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Woodfibre LNG invests millions in Squamish community and businesses: update to District

November 14, 2019 VANCOUVER – Woodfibre LNG provided an update to District of Squamish Council yesterday, highlighting the Company’s community investment and significant progress towards the overall remediation of the Woodfibre site. “Since 2013, we have contributed over $3 million to the Squamish community in taxes and contributions, approximately $10 million in contracts to Squamish […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201918 Views

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Government of BC: Over $27 million to help more wood fibre use

PRINCE GEORGE – More than $27 million in project grants that will help create jobs throughout British Columbia will also help increase the use of wood fibre that otherwise would have been burned as slash. This was done by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC), which distributes the grants, in partnership with the B.C. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201918 Views

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Local economy the focus of Quesnel timber sharing

Nov. 13, 2019 QUESNEL – Local and Indigenous governments and local forestry stakeholders will benefit from increased participation opportunities in the forest sector under the new sharing agreement, called apportionment, for the Quesnel Timber Supply Area. “Today’s announcement gives communities and Indigenous Nations in the area a greater voice in local forest sector management, so […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201926 Views

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Tolko permanently closes Kelowna operation

Vernon, B.C. — Following a thorough examination of all contributing factors including log costs, market conditions, and cumulative policy burden, Tolko will permanently close its Kelowna division on January 8, 2020. This announcement today will allow employees at the mill to move forward with their lives in certainty. “At this time, our thoughts are with […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201914 Views

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Building the Forest Sector’s Talent Pipeline: Job-Matching Tool Will Help Connect Workers With Foresty Job Opportunities

Canada’s forest sector is building a talent pipeline to fill an array of good-paying jobs in engineering, skilled trades, mill and woodlands operations, and administration. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is launching a campaign to raise awareness around job opportunities in Canada’s forest sector. The The Greenest Workforce initiative builds on earlier joint efforts, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201949 Views

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Parliamentary secretary’s statement on purchase of Conifex Timber by Hampton Lumber

Nov. 2, 2019 VICTORIA – Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has released the following statement about the purchase of Conifex Timber by Hampton Lumber: “The completed purchase on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, of Conifex Timber’s forest licence and sawmill in Fort St. James to Hampton Lumber exemplifies our government’s approach […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201928 Views

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Conifex Announces Closing of Sale of Fort St. James Sawmill

November 1, 2019, Vancouver, BC – Conifex Timber Inc. (“Conifex”) (TSX: CFF) announced today that it has closed its previously announced transaction with Hampton Lumber for the sale of its Fort St. James sawmill and associated forest license. The consideration for the transaction, following certain customary adjustments, was approximately $38.6 million. For further information, please […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201935 Views

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BC Government: Tree Farm Licence 61 allowable annual cut increased

Oct. 31, 2019 SOOKE – The new allowable annual cut (AAC) for Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 61 near Sooke is 121,000 cubic metres, announced Shane Berg, deputy chief forester. This new AAC is an 11.5% increase from the previous AAC of 108,500 cubic metres set in 2010. The increased AAC for TFL 61 is the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201956 Views

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Province responded to almost all Abbott-Chapman recommendations

Oct. 31, 2019 VICTORIA – The B.C. government has addressed almost 92% of the recommendations in the Abbott-Chapman report that looked into the devastating 2017 wildfire and flood seasons in British Columbia. “We were all aware of the risk of catastrophic wildfires leading up to 2017, but at that time, not enough work was done […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201930 Views

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Media Advisory – 2019 National Coalition of Chiefs Energy and Natural Resource Summit

CALGARY, Oct. 30, 2019 – More than 70 Chiefs from across Canada who are in favour of energy and natural resource development are planning to attend the 2019 National Coalition of Chiefs Energy and Natural Resource Summit, along with several hundred representatives from Canada’s natural resource industry. Speakers include Haida Hereditary Chief Roy Jones Jr., […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201967 Views

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Conifex and Hampton Announce BC Government Approval of Fort St. James Sawmill Sale

October 28 , 2019, Vancouver, BC – Conifex Timber Inc. (“Conifex”) (TSX: CFF) and Hampton Lumber announced today that the Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development has approved the sale of Conifex’s Fort St. James sawmill and associated forest license to Hampton Lumber. Ken Shields, Conifex’s Chair and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201930 Views

