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J.D. Irving launches lawsuit against New Brunswick woodlot owner groups

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 3 March 2017

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J.D. Irving is challenging a contract made between the SNB Forest Products Marketing Board and the SNB Wood Cooperative which states that wood from private woodlots in southern NB can only be sold to the marketing board (rather than directly to wood purchasers), meaning that wood purchasers can only buy from the board.

Read more:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/j-d-irving-woodlot-lawsuit-trial-1.3992584

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/j-d-irving-launches-suit-against-woodlot-groups-1.3962317

Potential new bylaw restricting indoor wood burning angers firewood industry

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 10 February 2017

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Potential restrictions to wood burning fireplaces in Halifax Regional Municipality have angered firewood supplies and buyers alike. The municiapality is looking at these changes because of a petition requesting that there be a nuisance smoke bylaw to reduce the possible health impacts from indoor burning appliances.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-region-indoor-wood-burning-devices-firewood-industry-1.3974452

U.S. Lumber Coalition files petition in ongoing softwood lumber dispute

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 28 November 2016

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The U.S. Lumber Coalition filed a petition on Friday for the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose duties on softwood lumber shipments from Canada. Conform Ltd, a private woodlot management company in Nova Scotia, has expressed concern about what the economic impact of new tariffs would be on Nova Scotia.

Read more:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/us-lumber-group-files-petition-against-canadian-softwood-producers/article33052480/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-woodlots-softwood-lumber-dispute-1.3869515

Understanding the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 17 November 2016

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The softwood lumber trade agreement between Canada and the United States has expired and we will soon launch into the next softwood lumber dispute. There are two options to settle the dispute: quotas or taxes. What are the implications of each?

Read more ... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/two-ways-to-settle-the-latest-canada-us-softwood-lumber-dispute/article32723282/

Medway Community Forest Coop creates sustainable firewood business to help supply local communities

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 28 July 2016

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The Medway Community Forest Coop has created a sustainable firewood business on former Bowater Mersey woodland.

Read more ... http://www.theadvance.ca/news/local/2016/7/27/old-bowater-mersey-forests-used-to-create-sustainable-firewood-c.html

Port Hawkesbury Paper to lay off over half of their employees for a week

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 20 June 2016

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Due to poor market conditions, the Point Tupper mill will be laying off over half of their employees for one week.

Read more ... http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2016-06-17/article-4563276/More-than-half-of-employees-at-Cape-Breton-paper-mill-to-be-laid-off-for-one-week/1

Three companies charged after investigation of clearcutting in Long Lake Provincial Park

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 17 May 2016

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Charges have been laid against Dexter Construction Company Ltd., Resourcetec Inc. and Scott and Stewart Forestry Consultants Ltd. for violating the Crown Lands Act by cutting and damaging timber on Crown lands without permission.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1364932-dexter-construction-two-other-companies-charged-in-long-lake-tree-cutting-investi

Point Tupper biomass plant no longer required to run 24/7

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 18 April 2016

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The province has recently amended the renewable electricity regulations so that NSPI's biomass plant no longer has to operate around the clock.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/biomass-nova-scotia-power-nsp-electricity-rates-wood-1.3527202

NS government accepts forest lands in exchange for debt owed by western NS lumber company

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 4 April 2016

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The NS government has accepted 3242 hectares of forest land in western Nova Scotia as debt payment from Freeman and Son, a Queens Co. sawmiller. The lands have been valued at approximately $3.6 million.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1352950-n.s.-accepts-forestry-land-as-debt-payment-from-lumber-company

Quebec company files for compensation under NAFTA for business lost due to government subsidies to Port Hawkesbury mill

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 13 January 2016

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. is taking action against the federal and provincial government through NAFTA. The company claims that government subsidies to the Point Tupper mill resulted in the closing of their Laurentide mill in Quebec.

Read more:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/resolute-sues-over-porthawkesbury-1.3385420

http://www.theprovince.com/business/resolute+seeks+70mplus+damages+over+revival+port+ hawkesbury/11622554/story.html

http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1330008-brighton-the-high-price-of-government-support

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