Forestry
June 10, 2019 – Mercer International, which operates a kraft pulp mill in Peace River, Alberta, has joined the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) as a member.
June 6, 2019 – The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched a comprehensive new standard for responsible forest management in Canada.
May 21, 2019 – The Canadian government has announced investments of more than $2.1 million in three forestry projects in Alberta that will boost Indigenous jobs in the sector and involvement in climate change prevention activities.
May 14, 2019 – Canada’s forest products industry is facing barriers to growth that require innovation, new trade markets and supportive government policies to overcome, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
May 13, 2019 – Tolko Industries Ltd. has announced the permanent closure of its Quest Wood sawmill in Quesnel, B.C., and a reduction from two shifts to one at its Kelowna, B.C., sawmill.
April 22, 2019 – The government of Canada has announced over $4 million in funding for two projects in B.C, which are expected to result in 300 forestry jobs.
March 1, 2019 – Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with Lakehead University and Confederation College in Thunder Bay to advance forest science research and education.
February 12, 2019 – After completing its review of B.C.’s forest inventory program, a blue ribbon panel has come out with recommendations to improve the program.
February 11, 2019 – The Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia, a partner in the B.C. Ministry of Forests’ Forest Carbon Initiative, has expedited the approval of $10 million in funding for projects that will redirect more wood waste to mills, create more jobs and reduce carbon emissions.
February 5, 2019 – Pöyry and Simosol have partnered to further develop Pöyry's "Smart Forestry" solutions designed to generate value throughout the forestry supply chain.
February 4, 2019 – The government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Industry Association and forestry stakeholders, has launched the Forestry Sector Work Plan.
January 22, 2019 – At the annual Truck Loggers Association (TLA) convention on Jan. 17, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced several policy changes to revitalize the province’s coastal forest sector.
Jan. 14, 2019 – Thirteen First Nations and their related business organizations have formed the new Saskatchewan First Nations Forestry Alliance, which will determine how business-related opportunities will be handled on First Nations' ancestral lands. Much of Saskatchewan's forested area is part of these lands.
January 3, 2019 – With falling demand in the U.S., increasingly intense and frequent forest fires, and spreading insect infestations, the future of Canadian forestry is uncertain, reports The Canadian Press.
December 21, 2018 – Paper, packaging and biomaterials provider Stora Enso has partnered with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to increase FSC certification, especially among small- and medium-sized private forest owners in the Nordics, Baltics and across Europe.
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