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Cascades honored for environmental strategy, innovative product

Source: Daily News | 2014-01-08
Towel and tissue producer Cascades Inc. received the Environmental Strategy of the Year award from Pulp & Paper International at the 2013 PPI Awards ceremony in Dubai. In addition, the Cascades® Moka® product line won the company a...

Have your say on sustainable forestry: Draft SFI standard open for comments

Source: Daily News | 2014-01-08
A sixty-day public comment period is now open for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) draft of a new standard for 2015-2019. The draft new standard includes new performance measures to: conserve biodiversity in fiber sourcing;...

Domtar fined for exceeding BOD limit

Source: Daily News | 2014-01-01
Domtar was sentenced on Dec. 17, 2013, for violating the Fisheries Act by exceeding the regulatory limits for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) in the effluent of its mill at Espanola, Ont. The offences occurred in December, 2010.

Studies suggest boreal forests can handle oilsands development

Source: Daily News | 2013-12-29
Ongoing work by University of Alberta researcher Scott Chang is providing cautious optimism about how forest soil and trees are coping with oilsands development in Northern Alberta.

UBC's $2.7-million grant to focus on mechanical pulping

Source: Daily News | 2013-11-05
The University of British Columbia’s Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) has received a $2.7-million with the aim of realizing energy savings of more than 1000 GWh/y in the pulp sector.

Kruger Products honored for sustainability efforts

Source: Daily News | 2013-10-29
Tissue manufacturer Kruger Products has earned the 2013 Greening of the Supply Chain Award from the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters.

Wrapping up the facts about Canadian paper bags

Source: Daily News | 2013-08-28
The Canadian paper packaging industry’s environmental council, PPEC, has launched a new website specifically focused on paper bags: www.paperbagscanada.org.

Progress report: NS natural resources strategy moving along

Source: Daily News | 2013-08-18
Two years after the Nova Scotia government launched its natural resources strategy, Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker says the government is on schedule with almost all of the 32 actions detailed in the strategy document, “From...

Chemical engineer speaks on industry's waste water

Source: Daily News | 2013-08-18
Professional Engineers of Ontario is hosting a presentation entitled “From Wood to Water – A Look at Environmental Issues & Solutions in the Pulp and Paper Industry” on Aug. 27. The speaker is Dr. Craig Milestone, a...

Climate projections help foresters decide what to plant

Source: Daily News | 2013-06-04
University of Alberta researchers have developed guidelines that are being used by the forestry industry and government foresters to get a jump on climate change when planting trees. Maps developed by Laura Gray, a post-doctoral fellow in the...