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Greenpeace stunt aimed at Resolute Forest Products

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-26
Greenpeace and Resolute Forest Products have stepped up their public relations battle again, with the environmental group staging a display on Mount Royal in Montreal, and the forest products company defending itself with information about...

Natural Resources Minister praises Canada's forest industry

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-26
In recognition of the annual International Day of Forests, Mar. 21, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources issued a statement describing the current state of Canada’s forest industry.

NB forest plan draws criticism but rewarded with investment

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-19
The New Brunswick government’s forest management strategy resulted in immediate investment announcements by the Irving forest products companies, but drew criticism from certain quarters for not being sustainable.

FPInnovations signs distribution deal for data gathering tool

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-11
FPInnovations and HiTech Communications have signed a distribution agreement that authorizes the Newfoundland-based company to serve as the sales agent and technical support for the FPDat™ and FPTrak™ product line in Newfoundland...

Western Forest Products names new chairman

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-26
Vancouver-based Western Forest Products Inc. has announced that Dominic Gammiero retired as chairman and director of the company on February 21, 2014. He had joined the board of directors in 2006 and served as chief executive officer between...

New Global Forest Watch program employs new satellite technology

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-25
The World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners has launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

Jemi Fibre to acquire WoodEx Industries, KWP, Prairie Holdings

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-19
Jemi Fibre Corp. of Nanaimo, BC, has signed a letter of intent with WoodEx Industries Ltd. to acquire all of its issued and outstanding shares and a letter of intent with Kootenay Wood Preservers Ltd. and Prairie Holdings Inc. to acquire all of...

Investigation of fatal Babine Forest Products sawmill explosion was flawed, government report finds

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-19
A report recently released by the British Columbia government, the Babine Explosion Investigation: Fact Patterns and Recommendations, states that WorkSafeBC paid insufficient attention to important legal precedents that underpin the legitimate...

Canadian softwood lumber production up 5.4% to November

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-19
Canadian sawmills produced 22.726 bbf of softwood lumber in the 11 months of 2013 – an increase of 5.4% year-over-year from 21.569 bbf.

Federal budget is welcome boost for forest industry transformation

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-19
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has said that it appreciates the additional support for innovation and sector transformation in the latest federal budget. The association sees the support as a way to create jobs and solidify...