Cascades to close Swedish boxboard plant in June
Company reorganizes Europe production amid weak market conditions.
Signed, sealed, and delivered
The Canada Job Grant aims for a July 1 start.
Softwood lumber exporters to get refunds following ruling
Export charges wrongly applied after 2006 softwood lumber agreement ended.
Rise in profits hint at Canadian forestry sector turnaround
PwC report suggests Canadian manufacturers have benefitted from a weakening Canadian dollar.
South Korea trade deal good for economy: Poloz
Ottawa says the deal will increase exports to South Korea by 32%
Canada can learn from Germany on skills: Kenney
Employment minister says feds, provinces can expand paid co-ops for students
Resources push BC budget into the black, Clark says
Growth plan includes the Site C hydroelectric dam and the inclusion of First Nations in that resource growth.
Blount Canada fined $60,000 for injury during training
Worker suffered burns to the abdomen and legs from a bla1st of steam and hot water.
Steelworkers and Canfor reach tentative deal
Five-year deal boosts pay, adjusts trades rates, improves health benefits and includes provisions to secure the USW’s pension plan.
Fortress Paper says Chinese duties will harm Canada's pulp sector
Fortress, Tembec and two other Canadian producers are currently paying a 13% levy to supply China.
Clark meets with northern leaders about LNG revenue sharing
Revenue sharing deal discussed involving LNG development in the north.
Canadians’ average salary increase for 2014 is 2.6%
Hay survey of top employers shows oil and gas, chemicals will pay the most.
Facing industrial pressures, Canada needs to up forest conservation game
Almost 15% of Canada’s Boreal forest has been distributed to oil and gas, mining, forestry and hydro development.
New Brunswick’s export growth modest through 2014, says EDC
Brazil tops the list of emerging market destinations, followed by China, India and Turkey.
Tembec’s Q2 losses double to $26M; Temiscaming costs up
Company says the cost to upgrade its specialty cellulose mill in Quebec has jumped by 24%.
Chinese could shift energy investments to forestry, mining
Canadian mining exports to China have eclipsed total exports to Germany.
Exports to grow 5% this year and 6% more in 2013: EDC
A 97-cent loonie in 2013 offers exporters a bit of a reprieve.
NS deal to help restart a NewPage paper mill approved, but under scrutiny
Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls it “tax trickery,” and too expensive.
$13.7B in ‘corporate welfare’ since 1982: Fraser Institute
No payment expected by Industry Canada for nearly half.
Idled Cape Breton mill gets $1.5 million court approved cash injection
Money for NewPage’s Port Hawkesbury mill comes from a $15.8-million provincial fund to keep the mill in a so-called hot idle mode.
NewPage gets $124.5M from Nova Scotia to reopen paper mill
Pacific West Commercial expects to inject $160 million into the local economy during its first year.
Cut more timber to fight pine beetle: BC report
70% of Central Interior’s marketable timber decimated by 2021 if action not taken.
Nine Sask. bands invest in renewable energy project
Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre will run on sawmill flotsam.
Sino-Forest set to sell off assets, fails to find qualified bidder
Troubled Chinese forestry company is going ahead with restructuring plant so creditors can acquire company assets.
Troubled Sino-Forest set for restructuring
Chinese forestry company says outstanding notes will be sold to a third party.
For sale: Catalyst Paper
Insolvent forestry company gets court approval for sale; seeks takeover proposals.
RCMP faces hurdles in Sino-Forest investigation
Logistics are hampering fraud investigation as operations and chief executives are based in China
Cascades closes Burnaby containerboard mill
Cascades Inc. is closing its Norampac containerboard mill in Burnaby BC, blaming high operating costs and a high dollar.
Tembec secures $75-million loan for capital investment at Temiscaming plant
Forest products producer could invest more than $300 million by 2015 to modernize plant
Ontario wraps up decade-long industrial dispute
Ruling in First Nations case could have implications for future logging and mining in Ontario
Forestry Industry: $100M for innovation from IFIT program
Canada’s forestry industry now has a $100 million fund…
Forestry industry banks on bio-age
Companies can convert wood fibre from forest waste into…