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Wondering what it’s like to work in the Greenest Workforce – Canada’s forest products industry? The Green Dream bloggers have you covered. They’re each blogging about their experiences working in the forest products industry this summer!

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Millar Western – It’s the People


September 25 2018

**WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST FOR A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT** Working for Millar Western, I have had the pleasure to be a member of an extraordinary community. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Millar Western President and CEO, Craig Armstrong, about…

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The Final Experience


September 14 2018

Working with Millar Western has been one of my favorite professional experiences so far. Over the course of one summer, I have gained insight into the field of forest operations, have driven down some of the most beautiful quad trails of my life…

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A Day in the Wetlands


September 14 2018

One of my favorite things about working for Millar Western has been the endless learning opportunities that I have been presented with. On one particular occasion, I was lucky to be a part of a wetlands training for our woodlands office put on…

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What’s In My Cruise Vest?


September 14 2018

A forester’s cruise vest carries all the gear needed for the day. Here are the essentials that you can always find in mine: First aid kit/Survival kit – These are definitely essential. You can never be sure that things will go safely when…

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The Millar Western Experience – Thinking Like a Fish


August 3 2018

One of my roles as a Roads and Log Haul Assistant for Millar Western is to complete watercourse crossing inspections on company-owned roads. Since these roads are used heavily – by forestry and oil and gas workers, other resource users and the general…

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The Millar Western Experience – Chapter 2


July 18 2018

“Canada D’Eh in the Rockies” One of my favorite things about working in the forest sector is living in a forest town. And, one of my favorite things about the active, scenic forest town of Whitecourt is its location: close to all that’s…

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The Millar Western Experience – Chapter 1


July 17 2018

The North Goose Bear Problem One of the fundamental rules of fieldwork is that nothing is going to play out exactly the way you planned. Let me explain. Earlier this week, I made a plan for what I wanted to accomplish at work…

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The Millar Western Experience – Prologue


June 18 2018

Hello all and welcome to my summer! I would like to start off by thanking FPAC for the opportunity to share my experiences with you all and (hopefully) inspire some future foresters. In the prologue of my summer story, I thought I would…

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