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Ontario’s Forest Biomass Action Plan

As part of Sustainable Growth: Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy, the Government of Ontario committed to putting a Forest Biomass Action Plan in place that secures jobs and encourages sustainability in the forest sector while supporting…

New Cybersecurity Education Project

Seven in ten (72%) small business owners are more concerned than ever about cyberattacks on their business, according to a new joint survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Mastercard. One in four (24%) small…

Second TWIG Perennial

Last year in March, TWIG hosted the first annual Perennial. The first event took the form of a facilitated focus group with a cross-section of 25 people from the industry. The organization received feedback and input on how to serve the…

Four-Sided Conversation on CNC Tech

One of the significant outcomes from the TWIG Perennial last march was the development of four core themes that TWIG has been organizing itself around. Woodcraft, ecology, bioproducts, and structures were the terms that described essential…

Spring Issue Is Out!

Over the last couple of years, there has been so much turmoil that it’s been hard to look too far into the future. You can plan, but then you need to replan, postpone, reschedule, ultimately cancel, and start over again - there are just way…

Outlook of Rural Businesses, Q1 2022

In January 2022, inflation in Canada rose to over 5% for the first time in over 30 years. Total hours worked fell 2.2% after being sustained at pre-COVID levels through the previous two months as businesses dealt with implementing new…

Looming CP Rail Disruption

Canadian manufacturers urge Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to reach an immediate agreement and avoid labour disruptions that would inflict serious harm to Canadian manufacturing and exporting operations.