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Articles & Opinion Pieces


May 18, 2023

Canadian forest fires are the latest costly climate disaster that public accounts fail to capture

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May 16, 2023

Proposed N.W.T. Forest Act acknowledges Indigenous rights to harvest wood

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May 14, 2023

Dead or alive: Ticks that survive the winter have something in common

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May 9, 2023

On May 9th, our Executive Director, Susannah Banks participated in the Forum on Forests held by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers in St. Andrew's, NB. This meeting brought together federal and provincial forest ministers as well as several stakeholders from the Canadian forest sector (forest owners, First Nations members, forest industry, conservation groups, certification organizations, and more) to discuss national policies regarding the management of Canada's forests.

The May Member Newsletter has more details about the event.  Not yet a member?  Click here to join!

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May 8, 2023

Canada's National Observer - Petitions push feds to ban Canada’s most popular pesticide

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Updated May 8, 2023

2023 Spring Weight Restrictions have ended

Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic have ended for this year.

Southern New Brunswick ended April 30th, and northern New Brunswick ended May 7th.

July 18, 2022

April 20, 2023

Want to learn about Wood Pellets?

Read the latest newsletter from the Wood Pellet Association of Canada.

"With the planet’s changing climate, governments across the globe have implemented ambitious climate goals which have caused a seismic shift toward clean energy. The landscape is changing, accelerating the use of clean energy, and as a result bioheat from wood pellets are also shifting from niche to mainstream."

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March 27, 2023

July 18, 2022

March 24, 2023

Scholarships and Bursaries in the Forestry field

Attention Forestry students!  We have started compiling a list of scholarships and bursaries available to students here on the website.

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If you know of other awards available, please let us know and we will add them to the list!

July 18, 2022

March 24, 2023

Non-Timber Forest Products webinar

On March 20th, NBFWO hosted a webinar with Dr. Ron Smith regarding our Non-Timber Forest Products project.  The recording of the webinar is now available for viewing by members.

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March 20, 2023

Local wood pellets driving GHG reductions in New Brunswick

 By Wood Pellet Association of Canada

July 18, 2022

February 18, 2023

New Forestry Trade Certifications

In October 2022, Forestry Equipment Operator (Harvester, V190.1) and Forestry Equipment Operator (Forwarder, V189.1) became designated occupations under the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certificate Act.

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July 18, 2022

February 18, 2023

NB Forest Products Commission position opening

Are you a woodlot owner / producer that is interested in the NB’s forest sector and advocating for landowner & producer interests?

The New Brunswick Forest Products Commission is an independent commission overseeing the marketing relationships involving forest industries (pulp mills and sawmills); forest products marketing boards (private woodlot owners and producers) and the provincial government.

The commission, composed of seven members, reports directly to the Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development. It has an independent chairman, two persons representing forest industries – one for pulpmills and one for sawmills, two persons representing private woodlot owners and producers, and two persons representing the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development.

One of the current owner/producers candidates term on the Commission will soon be expiring.

You can read more details and apply here.
The deadline for applying is March 31, 2023.

July 18, 2022

February 16, 2023

Amendments to the TC Act

The document linked below, regarding updates to the Amendments to the General Regulation – Transportation of Primary Forest Products Act, was posted on the GNB website this week.  

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July 18, 2022

February 15, 2023

Amendments to Trespass Act

The 1-page document linked below, regarding updates to the Trespass Act was received from the Forest Products Commission on Feb. 8th, 2023.  They ask that ask that stakeholders forward any comments they may have at their earliest convenience to Lori O’Brien, Strategic Planning and Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (lori.o’

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July 18, 2022

February 8, 2023

Legislative of Assembly of New Brunswick Standing Committee on Public Accounts - Natural Resources and Energy Development - January 18, 2023

Click here to view the recording with Deputy Minister Tom MacFarlane.

February 2, 2023

The State of Canada's Forests: Annual Report 2022

Each year, The State of Canada’s Forests: Annual Report delivers thematic content about Canada’s forest sector through feature stories. This year’s features explore the theme of “Diverse forests for a diverse Canada. 

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July 18, 2022

Land Use Planning in NB - Statements of Public Interest

The NBFWO has been invited by the provincial government, as part of the Local Governance Reform Initiative, to hear our thoughts on the proposed Statements of Public Interest which the provincial government plans to introduce as a Regulation under the Community Planning Act.

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January 26, 2023

New Brunswick Environment and Climate Change (ECC) is proposing to convert the tire recycling program to using the Extended Producer Responsibility model under the Designated Materials Regulation (Clean Environment Act).......

Short version:  the government is proposing changes to regulations so that all tires - including off-road ones - will be included in the provincial tire recycling program.  They are seeking comments on the proposed changes.

Full message from ECC - including contact information
The draft regulatory framework mentioned in message

December 2022


by David Palmer

Written for the Atlantic Forestry Review, Fall/Winter 2022 (shared with permission of the author)

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