Applications open – The 2023 Ernie Strickland Scholarship

We are pleased to offer the Forest NB Family Strickland Scholarship again this year! Forest NB has awarded the Ernie Strickland Memorial Scholarship annually since 1998 to forest sector family member. This memorial scholarship honours Ernie Strickland, who was an instructor at the Maritime Forest Ranger School and a dedicated volunteer to the forestry sector. This…

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Opinion: Collaboration for the Future of our Forests

We can all agree on the important role forestry plays in the economy of New Brunswick by providing jobs and income for thousands of people across the province and supporting dozens of communities around the province. The sector in New Brunswick is older than anywhere else in Canada and continues to thrive thanks to a…

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New Forestry Trade Certifications – an important accomplishment for the sector

In October 2022, Forestry Equipment Operator (Harvester, V190.1) and Forestry Equipment Operator (Forwarder, V189.1) became designated occupations under the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certificate Act. Harvester operator, Mike Mills, and forwarder operator, Tory Baker, became the first successful operators certified by the province after completing a 3.5-hour practical assessment and documenting more than the required operating…

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2022 Ernie Strickland Scholarship Application

We are pleased to offer the Forest NB Family Strickland Scholarship again this year! Forest NB has awarded the Ernie Strickland Memorial Scholarship annually since 1998. Ernie Strickland, who passed away in 1996, was an instructor at the Maritime Forest Ranger School and a dedicated volunteer to the forestry sector. The scholarship was created by…

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Forest Sector Solutions: Balance & Innovation for the Future

If the last two years have shown us anything it’s that change is certain. The pandemic has certainly highlighted the challenges with our healthcare and education systems, and we are keenly aware of the need to build better services in the province. The rapidly rising cost of goods and services underscores how markets and supply…

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