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Thunder Bay to reimburse Resolute after property tax appeal

Resolute Forest Products recently won an appeal with the assessment review board regarding the assessment for its pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ont. The review board decreased the assessment for the mill to $32.6 million from $72.2...
Jul 29, 2015 7:34AM


Quebec forms group to examine fibre costs

The Quebec government has formed a working group to examine fibre supply costs and the competitiveness of the province’s forest industry. Made up of representatives from the ministries of finance, the economy and forests, the...
Jul 29, 2015 7:15AM


Grants available for bioproducts or technologies

A new funding program from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions aims to increase the value derived from Alberta's abundant, renewable biomass resource with new products or technologies for the province's bioindustrial sector.
Jul 29, 2015 6:53AM


Howe Sound closes paper line, maintains pulp, power

Paper Excellence has shut down the newsprint operations at Howe Sound Pulp & Paper, blaming deteriorating market conditions and drought conditions in southern British Columbia. The mill is located in Port Mellon. It will continue to produce...
Jul 29, 2015 6:24AM


Cascades' research and development centre celebrates 30 years

July 22 marks the 30th anniversary of Cascades Inc.'s Research and Development Centre. The company says its facility is Canada's largest private research centre in the pulp and paper industry, with a team of 45 seasoned scientists,...
Jul 22, 2015 10:16AM


FPInnovations to support Aboriginal participation in forest sector

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.
Jul 22, 2015 9:55AM


Kadant Canada's Mike Soucy named VP at Kadant Johnson

Mike Soucy, president of Kadant Canada, is joining Kadant Johnson Inc. as vice-president, systems technologies, effective Aug. 3. Both companies are subsidiaries of Kadant Inc.
Jul 22, 2015 7:39AM


Executive transition moves Pelletier to CEO at Fortress

Chad Wasilenkoff is stepping away from the operational oversight of Fortress Papers’ two mills, promoting Yvon Pelletier to the position of president and CEO of Fortress Paper. Effective Oct. 1, Wasilenkoff will move from being president...
Jul 22, 2015 7:27AM


WestRock formed from merger of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn

WestRock Company began operations on July 1, following the completion of the merger of two packaging companies: MeadWestvaco Corporation and Rock-Tenn Company.
Jul 22, 2015 5:08AM


Resolute gathers young employees for leadership training

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...
Jul 14, 2015 2:47PM


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