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News Forestry Business Operations General
October 29, 2019  

Canfor board recommends shareholders accept Pattison offer

Great Pacific Capital already owns a roughly 51% interest in the forest products company.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
October 22, 2019  

Norbord announces indefinite production cut at Georgia OSB mill

Blames continuing poor market conditions and lower-than-anticipated OSB demand to-date.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
October 22, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
October 7, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 1, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 16, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 11, 2019  

Teal-Jones halts harvesting timber on BC coast

Hundreds of jobs lost as BC forest companies close or curtail more than 24 mills.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
September 9, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 4, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
August 29, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
August 16, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
August 12, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Sustainability
August 12, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
August 7, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
July 25, 2019  

Western Forest Products to cut production at BC mill as strike continues

Temporary curtailment, expected to start in August, will impact 67 unionized employees.

News Aerospace Automotive Chemicals Construction Electronics Energy Food & Beverage Forestry Government Manufacturing Metals Minerals Oil & Gas Pulp & Paper Transportation General
June 20, 2019  

Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers

Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 17, 2019  

West Fraser announces additional permanent production cuts in BC

CItes timber supply constraints owing to pine beetles, wildfires and pricing.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 3, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
May 27, 2019  

$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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 30, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
April 25, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
April 16, 2019  

Uniboard invests $18M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier

Next generation dryer will also lower greenhouse gas emissions.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
February 11, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Transportation General
January 14, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
December 11, 2018  

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.

News Energy Forestry Government Minerals Oil & Gas General
November 19, 2018  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 13, 2018  

Conifex sawmill workers get two breaks amid higher log costs, duties

Company requires a 15% cut in lumber production for the quarter.

News Forestry Government General
October 24, 2018  

Soot-filled rivers mark the need for a national wildfire strategy

Wildfires have a dire impact on water quality.

News Construction Forestry Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2018  

Forestry companies fall as US housing stats show slowing demand

Signs of potential slowing come after a strong run for the industry.

News Aerospace Automotive Chemicals Construction Electronics Energy Food & Beverage Forestry Government Manufacturing Metals Minerals Oil & Gas Pulp & Paper Transportation Economy
August 30, 2018  

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.

News Aerospace Automotive Chemicals Construction Electronics Energy Food & Beverage Forestry Government Manufacturing Metals Minerals Oil & Gas Pulp & Paper Transportation Economy
August 22, 2018  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
August 20, 2018  

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.