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Québec government settles forest management dispute with Cree

Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at a ceremony on July 13 at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed. The Grand Council of...
Jul 14, 2015 2:32PM


New owner closes paperboard mill in Jonquière

Graphic Packaging International Canada has closed a mill in Jonquière, Que., that it acquired from Cascades just a few months earlier. The thermomechanical paperboard mill in Jonquiere ceased production on July 13. The closure will...
Jul 14, 2015 1:58PM


Cost increases forecast to exceed revenue growth for wood products

Canada's wood products industry is benefiting from the ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing and a weaker Canadian dollar, according to The Conference Board of Canada's latest outlook for Canada's wood products industry.
Jul 14, 2015 1:31PM


FPAC's David Lindsay addresses forest ministers

Speaking to the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers meeting on July 10, FPAC president and CEO David Lindsay discussed the journey of transformation that Canada’s forest products industry has undertaken. On behalf of the Forest Products...
Jul 10, 2015 2:37PM


Industry leaders make commitment to pursue innovation

A high-level meeting of industry, government and research organizations has led to a declaration of intent to continue commercialization of new products and technologies in the forest sector.
Jul 10, 2015 7:48AM


Xerium closes Quebec plant due to high costs

Xerium Technologies is closing its paper machine clothing facility in Warwick, Que., and will transfer production to the company’s lower-cost plants outside of North America. The Warwick facility employs about 120 people.
Jul 7, 2015 9:12PM


Transformation of sector to be discussed at Forest Innovation Summit

A National Forest Innovation Summit is taking place in Kenora, Ont., on July 8-9. The event will bring together provincial and territorial forest ministers, industry leaders, academic and research institutions and Aboriginal community leaders...
Jul 7, 2015 4:08PM


Strathcona Paper bought by U.S. packaging company

PaperWorks Industries, Inc. of Pennsylvania has acquired CanAmPac, the parent company of coated recycled board (CRB) producer Strathcona Paper (Napanee, Ont.), folding carton manufacturer Boehmer Box and LYFT Visual graphic services.
Jul 3, 2015 12:31PM


PAPTAC disbanding its Standard Methods Committee

The PAPTAC Standard Methods Committee will be officially dissolved as of October 1, 2015, based on the recommendation of the association’s executive council.
Jul 3, 2015 12:17PM


Domtar will commercialize modified softwood pulp fibre at Dryden

A first-of-its-kind commercial-scale manufacturing facility for new grades of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp is planned for Domtar’s mill in Dryden, Ont. The project has received $2 million from the IFIT program, and is...
Jul 1, 2015 10:16PM


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