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November 15, 2018 – Canfor Corporation has announced it will purchase 70 per cent of the VIDA Group for 3,990 million Swedish Krona (approximately CAD$580 million). 
November 14, 2018 – West Fraser Timber Co. has announced it will permanently curtail approximately 300 million board feet of combined lumber production at its Fraser Lake and Quesnel sawmills, which will lead to approximately 135 jobs being impacted.
November 12, 2018 – Fibre products supplier Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announced two leadership changes to take place over the coming months.
November 12, 2018 – Canfor Corporation has announced it will purchase Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc. located in Estill, South Carolina for a purchase price of US$110 million, which includes normalized working capital.
November 8, 2018 – The Canadian government announced it plans to reinvest money allocated to Ontario as part of its Low Carbon Economy Fund after the Ontario government cancelled the cap and trade program last week. 
November 8, 2018 – The premier of Nova Scotia has called for fishermen to end to their boat blockade in Northumberland Strait near Pictou, site of the proposed drainage pipeline for Northern Pulp's effluent. 
November 5, 2018 – Irving Pulp & Paper Limited was ordered to pay a $3.5 million penalty after being sentenced today in connection with three offences under the federal Fisheries Act.
November 5, 2018 – Kemira, the Finnish chemical industry group, has announced Rasmus Valanko as its new director, corporate responsibility effective February 1, 2019.
November 2, 2018 – Canfor Corporation has announced it will be scaling back its sawmill operations in British Columbia during Q4 2018 due to log supply constraints, log costs and current market conditions.
October 31, 2018 – The Ontario government has passed a bill that will eliminate the province's cap and trade program, which was touted by the previous government as a way to reduce emissions.
October 29, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products has renewed its partnership with Thunder Bay's Confederation College, announcing a contribution of $150,000 to the College’s Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Campaign.
October 29, 2018 – After an effluent leak last week at Northern Pulp's Pictou, Nova Scotia mill, local fishermen are protesting the mill's proposed plan to put a new effluent drainage pipe into Northumberland Strait. 
October 25, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. has announced $40 million in investments at its Northwestern Ontario operations, in addition to $13.5 million in major maintenance repairs and the creation of 25 new jobs.
October 25, 2018 – Fabio Perini S.p.A, producer of tissue converting machines, has announced Antonio Mosca is its new head of digital transformation at Fabio Perini S.p.A.
October 24, 2018 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed the acquisition of MD Papéis’ Caieiras specialty paper mill in Brazil for about EUR 98 million. 

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