Nova Scotia’s Premier plans to be Canada’s first carbon-neutral province, cites changes to forest management as part of the process. In related news: Resolute commits to reduce GHG emissions by 30%; the proposed US GREEN Act will support bioenergy; and the Dutch Parliament disallows new subsidies for forest biomass-for-heat plants. Meanwhile: logging concerns from Peachland BC; Nova Scotia; Poland and Australia.
In Business news: a look ahead for BC’s forest industry by Jim Stirling (Logging & Sawmilling Journal); Stella-Jones reports strong Q4 results; crews douse fire at Carrier Lumber’s sawmill; Western Forest Products donates land for a community trail; and consumer confidence is up in Canada, as lumber prices continue to rise.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor