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OFIA request a socio-economic impact study of caribou policy

Thu December 18, 2014

Reductions to wood supply means loss of jobs

Vancouver port could be hit by Christmas strike, union warns

Thu December 18, 2014

Vancouver-area ports could be shut down once again by striking truckers if the province doesn’t budge on recently introduced payment rates

Put wood supply on hold: Fort Frances, ON mayor

Thu December 18, 2014

 Mayor Roy Avis has asked Natural Resources and Forestry minister Bill Mauro to put Resolute Forest Products’ local wood supply on hold until the future of the company’s shuttered mill is determined.

Fire investigators to comb wreckage of Maple Ridge sawmill office

Thu December 18, 2014

At around 11 p.m., the fire broke out at the S & W Forest Products Mill on 288th Street, according to the Maple Ridge Fire Department.

How a Flying Laser Built a 3-D Map of a Massive Alaskan Forest

Wed December 17, 2014

The Forest Service joined some earth scientists from NASA to find a way to map more of Alaska’s woods—and the carbon stored within

Canada has done little to protect endangered caribou population: report

Wed December 17, 2014

A report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) says the animals continue to die off as their ranges are eroded by human activity.

B.C. sets rate structure for truckers in 'complicated' situation at Port Metro Vancouver

Wed December 17, 2014

In an effort to address issues from a bitter strike earlier this year, the B.C. government has released its proposed rate structure for Port Metro Vancouver container truckers.

Foresters urge consumers to “think trees”

Wed December 17, 2014

Think Trees is the slogan of the Manitoba Forestry Association. I recently met with two resource extension officers to think and talk trees.

Fort Frances residents reflect on future of Resolute mill

Wed December 17, 2014

Fort Frances residents hope a new buyer is found for Resolute's shuttered pulp and paper plant, but their opinions vary on how likely that is.

Uncertainty hangs over B.C. lumber industry

Wed December 17, 2014

Imminent expiry of softwood lumber agreement with U.S. leaves industry wondering what happens next

Greenpeace tramples on Canada too, destroying business, jobs and prosperity - Comment

Tue December 16, 2014

Activists bully Best Buy to divert business from Canadian forest firm

Canadian Christmas tree exports to rise: minister

Tue December 16, 2014

"Christmas trees represent a key export for Canada," Trade Minister Ed Fast said in a statement.

Recent flood re-ignites clear-cutting debate

Tue December 16, 2014

The recent multi-day storm that flooded parts of the Comox Valley has re-ignited arguments that claim deforestation is a major contributor to the problem.

As oil prices slide, Alberta forestry industry on upswing

Tue December 16, 2014

Sector could take up employment slack if oilpatch sees jobs downturn

Use of drones in forestry: sustainable management from the air

Thu December 11, 2014

Equipped with a high-resolution camera or sensors, drones bridge the gap between arduous field surveys on the ground and costly bird’s eye view surveys

Fall#2 2014 Vol.18 #7

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Fall#2 2014 Vol.18 #7

Algonquin Park logging faces criticism

Environmental Commissioner’s report recommends logging ban 

Calgary accepts six-storey wood

City will accept building permit applications immediately

Where can over 40 years in the industry take a forester?

Retired forester discusses vibrant career that took him across the world

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