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Forest industry offers award for Aboriginal youth

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-29
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is opening up nominations for its annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth, as part of its continuing effort to encourage more Aboriginal workers to consider a career in the forest sector.

Cascades opens the doors to its Kingsey Falls units

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-20
On the occasion of Cascades' 50th anniversary, all of the company’s Kingsey Falls units will open their doors to the general public for a special open house event on August 23 and 24. The public is invited to come and discover what goes...

Resolute Forest Products fined for worker injury

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-05
Resolute Forest Products Canada has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured at the company’s Fort Frances paper mill.

Cascades to close kraft paper operations in East Angus

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-23
Cascades is withdrawing from the kraft paper sector and closing its kraft paper manufacturing activities at the East Angus, Que., plant because of unfavourable market conditions and the failure of discussions with a potetial buyer. Close to 175...

Fraser Papers pensioners could see boost in benefits

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-23
The pension benefits of Fraser Papers’ retirees will be the subject of a special session of the New Brunswick legislature on July 29. The legislature is being recalled for a one-day session to amend the Pension Benefits Act, which,...

PacWest speakers have ideas for workforce renewal

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-08
What is colloquially known as the skills gap, referring to the dearth of skilled trades workers, is also a knowledge gap and an experience gap for pulp and paper companies. The large number of retiring workers means that, for all positions...

Forest industry report card: progress made on goals of Vision2020

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-18
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today released its first report card on Vision2020, Pathways to Prosperity, the association’s ambitious plan for industry growth.

Fortress to cut employees in dissolving pulp segment

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-04
Fortress Paper Ltd. has approved an employee reduction plan that will result in a reduction of approximately 16% of the salaried staff in the company's dissolving pulp segment, including senior management, middle management and clerical staff....

Resolute employees accept contract that will set pattern for Eastern mills

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-27
Unionized employees of Resolute Forest Products have voted to support the collective agreement negotiated by the company with Unifor.

Canadian forest sector shows strong productivity gains

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-21
The Canadian forest products industry has achieved strong advances in labour productivity even while facing one of its worse downturns. But productivity in paper mills lags behind the performance of the rest of the sector.

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