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BC First Nations Forestry Council’s CEO Departure Announcement

December 10, 2018 After over ten years of serving as CEO of the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC), Keith Atkinson has announced his departure from the position to start the next chapter of his career. During his exceptional service in the leadership role, Atkinson has managed to create and cultivate relationships based on mutual […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201832 Views

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BC Government: MOU with Korean architects will increase wood use

December 08, 2018 SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Senior forest sector representatives on the Forestry Asia Trade Mission took part in events that demonstrated British Columbia’s commitment to increasing wood construction in South Korea. On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, they witnessed the signing of a technical co-operation agreement between Canada Wood Korea and the Korean Institute […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201817 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forestry Sector in Yukon

December 7, 2018 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of jobs in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This is why the Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — and benefit from — natural […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201813 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Yukon Forestry Sector

December 7, 2018–Whitehorse, Yukon–Natural Resources Canada Transforming how we make and use energy presents tremendous economic opportunities for Canada and will result in investments, good jobs for Canadians and a cleaner planet for future generations. The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201835 Views

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Forestry institute forging gender equity plan – Northern Ontario Business

December 07, 2018 Thunder Bay researcher to sit on steering committee A new initiative by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) will look at ways to recruit, retain and advance women in the forestry sector. The institute announced on Nov. 30 it’s creating a national action plan to promote gender equity in the industry. According to 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201825 Views

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BC trade trip to Asia to boost lumber markets – Times Colonist

December 6, 2018 The B.C. forest minister’s trade mission to Asia has become something of an annual tradition that, this year, has an air to it of battling back against tough markets that have crimped the province’s exports of forest products. In past years, the event heralded B.C.’s breakthrough into the Chinese market, which rapidly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201820 Views

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The Government of Canada and Provinces and Territories agree to work together to create more jobs and protect our oceans and fisheries for future generations

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada December 5, 2018 St. John’s, Newfoundland – Bordered by three oceans, Canada is home to the longest coastline in the world. Our marine resources support hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs and rich ecosystems of abundant marine wildlife from coast to coast to coast. Today, federal, provincial and territorial […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201856 Views

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Media Advisory: MP Bagnell to Announce Funding for Forestry Projects in Yukon

From: Natural Resources Canada WHITEHORSE — Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry Bagnell, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding benefiting forestry projects in Whitehorse and Teslin, Yukon. A media availability will follow. Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. (PST) Location: NorthLight Innovation 2180, 2nd […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201835 Views

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New federal investment will help boost number of women in Canada’s forestry sector

From: Status of Women Canada News release Project will help women access good middle class jobs by creating more inclusive workplaces November 29, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Status of Women Canada The Government is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201841 Views

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B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission heads to Asia

Nov. 27, 2018 VICTORIA – More than 40 senior forest sector respresentatives are heading to Asia from Dec. 5 to 14, 2018, to grow markets for B.C. wood products. They will explore opportunities and strengthen relationships in China, Japan and South Korea — three of B.C.’s largest markets for wood products. “Our government is committed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201833 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector in Williams Lake

From: Natural Resources Canada November 27, 2018 – Williams Lake, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of jobs in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This is why our government is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201858 Views

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Premier Ball Welcomes Tacora Resources Inc. to Labrador West as it Restarts Scully Mine

November 27, 2018 Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Larry Lehtinen, Executive Chairman and CEO of Tacora Resources Inc. (Tacora), announced the restart of Scully Mine in Wabush. Also attending the event was the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources; the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201848 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grant supports Tsilhqot’in National Government

November 19, 2018 WILLIAMS LAKE – The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) will be able to achieve certification through the International Organization for Standardization (lSO 9001) quality-management system, thanks in part to a $281,107 grant from the Province. “The special circumstances provision of the Rural Dividend was specifically designed to assist communities undergoing economic hardship, such […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201824 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Diversification and Jobs in Quebec’s Forest Industry

