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Opinion: Help wanted in that other resource sector

Thu January 29, 2015

While much of the debate and discussion has revolved around the price of oil and gas, it is fair to say jobs and economic opportunity still exists in that “other” resource sector, the forest products industry.

Domtar expands The Paper Trail, digital transparency tool that traces impacts of paper production

Thu January 29, 2015

The award-winning interactive tool that helps customers trace the impacts of their paper purchases.

'Big Burn' on PBS depicts 1910 disaster that shaped Forest Service

Thu January 29, 2015

It recounts the founding days of the Forest Service, when it was a collection of Ivy League college grads trying to impose order on 200 million acres of newly created national forests.

Kaska writing resource law to bring ‘certainty’ on First Nation consent

Thu January 29, 2015

The rugged area occupied by the Kaska Nation, which has about 3,000 members in five bands, is rich in copper, gold and other minerals, as well as oil, gas and timber.

Campbell River BC wins case with TimberWest

Wed January 28, 2015

The Supreme Court of British Columbia decision means that TimberWest will be paying a lot more taxation for its managed forest lands within the municipality's boundaries.

A sustainable flame retardant for timber buildings

Wed January 28, 2015

Scientists have developed an eco-friendly process for increasing the fire resistance of timber that also dramatically increases its strength

The bio-economy: An exciting future for the forest products industry - Comment

Wed January 28, 2015

As we enter 2015, there is little doubt that you will be hearing more and more about the bio-economy.

Two inquests, not one, for sawmill explosion deaths

Wed January 28, 2015

BC Coroners Service said it will now hold two separate inquests into the deaths of four workers who died in two sawmill explosions in 2012.

Can B.C. lead the world in building tall wood towers?

Wed January 28, 2015

B.C. is among a handful of regions developing taller wood towers. Can forestry's new specialty grow into a major export?

Mexico agrees to recognize Canada’s lumber certification program

Wed January 28, 2015

Certain lumber producers now able to export wood to Mexico with phytosanitary certificate, according to CFIA

David Coon calls for new forest policy

Wed January 28, 2015

Green Party leader says failure of Fredericton sawmill Maritime Fibre shows need for change

Sustainability the key to local forestry

Wed January 28, 2015

Sustainability is key for the local industry - and a must for the family-owned business that has logged the area for more than 60 years.

Denis Landry misses deadline for Crown forestry changes

Wed January 28, 2015

NB Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry promised on Dec. 10 to take 6 weeks to review forestry deals

Spontaneous combustion sparks large fire at OSB mill near Fort St. John

Tue January 27, 2015

A pile of tree bark spontaneously combusted at a wood processing plant near Fort St. John early Sunday morning, sparking a blaze that took more than eight hours to contain.

Sino-Forest underwriters settle for $32.5-million

Tue January 27, 2015

Sino-Forest Corp. have agreed to pay $32.5-million to burned investors in the onetime Chinese forestry giant, which collapsed amid fraud allegations in 2011.

Winter #2 2014 Vol. 18 #8

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Winter #2 2014 Vol. 18 #8

Editorial Winter #2 2014

2015 fully of promise and challenges

US-Canada softwood lumber negotiations off to slow start

Softwwood Lumber agreement set to expire in October 2015

BC forest companies report improved 2014

Cautious optimism for the year ahead

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