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Congratulations to Maja Krzic for being awarded the Award for Excellence in Open Education

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-09-28 18:55
Congratulations to Maja Krzic on being the 8th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education. Dr. Maja Krzic’s leadership has been instrumental in transforming provincial, national, and international post-secondary soil science education by establishing the Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources (VSSLR) group with 30 Canadian soil scientists, media developers, students, and educators focused on developing […]
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CPAWS Board Appoints Iris Almeida-Côté as new CEO

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-09-28 09:09
OTTAWA, Ont. - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Iris Almeida-Côté as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 15, 2018.
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K’ó moks and Qualicum First Nations will pilot SFI Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-09-17 04:00

Comox, BC: K’ómoks First Nation, in partnership with Qualicum First Nation, welcomed TimberWest, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) to the K’ómoks First Nation Band Office to announce that they will pilot the SFI Small-Scale Forest Management Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities. This is to be implemented on Rosewall Forest Tenure Holdings Ltd, the jointly managed working forest of K’ómoks First Nation and Qualicum First Nation.

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Asia Pacific Forestry Commission - 28th Session

Canadian Forestry Events - Thu, 2018-09-13 22:11
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 - Fri, 21 Jun 2019, Organizer: FAO (RAP/FO), Republic of Korea, Incheon. Asia Pacific Forestry Commission - 28th Session
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CPAWS welcomes Canada’s first marine National Wildlife Area for BC’s Scott Islands

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2018-09-13 15:30
Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s announcement regarding the establishment of Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area (mNWA). This announcement comes after nearly 17 years of consultation with federal, provincial, and First Nations governments, as well as various stakeholder groups, including CPAWS. As Canada’s first marine National Wildlife Area, its aim is to protect and conserve the millions of seabirds and other marine life that breed, forage, and overwinter at the Scott Islands.
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CPAWS Congratulates Calgary Olympic Bid Committee on Considering Nature

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-09-11 17:11
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s potential venue announcement from the Calgary Olympic Bid Exploration Committee, which excludes the use of Lake Louise in Banff National Park as an Olympic venue. We applaud the Committee for listening to Albertans and Canadians, and for making the most appropriate decision for nature in our parks.
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Congratulations to Shawn Mansfield for being named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-09-11 13:38
Shawn Mansfield has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Science Division. This award recognizes Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field.
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Meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-09-10 22:04
Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial forest ministers concluded the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) in Halifax, and announced their commitment to renewing the CCFM’s Vision for Canada’s Forests. Source: Timberbiz Renewing this vision will ensure that Canada’s forests and forest sector continue to provide diverse environmental and social values while providing good jobs and sustainable economic growth. The Council’s annual meeting provides a venue for federal, provincial, and territorial forest ministers to discuss shared priorities, common challenges, and emerging themes affecting Canada’s forest sector. Ministers also recognized the hard work and sustained efforts by personnel combatting this summer’s intense forest fires. Ministers reiterated their commitment to collaboratively accelerating implementation of the Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy, which outlines the partnerships and actions required to better prepare for and mitigate wildland fire risks across Canada. Ministers also noted the opportunity to inform the newly-established federal Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on the 2018 BC Wildfires to help further advance partnerships at the federal level. Competitiveness, innovation, and trade remain important forest sector priorities, and the Council devoted several sessions to these topics. The Council agreed to further collaboration on implementing the Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada and presented updates on how the Framework is promoting economic innovation and environmental goals. Ministers discussed natural resource competitiveness, including the importance of stable and predictable international trade agreements. At the conclusion of the meeting, Nova Scotia transferred the role of Council Chair to Saskatchewan. The role of Council Chair rotates each year, and next year’s Council meeting will be hosted by Saskatchewan. The Forum of Canadian Forests took place prior to the CCMF meeting. This year’s meeting focused on increasing diversity in the forest sector, supporting Indigenous partnerships, and enhancing competitiveness and innovation in Canada’s forest economy and bioeconomy. During the Forum, the Ministers participated in a panel discussion on increasing diversity in the forest industry, which remains a priority across all orders of government. To better understand and address these issues, the Forum met with Indigenous and industry representatives to understand their concerns and discuss potential strategies. The Forum of Canadian Forests was also an opportunity to discuss the importance of respectful collaboration with Indigenous communities. Participants discussed case studies including examples of successful partnerships to advance innovation and fight wildland fire. These case studies were used as the jumping-off point for a fruitful discussion on lessons learned, best practices, and opportunities for successful collaborations. The Forum also afforded participants the chance to explore how governments and industry are delivering on the CCFM Forest Bioeconomy Framework by supporting the excellent work of Canadian industry leaders – such as the Canadian Wood Council and the WoodWORKS!/Cecobois offices in each region of the country – to advance and promote timber engineering and the increased use of wood in construction across Canada. The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers was established in 1985 to provide a forum for federal, provincial and territorial governments to work cooperatively to address issues of common interest. The CCFM provides leadership on national and international issues and sets direction for the stewardship and sustainable management of Canada’s forests.
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CPAWS applauds investment in meeting protected area goals in Quebec urban municipalities

