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The recent report of the chief forester for Quebec takes stock of the health of the public forest in Quebec and presents an analysis of progress and areas for improvement related to seven major sustainable development criteria and 26 issues.
An issues paper released by the Canadian Climate Forum documents how forests and products made from tree fibre will play an increasingly critical role in the transition to a low carbon economy.
DigitalGlobe has reached an agreement with Intelescope Solutions to enable global-scale satellite imagery data for the forestry industry.
Nov. 3, 2015 -- Tetra Pak has informed all of its key suppliers that they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), as part of its commitment to improve supply chain transparency.
Nov. 3, 2015 -- Pulp mill owner AV Terrace Bay Inc. pleaded guilty to seven offences and was fined $250,000 in October for failing to ensure that effluent discharge and testing limits were maintained.
For its actions to improve water security and better manage this shared resource, Metsä Board, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of paperboard, has been awarded with a position on CDP’s Water A List.
Domtar's Windsor Mill is launching Mirador, an online tool for viewing the forestry activities scheduled for the company’s forest lands in southern Quebec.
With the release of the FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the Forest Stewardship Council is declaring an intention to more than double its share of global forest-based trade in the next five years, to 20 per cent.
Even before the Government of Nova Scotia introduced its Renewable Energy Plan in April of 2010, Nova Scotia Power understood the opportunity that was in front of them in Point Tupper.
Domtar Corp. has been awarded the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) 2015 Environmental Strategy of the Year Award for The Paper Trail®, its digital supply chain transparency tool.
Fine paper producer Rolland Enterprises has announced a commitment to advance the protection of endangered forests, to engage in R&D regarding alternatives to tree fibre and to avoid all controversial forest fibre sources.
LTN Contracting Ltd., the largest timber harvesting contractor in the Prince George area of British Columbia, has won this year’s FPAC-CCAB Aboriginal Business Leadership Award.
A female employee of Domtar was killed in a railcar accident on Sept. 18 at the company's pulp and paper mill in Ashdown, Ark.
A demolition and salvage company has been fined $55,000 after a worker fell and suffered fractures while removing equipment from a decommissioned mill on Strathcona Avenue in Thunder Bay, Ont.
The rapid increase in electricity costs in the past 5 years has been challenging for business. Politics, clean energy initiatives, and the economy—they all affect the energy market and they have all had their part to play in rising prices.
Western Economic Diversification Canada has announced an investment of $1.8 million to support FPInnovations in delivering the Aboriginal Forest Sector Technical Support Program in British Columbia and Alberta.
The next generation of leaders for Resolute Forest Products met in Montréal recently for a two-day leadership training and networking event. Resolute headquarters experienced a brief influx of new faces, as 22 young employees gathered...
The theme of this year’s PacWest conference was Leveraging our Competitive Advantage, and the executives speaking on the opening panel generally agreed that our competitive advantage in the pulp and paper industry is our people.
Fifteen students are receiving a scholarship and an iPad mini from the Forest Products Association of Canada as part of the 2015 Green Dream Internship program. The students will blog about their adventures as interns in Canada's forest...
Canada’s leading publication for electrical professionals, Electrical Business Magazine (EBMag), has launched a nationwide Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, which aims to recognize Canadian companies and individuals who are...
More than 550 Unifor members employed at the pulp mill and woodlands operations of Domtar’s Dryden, Ont., site have ratified new collective agreements. “We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's...
Two of the country's largest unions in the pulp and paper sector have agreed to work jointly in the next round of pulp and paper bargaining in Western Canada. Unifor and the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) met in Vancouver in late...
Two chemistry students from the University of Sherbrooke have been granted a Gene H. Kruger Scholarship courtesy of Kruger Inc. Vincent Nadeau, human resources manager of the Kruger Brompton mill recently presented the scholarship to Romain...
Workers at the Rock Tenn containerboard mill in La Tuque, Que., are ready to restart operations at the mill, after a short strike came to an end on March 10, 2015. A 36-hour strike began on March 6. The next day, Rock Tenn locked out employees....
A ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the U.S. paper industry is materially injured by imports of supercalendered paper from Canada will result in a countervailing duty of up to 20 per cent on these products.
Suzanne Blanchet of Cascades and Sébastien Corbeil of CelluForce are the first keynote speakers announced for PaperWeek Canada 2016.
The renewable attributes of nanocellulose will promote its increased adoption, concludes a new report from Transparency Market Research.
The global paper packaging materials market is expected to reach US$391.17 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has made its final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of supercalendered paper from Canada, and the duties are even higher for some mills than the interim rates.
With the expiration of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the U.S. on Oct. 12, lumber trade between the two nations is now governed by a “standstill provision” that precludes the U.S. from bringing trade action against Canadian softwood lumber producers for 12 months.
Canadian companies should learn from the past, and take full advantage of Canada’s great fibre and the talented people working in our industry, says Canfor Pulp's president and CEO Brett Robinson.
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it could pave the way to further diversifying markets and expanding exports.
Two European trade show organizers, Adforum and Elmia, have agreed to combine their fairs to form International Wood Biorefining Week, from May 24-26, 2016, in Stockholm.
Beginning next January, La Presse, a French-language newspaper in Quebec, will cease publishing a print edition for the Monday to Friday papers. Instead, it will provide a free digital edition tailored to tablet computers called La Presse+.
After 9 years of the truce imposed by the Softwood Lumber Agreement, what’s next for trade in lumber between the U.S. and Canada?
An intensive short course on “Designing the Forest Biorefinery” is offered by TAPPI, PAPTAC and EnVertis following the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference in Atlanta.
Canadian biofuels developer Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline.
Two years after purchasing one of Sennebogen’s first trailer-pulling log handlers to re-open the paper mill, Port Hawkesbury Paper has added another one to their fleet, replacing two aging machines.
FITNIR Analyzers launched the latest addition to its suite of process analyzers at the 2015 TAPPI PEERS conference in late October.
A strategic partnership to develop active molecules derived from Canadian forest biomass for food industry and cosmetics applications has been announced by research and development FPInnovations and Naturex, a global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients.
The Swedish research institute Innventia is coordinating a collaborative research project called Lignojet that aims to establish lignin as a raw material in bio-based aviation fuel.
 Nov. 3, 2015 -- Metsä Fibre’s planned bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, will have a first-of-its-kind pulp storage facility. Provided by Pesmel, the storage facility will use the new TransBale automated distribution center concept.
Nov. 3, 2015 -- GL&V Pulp & Paper Group has signed an agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo North America to establish the company’s Baton Rouge shop to be GL&V’s authorized repair and rebuild center for the southern U.S.
October 5, 2015 – Andritz has successfully completed the supply and ramp-up of a new digester for Brazilian pulp and paper producer Suzano.
Oct. 26, 2015 -- Enerlab 2000 will receive an investment of $500,000 over four years to pursue the development of iso-lignin, a biopolymer based on lignin.
There are many first-of-their-kind technologies being implemented by the Canadian forest products industry on its journey to transformation.
Hydro Technologies (Canada) Inc., a supplier of high-performance bleaching solutions for the pulp and paper industry, has completed the construction and start-up of its new plant in Quebec, Que., less than two years after originally announcing the $20-million investment.
Kadant Inc. has received an order totaling approximately US$7 million from a paper producer in Southern Europe for recycled fiber processing equipment to be used in conjunction with a paper machine conversion.

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