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February 28, 2019 – Cascades Inc. has announced it will cease operations of two tissue paper machines located in Ontario, affecting 68 positions at the plants. 
February 28, 2019 – Fisher International, a business intelligence and strategy consultant to the pulp and paper industry, has added two senior consultants to its team. 
February 27, 2019 – Mercer Peace River Pulp has been named one of the top 75 employers in Alberta by Mediacorp.
February 26, 2019 – Pinnacle Renewable Energy, which operates a wood pellet plant in Entwhistle, Alberta, says it is investigating the cause of a fire and explosion in its dryer area earlier this month.
February 26, 2019 – Valmet, supplier of technology and automation for the pulp, paper and energy industries, has entered an agreement to purchase North American-based GL&V, a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry.
February 25, 2019 – TAPPI and Fastmarkets RISI, co-producers of TissueCon 2019, have opened the call for presentations for this year's conference, running October 1-4, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. 
February 22, 2019 – Voith has announced Scott Knapp as its new vice-president of operations for Voith Paper Appleton.
February 21, 2019 – A new poll commissioned by Northern Pulp and its parent company, Paper Excellence Canada, indicates there is some public support for its proposed effluent treatment facility, which has been the centre of controversy in Nova Scotia over the past few months.
February 21, 2019 – The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is accepting nominations from its member companies for its Awards of Excellence program.
February 19, 2019 – International Paper Company has elected Anders Gustafsson to its board of directors, effective March 1, 2019.
February 14, 2019 – Kadant Inc. has announced several new leadership appointments upcoming in 2019 as part of a succession plan to transition the duties of its retiring president.  
February 14, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products and the town of Fort Frances, Ontario are at odds over the pending sale of the town’s idle mill.
February 13, 2019 – The Ontario government is considering making large industrial companies pay for units of greenhouse gas pollution if they use more than the emission standards that will be set by the province. 
February 13, 2019 – A fire and explosion at a wood pellet plant west of Edmonton that sent three people to hospital Monday, including one with serious injuries, also had a fire at its facility in January 2019.
February 11, 2019 – Paper Excellence has received clearance from the Canadian Competition Bureau for its previously announced agreement to acquire Catalyst Paper.

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