Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia

January 20, 2005 11:00 ET

Forest Products Association recognizes forestry stewardship

Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia recognizes members who achieve the highest standards of forestry stewardship Attention: Education Editor, Energy Editor, Media Editor, News Editor HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20, 2005) - As part of the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia's (FPANS) efforts to set the highest standards for forest management in their operations, the Association recognized ten of its members from across the province today at its Annual General Meeting held in Halifax at the Casino Hotel. Companies and individuals were awarded their "Principles of Forestry Certificates" in recognition of their complete compliance with the Association's forest stewardship principles. The Honourable Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Natural Resources, was on hand to present representatives with their certificates.

"Keeping our forests healthy and economically viable requires everyone's participation," said Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt. "That's why I hold these awards is such a high regard. They demonstrate the partnership between industry, government and the people in maintaining our forests as a source of income for some, and a source of enjoyment for others."

Companies and individuals that received the "Principle of Forestry Certificates" this year are:

1. Angus MacDonald
Abmac Lumber,
R.R. # 1, Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0
Phone: 902-787-2984

2. Peter Archibald
Pete-Tree Silviculture,
R.R. # 1, Aspen, NS B0H 1E0
Phone: 902-833-2422

3 George Collins
G.E. Collins & Sons,
P.O. Box 244, Amherst NS B4H 3Z2
Phone: 902-546-2701

4. Christopher Bruhm
Maurice Bruhm Limited,
R.R. # 3, Mahone Bay NS B0J 2E0
Phone: 902-624-8875

5. Cook's Maple Ridge Farm
George Cook,
95 Smith Avenue, Truro, NS B2N 1C6
Phone: 902-895-8641

6. Russell White Lumber Limited
Kennetcook
Hants Co., NS B0N 1P0
Contact: Calvin Lambert
Phone: 902-362-2829

7. Groupe Savoie-Westville
Jean Claude Savoie
P.O. Box 690, Westville, NS B0K 2A0
Phone: 902-396-3960

8. Neil Kenney
NR Kenney Logging,
RR # 2, Site 8, Box 7, New Glasgow NS B2H 5C5
Phone: 902-396-1545

9. Simpson Tree Sales
Gary Simpson
RR # 2, Boylston, NS B0H 1G0
Phone: 902-533-2693

10. F. W. Taylor Lumber
Robert Taylor
PO Box 93, Middle Musquodboit, NS B0N 1X0
Phone: 902-384-2444

"FPANS members are committed to the sustainable development of the forest resource, and these companies and individuals are exhibiting exemplary leadership in environmental, sound forest management practices," says Jonathan Porter, FPANS Board President.
/For further information: Stephen McIntosh, Communications Director, Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia, (902) 895-1190 or during the meeting via cell phone: (902) 890-0463, Email: smcintosh@fpans.ca/ IN: EDUCATION, FORESTRY, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Stephen McIntosh, Communications Director
    Primary Phone: 902-895-1190
    E-mail: smcintosh@fpans.ca