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First Nations, municipalities and industry stakeholders form forestry alliance – Northern Ontario Business

Group said it formed to “defend way of life” Indigenous communities, municipalities and other Northern leaders and organizations have formed an alliance to promote forestry in Northern and rural Ontario. On Jan. 18, the group, which goes simply by “the Alliance,” issued a press release indicating its concern about the province’s proposed policies on species […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201813 Views

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Canada Supports Next Wave of Emerging Renewable Power

January 18, 2018 — Ottawa — Natural Resources Canada Investments in innovative emerging renewable technology will contribute to diversifying Canada’s energy sources and ensure we retain our position as a world leader in the development of the next wave of renewable energy. They will also create good jobs for Canadians and ensure our communities are […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20186 Views

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Government of Canada Takes Action to Support Innovation in British Columbia’s Forest Sector, Sustain Middle-class Jobs for Canadians

From Natural Resources Canada January 17, 2018 — Prince George, B.C. — Natural Resources Canada Innovation in the forest sector will help to combat the effects of climate change, create new markets for Canadian forest companies and sustain good, middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced funding […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201829 Views

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Emerson’s role as B.C. softwood envoy ends as trade battle looks headed to court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018  VICTORIA _ David Emerson’s appointment as British Columbia’s special envoy to the United States on softwood lumber is coming to an end. Premier John Horgan said Emerson’s experience has been invaluable but the need for his expertise has been reduced as the trade issue appears headed for a court battle. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201824 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carr Visits Prince George, B.C., to take part in BC Natural Resources Forum, announce support for forest industry

PRINCE GEORGE — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will take part in the 15th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum on January 16 and 17. Minister Carr will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, January 16, discussing how resource development, clean growth and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples can help grow our […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201833 Views

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Government of Canada Funds Smart Grid Expansion to Fight Climate Change, Create Clean Jobs and Ensure Safer Power Delivery for Canadians

January 15, 2018               Ottawa             Natural Resources Canada Smart grids — electric grids that make better use of existing generation, transmission and distribution assets to provide a higher quality of service to customers — result in more dynamic and flexible electricity systems and safer delivery of power, while creating good middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201833 Views

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Ontario Parks Celebrate 125 Years

125 Years of Conservation, Education and Recreation January 10, 2018 9:00 A.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry From camping under the stars to hiking through back country trails, Ontario parks have been offering people across Ontario a great way to stay healthy and experience our province for 125 years. In 1893, Algonquin Provincial Park […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 201830 Views

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Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. achieves FSC certification in BC

“We are excited about taking the next steps with the Burns Lake Community Forest thanks to being FSC Certified,” says Frank Varga, General Manager of BLCF. “We have a challenging next couple of years as the value of the forest fibre continues to deteriorate due to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. We will look for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201736 Views

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On Haida Gwaii, logging plans expose rift in reconciliation – CBC

‘The pent-up frustration on Haida Gwaii has built up to the place where it’s going to blow out’ Dec 09, 2017 The B.C. government is “pursuing profit over culture and community” by selling logging rights on Haida Gwaii without permission, the president of the Council of the Haida Nation says. Kil tlaats ‘gaa, whose English […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201746 Views

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B.C.’s reforestation practices took root in Campbell River – Forestry Task Force shares history

December 04, 2017 Modern day reforestation in British Columbia took root in Campbell River’s Beaver Lodge Forest Lands. The City’s Forestry Task Force offers this article to demonstrate how the current practice of planting trees to restock a harvested forest site started when planting began in Beaver Lodger Forest Lands in 1931. “The forest industry […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201756 Views

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Minister Carr Reiterates Support for Major Natural Resource Projects in Vancouver

From Natural Resources Canada November 30, 2017 Vancouver Natural Resources Canada Canada is open for business and our government is taking real action to protect the environment so good projects will create middle-class jobs and grow our economy for decades to come. With the transition to a cleaner future underway, the world is looking to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201755 Views

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FSC Canada welcomes Catharine Grant, Cameron Shiell and David Flood to the FSC Canada Board of Directors

November 27, 2017 It is with great pleasure that we announce the new FSC Canada Board of Directors for 2017-2019. “FSC Canada’s Board of Directors are fundamental to the organization providing diverse Aboriginal, Economic, Social and Environmental interests, and bringing integrity and resilience to the FSC system. With a strong and chamber balanced Board of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201791 Views

