Atco’s plans for power line in Jasper National Park meeting resistance
Says it’s the cheapest option for replacing the aging generators that currently power the off-grid town.
Softwoods in Maritimes to decline due to global warming: federal study
Study suggests planting species of softwood that are proven to be more resilient in warm climates.
Strong market means little uptake in government softwood
Federal loans and loan guarantees to help producers weather the duties has been limited.
Softwood dispute will only push cost of rebuilding Houston higher: Scotiabank
At least 200,000 houses damaged by the hurricane; ultimate cost will reach upwards of $150 billion.
Resolute promises to help Houston after Harvey with lumber shipment
Canadian forestry company will send a rail car when city begins to rebuild after the hurricane.
Gallant to make final push in Washington on softwood lumber
New Brunswick premier to make the case for continuing an exclusion from additional tariff.
Structurlam first Canadian company certified to SFI green standard
Will use certification to expand its timber products into new markets.
German softwood imports up 10X in wake of US duties on Canadian industry
Prices are rising, making imports from sources in Europe and more attractive.
Environmentalists say satellite shots show logging in moratorium areas
They claim over the last six months logging did not stop in at least two Quebec locations.
Irving to build a $400M tissue plant in Georgia
Expands the tissue manufacturer’s US footprint.
Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Vancouver Island sawmill
In limbo since February, victim of softwood lumber dispute and lack of log supply.
Canada and US close to deal on softwood, but negotiations intense: Horgan
BC premier says talks are ongoing, and close to reaching a market-share agreement.
Tembec shareholders approve takeover by Rayonier
Overwhelming 95% in favour of the $1 billion friendly offer.
Norbord reopens 100 Mile House mill in BC following evacuation order
Mill was shutdown July 10 to comply with evacuation orders caused by raging wildfires in the area.
Tembec warns of risk stock price will fall if takeover rejected
Two largest shareholders oppose the deal; looking for a higher offer price.
Lumber prices see ‘major jump’ after BC wildfires
Analysts say price hike is due partly to a limited supply as mills across the province shutdown due to the fires.
Quota-based softwood lumber deal in August possible: analyst
Would reduce Canada’s share of the US market to 28% over several years from its 31.9% share last year.
Manufacturer receives $188K to develop wood-based bonding agents
Sustainable bonding-agents replace petroleum-based products.
Oil, lumber companies mobilize to protect pipelines, mills from BC wildfires
Kinder Morgan is removing vegetation to create a fire break in the areas in which its Trans Mountain pipeline operates.
NB premier optimistic after softwood meeting in Washington
Audience with Ross yielded no assurances as federal governments continue to negotiate.
Norbord suspends operations at mill, site evacuated due to BC wildfires
More than 8,500 people in BC have been ordered to leave their homes due to the wildfires.
Softwood dispute redux – it’s time to secure new lumber markets
Victory in the latest trade battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal.
Softwood fight squeezes NB forestry firm with cross-border operations
Disrupting the lumber trade between Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick would hurt good-paying jobs.
Canada right in softwood dispute, will keep working with US: Trudeau
Current duties would cost Canadian producers an estimated $1.7 billion a year
Producers brace for second round of US softwood lumber duties
Preliminary anti-dumping duties expected average around 10%, added to previous levy.
Canada and US still ‘very far apart’ on softwood lumber: Freeland
Levies on Canadian softwood sent to the US currently range from three to 24%.
Federal government set to help softwood industry with $1B aid package
Plan expected to include EI enhancements for laid-off workers and funds to assist with exploring new markets and innovations.
NL reaches deal with pulp and paper company to secure pension
Province guaranteesCorner Brook Pulp and Paper with a bank loan, and in return takes security interest in company’s power assets.
Rayonier vows to ‘come to bat’ for Tembec in softwood battle
Merged company will keep Canadian headquarters in Montreal.
Rayonier makes US$807M friendly takeover offer for Tembec
Proposed takeover requires approvals from courts, regulators and shareholders, and is expected to close in the second half of 2017.
Lumber exports push wholesale sales above $60 billion for first time
Gains in March were led by the building material and supplies subsector.
Canada always prevails in US softwood dispute and will again: Trudeau
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says everything is on the table in terms of possible help for the industry.