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News Forestry Manufacturing General
July 31, 2018  

Uniboard invests $38.5M in its Val-d’Or wood products mill

Second phase of a major upgrade project to build a world-class particleboard, TFL facility.

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July 23, 2018  

Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada

Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.

News Forestry General
July 11, 2018  

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

The red spruce is making a comeback in Eastern US forests after being decimated by acid rain decades ago, thanks to stricter pollution restrictions.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
July 6, 2018  

WTO rules in Canada’s favour on dispute with US on glossy paper duties

Found the US Department of Commerce acted inconsistently with trade rules.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
July 4, 2018  

Taiga Building Products to buy Exterior Wood for $55M

A ‘significant step forward’ in a strategy to pursue value enhancing opportunities.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 26, 2018  

BC Premier John Horgan blasts protectionism of Trump administration

US demand for lumber has pushed up prices for Canadian products; US home builders are bearing the costs of softwood tariffs.

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June 6, 2018  

Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April

Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
May 28, 2018  

Mercer to give up TSX listing following loss at NAFTA tribunal

Forest products company had mounted a $250-million claim against the Canadian government in early 2012.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Production Sustainability
May 22, 2018  

Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill

Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.

News Energy Forestry Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 9, 2018  

Study finds oil sands is hard on forest community

Some species were winners and some were losers, but all were affected.

News Forestry Manufacturing Transportation General
May 2, 2018  

CN Rail to purchase 250 lumber cars from Hamilton manufacturer

Deliveries from National Steel Car are expected to begin in September.

News Energy Forestry Manufacturing General
April 27, 2018  

Strong energy export growth potential for Canadian wood pellets

An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2018  

One year since new softwood duties, Canadian industry doing fine

Predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
April 23, 2018  

Mackenzie Pulp Mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into BC lake

Two incidents involving discharge coming from the mill that was found to be harmful to fish.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 12, 2018  

Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood

Rules adopted to thwart the flow of smuggled rosewood to China’s luxury furniture manufacturers.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 11, 2018  

WTO creates two dispute settlement panels to review US softwood lumber duties

One will cover the Canadian dispute, the other US use of differential pricing in its anti-dumping determinations.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 9, 2018  

Softwood lumber exports to US fall 20% in March amid railway woes

Total Canadian shipments in the first three months were down 17.4%.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
March 26, 2018  

Half Alberta’s boreal forest could disappear due to fires and climate change

Research gives a glimpse at how vegetation could change based on the current rate of carbon emissions.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
March 14, 2018  

US hits Canadian forestry industry with more duties

US department of Commerce claims Canadian exporters underpriced uncoated groundwood paper by between 0 and 22.16%.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
March 13, 2018  

Smithers to redevelop particle board facility to produce pellets

Redeveloped site will have an annual production capacity of 125,000 tonnes.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
March 1, 2018  

Putin boasts of new weapons, vows to boost living Russian standards

Speech was timed to closely precede the March 18 election, in which he’s set to easily win a fourth term.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
February 20, 2018  

Lumber producers buoyant about 2018 as duties expected keep prices high

US housing starts beat expectations, repair and remodelling markets to remain robust.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Sustainability
February 14, 2018  

Assessment of Nova Scotia mill’s effluent plan according to rules:deputy

Northern Pulp has until 2020 to replace its current effluent treatment plant in Boat Harbour near Pictou.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
February 7, 2018  

Feds open to helping newsprint producers slapped with US tariff

Carr okay with a global approach similar to what the Liberal government did for the softwood lumber industry.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
February 4, 2018  

Truck driver shortages hitting Canada’s forest products sector

Shortage can be addressed by better working conditions and compensation: USW.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 29, 2018  

Canada to US: Give us a softwood deal, and we may drop WTO case

Lighthizer called it a massive attack on the American system of international trade.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
January 22, 2018  

Resolute and FPInnovations invest $21M in bio-chemicals from wood pilot

Converts wood chips to a sugar stream and a hydrolysis lignin stream but does not produce pulp.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 16, 2018  

Emerson’s BC softwood role ends as trade battle heading to court

Will continue to provide advice and counsel on critical trade matters.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 10, 2018  

US newsprint duties will accelerate shift to digital: Resolute

600,000 workers in the newspaper and commercial printing sectors are at risk.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 10, 2018  

US hits Canadian newsprint producers with initial countervailing duties

An overall tariff of 6.53% levied on about 25 Canadian plants, mostly in Quebec and Ontario.

News Energy Forestry Manufacturing General
November 15, 2017  

UK demand fuels 46% rise in exports of Canadian wood pellets: NEB

Canadian industry has grown by 73% over the past four years: about 65% of the pellets are produced in BC.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
November 15, 2017  

Canada takes softwood lumber dispute with US to NAFTA appeal panel

Freeland calls countervailing and anti-dumping duties unfair, unwarranted and “deeply troubling.”