Bill 34, the Mineral Resources Act (MRA) for the Northwest Territories received second reading in the NWT Legislative Assembly on Feb. 13 and will now proceed to public consultation. This is a critical bill for the future of the NWT’s minerals industry.
Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference was held February 8 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario. Ontario’s largest forestry conference, the event brought together more than 400 forestry enthusiasts for discussions and presentations under the theme of Natural Connections. The Conference featured an awards ceremony recognizing groups and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to Ontario forestry.
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) recently announced that nominations are open for the 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, environmental and safety performance, and product quality. The recipient must also demonstrate a strong, long-term commitment to the Indigenous community, particularly in supporting Indigenous employment.