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Talks aimed at resolving issue that closed Ontario provincial park continue: MNR – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  GRAND BEND, Ont. _ Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says talks continue in an effort to resolve an issue that led to the closure of a provincial park nearly two weeks ago. Pinery Provincial Park in southwestern Ontario was closed to the public on Nov. 9 after demonstrators […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201787 Views

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Update:ADDS Trudeau comments (BR-McKenna-USA-Coal-Upda) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 14, 2017 OTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is in Bonn, Germany for the U-N climate change talks where officials hope to set the rules for implementing the 2015 Paris climate accord. McKenna and British counterpart Claire Perry hope to convince the world to abandon coal-fired power. But at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201764 Views

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FSC Canada: Embarking on the final stages of the National Forest Management Standard

13 November 2017 Embarking on the final stages of the National Forest Management Standard Following the field testing of the National Forest Management Standard in spring 2017, the Standards Development Group has been working diligently to reach consensus on a final version of the standard. The new standard has several key elements that differentiate it […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201783 Views

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Federal, Provincial Ministers Discuss Ongoing Softwood Lumber Dispute With U.S. and Its Economic Effects

From Natural Resources Canada November 10, 2017                    Ottawa                      Natural Resources Canada Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and his provincial counterparts today discussed final determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations into imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. Minister Carr and the other members […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2017100 Views

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Minister Carr Promotes Canada’s Energy Sector at the International Energy Agency Ministerial

November 8, 2017       Paris, France       Natural Resources Canada Canada continues to garner international respect as a trusted global leader, committed to clean energy, gender equality, innovation and energy security. Building on these strengths, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, held productive discussions with international counterparts in Paris over the past two days […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 201771 Views

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Province Launches Hunter/Angler Surveys on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

November 01, 2017 The Manitoba government has launched a trio of surveys to gather input from hunters and fishers in Manitoba that will help shape and inform sustainable management of the province’s natural resources, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We need to carefully manage our resources in Manitoba so that they remain healthy […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201788 Views

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New management plan to be developed for grizzly bears – Government of BC

October 24, 2017 VICTORIA – In response to an auditor general’s report on the management of grizzly bear populations over the past two decades, the B.C. government will develop a provincial grizzly bear management plan with clear objectives, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. The government is accepting all 10 recommendations in the report, which identified historic […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2017102 Views

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Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations

October 24, 2017 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management. B.C. is one of the last areas of North America where grizzly bears live in their natural habitat. The health of B.C.’s 15,000 grizzly bears is important because, as […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201796 Views

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TimberWest Is The First SFI Program Participant To Be Certified Under The Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program

October 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON — TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 2017131 Views

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Indigenous skills training builds natural resource sector opportunities – Journal of Commerce

Oct 23, 2017 Prince George, B.C. – New funding will help First Nations in central and northeast British Columbia build skills and explore careers in environmental stewardship and natural resource development. The $390,000 investment will go towards the Environmental Technology Access program which is open to members from McLeod Lake, Nadleh Whut’en, Nak’azdli Whut’en, Saik’uz, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201780 Views

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FSC Canada strongly supports proposal to include chapter on rights of Indigenous Peoples in NAFTA now under renegotiation

Montreal, Quebec – October 19, 2017 – The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Canada, the leading independent certifier of forest management practices in Canada and around the world, strongly endorses the call for a chapter to be added to the proposed renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that recognizes and calls for the rights of the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 2017132 Views

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Plan for a strong future in forestry urges Unifor

October 16, 2017 Toronto — The forestry industry is poised for a strong future if governments and all stakeholders act now, writes Unifor in a new policy publication. “After painful restructuring over the last decade, we see many opportunities to rebuild and create jobs that benefit our communities and sustain the environment,” said Jerry Dias, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201793 Views

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New cut level set for Prince George Timber Supply Area

October 11, 2017 VICTORIA – Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Prince George Timber Supply Area (TSA) is set at 8,350,000 cubic metres per year for the first five years, and 7,350,000 cubic metres for the following five years, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today. The new cut level includes three partitions: […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201794 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carr Holds Press Conference at Generation Energy Forum

OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will hold a press conference and media call-back to discuss the outcomes of the Generation Energy Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba. More than 700 people — from youth to industry and academic representatives, to Indigenous and community leaders — came together in Winnipeg to explore […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201781 Views

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Discussions on the future of global responsible forestry under way at FSC General Assembly

October 11, 2017 800 delegates from more than 80 countries at event until October 13 Vancouver, British Columbia – October 10, 2017 – A broad range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates attending the second day of the triennial global General Assembly of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201779 Views

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Minister Carr Kicks off Clean Energy Conversation of a Generation

October 11, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Natural Resources Canada Transforming how our society makes, moves and uses energy will redefine Canada’s energy future, resulting in good, middle-class jobs and a cleaner planet for future generations. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today said it is this generation’s responsibility to act now […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201777 Views

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FSC: Promoters of global responsible forestry gather in Vancouver

800 FSC members to discuss important economic, social and environmental issues related to forest management VANCOUVER, Oct. 8, 2017  – Setting the course for the next three years of global responsible forest management, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) today begins its week-long triennial General Assembly in Vancouver. Approximately 800 members from over 80 countries are expected to gather at the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 2017101 Views

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Minister Carr Issues ENERGY STAR Challenge on Eve of Generation Energy

October 10, 2017           Winnipeg      Canada       Natural Resources Making industry more energy-efficient will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while creating jobs, improving competitiveness and contributing to Canada’s national approach to combating climate change. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today challenged industrial companies and manufacturing […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201793 Views

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B.C. woodlot licensees receive minister’s awards

October 03, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is recognizing three woodlot licensees for innovation and excellence in woodlot management. Craig and Leanna Mann, managers of Woodlot 1595; R. & K. Woodlot Ltd., managed by Keith Granbois and Ridley Wilson; and the Omineca Ski Club, managed by Sean Broadworth, RPF; have each been presented with the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201781 Views

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Speech – The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, speaks about the importance of Canada’s Sustainable Forests

Thank you * * * and good morning everyone.  Welcome to Ottawa. You’ve chosen a great time to be here.  2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, so it’s a special year for us and a special year to host the SFI. It’s also appropriate that we should meet here in Ottawa, not only because it’s our capital […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201788 Views

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The future of Canada’s forests – Prince George Citizen

It’s hard to imagine a landscape that touches Canadians in as many diverse, important ways as our forests do. It’s equally difficult to think of another landscape that requires as much complex management. I recently participated in a briefing session of assistant deputy ministers involved in forests across Canada, and I can attest that the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201776 Views

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Media Advisory: Join the Conversation of a Generation

September 28, 2017 Ottawa — Join Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, as he hosts the Generation Energy Forum from October 11-12, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since Generation Energy was launched in April 2017, more than 200,000 Canadians from all ages and walks of life have engaged in conversations in person and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 2017131 Views

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NAFA: Are All Forest Certification Systems Equal?

INTRODUCTION Forest certification is a private, non-governmental, market-based mechanism voluntarily adopted by a forest company and audited by an independent third party against a set of forest management standards. Certification to these standards results in the company receiving an eco-label that is used on its products to indicate to consumers that the product they are […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 2017118 Views

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Nature Canada and Sustainable Forestry Initiative welcomes Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as its 151st member of Women for Nature

September 27, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Nature Canada, Canada’s oldest national nature conservation charity, is pleased to recognize and honour Ms. Inger Andersen, Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as its 151st member of Women for Nature. Ms. Inger Andersen, is being featured as a keynote speaker at today’s Sustainable […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201783 Views

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Statement: Minister Carr Marks National Forest Week

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, issued the following statement today, to mark National Forest Week: Every September, Canadians celebrate our shared forest heritage and recognize the importance of this valuable, renewable resource through National Forest Week. This year’s celebration, under the theme “Our Stories, Our Future: Celebrating Canada’s Forests”, will be enjoyed by many […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2017114 Views

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Canada to host meeting of global forestry leaders to plan future of responsible forest development

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2017  – The world’s leading forest certification organization, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), will hold its triennial global General Assembly in Canada for the first time from October 8-13, 2017, in Vancouver. 800 people from more than 80 countries, including leaders in global forestry, will be attending to focus on how to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017206 Views

