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A Sault saviour for Iroquois Falls?

A Sault saviour for Iroquois Falls?

Riversedge Developments appears to be making a move to acquire the shuttered Resolute paper mill in Iroquois Falls. The Sault Ste. Marie brownfield redeveloper will be present at a 6 p.m. press conference on Jan.
The bugaboo with caribou

The bugaboo with caribou

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there’s been “spotty progress” made on protecting woodland caribou habitat in the province.
Merry Christmas Rutherglen, mill reopening

Merry Christmas Rutherglen, mill reopening

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.
Rift forming between Resolute FP and Forest Stewardship Council

Rift forming between Resolute FP and Forest Stewardship Council

Resolute Forest Products said it will not attain new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications for its Canadian forests based on coming changes in the designation process that could impact its wood supply.
Forestry model keeps wood flowing

Forestry model keeps wood flowing

Almost five years into his tenure as chairman of Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (NFMC), Daryl Skworchinski still maintains it’s the right concept to manage the flow of Crown fibre on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Top-notch peeler arrives in Hearst

Top-notch peeler arrives in Hearst

Columbia Forest Products announced that the installation of a new $15-million lathe line at its Hearst mill is now complete.
Skilled trades shortage impacting forestry rebound

Skilled trades shortage impacting forestry rebound

A forestry workers union head said there’s a plethora of well-paying mill jobs to be had in northwestern Ontario, but many employers are struggling to find skilled jobs to fill them.
Hardwood facility purchased by B.C. investors

Hardwood facility purchased by B.C. investors

When True North Hardwood Plywood closed in 2013, 240 people lost their jobs and Cochrane lost one of its biggest economic generators.
Consultants go high-tech on compiling wood inventory data

Consultants go high-tech on compiling wood inventory data

A New Liskeard-headquartered forest management company is close to commercializing a proprietary remote sensing technology to calculate forest inventories.
Sawmill operators fined for accident

Sawmill operators fined for accident

The operators of a Sioux Lookout area sawmill were fined $48,000 after a worker’s arm was crushed in a 2013 industrial accident.