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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, 201719 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, 20178 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, 201728 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, 201732 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, 201735 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, 201743 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, 201724 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, 201733 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, 201742 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, 201735 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, 201737 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, 201740 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, 201740 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, 201741 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, 201756 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, 201743 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, 201738 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, 2017131 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, 2017166 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, 2017131 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, 201787 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, 201766 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, 2017313 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, 201791 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, 2017162 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, 2017136 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, 2017196 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, 2017119 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, 201798 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, 2017145 Views

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BR NS Forestry Review – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 31, 2017  HALIFAX – Critics of clear cutting are welcoming a forestry review that will examine the controversial practice in Nova Scotia. University of King’s College president William Lahey confirms he’s been given a broad mandate and will examine clear cutting among other issues. The practice drew public attention […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2017107 Views

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Review of Nova Scotia Forest Practices

August 30, 2017 Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller announced today, Aug. 30, the project leader for an independent review of forest practices in Nova Scotia is beginning. University of King’s College president William Lahey will review forest practices and evaluate market access for private forest owners. Prof. Lahey is an associate professor at Dalhousie’s Schulich […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2017193 Views

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AIAI: CORDA Is now accepting applications for 2018 – 2019

THE CANADA ONTARIO RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT! (CORDA) Is now accepting applications for 2018 – 2019 FUNDING FOR YOUR PROJECT! The Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement is an agreement between Canada, Ontario, and First Nations’ members in Ontario.  The agreement promotes resource and economic development initiatives of First Nations members by providing financial assistance to develop […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2017163 Views

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New allowable annual cut set for Cranbrook Timber Supply Area

August 24, 2017 VICTORIA – Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut for the Cranbrook Timber Supply Area (TSA) is set at 808,000 cubic metres, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today. The new cut level is a 10.6% decrease from the current allowable annual cut of 904,000 cubic metres set in 2008. Several factors have contributed […]

by pmnationtalk on August 25, 2017137 Views

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Scouts Plant 750 Trees In Fort McMurray To Reforest Local Park Destroyed By The Wildfire

OTTAWA, Aug. 22, 2017  – A year after the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Scouts Canada youth, Scouters (adult volunteers) and their families will be planting 750 trees in the city’s J. Howard Pew Memorial Park on August 26, 2017, to help reforest the area. “This project was inspired by a group of St. Albert Scouts who are excited about being […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201796 Views

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New SFI Board Members Come Together To Enhance Community, Brand Owner And Youth Engagement

August 21, 2017 OTTAWA, ON and WASHINGTON, DC — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) welcomed two new officers and one new member to its Board of Directors: Mark Rodgers as Board Chair, Guy Gleysteen as Vice Chair, and Laura Downey as a new member in the social chamber. These new members will play a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017135 Views

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Energy and Mines Ministers Agree to Collaborate on Clean Growth, the Development of Natural Resources and Competitiveness

August 15, 2017 – St. Andrews, New Brunswick Advancing environmental stewardship and economic prosperity was front and centre as discussions focused on clean growth at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference (EMMC) in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, from August 13 to 15, 2017. A low-carbon economy will help advance Canada’s efforts to create the best […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017232 Views

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Speech: The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, delivers a keynote address at the annual Energy and Mines Ministerial Conference on August 14, 2017.

From Natural Resources Canada Check against delivery Thank you Jean and good evening everyone. We are here in the most beautiful of natural environments to talk about Canada’s future. That future is suddenly within our reach —built on engaging with Indigenous peoples; earning the trust of Canadians; and ensuring that Canada is a global leader […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017215 Views

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New allowable annual cut level set for portion of Pacific TSA

August 10, 2017 VICTORIA – Effective immediately, the allowable annual cut for the portion of the Pacific Timber Supply Area (TSA) outside of the Great Bear Rainforest is 803,300 cubic metres, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today. It is the first allowable annual cut determination by the chief forester for this portion of the Pacific […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017218 Views

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Board to audit forestry operations of Gwa’Nak Resources Ltd.

August 8, 2017 VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Gwa’Nak Resources Ltd. on forest licences A93095, A93096 and A75918, north of Port Hardy along the Belize Inlet, during the week of Aug. 14, 2017. Auditors will examine whether harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning, carried out between […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017110 Views

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Sustainable Forestry Initiative Opens Request For Proposals: Seeks New Partners For Conservation And Community Projects In The U.S. And Canada

August 08, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC and OTTAWA, ON -­ The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) announced today the opening of its annual request for proposals (RFP) for the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The grants program supports SFI’s work to promote sustainable forest management through partnerships with conservation groups that are contributing to the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017253 Views

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Western Forest Products Indefinitely Curtails Somass Sawmill

July 27, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) (“Western” or the “Company”) today announced the indefinite curtailment of its Somass Sawmill, located in Port Alberni, B.C. The Somass Sawmill has been temporarily curtailed since February 2017, prior to which it operated on a single shift basis. Western intends to offer […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017124 Views

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North Bay Conservation Officer Recognized for Excellence

July 18, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Tim Rochette, a provincial investigator with the Special Investigations Services Unit, has been named the Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year for 2017. Rochette has demonstrated his strong commitment to protecting natural resources, ensuring public safety, and mentoring fellow officers through his years of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017107 Views

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Project Learning Tree And Sustainable Forestry Initiative Join Forces To Expand Youth Environmental Education Programs

July 18, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced today that SFI has become the new home of Project Learning Tree (PLT). PLT is an award-winning environmental education program that uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase youth understanding of the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017227 Views

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BCFPB: Audits postponed due to B.C. forest fire situation

July 10, 2017 VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board has postponed its audits planned for the southern and central Interior of British Columbia, due to the current forest fire situation. An audit of forest licence A18700 near Lillooet was scheduled to start today, but will not proceed at this time. Another audit in the Quesnel […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201776 Views

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FSC Canada’s Annual General Meeting was a success

July 12, 2017 Annual General Meeting FSC Canada’s President, Francois Dufresne, delivered his highlights and successes from 2016 and talked about the future of FSC in Canada, noting that FSC-certified forests in Canada grew by 2.3 million hectares. His report also focused on expansion and collaboration to support the growth of FSC Canada so it […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201757 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Forest Product Innovation in Ontario

July 11, 2017       Newmarket, Ontario    Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector is leading the way in innovation and clean technology, while supporting environmental sustainability and combating climate change. Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today visited Natures Affinity’s production […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201797 Views

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FSC: Forest Management Audit – Tembec Inc.

July 08, 2017 Tembec Inc. has retained SGS to conduct the annual Surveillance Audit for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certification of the Martel Forest, based in Tembec’s offices located in Chapleau, ON. This surveillance audit will be conducted between August 15th and 17th, 2017. You have been identified as a key stakeholder for this […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 201789 Views

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FNWARM: Natural Resources Canada – Discussion Paper Released on Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes

Our government has committed to reviewing and modernizing environmental assessment and regulatory processes. Our goal is to protect the environment and introduce modern safeguards, support reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and ensure good projects go ahead and resources get to market sustainably. Consultation is at the core of these reviews and a way forward in rebuilding public […]

by pmnationtalk on July 5, 2017128 Views

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Annual General Meeting of FSC Canada Builds Consensus to Raise Forest Sustainability to a New Level

Leading forest certification organization finalizing new standard to ensure Canada’s forests meet responsible forestry of the 21st century MONTREAL, June 28, 2017 – The annual general meeting of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® ) Canada, is being held in Montreal June 28-29 to finalize its new forest management standard to ensure Canada’s forests meet all […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2017114 Views

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