Forest Resources and Agrifoods - 2002
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 9
Book chronicles history of province’s export wood operations

January 22
Minister to attend agriculture ministers’ meeting

January 23
Minister encourages participation in forestry planning process

February

February 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at fundraiser
Department announces Conservation Officer of the Year

February 20
2001 enforcement figures released

February 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - Subject: Province’s new annual allowable cut

February 25
Minister announces new annual allowable cut

March

March 21
Funding increase for resource roads program
Silviculture is key to sustainable management
Budget increase for insect control program
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at annual meeting of Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador - March 22, Corner Brook

March 27
Government committed to an effective and prudent 2002 insect control program

April 

April 2
Major undercover operation results in convictions

April 18
Charges laid as a result of wildlife investigation

April 24
Guilty pleas entered for wildlife violations

April 30
Foxtrap resident pleads guilty to wildlife charges

May 

May 1
2002 forest fire season

May2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister of Forest Resources and Agrifoods to hold news conference on children's book initiative - May 3, Corner Brook

May 3
Minister launches Inspector McTree children’s book initiative

May 6
Minister attending agriculture ministers’ meeting in Ottawa

Red fox tests positive for rabies in Cartwright

May 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Newfoundland and Labrador Lumber Producers Association convention - May 11, Corner Brook

May 17
Forestry officials seeking assistance in forest fire investigation

West Nile Virus surveillance program gets underway

May 23
2002 Agrifoods and Garden Show gets underway

May 28
Wildlife charges laid in undercover investigation on Baie Verte Peninsula

June 

June 11
Rabies case confirmed in Labrador

June 18
Silviculture funding announced for Northern Peninsula

June 25
Minister to attend agriculture ministers meeting in Halifax

July 

July 2
Minister comments on forest fire situation

July 9
Minister announces silviculture funding for Windsor-Springdale district

July 12
Bauline man convicted on wildlife charges

July 15
Silviculture funding announced for Trinity North district

July 18
Canning’s Cove man sentenced for assaulting conservation officer

July 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at annual meeting of Dairy Farmers of Canada - July 24, St. John's

July 25
New Load Slip System in effect August 1

August

August 12
Farmers asked to take extra precautions against blight

August 27
Middle Pond man sentenced on forestry violation

Reminder for blueberry harvesters

September

September 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Woodford to participate in opening ceremonies of Humber Valley Agricultural, Home and Handicraft Exhibition, Deer Lake September 13

September 23
Minister to attend meeting of Canadian Council of Forest Ministers

September 26
St. John’s men plead guilty to Forestry Act violations

September 27
2002 forest fire season officially ends

October

October 1
Agriculture Awareness Month

October 3
Province reaches agreement with Labrador Métis Nation on forestry development
Newfoundland and Labrador farmers to open their doors to the public

October 7
Check stations to be set up by department

October 9
Two men convicted on big game offences
Minister congratulates department official on being named president of national forestry organization

October 15
Government committed to Northern Agrifoods Development Strategy

October 17
Ministers meet with Egg Producers of Newfoundland and Labrador

October 18
Charges pending against eleven individuals in undercover investigation

October 21
Province at leading edge in Sea Buckthorn research and development

October 29
Freshwater man pleads guilty to wildlife charges

November

November 4
Forest ranger added to Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial Honour Roll

November 21
Another milestone in agrifoods industry

November 25
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier and ministers to hold news conference - November 26, Grand Falls- Windsor Subject - timber licences

November 26
Government makes decision on Abitibi Consolidated’s non-renewable licences

December

December 11
Roaches Line man convicted for big game offence

December 19
Rabies case confirmed in western Newfoundland

December 31
Officials encouraging public to vaccinate pets against rabies


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