Canfor board recommends shareholders accept Pattison offer
Great Pacific Capital already owns a roughly 51% interest in the forest products company.
Norbord announces indefinite production cut at Georgia OSB mill
Blames continuing poor market conditions and lower-than-anticipated OSB demand to-date.
West Fraser Timber records Q3 loss of $45M on lower production
Closed its Chasm, BC, lumber mill and eliminated the third production shift at its 100 Mile House, BC, operations.
Mill’s effluent pipe proposal forecasts no significant impacts
Northern Pulp’s report for Nova Scotia government marine water quality are expected to arise on any fisheries or fish habitat.
Restoring forests one tree at a time, to help repair climate
A first line of defence against climate change, absorbing up to 25% of man-made carbon emissions each year.
Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for downturn in BC forestry
Shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills, hundreds out of work, economic growth predictions slashed.
Teal-Jones halts harvesting timber on BC coast
Hundreds of jobs lost as BC forest companies close or curtail more than 24 mills.
West Fraser to vary schedule at 5 BC mills to reduce production
Estimated reduction of up to 100 million board feet through the end of the year.
Interfor closes BC sawmill in latest blow for trouble lumber industry
Shutdown will be complete by the end of 2019, after the mill’s remaining log and lumber inventories have been processed and shipped.
Norbord reducing oriented strand board production at Georgia mill
One line at the two-line mill will operate on a reduced schedule starting on Sept. 5.
Shift reductions coming to Tolko plants in BC as market remains volatile
More than 700 workers will be affected by the curtailments Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 at the Armstrong and Lumby plants.
Kruger partners with Nature Conservancy of Canada on destinations program
Offers in-nature experiences from short boardwalk strolls to day-long hikes in cities and remote locations across Canada.
End of controversial pulp mill not a disaster for some woodlots
Deadline approaches for the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County to stop sending effluent into a lagoon.
Closing NS pulp mill would cost 2,700 jobs, decimate industry: Unifor
Facing a January 2020 deadline to shut down a treatment facility that sends effluent into the Boat Harbour lagoon.
Western Forest Products to cut production at BC mill as strike continues
Temporary curtailment, expected to start in August, will impact 67 unionized employees.
Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers
Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.
West Fraser announces additional permanent production cuts in BC
CItes timber supply constraints owing to pine beetles, wildfires and pricing.
Tough conditions for softwood lumber as tariffs and climate weigh
Companies cut back shifts, close mills as a lack of log supplies and low prices bite.
$23M forest TMP-Bio project commissioned by FPInnovations, Resolute
The thermo-mechanical-pulp biorefinery produces lignin and sugars for use in the development of wood-based products.
New worker safety review underway seven years after BC mill explosions
USW says previous inquiries into explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills raised more questions than answers.
Canfor cutting lumber production as supply and price issues continue
Will reduce production output by approximately 100 million board feet spread across its BC mills.
Uniboard invests $18M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier
Next generation dryer will also lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Interfor ships more lumber from Canada after China tariffs on US
Ramp up despite shipping costs that are roughly 50% higher than from American points in the south.
Agency to investigate possible freight rail problems in Vancouver
The Forests Products Association of Canada said rail delays last year cost the forest sector over $500 million.
Forest companies heading for China without BC officials
Council of Forest Industries said long-standing business relations are separate from legal issues involving Meng Wanzhou.
Proposed environmental assessment legislation needs integrity boost: scientists
Bill 51 contains a number of reforms and amendments that will change the way mines, dams and pipelines are reviewed and approved in BC.
Conifex sawmill workers get two breaks amid higher log costs, duties
Company requires a 15% cut in lumber production for the quarter.
Soot-filled rivers mark the need for a national wildfire strategy
Wildfires have a dire impact on water quality.
Forestry companies fall as US housing stats show slowing demand
Signs of potential slowing come after a strong run for the industry.
Canada’s economy surges in second quarter on higher exports: StatCan
Economy rocketed to an annualized pace of 2.9 per cent in the period from April 1 through June 30.
Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.2 per cent to $50.7B in June
Economists had expected an increase of 0.1 per cent in June.
Trump blames California fires on Canadian lumber imports: Canucks push back
Comments are troubling and ridiculous on a number of levels: FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor.