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Decision on wood rights expected soon


March 12, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A dispute over wood rights should have a resolution within the next several weeks, Natural Resources Minister David…

A dispute over wood rights should have a resolution within the next several weeks, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay said.

According to a report by Miner and News, Kenora Forest Products is seeking to implement an expansion plan at its local mill, a move that is expected to add a total of 250 jobs to a region that has recently lost 440 positions due to the forestry crisis. Concurrently, First Nation Communities want to protect their traditional lands, the report confirmed.

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Ramsay, additionally responsible for Aboriginal affairs, noted the various complex issues involved in handing down a decision and was quoted by the Miner and News as saying, We want to make sure of certainty of supply, and that We are in constant communications with First Nations.


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