Heat wave builds over US and Canadian midwest, northeast

The Tree Frog Forestry News
June 18, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

The pending heat wave hitting Canada and the US northeast is called a public health threat and an economic blow. As the heat wave approaches: wildfires grow in Atlantic Canada; 7,000 are evacuated in New Mexico; high winds impact the Los Angeles wildfire; and a new call for the US Federal Emergency Management Agency to include wildfire smoke as major disaster. Meanwhile: Donald White wins WPAC’s Safety Hero award, and Ontario has a new Associate Minister of Forests.

In Business news: the US Lacey Act leaves wood importers exposed; Paper Excellence complies with Canada’s international fight against child labour; Williams Lake council focuses on the future of Atlantic Power; California debates adding new biomass facilities; and Maine prepares for a future without its iconic pines.

Finally, a survey on BC’s Value-added Accelerators and an interview Rachel Pollard—Executive Director, Forest Sector Transformation.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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