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Aid package prompts companies to resume harvesting on Quebec's North Shore

On the last day of August, three forest products companies reached an agreement with the Quebec government which ends the so-called forestry crisis in Quebec’s North Shore region. For most of the summer, several companies operating in the...
Sep 2, 2015 10:22AM


Nova Scotia creates advisory committee to focus on forestry

The Department of Natural Resources has created a Forest Biodiversity Science Advisory Committee to enhance the management of Nova Scotia's Crown-owned woodlands. The committee includes experts on forest science, biodiversity, ecological...
Sep 2, 2015 9:57AM


Catalyst shuts down paper machine at Rumford mill

Market conditions are being blamed for the indefinite closure of the No. 12 paper machine at Catalsyt Paper’s Rumford mill in Maine.  The machine has been temporarily curtailed on May 20, 2015.
Sep 2, 2015 9:50AM


Oji and Nikko explore cellulose nanofibres for cosmetics

Oji Holdings Corp. of Japan has signed an agreement with Nikko Chemicals to launch the joint development of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) for cosmetic applications.
Sep 2, 2015 9:43AM


Take control: How to tame your energy costs in a wild market

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...
Sep 2, 2015 7:44AM


Planning is key for Irving pulp mill modernization

The Irving Pulp & Paper mill is in the midst of what could be the largest modernization project in Canada since 1993, and yet the daily operation of the Saint John, N.B., mill continues.  “We have not had a single break in...
Aug 25, 2015 11:02PM


U.S. places duty on imports of uncoated paper

Imports of some uncoated freesheet and groundwood paper grades from China, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and Portugal to the U.S. will now face a duty of up to 193 per cent. The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties...
Aug 25, 2015 7:59PM


Economic Institute says caribou plan threatens jobs in Quebec

If the Quebec government further restricts logging activities in order to protect caribou, 2,931 jobs and $367 million of economic activity are threatened, according to an Economic Note published today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).
Aug 25, 2015 7:52PM


Celebrate 100 years of safety in forestry, pulp and paper industries

Workplace Safety North (WSN) will host a centennial conference to celebrate 100 years of worker health and safety in the forestry, pulp and paper industries in Ontario. Held on Sept. 24 and 25 in Thunder Bay, Ont., the event will celebrate...
Aug 25, 2015 4:56PM


Domtar documentary wins three Telly awards

Domtar’s short documentary, A Portrait on Paper, has earned three Telly Awards. Domtar's inspirational short video received a Silver Award for Best Corporate Image; a Bronze Award for Best Creative Director; and a Bronze Award for...
Aug 19, 2015 10:38AM


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