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Madisons Weekly Report

Northern Pulp pauses its participation in environmental assessment

The company maintains that the approval process for the effluent treatment plant does not lay out clear targets for it to meet with regard to effluent quality.

Federal government says no to Mosaic & USW request to relax log export rules

“We have a commitment from the federal government that they won’t be making any changes around federal Notice 102 or circumnavigating the timber export advisory committee,” said Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns.

San Group launches first new B.C. sawmill in 15 years

San Group has begun operations at its new Port Alberni, B.C., mill located beside a former Coulson Manufacturing mill the company purchased in 2017.
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