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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...

Resolute offers details on suspension of two FSC certificates

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-24
Resolute Forest Products has outlined some of the circumstances surrounding the suspension of two of the company’s Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certificates in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, and notes that it...

Two Canadian executives join board of SFI

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-24
Craig Armstrong, president and CEO of Millar Western Forest Products Ltd., is among the three new members of the board of directors of The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI). The other new directors are Robert Abernethy, president,...

Ontario student wins FPAC Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-23
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the third annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shownoo Blackbird-Williams from Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario.

Carbon neutral explained, in 90 seconds

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-23
What does “carbon neutral” mean? The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and American Wood Council (AWC) have launched a new web video explaining the concept – from a biomass energy users' perspective –...