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Government takes next step in old-growth protection

Oct. 23, 2019 VICTORIA – As part of government’s new approach to managing old growth in British Columbia, a two-person, independent panel is engaging British Columbians to get input and hear perspectives on managing the province’s old-growth forests for ecological, economic and cultural values. On July 17, 2019, government appointed panel members Garry Merkel and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201926 Views

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AIAI: CORDA Applications now Available

I am pleased to announce the call for funding applications to the Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) program for 2020-2021. CORDA supports a variety of natural resource management projects such as fishing, forestry, trapping, resource based tourism, and traditional harvesting.   The attached application package includes information about the program, application form, examples of past […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201949 Views

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Annual Aerial Rabies Bait Drop

Province Committed to Eliminating the Threat of Rabies in Ontario’s Wildlife September 27, 2019 The Government of Ontario continues its efforts to keep Ontarians safe from rabies in the province with its annual aerial bait drop. From August to October, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will distribute rabies vaccine baits for wildlife by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201979 Views

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BC Timber Sales celebrates National Forest Week

Sept. 24, 2019 VICTORIA – BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a supporter of National Forest Week, Sept. 22 to 28, 2019. This year’s theme, Canada’s Forests: Diverse Outdoor Classrooms, highlights the endless learning opportunities that Canada’s forests provide. Getting outdoors to learn and explore benefits individual health and expands collective forest education, improving the well-being […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201941 Views

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Minister’s statement on National Forest Week

September 23, 2019 VICTORIA – Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has released the following statement in recognition of National Forest Week, Sept. 22 to 28, 2019: “National Forest Week is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of Canada’s forests. Here in British Columbia, our forests have always […]

by pnationtalk on September 23, 201933 Views

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First Nation says restarting Fort Frances mill could damage other operators – Tbnewswatch.com

Rainy River First Nation is cautioning the MNRF against ‘disrupting’ wood supplies. FORT FRANCES, Ont. — A crack has developed in the efforts of the Town of Fort Frances to present a united front as it tries to save the former Resolute paper mill. A letter from Rainy River First Nations to the Ministry of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201935 Views

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Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry – CanadianManufacturing.com

The Business Council of B.C. just trimmed its 2019 economic forecast in part because of the forestry downturn, from 2.2 to 2% growth VANCOUVER—High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia’s forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2019129 Views

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Protecting indigenous rights will safeguard future of Amazon forest, advise Colombian tribal leaders – National Post

‘Indigenous people are a portal of knowledge, which has sustained us for millennia and allowed the Amazon to survive’ LETICIA, Colombia, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Sitting in a circle in a wooden shack on the outskirts of Leticia, the capital of Colombia’s Amazonas province, indigenous leaders savoured powdered coca leaves and tobacco paste […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201997 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Quebec’s Energy Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada August 30, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada The best solutions for combating climate change in rural and remote Indigenous communities come from the people who live there. This is why the Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in and benefit from natural resource […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201952 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Moose Licences available for Beneficiaries

The Nunatsiavut Government has 29 moose licences available to be drawn and harvested by Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement for the 2019-2020 hunting season. The 2019-2020 Beneficiary moose licences will be distributed as follows: Nain Hopedale Postville Makkovik Rigolet Upper Lake Melville 6 licences 6 licences 3 licences 5 licences 5 licences […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201945 Views

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Federal government announces new Canada Energy Regulator appointments- JWN

Aug. 29, 2019 Cassie Doyle, a former deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada and a former Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) board member, will chair the board of directors of the new Canada Energy Regulator (CER). The vice-chair is George Vegh, head of McCarthy Tétrault’s national energy regulatory practice and leader of its Toronto energy regulation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201950 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Appointments to the New Canada Energy Regulator

From: Natural Resources Canada August 28, 2019                                    Ottawa                         Natural Resources Canada The Canadian Energy Regulator Act today came into force and the National Energy Board has been replaced with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), fulfilling the government’s commitment to build a modern energy regulator to help oversee a strong, safe and sustainable Canadian energy […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201971 Views

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Canada Supporting Clean Energy for Remote B.C. Indigenous Community

