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.
Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada
Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.
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.
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.
Taiga Building Products to buy Exterior Wood for $55M
A ‘significant step forward’ in a strategy to pursue value enhancing opportunities.
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.
Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April
Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.
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.
Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill
Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.
Study finds oil sands is hard on forest community
Some species were winners and some were losers, but all were affected.
CN Rail to purchase 250 lumber cars from Hamilton manufacturer
Deliveries from National Steel Car are expected to begin in September.
Strong energy export growth potential for Canadian wood pellets
An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.
One year since new softwood duties, Canadian industry doing fine
Predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized.
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.
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.
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.
Softwood lumber exports to US fall 20% in March amid railway woes
Total Canadian shipments in the first three months were down 17.4%.
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.
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%.
Smithers to redevelop particle board facility to produce pellets
Redeveloped site will have an annual production capacity of 125,000 tonnes.
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.
Lumber producers buoyant about 2018 as duties expected keep prices high
US housing starts beat expectations, repair and remodelling markets to remain robust.
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.
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.
Truck driver shortages hitting Canada’s forest products sector
Shortage can be addressed by better working conditions and compensation: USW.
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.
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.
Emerson’s BC softwood role ends as trade battle heading to court
Will continue to provide advice and counsel on critical trade matters.
US newsprint duties will accelerate shift to digital: Resolute
600,000 workers in the newspaper and commercial printing sectors are at risk.
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.
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.
Canada takes softwood lumber dispute with US to NAFTA appeal panel
Freeland calls countervailing and anti-dumping duties unfair, unwarranted and “deeply troubling.”