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CORRECTED: J.D. Irving expecting to hire 7800 people by 2017 for all divisions

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
Representatives of the J.D. Irving group of companies are visiting universities and colleges across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in February, looking for potential new hires for its co-op and summer internship programs. J.D. Irving...

UNB receives funding for biofuels research

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel from biomass.

Resolute settles legal dispute with Rainforest Alliance over FSC audit

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-11
Resolute Forest Products has reached a settlement in the legal case launched last May against third-party auditor The Rainforest Alliance. The lawsuit concerned draft audit reports for the Black Spruce Dog River Matawin Forests and Caribou...

Former Quebec Premier to mediate land dispute affecting Resolute

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-28
The Government of Québec is retaining the services of Lucien Bouchard, former Premier of the province, to act as mediator for a land dispute issue that affects Resolute Forest Products' forestry certification in the Lac-Saint-Jean region...

Forest products M&A activity holds steady in 2014

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-21
Global merger and acquisition activity in the forest, paper and packaging sector in Q4 2014 saw an increase in deal volume and total deal value relative to the third quarter (Q3) of 2014. A total of 34 M&A deals were announced during Q4...

Saskatchewan and Alberta pair up to fight mountain pine beetle

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-20
The Saskatchewan and Alberta governments have reaffirmed their long-standing co-operation on forest insects and disease, signing a three year agreement to work together on mountain pine beetle management. Saskatchewan will provide $1.25 million...

ForestEthics says SFI certification program lacks rigour

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-13
ForestEthics has released Peeling Back the Eco-Labels, a report comparing the rigour of forest audits conducted in Canada by the two leading forest certification systems: the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry...

Robots and autonomous vehicles could soon be part of woodlands operations

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-07
Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles. These advanced technologies might soon be found in the forest and thereby make it possible to provide forest workers with a safer, more efficient work environment. The Forest Machine...

Resolute gets six-month extension for suspended FSC certificate

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-07
The Forest Stewardship Council Canada has requested a six-month extension to be granted by the certification body Rainforest Alliance for a suspended forest certificate held by Resolute Forests Products in Lac St-Jean, Quebec. The deadline for...

B.C. timber supply on agenda at Western forest industry conference

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-31
Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association are organizing a conference on January 28, 2015, titled “Mapping the Course – Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and...