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-08-07 16:15
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds today’s announcement by the Quebec government to invest $2.6 million over 5 years in meeting protected areas goals in Quebec.
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CPAWS Statement on Changes to Western Brook Pond Trail and Infrastructures in Gros Morne

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-08-03 10:39
Over the past several weeks, many have spoken out in traditional media and on social media regarding the changes to the boardwalk trail at Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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CPAWS 2018 AGM Notice and Nominations for the National Board

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-07-31 17:04
The CPAWS Annual General Meeting will be held by conference call on Monday, September 24, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. To confirm your attendance, please contact Andrée Charlebois at acharlebois@cpaws.org and she will provide you with call-in information and circulate the AGM agenda in advance of the meeting.
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CPAWS 2016 AGM Notice and Nominations for the National Board

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-07-31 17:04
The CPAWS Annual General Meeting will be held by conference call on Monday, September 24, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. To confirm your attendance, please contact Andrée Charlebois at acharlebois@cpaws.org and she will provide you with call-in information and circulate the AGM agenda in advance of the meeting.
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CPAWS welcomes new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans,  and the Canadian Coast Guard

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-07-20 11:35
CPAWS welcomes the recent appointment of a new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO). We congratulate the new Minister on the promotion from his previous role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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Annual Parks Report outlines action plan for meeting Canada’s land and freshwater protection targets

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-07-17 07:07
OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous – can work together to achieve Canada’s international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020, and to plan for the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in nature. Canada has the greatest opportunity in a generation to protect nature – and this report provides a roadmap for action.
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Certified Millwrights in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-07-11 23:05

Certified Millwrights – Manufacturing

These full-time, permanent career opportunities are suited for journeyman millwrights, experienced in performing day to day maintenance in a manufacturing environment (not just shutdowns). The positions are based in High Prairie, Alberta, relocation is required and assistance is being offered.

How can you stand out? If You…

  • Are a Red Seal Millwright who thrives in a fast paced, manufacturing environment offering new challenges each day
  • Are experienced with a wide variety of equipment such as pumps, conveyors, compressors, mechanical systems, rollers & chains, bearings and hydraulics, involved in the manufacturing process
  • Are experienced with preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance
  • Are a team player and driven to never give up until you find a solution to every problem….This role might be for you!

As the ideal candidate you are seeking a career opportunity where your efforts are recognized and career growth is not just a myth. You will also enjoy the benefits of a balanced lifestyle in an area that offers year round activities.

You…

  • Are legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have 2 or more years’ experience, in a manufacturing environment (not just shutdowns) and your Interprovincial Red Seal Millwright certification (Must provide a copy)
  • Might also have welding experience and/or certificate in Mig, Tig, Stick, Stainless Steel, Aluminum (considered an asset)
  • Have a ‘Can Do’ attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Thrive in a non-unionized environment, have a proactive approach to continually look for improvement opportunities within the operation
  • Are proficient in the English language (verbal and written)

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada. As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor in Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-07-11 23:02

Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor – Industrial Production

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in Slave Lake, Alberta and requires relocation to the areaOur client is seeking an experienced Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, preferably with a background in OSB forestry production, but experience in other 24 hour industrial production environments may also be considered.

How can you stand out?  Well, If You….

  • Are seeking an exciting change in your career, are exceptionally strong in mechanical / hydraulic systems and have a proven track record in leading a diverse mechanical trades team with the objective of maximizing equipment availability, reliability and uptime, at minimum cost
  • Are an inspiring leader who engages your team and who recognizes each individual’s strengths, ensuring efficient work execution
  • Have a proven track record as an innovative leader who takes great pride in the scheduling, coordinating and directing of maintenance work orders
  • Excel as a ‘boots on the ground’ leader who believes in the value of spending time with your team to maximize plant uptime and production through effective utilization of resources…This role might be for you!

