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The province of Nova Scotia is making the final disbursement to Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp. under the now-closed Jobs Fund program.
Aucto.com will be hosting a two-day online auction on October 6 and 7 to liquidate Port Hawkesbury Paper's Paper Machine #1.
 The federal NDP party would make key investments in Canada’s forestry sector to create jobs and support innovations aimed at providing long-term sustainability for the industry, if elected to form a government in October’s election.
One of the most advanced board mills in North America opened its doors to guests and media for the first time on Sept. 24. At the official inauguration of Cascades’ Greenpac mill in Niagara Falls, N.Y., company executives spoke of the determination and teamwork that carried this dream of building a leading-edge containerboard mill through to reality.
Lake Utopia Paper has completed a successful nine-day maintenance and modernization project, which ran from September 7-16. At its peak, the $20-million project involved 326 contractors on site working on maintenance and capital improvements to the mill and paper machine.
As National Forest Week begins, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) reminds Canadians about the economic importance of the forest sector. 
Catalyst Paper has launched an expanded line-up of Oxford brand, coated one-side products for multiple market segments, including cut and stack labels, commercial C1S and lamination, and pressure sensitive applications.
Kruger Packaging L.P. will convert a newsprint machine at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill to manufacture 100% recycled, lightweight linerboard.
Atlantic Packaging Products, a Toronto-based manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products, has expanded its operations in the United States with the acquisition of Skybox Packaging in Mansfield, Ohio.
Catalyst Paper has announced the appointment of Walter Tarnowsky as vice-president & general manager of the Port Alberni mill and Graham Kissack as vice-president, corporate social responsibility. Both appointments are effective October 1, 2015.
On the last day of August, three forest products companies reached an agreement with the Quebec government which ends the so-called forestry crisis in Quebec’s North Shore region. For most of the summer, several companies operating in the area had removed their equipment and ceased logging, citing higher costs.
Market conditions are being blamed for the indefinite closure of the No. 12 paper machine at Catalsyt Paper’s Rumford mill in Maine.  The machine has been temporarily curtailed on May 20, 2015.
The city of Prince Rupert is proceeding with the removal of assets and decommissioning of a pulp mill on Waston Island, B.C., which has been shut down since 2004. The aim is to make the site useable for new development.
Fortress Paper Ltd. reported 2015 second quarter EBITDA of $4.1 million, an increase of $6.6 million over the previous quarter and $10.1 million over the prior year. The dissolving pulp segment generated EBITDA of $2.1 million, making a positive EBITDA contribution to the company for first time. Fortress’ security paper products segment generated EBITDA of $3.4 million.
When announcing the permanent closure the paper and TMP operations at the Howe Sound mill. Paper Excellence explained that the company had gone through an extensive product review process and concluded the company’s future does not lie with paper products.
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