From: Natural Resources Canada August 26, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada Canada is home to several hundred rural and remote Indigenous communities. As Canada builds a cleaner energy future, it supports communities across the country looking to reduce their reliance on diesel and move toward renewable energy sources. Working together, we can cut pollution, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201969 Views

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Wind Energy Moves Destruction Bay Toward a Renewable Future

From: Natural Resources Canada August 24, 2019 Destruction Bay, Yukon Natural Resources Canada The best solutions for combating climate change in rural and remote Indigenous communities come from the people who live there. That is why Canada is enabling these communities to use less diesel fuel and more renewable energy — driving economic prosperity while […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201962 Views

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Board to audit forest licence near Vanderhoof

VANDERHOOF – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Saik’uz First Nation on non-replaceable forest licence A91154 in the Stuart Nechako Natural Resource District during the week of Aug. 19, 2019. Auditors will examine whether harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out by Saik’uz First Nation between Aug. 1, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201952 Views

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Canada Helps Reduce Diesel Reliance in Indigenous Communities in Northern Quebec

From: Natural Resources Canada August 15, 2019 Montreal, Quebec Natural Resources Canada To combat climate change, Canada needs new and innovative approaches to electricity distribution. That is why the Government of Canada is funding a clean power infrastructure project in Northern Quebec that will help lower carbon pollution in off-grid communities reliant on diesel fuel. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201952 Views

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Saskatchewan Hosts Canada’s Forest Ministers

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial forest ministers gathered this week at Elk Ridge, in the heart of Saskatchewan’s boreal forest, for their annual meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s forest sector. The August 12-14 meeting was hosted by Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan, current Chair of Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM). “The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201964 Views

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Media advisory: MP Miller to Announce Smart Grid Investment for Indigenous Communities in Northern Quebec

From: Natural Resources Canada OTTAWA — Marc Miller, Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding for a smart grid project, in Montreal, Quebec. A media availability will follow. Date:              […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201972 Views

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Canada Strengthens Indigenous Innovation in Saskatchewan’s Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada August 14, 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important source of employment across the country, including in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with tools to build greener businesses and promote […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201972 Views

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Forum on Forests – Forestry – The Force Driving a Successful Relationship

WASKESIU LAKE, SK, Aug. 13, 2019  – Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Pierre Dufour, and Secretary of the Cree Nation Government, Paul John Murdoch, both in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan, for the Forum on Forests, shared that forestry has become the cornerstone of the positive relationship forged between their two governments. In a joint presentation, […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201957 Views

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Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Manitoba’s Forest Sector

August 12, 2019        Birch River, Manitoba                Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to play a key role in our economy and our efforts to address climate change. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with tools to build greener businesses and promote economic stability in the forest […]

by pnationtalk on August 12, 201962 Views

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Feds to fund Manitoba First Nation’s forestry operation – Canadian Forest Industrie

August 12, 2019 The Canadian government today announced a $50,500 investment in the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, a Swampy Cree First Nations band government whose reserve community is located in northeast Birch River, Man. The money will help the First Nation launch a feasibility study and a business plan for a logging operation and forest […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201935 Views

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Solar Energy Moves Indigenous Communities Toward a Renewable Future

August 8, 2019             Fort Chipewyan, Alberta              Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is investing in renewable energy to invigorate local economies, create jobs and reduce emissions for a low-carbon future. The adoption of renewable energy technologies is also helping rural and remote communities […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201976 Views

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Government of Canada supports new business opportunities in northern Saskatchewan’s forestry sector

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada July 24, 2019 – Air Ronge, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the creation of new community-led business opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and northerners. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201993 Views

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Energy and Mines Ministers Agree to Drive Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability in Natural Resource Industries

July 17, 2019 — Cranbrook, British Columbia Canada’s energy and mines ministers concluded their annual conference with a shared vision aimed at leveraging Canada’s natural resource advantage to attract investment and create jobs for Canadians, develop new natural resource products, and expand global market access. To that end, Ministers acknowledged the need for jurisdictions to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201993 Views

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BC government seeks advice on reviving Interior forest industry – Westerly News