As an essential part of the maintenance team, you thoroughly enjoy leading employees and helping them understand their contribution to the success of a production operation.  You are articulate and a strong motivator who effectively coordinates the availability of facilities and equipment, to be worked on, ensuring efficient work execution through the availability of parts, materials, special tools, equipment and personnel.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have a minimum of 4 years supervisory experience in 24×7 industrial production operations
  • Must have a Millwright provincial or interprovincial ticket
  • Are highly effective in motivating your team through the process of change management and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Are self-motivated with well-developed organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Are computer literate and experienced with CMMS

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

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Sales Representative in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with AFA Forest Products Inc

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-07-10 06:10
Position: SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Position available at: AFA Forest Products Saskatoon

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
AFA Forest Products is seeking a full-time, highly motivated and experienced Sales Representative for our Saskatoon branch. The AFA Sales Rep will champion all product lines and be responsible for maintaining and developing existing accounts, promote manufacturer’s programs and source new opportunities in the Saskatoon area. This position reports to the General Manager of the Saskatoon branch.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum two years experience, with more strongly preferred
• Knowledge of the building supply industry 
• Strong customer service skills and experience
• Solid team player who partners well with inside and outside sales teams
• Ability to execute market pull-through activities
• Aggressively looks for opportunities to increase sales
• Effective presentation skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Extremely self-motivated
• Microsoft Office

ABOUT AFA FOREST PRODUCTS
AFA is 100% Canadian owned and operated. We are a privately owned company that stretches coast to coast. Our goal is to provide a service unmatched in the distribution industry and to lead the way with innovative products and marketing ideas for the future. AFA prides itself in keeping up with today’s trends and staying at the forefront of the distribution industry. 

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Operations Manager in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada with Skeena Sawmills

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-07-10 01:13

Operations Manager

Job No: 100877

Location: Terrace, BC

·        Exciting opportunity to take use your forestry experience in a key leadership role!

·        Join an industry leader and enjoy real opportunities for growth and development!

·        Receive a competitive salary plus a great host of benefits!

About Skeena Sawmills

Skeena Sawmills Ltd. is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, with sawmill, forestry, and woodlands operations in Terrace.

With a capacity of approximately 200 million board feet (471,947 m3) of lumber production annually, we are one of the major sawmills in British Columbia producing Hem-fir lumber products for the Pacific Rim and the North American markets.

Customer Satisfaction is our primary focus, and we have established a strong following in the international marketplace for producing high-quality products in a variety of sizes at competitive prices to meet our customer needs.

About Terrace

Situated on the Skeena River, Terrace is a vibrant community of 15,000 residents in Northwest BC and is the service, educational, medical and transportation hub of the region.

Offering affordable housing and year-round recreational opportunities including world class fishing, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, skiing and snowboarding, and snowmobiling, Terrace has something for people of all ages to enjoy. 

Terrace offers all of life's necessary conveniences while maintaining it's small-town roots. Natural beauty combined with a growing community offers a quality of life second to none! 

About the Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our team in Terrace, BC

As a key part of the leadership and management team, you will oversee all aspects of log supply and Woodlands operations to meet resource management and business objectives while achieving compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulatory or legal requirements.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·        Coordinating the daily woodlands operations, focusing on maintaining and optimizing the log flow to the mill

·        Ensure operations are conducted safely and to high environmental standards

·        Managing and directing log supply sourcing and procurement

·        Overseeing all phases of timber development

·        Administrating and managing contracts with a focus on cost, quality, and productivity

·        Coordinating, planning, and scheduling production to achieve log delivery, inventory, and sales targets

·        Assisting with the preparation and implementation of annual operating plans, budgets, and delivery forecasts

In order to qualify for this role, you must be registered, or eligible to register, as an RPF or RFT with the Association of BC Forest Professionals and have a minimum of 5 years of operational and planning experience

You will be a good fit for this role if you have demonstrated safety leadership skills with the ability to identify and reduce risk throughout company operations. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must, as is the ability to work independently. 

Above all, must have an understanding of pertinent regulations and best practices. This is an excellent opportunity to further your career and continue to learn and grow with an industry leader. 

About the Benefits

Upon joining Skeena Sawmills, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, based on your qualifications and experience. You will also enjoy a great range of benefits, including:  

·        Extended Medical and Dental benefits

·        LTD and STD insurance

·        Employer paid RRSP plan

·        Opportunities for development

·        Relocation assistance for the right candidate

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Neither unconstitutional nor disguised expropriation

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-07-09 14:00
OTTAWA – In a landmark judgment rendered two years to the day following the announcement of an emergency order to protect the Chorus Frog in La Prairie, Federal Court Judge René Leblanc concluded that the emergency order provision of the Species at Risk Act to protect a species and its habitat on private tenure is constitutional and not a disguised expropriation. The judgment also confirms that the specific prohibitions of the emergency order, and consequently the associated offenses and penalties, are valid in criminal law.
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