Paper Excellence and Nova Scotia reach a settlement

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 24, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Nova Scotia settled with Northern Pulp’s owner—the Pictou mill will not reopen but a new facility will be explored. In related news: BC looks to diversify its economy amid shutdowns; and no progress is reported on rail negotiations as strike is unlikely before mid-July. Meanwhile: Canadian Wood partners with Furniture Designers; the Softwood Lumber Board celebrates code change wins; and Auburn University highlights mass timber innovations.

In Forestry/Wildfire: Oregon invests $14 million to reduce wildfire risk; Idaho researchers to investigate impact of drought; BC is equipped with new tech for wildfire fight; Alberta urges caution as 75% of wildfires are human caused; BC First Nation rehabilitates wildfire impacted land; spruce budworm infestations are brewing in Ontario; and ENGOs say BC missed the mark on old-growth update.

Finally, wrapping up Forest Safety Awareness Week are three stories by the BC Forest Safety Council:

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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