Northern Pulp, Part 3: Economic threat strains Pictou County’s social fabric

Northern Pulp, Part 3: Economic threat strains Pictou County’s social fabric

Part Three of a four-day series by journalist Aaron Beswick looks at how Nova Scotia became so tied to Northern Pulp and what would happen if the pulp mill shuts down. Tomorrow: Pollution in the Northumberland Strait.

Northern Pulp, Part 2: A frightened forestry industry is tied to mill’s fate

Northern Pulp, Part 2: A frightened forestry industry is tied to mill’s fate

Part Two of a four-day series by journalist Aaron Beswick looks at how Nova Scotia became so tied to Northern Pulp and what would happen if the pulp mill shuts down. Tomorrow: The economic threat and the strain it's put on the local community

Northern Pulp, Part 1: Successive governments signed away Nova Scotia taxpayers

Northern Pulp, Part 1: Successive governments signed away Nova Scotia taxpayers

Part One of a four-day series by journalist Aaron Beswick looks at how Nova Scotia became so tied to Northern Pulp and what would happen if the pulp mill shuts down. Tomorrow:  The interdependent forest industry and the likely effects of Northern Pulp pulling the plug.

Breton Forest Hires a Business Development Coordinator

Breton Forest Hires a Business Development Coordinator

Stacie Carroll comes from a background in Ecosystem Based Forest Management and has 20 years experience as a Silviculturist. She has been consulting on private land issues since 2011. She enthusiastically joined Breton Forest to catalyse it’s creation of a closed loop product chain from Forest Floor to Wooden Door in hopes of revitalising the diverse hardwood market on Cape Breton in a project will act as the prototype for rural Nova Scotian communities that wish to continually thrive through a “100 km forest concept”. “Short arm forest utilisation combined with a high value market chain that links producers to designers, will be the way of the future for long-term forest ecosystem health and rural community wellness”.

Its Official!

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Here we go ...

On April 18th 2018 the former Finewood Facility was officially purchased by the newly formed Breton Forest Innovation Co-operative. This is the first step in what we feel will be a long and prosperous voyage towards improving the health and resiliency of our forests and rural communities!