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January 10, 2019 – Transport Canada has announced new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones.
January 9, 2019 – An independent contractor died in a single-vehicle accident last week while working on land owned by J.D. Irving Ltd. in New Brunswick.
January 8, 2019 – The federal government's environmental arm has completed a study that indicates human influence on the climate played a major role in the extreme 2017 wildfire season in British Columbia.
January 8, 2019 – Supremex, a North American manufacturer of envelopes and paper-based packaging solutions, has acquired exclusive rights to manufacture Conformer packaging products in Canada.
January 7, 2019 – Columbia Pulp estimates its straw pulp mill, touted by the company as the first of its kind in North America, will be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
January 7, 2019 – Northern Pulp intends to submit its plan for the replacement of its Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility by the end of January to Nova Scotia's Department of Environment, which will kick-start the province's own environmental assessment.
January 2, 2019 – Northern Pulp's potential closure would have an impact on Nova Scotia's economy, acknowledges the province's premier, but he says there is "no easy solution" to the mill's ongoing controversy surrounding its effluent drainage plant. 
January 2, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products has completed the sale of its Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard for US$300 million as of December 31, 2018.
December 20, 2018 – Greif, a supplier of industrial packaging products, will acquire Caraustar Industries, a recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, for US $1.8 billion.
December 19, 2018 – Northern Pulp has been granted a temporary injunction by a Nova Scotia court in its ongoing battle with fishermen who have been blocking the mill's survey vessels from researching a site for a proposed effluent pipeline.
December 18, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products is in talks with Repap Resources Group, a private investment firm, to negotiate the sale of Resolute's Fort Frances, Ontario pulp and paper mill, which closed in 2014. 
December 17, 2018 – Canfor Corporation has announced it will be extending its temporary curtailment at sawmills in British Columbia and will be reducing operating hours at some sawmills throughout Q1 2019.
December 14, 2018 – Western Forest Products will sell a seven per cent interest in its Port Alberni forest operation to Huu-ay-aht First Nations in a newly formed limited partnership for $7.2 million.
December 13, 2018 – Kadant Inc., supplier of engineered systems for process industries, will acquire Syntron Material Handling Group for approximately US$179 million.
December 11, 2018 – Buckman, the chemical solutions company, has announced three additions to its leadership team including chief operating officer, chief digital officer and chief information officer.

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