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Thunder Bay to reimburse Resolute after property tax appeal

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-29
Resolute Forest Products recently won an appeal with the assessment review board regarding the assessment for its pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ont. The review board decreased the assessment for the mill to $32.6 million from $72.2...

Quebec forms group to examine fibre costs

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-29
The Quebec government has formed a working group to examine fibre supply costs and the competitiveness of the province’s forest industry. Made up of representatives from the ministries of finance, the economy and forests, the...

Grants available for bioproducts or technologies

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-29
A new funding program from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions aims to increase the value derived from Alberta's abundant, renewable biomass resource with new products or technologies for the province's bioindustrial sector.

Howe Sound closes paper line, maintains pulp, power

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-29
Paper Excellence has shut down the newsprint operations at Howe Sound Pulp & Paper, blaming deteriorating market conditions and drought conditions in southern British Columbia. The mill is located in Port Mellon. It will continue to produce...

Kadant Canada's Mike Soucy named VP at Kadant Johnson

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-22
Mike Soucy, president of Kadant Canada, is joining Kadant Johnson Inc. as vice-president, systems technologies, effective Aug. 3. Both companies are subsidiaries of Kadant Inc.

Executive transition moves Pelletier to CEO at Fortress

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-22
Chad Wasilenkoff is stepping away from the operational oversight of Fortress Papers’ two mills, promoting Yvon Pelletier to the position of president and CEO of Fortress Paper. Effective Oct. 1, Wasilenkoff will move from being president...

Resolute gathers young employees for leadership training

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-14
The next generation of leaders for Resolute Forest Products met in Montréal recently for a two-day leadership training and networking event. Resolute headquarters experienced a brief influx of new faces, as 22 young employees gathered...

Québec government settles forest management dispute with Cree

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-14
Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at a ceremony on July 13 at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed. The Grand Council of...

New owner closes paperboard mill in Jonquière

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-14
Graphic Packaging International Canada has closed a mill in Jonquière, Que., that it acquired from Cascades just a few months earlier. The thermomechanical paperboard mill in Jonquiere ceased production on July 13. The closure will...

Cost increases forecast to exceed revenue growth for wood products

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-14
Canada's wood products industry is benefiting from the ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing and a weaker Canadian dollar, according to The Conference Board of Canada's latest outlook for Canada's wood products industry.