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Paper towel in short supply as people stay home, clean more: Kruger
Sales continue to outpace pre-COVID levels, pushing to open its new plant in Sherbrooke to add more capacity.
Northern Pulp appeals cleanup order, pauses environmental assessment
Production stopped after Nova Scotia rejected its request to continue pumping treated effluent into a nearby treatment lagoon.
Cascades to close containerboard plant in Burlington
Part of ongoing initiatives to “optimize” activities in the boxboard packaging sector.
Canfor curtailing production for four weeks, closing a mill in BC
Pandemic and other local factors blamed for both actions by the forest products company.
Cascades launches new packaging line for e‑commerce
Sustainable products and services to ensure quality and delivery reliability for online products.
NS chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks
A recent grant from Research Nova Scotia will provide about $72,000 to the project.
Wood chips to make pulp for toilet paper in short supply
Sector is supplying pulp for sanitary wipes, paper towels, protective masks and hospital gowns.
Kruger rolls out give-back program to frontline healthcare workers
Tissue manufacturer will deliver tissue products with Mercedes-Benz Canada.
Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan
Cites political friction, economic instability and the coronavirus outbreak as reasons for walking away from the project.
Supremex buys envelope manufacturer, printer Royal Envelope for $27.4M
Employs approximately 135 people at its two primary facilities in Concord, Ont., and LaSalle, Que.
Nova Scotia forest industry airs concerns over mill closure during AGM
Frustration voiced over what is seen to be a lack of direction following the loss of one of the industry’s major players.
Lumber company shares rise on news the US intends to cut softwood duties
CIBC suggests average US duties would drop from about US$67 per thousand board feet to $30 based on current pricing levels.
India dumping probe adds to Canadian newsprint industry woes
North American demand dropped 14% in 2019 as inventories rose more than 20%, indicating lower pricing to come.
Former PepsiCo exec is new chief marketing officer for Kruger Products
She replaces the retiring Nancy Marcus, who joined the Kruger team in 2001.
Resolute to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill
$27 million for a plant and $11 million to modernize equipment to produce high-grade SCA+ supercalendered paper.
Northern Pulp focuses on mill cleanup before ‘indefinite’ Jan. 31 shutdown
Parent company is discussing the mill’s “hibernation plan” with the Nova Scotia government, after committing to stay in the province for the long term.
NS offering ’emotional support’ line to workers affected by mill closure
Shutdown the result of Northern Pulp no longer being allowed to dump effluent near the Pictou Landing First Nation.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020
Here are the lists of winners and losers
Ottawa won’t assess N.S. mill’s pipeline proposal, leaving it up to the province
Federal Environment Minister said he’s decided not to designate Northern Pulp’s proposed pipeline and effluent treatment plant for a federal impact assessment.
Cascades purchases 20.2% interest CDPQ has in Greenpac mill
Expected purchase price is US$93 million with the transaction closing Jan. 3, 2020.
Transcontinental CEO calls bid to ban flyers in Montreal ‘incoherent’
He says it fails to take into account Quebec consumers’ needs and hands a flyer monopoly to Canada Post.
Cascades launches a 100% recycled, recyclable cardboard food tray
Patented water-based barrier coating protects it against humidity to enhance the packaging efficiency.
Concerned groups urge NS to reject mill’s effluent plan
They say the plan lacked critical information and didn’t meet the department’s terms of reference.
Battle over NS pulp mill’s future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker
How communities can become divided as the interests of heavy industry are pitted against the natural environment.
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.
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.
Sappi acquires Matane Mill in Quebec from Rayonier for $175M
Has a 270,000-megatonnes per annum capacity of high-yield hardwood pulp.
Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers
Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.
Expert says forests killed by insects or fire need to be protected
Yukon saw 67 wildfires covering an area of more than 856 square kilometres last year.
Explosion reported at Georgia Pacific paper plant in Oklahoma
Building has been evacuated and all company staff has been accounted for.