N.B. TWEAKS TREATMENTS . . . NEWFOUNDLAND PLANTS YIELD ANTIOXIDANT BONANZA . . . EIGHTH ANNUAL T BAR INVITATIONAL . . . MINISTER ISSUES DECISION ON NORTHERN PULP’S APPEAL . . .
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N.B. TWEAKS TREATMENTS
Source: Atlantic Forestry Review
Representatives for New Brunswick’s marketing boards were relieved after meeting with Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry this spring and learning that the provincial silviculture budget for 2015-16 will remain at $6 million, at a funding rate of 90 percent, with woodlot owners contributing 10 percent. Additionally, the provincial Department of Natural Resources announced some changes. Only previously thinned stands (PCT), plantations, and naturally regenerated White spruce stands will be eligible for commercial thinning funding. A separate category has been created for tolerant hardwood stands, where the focus will be directed toward sites that have the potential to produce quality saw or veneer logs. The assistance rate for commercial thinning and tolerant hardwood treatments is $560 per hectare. New for 2015 are “non-clearcut” harvest treatments that will include crop tree release, shelterwood, selection, and strip or patch cuts. The treatments, to be funded at $260 per hectare, must be conducted with an objective to maintain, improve, or regenerate tolerant species.
To see the full story “Want to run a brush saw?" read the July issue of Atlantic Forestry Review, now available.
NEWFOUNDLAND PLANTS YIELD ANTIOXIDANT BONANZA
Source: The Globe and Mail
On the Rock, Lisa Walsh finds herself in a hard place. Six years ago, Ms. Walsh launched Indigena Skincare, whose products contain botanical extracts derived from plants native to Newfoundland and Labrador. As the formulator, she makes most of Indigena’s offerings, which range from face creams to body treatments and exfoliating soaps. Indigena, which is based in St. John’s, has a good story to tell. Ms. Walsh, who harvests herbs, berries, seaweed and other ingredients for her products, avoids chemicals at all costs. “We don’t use anything that’s animal-derived except beeswax, and we use all food-grade ingredients,” she says. “And we try to use essential oils that are wild-crafted as opposed to grown with pesticides, or are organic.” Plants such as Labrador tea and partridgeberry (also known as lingonberry) are Indigena’s secret weapon. For three years, the company has been studying these flora with scientists from the National Research Council and Memorial University of Newfoundland. One academic finding, Ms. Walsh says: To survive in a harsh and volatile climate, plants that grow in the province have higher levels of antioxidants than similar species elsewhere. (read more)
EIGHTH ANNUAL T BAR INVITATIONAL
Source: Maritime Angus Association
We are pleased to announce that the Eighth Annual T Bar Invitational golf tournament was again an overwhelming success, raising over $52,000 for youth in the beef industry. Eight national junior breed associations, representing nearly 2,000 members, will reap rewards because of the generosity of sponsors. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Canadian Western Agribition, Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup, Summer Synergy, Stockade Roundup, and the Young Ranchman's All Breeds Livestock Show, which all host junior interbreed events. A successful social featuring a wine and spirit tasting sponsored by Alta Genetics was held on the night of June 23 at the office of T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The next morning, golfers were treated to a presentation by Brad Wildeman, president of Pound-Maker Investments Ltd. speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Dakota Dunes Casino. Shortly after, golfers of all ages and skill levels took to the course for golf, friendship, and good cheer. The evening finished with an awards banquet and presentation of the T Bar Invitational champions trophy. The tournament encompasses people from all segments of the industry as well as those who supported a great cause.
MINISTER ISSUES DECISION ON NORTHERN PULP’S APPEAL
Source: N.S. Dept of Environment
Environment Minister Randy Delorey has issued a decision on Northern Pulp’s appeal of its industrial approval. The decision includes eight changes to the terms and conditions of the approval. Seven changes are administrative and maintain the department’s environmental performance objectives for the mill. Six of the administrative changes are effective immediately. An eighth item related to reductions in water use is being returned to the department for further assessment to ensure the targets are technically feasible and will achieve the desired environmental outcomes. Revised terms and conditions resulting from this assessment will be submitted to the minister for consideration and approval. (read more)
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