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ForestEthics says SFI certification program lacks rigour

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-13
ForestEthics has released Peeling Back the Eco-Labels, a report comparing the rigour of forest audits conducted in Canada by the two leading forest certification systems: the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry...

Greenpeace jeopardizing local, green jobs: OFIA

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-10
The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) has voiced concerns about anti-SLAPP legislation that was recently re-introduced to the Ontario legislature. The industry organization says by supporting this legislation, Premier Wynne...

Women for Nature initiative reaches milestone

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-26
A reception to honour and recognize the founding members of Nature Canada's Women for Nature initiative was held on November 24 in the Toronto law offices of Miller Thomson.

Domtar and Kruger Products among 2014 PPI award winners

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-14
Winners of the 2014 PPI Awards, sponsored by RISI, a leading information provider for the global forest products industry, were announced on Oct. 8 at a ceremony in Boston. Among the winners were Domtar’s Windsor, Que., mill, for...

Neucel fined for pulp mill discharge

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-14
Neucel Specialty Cellulose Ltd. has been convicted in provincial court for illegally discharging waste from their pulp mill operation in Port Alice, B.C. The company has been ordered to pay $1,000 in fines to the province and $174,000 to the...

Domtar celebrates sale of five million tons of FSC® certified paper

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-10
Domtar Corporation announced Sept. 9 that it has sold its five millionth ton of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified uncoated fine paper, a first for the North American market. The company says its EarthChoice® Product Line...

Reminder: IFIT funding deadline approaches

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-02
Natural Resources Canada announced in February 2014 that the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program was renewed, with an additional $90.4 million. The program is intended help bring the next wave of innovation to market...

Video from Montreal institute supports forestry in Quebec

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-02
For the second year in a row, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) went out into the field to film a video showing how forestry activities coexist with wildlife. The resulting short documentary sketches a picture of the Quebec forest from the...

Compliance order issued to Northern Pulp

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-25
Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister Randy Delorey has issued a Ministerial Order to ensure that Northern Pulp takes measures to reduce air quality emissions that exceed approved limits under the Environment Act. The mill, however, has had...

SFI to bring together global forestry and brand leaders in Montreal

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-20
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) will bring together stakeholders across a broad spectrum – from landowners to brand owners – to discuss and determine actions related to forests at the SFI Annual Conference....