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J.D. Irving launches lawsuit against New Brunswick woodlot owner groups
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.
Potential new bylaw restricting indoor wood burning angers firewood industry
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.
U.S. Lumber Coalition files petition in ongoing softwood lumber dispute
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.
Understanding the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute
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?
Three companies charged after investigation of clearcutting in Long Lake Provincial Park
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.
Point Tupper biomass plant no longer required to run 24/7
The province has recently amended the renewable electricity regulations so that NSPI's biomass plant no longer has to operate around the clock.
NS government accepts forest lands in exchange for debt owed by western NS lumber company
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.
Quebec company files for compensation under NAFTA for business lost due to government subsidies to Port Hawkesbury mill
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.
United States upholds tariffs imposed on Canadian mills
The US Deptartment of Commerce has decided to uphold the tariffs imposed on paper products from major mills in the Maritimes.
Rate of net global deforestation drops by half as wood demand continues to grow
Since 1990, the rate of net global deforestation has declined by half. During the same time, wood use has continued to grow as global populations expand, showing that sustainable forest management is a valid and successful option for forest owners.