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October 9, 2018 – Paper Excellence Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire the British Columbia–based Catalyst Paper Corporation, including its three facilities located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey distribution centre and headquarters in Richmond.
October 9, 2018 – Valmet has acquired Enertechnix, a high-tech combustion diagnostics and monitoring technology company based in Washington, USA.
October 4, 2018 – Mercer International has signed a deal to acquire Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI)'s mill properties in Western Canada for $465 million.
October 4, 2018 – KaMin, the manufacturer of hydrous and calcined kaolin, has announced it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper and packaging markets effective January 1, 2019, or as contracts allow.
October 3, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. has agreed to sell its Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard, LLC for a total purchase price of about USD 300 million.
October 3, 2018 – Kemira, a chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries, has announced price increases for all polymer products globally in the pulp and paper segment.
October 2, 2018 – Packaging company Sonoco has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 per cent interest in the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco, a vertically integrated global leader in the manufacture of paper-based cones and tubes used in the textile industry.
October 1, 2018 – Cascades has announced that its president and CEO, Mario Plourde, received the 2019 Clean50 and Clean16 awards from Delta Management Group.
October 1, 2018 – Domtar Corporation has donated $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help provide relief for British Columbia wildfires.
October 1, 2018 – After 14 months of negotiations, Canada has signed a new deal with the United States and Mexico that eliminates the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and ushers in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
September 28, 2018 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its regulated areas for emerald ash borer (EAB) twice in the last week, first to include a part of Nova Scotia and then an expanded area in New Brunswick, in an effort to slow the insect's spread. 
September 28, 2018 - The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the provincial government have announced that the WSIB has paid off its unfunded liability, which will lead to a 29.8 per cent cut in employer premium rates by January 1, 2019.
September 28, 2018 - Clearwater Paper Corporation, the U.S.-based producer of tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp, has appointed Steve Bowden as senior vice-president and general manager of its pulp and paperboard division, effective October 1, 2018.
September 26, 2018 - Canfor Pulp Products has announced that it will extend its scheduled maintenance outage on one production line at its Northwood Northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp mill located in Prince George, British Columbia.
September 21, 2018 – Pulp and paper companies are rallying to donate to aid relief after Hurricane Florence hit the southeastern U.S. last week.

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