November 13, 2018         Chapais, Quebec        Natural Resources Canada Wood innovation has the power to advance the development of Canada’s renewable resource economy and create good jobs while combating climate change. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $15-million investment to help Granule 777 Inc. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201826 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Lefebvre to Announce Funding for Forestry Project in Northern Quebec

From: Natural Resources Canada CHAPAIS — Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will visit Northern Quebec on November 12–13, 2018, to meet with forestry industry stakeholders and Indigenous leaders. During his visit, Parliamentary Secretary Lefebvre will make a forestry-related announcement in Chapais. A media availability will follow each event. Date and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201860 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Quebec’s Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada November 12, 2018 Waswanipi, Quebec Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of good jobs in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — and benefit from — […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201835 Views

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It Takes A Billboard to Raise Forestry Awareness

KENORA, ON, Nov. 9, 2018 – Today, government, private sector and not-for-profit stakeholders gathered in Northwestern Ontario to promote a recent billboard developed under the province-wide It Takes A Forest public awareness initiative. Greg Rickford, MPP Kenora-Rainy River, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, and Dave Canfield, Mayor of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201839 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Lefebvre to Announce Funding for Forestry Projects in Northern Quebec

From: Natural Resources Canada CHAPAIS — Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will visit Northern Quebec on November 12–13, 2018, to meet with forestry industry stakeholders and Indigenous leaders. During his visit, Parliamentary Secretary Lefebvre will make forestry-related announcements in Waswanipi and Chapais. A media availability will follow each event. Forestry […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201859 Views

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Canadian Museum of Nature announces winners of the 2018 Nature Inspiration Awards

Ottawa, November 7, 2018— An activist scientist combatting ocean plastics, a teenage researcher advocating against ocean acidification, an Inuit-owned publishing house, and an innovative organisation to safeguard migratory birds are among the recipients of the Canadian Museum of Nature’s 2018 Nature Inspiration Awards. They join other honorees announced this evening at a gala hosted by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201849 Views

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Government of Canada introduces legislation for responsible co-management of Arctic resources

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 8, 2018 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is taking action to protect Canada’s rich natural environment, respect the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples, and support a resilient Canadian natural resource sector, in order to help ensurea healthy […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201854 Views

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The future of forestry: Meet Chanda Hunnie – Canadian Forest Industries

Nov. 7, 2018 – For six years now, Canadian Forest Industries has showcased the achievements and potential of young forestry leaders in our Top 10 Under 40. In order to individually acknowledge and highlight the contributions of each winner, CFI will feature one of 2018’s winners every week for the next 10 weeks. This week, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201853 Views

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Canada Poised to Lead the Deployment of Next-Generation Nuclear Technology

From: Natural Resources Canada November 7, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that innovation in the nuclear sector plays a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering good, middle-class jobs as Canada moves toward a low-carbon future. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today welcomed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201834 Views

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Premier Ball Releases Mining the Future 2030 – A Plan for Growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Industry

November 2, 2018 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today released Mining the Future 2030. An initiative of The Way Forward, this industry development plan was created through collaboration with Mining Industry NL, with the goal of strategically positioning Newfoundland and Labrador as a globally competitive, top tier jurisdiction for mineral exploration […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201886 Views

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USMCA is Good for Canada and Good for Sudbury

From: Natural Resources Canada October 30, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada – Natural Resources Canada To promote the benefits and opportunities of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, visited Sudbury, Ontario, today where he delivered remarks at Science North. The Minister spoke about the importance of USMCA as an […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201848 Views

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Minister Sohi Announces Funding for Borden “Mine of the Future”

October 29, 2018 – Chapleau, Ontario – Natural Resources Canada Developing Canada’s natural resources in cleaner, more sustainable ways will create good, middle-class jobs, increase competitiveness and reduce pollution as we move to a low-carbon future. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, together with Parliamentary Secretary Paul Lefebvre, today announced that the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 29, 201850 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Ontario’s Forest Sector

