Industry News
November 23, 2018 – Packaging giant Sonoco has announced a new senior leadership structure overseeing the company’s global consumer- and industrial-related businesses, effective January 1, 2019.
November 21, 2018 – The federal government released its fall economic update Wednesday, and among the points of interest is an investment of $100 million in the forestry industry.
November 21, 2018 – Western Forest Products has announced it will acquire U.S. lumber manufacturer Columbia Vista Corporation for US$30.5 million.
November 20, 2018 – PMP, a Polish-based supplier of tissue, paper and board technology, has opened a new location in North America.
November 16, 2018  – Northern Pulp, the embattled Nova Scotia pulp mill, is calling on the public as it attempts to secure more time on a government-imposed deadline for the building of a new effluent drainage pipe. 
November 16, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products has appointed Remi Lalonde as senior vice-president and chief financial officer. 
November 15, 2018 – Paper Excellence, the parent company of Nova Scotia's Northern Pulp mill, which has been embroiled in a standoff with local fishermen about the location of a potential effluent drainage pipe, has said that it may not be able to meet a government-mandated deadline for the pipe installation.
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.

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