not be affected by a provincially imposed area-logging ban that has been in place since last winter.

Mapping out a future (04/04)

In a risky move to create greater market share, Peter Moore, president of The Wilderness Group in Wawa, took over competitor Broland Enterprise in 2000 - a decision that led the company’s revenues to increase 200 per cent between 2000 and 2003.