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Forest sector applauds CCFM Forest Bioeconomy Framework

September 15, 2017 The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) fully supports the Forest Bioeconomy Framework launched today by Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM). “The Forest Bioeconomy Framework builds on our sector’s world-leading sustainability practices and our focus on finding environmental and economic value for every part […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 2017239 Views

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Forest Ministers Renew Commitments and Lay Groundwork for Bioeconomy Future Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ Meeting 2017

September 15, 2017     Ottawa, Ontario        Natural Resources Canada Supported by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), Canada’s forest industries play a central role in combatting climate change, risk of forest fires, driving innovation, expanding trade, supporting biodiversity and creating jobs. The CCFM agreed today to address the future forest bioeconomy, climate change, innovation and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 2017185 Views

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Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Release Comprehensive Approach for Advancing Canada’s Forest Bioeconomy

September 15, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forests hold the world’s largest biomass reserves – the basis for making renewable bioenergy, biomaterials and other bioproducts. Leveraging this renewable resource will help spur innovation, investment, research and partnerships. The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers today unanimously supported a comprehensive approach for increasing and accelerating […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 2017142 Views

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Federal, Provincial Ministers Discuss Softwood Lumber Negotiations and its Economic Effects

September 15, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and his provincial counterparts today renewed their commitment to strongly support and defend the Canadian forest industry. The members of the Federal-Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber were hosted by Minister Carr at the Canadian Museum of Nature […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017109 Views

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Forest industry and Canadian Council of Forest Ministers open applications for sixth annual Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth

September 14, 2017 Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) are proud to open applications for the sixth annual Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth program. Since 2012, the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth has been recognizing exceptional Aboriginal youth who go above and beyond to support their communities […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2017388 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Forestry

September 14, 2017         Ottawa          Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector is an economic driver and major employer of Canadians, including Indigenous peoples. The Government of Canada is working to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of the forest sector by encouraging new technologies to support forest industry transformation through a more diversified portfolio of products and markets. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2017152 Views

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Obishikokaang Certifies To SFI Standard To Enhance Forestry Operations, Sustainability And Economic Development

September 11, 2017 OTTAWA, ON — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that Obishikokaang Resources Corporation has certified more than 1 million hectares of the Lac Seul Forest in Northern Ontario to the SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard. Lac Seul First Nation, also known as Obishikokaang, is the oldest Reserve in the Sioux […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 2017238 Views

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Ontario Restoring Woodlands in London Area

Highlighting Local Efforts to Protect and Enhance Fish and Wildlife Habitat September 6, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Ontario is protecting plants, forests, streams and wetlands and restoring habitats for fish and wildlife in partnership with municipalities and organizations, including Reforest London. Through the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program, the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017229 Views

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Agoke Development Limited Partnership to Develop 10 Year Ogoki Forest Management Plan and Begin Talks with Ontario on an Interim Arrangement

THUNDER BAY, ON (September 6, 2017): Three months after calling for support for the interim management of the Ogoki Forest, officials from the Agoke Development Limited Partnership (ADLP) announced today that on June 26 they were notified along with their project partners that they were selected to develop the next 10-year Ogoki Forest Management Plan […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017252 Views

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Job seekers and students: Campbell River Forestry Employment Expo set for Sept. 29

Interested in a career in forestry? Mark your calendar for Sept. 29, when Campbell River will host its first Forestry Employment Expo. Sept. 24 to 30 is National Forestry Week, and the North Island Employment Foundations Society and the City of Campbell River Forestry Task Force are joining forces to highlight forestry careers and the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 2017195 Views

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New road access improvements to help grow Yukon’s natural resources sector

Whitehorse, Yukon September 2, 2017 Investments in modern transportation infrastructure are vital to the development of a thriving and sustainable economy in Yukon. These investments create middle class jobs and improve the quality of life for all residents. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Yukon, Sandy Silver, today announced over $360 million in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 2017154 Views

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Government of Canada Signals Action to Restore Rail Service to Churchill, Manitoba

From Natural Resources Canada September 1, 2017 Ottawa Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the important role this rail line plays in connecting communities in northern Manitoba. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, signalled the Government’s actions toward restoring rail service to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017217 Views

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