Industry News
March 26, 2019 – As the 2019 wildfire season approaches, British Columbia’s government is preparing with more fire prevention strategies, programs and funding.
March 25, 2019 – Cascades, a manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products, has unveiled a new brand for retail solutions called Cascades IMGN.
March 25, 2019 – In a Saint John, N.B. court last Tuesday, J.D. Irving entered a guilty plea to violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which resulted in the death of one of the company’s sawmill workers, 52-year-old William Gregg, on Feb. 29, 2016.
March 21, 2019 – Resolute has rejected the offer by Repap Resources Group (under the name Rainy River Packaging) to purchase an idled pulp mill in Fort Frances, Ontario.
March 21, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products is selling the site of the former Port-Alfred pulp and paper mill to the City of Saguenay, Quebec for the symbolic amount of $1.
March 20, 2019 – A class action against Corner Brook Pulp and Paper will proceed, the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has ruled, after overturning a decision that would have allowed the lawsuit to go to arbitration first.
March 20, 2019 – The federal government announced more than $250 million in funding to boost skills development and innovation in the forest products sector in its budget this week.
March 18, 2019 – Paper Excellence Canada has completed its acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corporation in British Columbia.
March 18, 2019 – Repap Resources Group, a private investment company, has submitted a bid to purchase Resolute Forest Products’ idled pulp mill in Fort Frances, Ontario.
March 18, 2019 – A fire in a paper machine was extinguished at Resolute Forest Products' mill in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Sunday morning.
March 14, 2019 – Jean Jobin is stepping down from his role as president and chief operating officer of Cascades Tissue Group and will be replaced by longtime Cascades exec Jean-David Tardif. 
March 12, 2019 – A fire that occurred Monday at Catalyst Paper in Port Alberni, British Columbia has been extinguished and no injuries have been reported. 
March 12, 2019 – White Birch Paper's Bear Island newsprint paper mill in Virginia will be idled effective immediately as it awaits conversion to a linerboard facility. 
March 11, 2019 – Peter deMarsh, an advocate of the Canadian forest sector and woodlot owners, was reportedly among the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday, according to the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).
March 11, 2019 – Kimberly-Clark Corporation has announced two new nominations for election to its board of directors.

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