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March 30, 2016
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Worker dies in chip pile accident at Harmac Pacific

According to early reports, an employee at the pulp mill near Nanaimo, B.C., died when the chip pile he was standing on collapsed. >> Read full article

Irving almost ready to start new digester

Phase two of the Irving Pulp & Paper mill modernization project in Saint John, N.B., is about 95 per cent complete, with commissioning and start-up of the digester to begin over the next few weeks. >> Read full article

Northern Pulp fined $225,000 for effluent leak

A rupture in a large pipe carrying effluent from the mill to treatment lagoons has resulted in a fine of $225,000 for Northern Pulp Nova Scotia. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Slave Lake creates green power from biogas

The low-rate anaerobic treatment system installed at West Fraser’s Slave Lake pulp mill is believed to be the first in Canada for the pulp and paper sector. The West Fraser team chose the low-rate, anaerobic BVF system from ADI Systems for its biomethanation with power generation project because the system has a low need for operator attention and doesn’t require granular sludge. In addition to generating green power, the new treatment system saves energy by allowing West Fraser to decommission some wastewater treatment equipment. >> Learn More…


Quebec’s forests ministry plans workshops, innovation forum

The Québec government will set up five major workshop groups tasked with identifying problems and finding solutions that will help the forest products industry to move forward. >> Read full article

New shoe press belt has high impact strength to resist cracks

Valmet has developed a new shoe press belt, BlackBelt E, which may have the highest impact strength of any belt currently available. >> Read full article

Forest industry welcomes support in federal budget

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to see the federal budget put strong emphasis on climate change initiatives, innovation and research and development. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

BLRBAC Spring 2016 Meeting

April 4-6, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA >> More Info

PwC’s Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference

May 4, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC >> More Info

PaperCon 2016

May 15-18, 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH >> More Info

PacWest 2016 Conference

June 8-11, 2016
Location: Jasper, AB >> More Info