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Wednesday, January 30, 2008: FREDERICTON - The Napadogan veneer mill is setting itself apart by doing something few sawmills are doing these days - it's reopening.
The mill, which has been closed since September, is calling up workers at a time when sawmill and pulp mill closures have been rampant in this province and elsewhere in Canada.
A group of 20 rehired employees returned to work last week for new owner York North Veneer Products. Atcon, the plant's previous owners, closed the mill last fall.
If all goes we...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008: Last week's full court press by the forest industry, personified by CEOs J.D. Irving, Kelly Shotbolt (of Flakeboard in St. Stephen) and Fraser Paper's Peter Gordon, had all the hallmarks of a big lobbying firm. At meetings with the editorial board of this paper and Premier Graham, their message, backed up by selective statistics, bordered on hysteria. Unless the province immediately reduces their power rates, opens up the public forest to more cutting, and reduces stumpage fees, all will be los...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008: Writer concerned provincial government, industry turning their backs on all-party wood-supply report
Bugle Observer Tuesday January 29th, 2008.
Editors note: The following is an open letter to members of the former All-Party Select Committee on Wood Supply from Beth MacFarlane. On behalf of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, MacFarlane attended all the meetings held by the select committee. She is concerned the recommendations made by the committee are now being ignored.
Monday, January 28, 2008: In a recent edition of "Moncton This Week" there was a letter by representatives of three different forest industries in New Brunswick pleading with New Brunswickers to allow more wood to be cut from public lands.
They claim this change is needed to save the forest industry here.
I would argue that further liquidating the province's assets at a time when the market is terrible is not the answer.
I believe that the forest industry has to accept part of the blame for what is happening to...
Thursday, January 17, 2008: Replace nuclear with wood plants
Energy Minister Keir and other provincial leaders appear to be strongly pushing for Lepreau II to produce electricity for the eastern U.S. We still have no idea how to neutralize spent fuel rods at reactors, we only store them hoping they will be safe until some other generation finds a way.
We want to spend billions to build another one and the power is not for New Brunswickers but for the U.S.