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Domtar's Windsor mill gets approval for customs self-assessment

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que., has streamlined the importation of fibre to the mill by qualifying for a self-assessment program. The mill is the first facility in the Canadian forestry industry to be approved under the...

Tips for investing in the bioeconomy

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
Biofuels are more attractive to strategic investors than biomass electricity, said Don Roberts in a keynote address at the BioEnergy Exhibition and Conference, held in Toronto on May 20-21. Roberts, an expert on financing the bioeconomy,...

Forestry research facility receives $5.6 million in federal funding

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
A federal infrastructure funding announcement on May 15 included $5.6 million to upgrade the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, a research facility that supports Canada’s forest sector by advancing forest management policy and...

Wood costs push Tembec to suspend sawmill operations in Quebec

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
Tembec is suspending operations at its three sawmills in Quebec due to the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The company says the wood costs make its sawmills uncompetitive given the persistent weak market...

Unifor members at Domtar Dryden sign new agreeement

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-06
More than 550 Unifor members employed at the pulp mill and woodlands operations of Domtar’s Dryden, Ont., site have ratified new collective agreements. “We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's...

FPInnovations adds business development executive

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-05
Charles Gagnon has joined FPInnovations as vice-president of business development, effective May 4. FPInnovations is a not-for-profit R&D institute focused on the Canadian forest sector.

Kimberly-Clark launches products made with wheat straw and bamboo

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-29
Kimberly-Clark Professional has begun to incorporate rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products.

Ontario investing $60 million in forest access roads

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-29
Ontario is investing in the forest roads which connect industry to Ontario's natural resources, as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history. The provincial govement is committing $60 million to the program in 2015-16.

Brazil approves commercial use of genetically modified eucalyptus

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-15
Brazil has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to permit the commercial use of FuturaGene’s genetically engineered eucalyptus. The Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved the commercial use of the...

FSC demands respect from Resolute

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-25
In an open letter to the president of Resolute Forest Products Canada, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has requested Resolute “immediately stop its discriminatory activities against FSC, and take appropriate corrective and preventive...