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Shareholders give OK to West Fraser deal to buy Norbord, consolidating wood sector
(CP) TORONTO – Shareholders of West Fraser Timber Co.…
Canada calls US softwood duties unfair, unjustified, despite reduction
US Department of Commerce imposes countervailing duties of nearly 9%, down from just over 20%.
Peak Renewables buys Canfor forest tenure, idled mills in Fort Nelson
Multi-year $30-million deal with wood pellet manufacturer requires provincial BC government approval.
Canada invests $4.5M to develop biofuel and products
CRB Innovations is developing a commercial pilot project to convert forestry residuals and other biomass.
Feds pushed to abandon trade talks with Brazil over Amazon deforestation
Between January and the end of July, an area almost twice the size of PEI had burned.
Record high lumber, panel prices drive up Alberta stumpage fees
They’ve nearly doubled to $67.31 in September, from $36.56 per cubic metre in August.
Trudeau vows Canada won’t back down in softwood dispute with US
Duties imposed in 2017 claiming Canada’s regulated forestry industry amounts to an unfair subsidy for producers.
Canadians cheer, US denounces WTO decision on softwood lumber
Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission declared wrong in 2017 when they imposed countervailing duties.
J.D. Irving begins work in July on $35M NB sawmill expansion
Project will add about 1,300 square metres to the mill’s footprint, operations set for next spring.
CBSA launches investigations into plywood from China
Complaint alleges Canadian industry is facing an increase in the volume of the dumped and subsidized imports.
Canfor curtailing production for four weeks, closing a mill in BC
Pandemic and other local factors blamed for both actions by the forest products company.
COVID-19 crisis prompts BC mill to boost medical pulp production
Harmac Pacific’s primarily red cedar pulp allows it to be mixed with synthetics to make end products like masks and gowns.
Canfor cuts lumber production and capital spending due to COVID 19
Will be down about $100 million across lumber operations compared with 2019.
Nova Scotia forest industry airs concerns over mill closure during AGM
Frustration voiced over what is seen to be a lack of direction following the loss of one of the industry’s major players.
Environmental groups critical of Ontario government forestry plan
Tories propose increasing logging on Crown-owned lands from 15 million to 30 million cubic metres by 2030.
Lumber company shares rise on news the US intends to cut softwood duties
CIBC suggests average US duties would drop from about US$67 per thousand board feet to $30 based on current pricing levels.
BC forest industry seeks hope amid long strike, shutdowns, change
Challenges include US duties on BC softwood exports, mill closures in the Interior, two consecutive wildfire seasons.
Resolute to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill
$27 million for a plant and $11 million to modernize equipment to produce high-grade SCA+ supercalendered paper.
Nova Scotia mill to move ahead with environmental assessment process
Statement appears to indicate a reversal in the company’s position to wrap up operations.
Experts say climate change is driving up the risk of wildfires in Canada
“Climate change’s fingerprints are all over these Australian fires” and play the same role in raising the risk in Canada.
Federal natural disaster bills now average more than $430M a year
Germanwatch’s Climate Risk Index lists Canada ninth among the countries most affected by climate change in 2018.
Team to help forestry workers with pending closure of Nova Scotia mill
Northern Pulp denied permission for proposed facility and pipeline to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020
Here are the lists of winners and losers
Cascades launches a 100% recycled, recyclable cardboard food tray
Patented water-based barrier coating protects it against humidity to enhance the packaging efficiency.
BC forest industry facing uncertain future as mills close across province
Layoffs, shutdowns are causing economic and social pain as thousands of workers, their families and communities face uncertain futures.
Lumber giant Canfor announces it’s cutting back on mill operations in BC
The forestry giant has 12 sawmills around the province.
Concerned groups urge NS to reject mill’s effluent plan
They say the plan lacked critical information and didn’t meet the department’s terms of reference.
Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers
No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.
Trade mission to Asia to calm concerns about wood downturn
Beetle epidemic and two recent record-breaking wildfire seasons have destroyed millions of hectares of BC forests.
Kruger certified ISO 50001 for energy management
First to receive the energy management certification from the Bureau de normalisation du Québec.
Cascades closing tissue converting at Waterford, Kingman plants
Plants produce 9 million cases of tissue products annually and employ 213 workers.