Wood products outlook rosy for 2016, darker for 2017
Likelihood of softwood lumber import duties will weigh on bottom lines.
Americans would be hurt by lumber duties: US home builders
Industry analysts expect preliminary duties next April of between 25% and 40%.
Softwood dispute with US has BC looking to China, India
Province is preparing a defence along but also mounting expansion efforts as a buffer.
Yes, we’ll talk about upgrading NAFTA: Canada to Trump
The federal government could seek to upgrade the agreement, with particular focus on softwood lumber.
Clark congratulates Trump, says BC will work toward lumber deal
Softwood agreement expired more than a year ago; negotiations to renew it are continuing.
What Trump’s victory could mean for Canada’s economy
With the support of a Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives, Canada could feel some pain from the Trump administration.
Norbord, Louisiana Pacific Corp. exhange ownership of Quebec mills
Financial terms haven’t been disclosed.
Start-up wood processor Boréalix gets $111,638 CED funding
Repayable contribution will help the maker of wood tiles commercialize its products for the US market.
Quebec hires Raymond Chretien to help in softwood lumber dispute
Ex ambassador to the US says time is a factor as US elects Clinton or Trump, both critical of free trade.
Canada and US to keep softwood talks going despite deadline expiry
US could begin the process of imposing tariffs on Canadian lumber imports.
Canadian lumber execs press softwood deal with US trade rep
Current agreement about to expire, US expected to begin the process of imposing tariffs.
Prospect of US tariffs on softwood lumber loom
US trade ambassador to meet with Canadian lumber execs before deadline.
West Fraser Mills facing environmental charges in Alberta
Charges related to the release of a substance in Sept. 2014 not immediately reported to the provincial government.
West Fraser brews its black liquor
An innovative Alberta pulp mill is transforming a wood byproduct for value-added products.
Court hears chilling account of sawmill shootings in BC
Two dead, two wounded during rampage: former worker charged with first-degree and attempted murder.
Tolko to shut down in northern Manitoba; 332 to lose jobs
Tolko bought the Manitoba Kraft Paper and Sawmill Operations in 1997.
Post Alberta wildfire boil-water advisory has been lifted
Water safe for all users of Fort McMurray treatment plant
Cascades takes majority position in Texas tissue plant
Longhorn Paper Converting expands Quebec paper company’s reach into US markets.
Captured CO2 to supply Quebec greenhouse project
CO2 Solutions technology will deliver carbon dioxide from a pulp mill to grow vegetables.
Kruger investing $55M on new paper machine in Quebec
Will increase production by 20,000 tonnes and preserve 600 jobs.
Canadian envoy fires back on US softwood lumber rhetoric
US senators allege Canadian lumber is subsidized, unfairly traded and well-documented adverse economic impacts.
BC logging firm ordered to replant after Creston audit
Unidentified licensee hasn’t harvested any cutblocks in the last two years.
Fortress Paper to sell idled Quebec mill to Nexolia
Subsidiaries of Nexolia Bioenergy picking up the site and assets for $15.4 million.
Sawmill jobs at risk as softwood lumber deal with US fades
US proposal would put a 24% quota on Canadian imports.
Manufacturers need to invest or risk derailing growth
Capital expenditures expected to decrease by an average of 10.9% this year.
Canfor-Licella JV to convert biomass to biocrude
Cat-HTR technology will be used to produce biofuels and biochemicals.
Fort McMurray residents could be allowed back into city by June 1
Government warns it’s likely only basic services will be available, hospital partially open.
Northern Pulp ordered to pay $225,000 penalty for effluent spill
Environmental Damages Fund will disperse the money to three groups.
Ont. Chamber of Commerce urges one-year cap and trade delay
Wants to see economic analysis an details on how revenue will be handled.
Resolute Forest cuts US newsprint capacity
Shutting Georgia machine permanently, cites vulnerability to strong US dollar.
Forest industry vows to cut emissions
Seeks government help on R&D, procurement to cut greenhouse gases by 30 million tonnes.
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