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2014-09-24 08:22:49

Tree Canada and SFI® make learning about trees and nature fun with a new visual booklet OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Connecting young Canadians with nature is a challenge in today's world of smartphones, video games, and other hi-tech gadgets. In honour of National Tree Day, Tree Canada and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) Inc. (SFI) are making connecting with nature easier and more appealing with a new visual educational booklet for youth and adults across Canada. "In...

2014-09-23 16:28:36

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the decision by the Government of Ontario to allow up to six-storey wood frame buildings. The province has announced it will change its building code to increase the allowable height of wood-based buildings from four storeys to six, matching what is already permitted in British Columbia and what is now proposed under changes to the National Building Code. "Technological advances are allowing...

2014-09-17 16:22:20

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - For consistently showing leadership on behalf of wetlands that support millions of ducks, geese and other wildlife, and partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has won the SFI President's Award. DUC is demonstrating how to conserve wetlands while constructing resource roads, taking the initiative to promote the benefits of forest certification, encouraging community outreach, and providing valuable...

2014-09-17 12:22:50

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sustainable forestry is helping improve wildlife habitat for grizzly bears and other species in Montana. The Montana Forest Restoration Committee is cooperating with a variety of groups to restore wildlife habitat in three national forests -- Bitterroot, Helena and Lolo. But bears are just part of the story. The committee guides forest restoration work to address wider ecological, economic and social needs, including community...

2014-09-16 08:33:12

MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP), has been named to Canada's Clean50, recognizing leaders who have made the greatest contributions to sustainable development or clean capitalism in Canada. "This designation represents an important endorsement of Resolute's approach to our business and sustainability strategies, which are directly linked and interdependent," said Richard...

2014-09-16 08:33:05

MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) and Habitat for Humanity Canada are going from being like-minded allies to official partners with the signing of a memorandum of mutual support at the SFI Annual conference in Montreal. "We are excited to have SFI's formal commitment to help Habitat for Humanity. SFI and its network of grassroots implementation committees work at the intersection of healthy forests, sustainable communities and the responsible...

2014-09-16 08:25:13

BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the addition of Senior International Timber Economist John Turland, to its wood products and timber economic analysis group. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080521/NEW122LOGO Turland comes to RISI from Greenwood Resources Inc., where he most recently held the position of Director of Resource Planning & Analysis. John has over 25 years of experience...

2014-09-15 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has been recognized by BREEAM for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. The announcement was made by BREEAM on September 12th. BREEAM - the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method - is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Worldwide, there are more than a quarter of a...

2014-09-05 20:21:22

MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jo-Ann Longworth will speak at two upcoming investor conferences: -- RBC Capital Markets Global Industrials Conference September 9, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV, at 4:15 PM (Pacific) / 7:15 PM (Eastern) -- Imperial Capital Global Opportunities Conference September 18, 2014, in...

2014-09-02 16:26:58

MONTREAL, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the permanent closure of its Laurentide paper mill in Shawinigan, Quebec. The restart of a competitor's mill at the end of 2012, the high cost of fiber, as well as higher transportation and fuel costs, have affected the mill's competitiveness. "We made every effort to find a way to improve the Laurentide mill's performance. Unfortunately, due to its cost structure and...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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