Public website opens as meetings start with community leaders Jul. 18, 2019 Closed-door meetings with forests ministry staff and community and first nations leaders began Thursday in Williams Lake, as the B.C. government’s ambitious plan to remake the struggling Interior forest industry picks up speed. The B.C. industry has been rocked by sawmill closures as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201962 Views

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Public feedback invited on new approach to Interior forest sector

July 18, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – The provincial government is accepting public input in shaping an Interior forest sector that will innovate, create jobs and support communities for generations to come. “The previous government failed to help the forest sector when it had a chance, eroding the public’s trust in B.C.’s forest sector operations and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2019102 Views

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Government takes action on old growth, protects 54 groves with iconic trees

July 17, 2019 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is protecting some of the province’s largest trees as the first step in a new approach to old-growth management. “This province is fortunate to have trees that have been standing in place for hundreds of years – some for more than a thousand,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201961 Views

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Fort Nelson poised for benefits from B.C.’s largest community forest

July 16, 2019 FORT NELSON – Residents and area communities that have long fought to revive Fort Nelson’s forest sector are starting to realize the benefit of their efforts with the approval of the Fort Nelson Community Forest Agreement, in partnership with the British Columbia government. Community forests are long-term, area-based tenures designed to encourage […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201946 Views

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New cut level set for Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area

July 16, 2019 VICTORIA – Effective July 16, 2019, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area (TSA) is 2,582,350 cubic metres, announced Shane Berg, deputy chief forester. The new AAC is a 59% increase from the previous allowable annual cut of 1,625,000 cubic metres set in 2006 and includes […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201940 Views

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Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Northern Quebec’s Forest Sector

July 15, 2019               Oujé-Bougoumou, 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 in Quebec. The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201996 Views

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First Nations, environmentalists, mill workers push province to overhaul forestry rules – CBC

Monday is last day to provide input on changes coming to Forest and Range Practices Act Jul 15, 2019 The province is taking the next step in overhauling an act that manages B.C.’s trees, wildlife, helps slow climate change, and supports reconciliation with First Nations. Perhaps you’ve never heard of the Forest and Range Practices […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201960 Views

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Canada Invests in Canadian Indigenous Clean Technology

July 15, 2019                   Peterborough, Ontario              Natural Resources Canada When we invest in Canadian ideas, our economy grows and our communities flourish. That is why the Government of Canada is funding the development of innovative new products and processes in our natural […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201960 Views

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Supporting the next generation of middle-class workers in the green sector

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Modernized Strategy will serve young Canadians facing barriers to employment July 12, 2019 Thunder Bay, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada By helping young Canadians gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at success, we are helping to ensure Canada’s continued prosperity by investing in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2019101 Views

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Media advisory: Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada OTTAWA — The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will make an announcement at Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation for a sustainable forestry project that will create jobs, boost the local economy and help conserve Canadian forests. A media […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201981 Views

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NS Government: Bridging the Divide in Forestry, Op-ed

July 3, 2019 NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. Forestry has been part of the foundation of our economy for many decades and has experienced significant changes over time. It is time for this industry to change once again. A cultural shift is underway that will transform how […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201989 Views

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Mushroom harvesting to be monitored in wildfire areas

June 27, 2019 FRASER LAKE – As part of wildfire recovery efforts following the 2018 Shovel Lake and Island Lake wildfires, the Province is working with local First Nations to protect and restore burnt areas and support the First Nations, as they monitor the season’s mushroom harvest. With an anticipated influx of individual mushroom harvesters […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201976 Views

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New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

DRYDEN, ON, June 26, 2019  – The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness initiative was unveiled today in Northwestern Ontario. Representatives from local sponsors including the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee (CCSIC), Domtar Inc., Resolute Forest Products, and Dryden Forest Management Company Ltd. joined Scott Jackson, Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2019151 Views

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BC First Nations Forest Strategy Launched at First Annual BC First Nations Forestry Council Conference in Kelowna

SYILX UNCEDED TERRITORIES and KELOWNA, BC, June 25, 2019  – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) held the first annual BC First Nations Forestry Council Forestry Conference this week at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna within the unceded territory of the Syilx Peoples. 103 First Nations participants registered and attended the three-day event from June 19-21, 2019. […]

by pnationtalk on June 26, 2019154 Views

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