October 29, 2018 – Chapleau, Ontario – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of good, middle-class jobs and income in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Our government is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — and benefit from — natural resource […]

by pmnationtalk on October 29, 201858 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to Visit Northern Ontario

OTTAWA — The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will visit northern Ontario on October 29–30, 2018, to meet with mining industry stakeholders and Indigenous leaders. On October 29, Minister Sohi will make a forestry announcement in Chapleau and a Clean Growth Program announcement, followed by a tour of Goldcorp’s Borden Gold Mine. A […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201844 Views

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Resolute Investing $40 Million in its Northwestern Ontario Operations and Spending an Additional $13.5 Million on Major Maintenance

MONTREAL, Oct. 25, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced $40 million in investments at its Northwestern Ontario operations, in addition to $13.5 million in major maintenance and the creation of 25 new jobs. The announcement was made at a press conference in Thunder Bay attended by Ontario Premier Doug […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201876 Views

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The Future of Forestry is Here – TimberWest

Oct 22, 2018 How technology is transforming BC’s forest industry video just released Byline: BC Forest Innovation Investment and TimberWest For forest companies, like TimberWest, the health of the trees and associated ecosystems are paramount. From seedling to maturity, the trees must be monitored and any problems addressed. The way in which this monitoring happens […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201845 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for projects to restore fish habitat and protect nature in British Columbia

October 19, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia Protecting the environment and growing the economy are priorities for the Government of Canada. By working with Canadian organizations, businesses, and Indigenous Peoples across the country to protect nature and its wildlife, the Government is ensuring that our kids and grandkids can have a healthier and more prosperous […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201870 Views

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BC Government: Public asked for feedback on proposed Kluskus connector

October 18, 2018 QUESNEL – The public is invited to comment on a new road proposal that would provide an emergency exit route to Highway 16 for residents of the Lhoosk’uz Dene (Kluskus) Nation reserve and people in the surrounding areas. The road would begin at approximately 53.25 kilometres along the Coglistiko (4000) Forest Service […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201851 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in British Columbia’s Forest Sector

October 18, 2018 – Terrace, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to play a key role in our economy and our efforts to address climate change. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources (NRCan), today announced over $669,000 in funding for two forestry projects for Kitselas First Nation to position […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201850 Views

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Canada Invests in Bioheat Conversion Technology for Indigenous Peoples

From: Natural Resources Canada October 17, 2018 – Kitimat, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is committed to pursuing investments that use our resources — Canada’s natural advantage — to enhance economic competitiveness while protecting our environment. This includes investments in emerging technologies that tap into the vast potential of forest-based […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201866 Views

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Saulteau First Nations receive minister’s award

October 14, 2018 MOBERLY LAKE – Saulteau First Nations are being recognized by the Province through the Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the North. “Saulteau First Nations have clearly shown innovation and strong, sound forest management,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Their […]

by pmnationtalk on October 15, 201897 Views

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Catalyst Paper purchase secures 1,500 local forestry jobs

Oct. 9, 2018 VICTORIA – The jobs and livelihoods of 1,500 British Columbia forestry workers are being secured by Paper Excellence Canada’s (PEC) acquisition of Catalyst Paper’s facilities in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River. The purchase by PEC – which is subject to regulatory review and final approvals – comes after months of joint […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201887 Views

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Canada Announces Next Steps on Future Arctic Oil and Gas Development

October 4, 2018, Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to working and consulting with territorial governments, industry, and Indigenous governments and communities in the North on future decisions on offshore oil and gas development. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, and the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201860 Views

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Government Announces Part II of Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

October 3, 2018       Ottawa, Canada        Natural Resources Canada There is no relationship more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples. We are committed to meaningful consultations and after carefully reviewing the Federal Court of Appeal’s judgement the Government has decided to move forward by engaging in a specific and focused […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201893 Views

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Province seeks to advance pro-business forestry agenda – Northern Ontario Business

