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Tuesday, October 21, 2008: A recent business start-up in Bathurst is good news for some local private woodlot owners.
A wood chipping operation was established last month on the property beside the North Shore Forest Products Marketing Board in East Bathurst. Operated by Smurfit-Stone, the chipping is done on site and then trucked to Smurfit-Stone mill in Matane, Que.
Hazen McCrea, a private woodlot owner in South Tetagouche, said this operation has allowed people in his business to find a use for a product that n...
Friday, October 03, 2008: GUEST COLUMN -- Our department of Natural Resources is currently considering restructuring the present UPM Kymenne crown land license two, three and four. The citizens of Miramchi should be posing the following question, what impact will this have on the Miramichi economy and its surrounding communities. UPM are presently the Crown land license holder of licenses two, three and four.
Under the present structure a large number of mills are allotted a wood allocation under these UPM Kymenne Cr...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008: Reform Move designed to guarantee New Brunswick mills have a dedicated supply of wood
SAINT JOHN - The province is expected to unveil a series of reforms by as early as the fall that will mandate woodlot owners to fulfill their supply contracts with forestry mills, woodlot and government officials said Tuesday.
The reforms will be part of a two-year trial that will see all private wood sales controlled by the province's seven marketing boards, which will have the authority to approve sale...
Monday, July 21, 2008: Natural Resources Minister Donald Arsenault, while slashing the silviculture budget this year on private woodlots used, as one of his reasons for doing so, that it was not right to spend taxpayer's money when private woodlot owners could export some of their wood. Well, he is again letting industry do the exporting from our Crown land.
Citizens own the Crown land and have entrusted our elected officials to properly manage it for us. This government thinks proper management is to allow cuttin...
Friday, July 18, 2008: FREDERICTON - It could still be a while yet before anyone is employed at the old M.L. Wilkins and Son Ltd. Sawmill on the Royal Road.
The bankrupt facility, which closed its doors in September, was purchased by the York Sunbury Charlotte Forest Products Marketing Board and its partner Murray Munn and Sons for $2.2 million in a deal that was finalized with the receiver July 4.
David Palmer, general manager of forest products marketing board, said the mill will reopen but couldn't say when ...