Forest industry needs less regulation, more room to grow, says Kenora mayor Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield is greatly encouraged that there’s an attentive ear on forestry industry issues at Queen’s Park. The Ford government’s plan to reach out to industry stakeholders and mill towns this fall to solicit their feedback in laying the groundwork of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201861 Views

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Ontario Takes First Step Towards Provincial Forestry Strategy

Province Will Listen to People of Ontario on How to Attract Investment, Create Jobs in Forestry Sector September 27, 2018 Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Starting in November, Ontario’s Government for the People will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help the province lay out a strategy for promoting economic growth within the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201849 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi on the Government of Canada’s Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

From: Natural Resources Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia – September 21, 2018 The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, today issued the following statement on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project: “The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project (TMX) is an investment in Canada’s future. “The Government remains committed to a clear and reliable path forward […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201878 Views

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Tree Canada to host recognition event for residents who received 2018 community grants

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 17, 2018) – On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Tree Canada and CN will host a recognition event for residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo who received community grants through the #OperationReLeaf – Fort McMurray program this summer. The #OperationReLeaf – Fort McMurray program is a multi-year effort to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201883 Views

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Wet weather means all types of burning, forest use, OK in two B.C. fire centres – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia’s six fire centres for the first time since early summer. The Ministry of Forests says open burning prohibitions will be rescinded Wednesday in the Coastal and Kamloops fire centres. Campfires, open fires […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201872 Views

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K’ó moks and Qualicum First Nations will pilot SFI Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities

Sep 17, 2018 Comox, BC: K’ómoks First Nation, in partnership with Qualicum First Nation, welcomed TimberWest, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) to the K’ómoks First Nation Band Office to announce that they will pilot the SFI Small-Scale Forest Management Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities. This […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 2018144 Views

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Government Supports Economic Growth for Indigenous Communities Through the Softwood Lumber Action Plan

From: Natural Resources Canada September 13, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Natural Resources Canada Our government is strengthening and supporting Indigenous jobs in Canada’s forestry sector. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced $400,000 for the Meadow Lake Tribal Council to sustain over 400 jobs near its NorSask Forest Products facility […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2018102 Views

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Pacheedaht First Nation timber deal first of its kind – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Pacheedaht First Nation and surroundiong communities will benefit Sep. 13, 2018 People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government. The agreement with BC Timber Sales is the first of its kind. One of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201887 Views

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YT Government: Minister Pillai attends Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ meeting in Halifax

Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Ranj Pillai met with provincial and territorial ministers at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers this week in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Ministers discussed several priorities relevant to Yukoners, including promoting competitiveness and innovation in Canada’s forest bio-economy, support for Indigenous partnerships in the forest industry […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201869 Views

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Pacheedaht and Cowichan Lake to benefit from unique community forest agreement

Sep 08, 2018 DUNCAN – People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government. “This is the latest stride that our nation has taken towards creating our own economic destiny, including a new […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201874 Views

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Government Supports Economic Growth for Indigenous Communities Through Softwood Lumber Action Plan

September 7, 2018 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Natural Resources Canada As Canada leads the way in sustainable growth, our government is supporting Indigenous-led economic growth in Canada’s forest sector. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced $873,600 for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq and Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2018113 Views

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Canadian Forest Ministers Conference Concludes

Sep 07, 2018 Forest ministers from across the country concluded discussions and renewed their vision for Canada’s forests at their annual meeting today, Sept. 7, in Halifax. This year’s Canadian Council of Forest Ministers conference focused on increasing diversity in the forest sector, supporting Indigenous partnerships, and enhancing competitiveness and innovation in Canada’s forest economy […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201878 Views

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News Release – Renewing the Vision for Canada’s Forests – Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM)

HALIFAX, NS – September 7, 2018 – Federal, provincial, and territorial Forest Ministers concluded the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) in Halifax today, and announced their commitment to renewing the CCFM’s Vision for Canada’s Forests. Renewing this Vision will ensure that Canada’s forests and forest sector continue to provide diverse […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201887 Views

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