Pulp & Paper
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.
Kruger breaks ground for construction of Sherbrooke tissue plant
Annual production of bathroom tissue and paper towels will be 70,000 tonnes a year.
Cascades closing plant as it exits felt backing for flooring market
Closure of the Trois‑Rivières plant affects 35 employees who have been offered relocation.
Cascades closing two tissue paper machines in Ontario, reports Q4 loss
The two sites employ a total of 68 workers and produce 44,000 tonnes of tissue paper annually.
NS group seeks data on effluent leak from Northern Pulp pipeline
No details from the province for three months, Friends of the Northumberland Strait are frustrated.
Sweet success: Fortress looks ahead to biorefining
S2G acquisition broadens the forest product company’s global perspective.
Fire destroys landmark paper plant amid frigid weather
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
NS prepares for worst on controversial pulp mill: ‘No easy solution here’
Proposes to dump more than 62 million litres per day of treated waste into the Northumberland Strait fishing grounds.
NS pulp mill takes legal action against fishermen’s blockade of survey work
The plan to dump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait has raised the ire of fishermen.
Court rules NS must consult Mi’kmaq on financing of effluent plant
Tied to whether emission and effluent discharge targets are reached by the new system.
Pressure mounts on Ottawa to review NS mill’s effluent pipeline
Proposal to pump millions of litres of treated pulp mill waste into the Northumberland Strait has met with strong backlash.
Nova Scotia pulp mill expected to miss 2020 deadline to close lagoon
Under provincial legislation, the kraft pulp mill has less than 15 months to overhaul how it processes wastewater.
Interfor cutting back BC Interior production as lumber prices plunge
Vancouver-based company said the scale-back is a temporary measure.
Mercer International buying Canadian kraft pulp mills for $465M
Deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year
Canada’s economy surges in second quarter on higher exports: StatCan
Economy rocketed to an annualized pace of 2.9 per cent in the period from April 1 through June 30.
Resolute signs deal to sell U.S. recycled bleached kraft pulp mill for US$55M
ND Paper LLC has agreed to buy the mill and to offer employment to the Fairmont mill employees.
Cascades to close two Ontario corrugated packaging plants
Closures to take place by year-end will affect about 65 workers in Barrie and Peterborough.
Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers
Rising cost of newsprint, typically their second-biggest expense, made it harder for them to operate.
Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.2 per cent to $50.7B in June
Economists had expected an increase of 0.1 per cent in June.
Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada
Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.
Fishing boats to converge on Nova Scotia harbour to protest
Pulp mill plans to dump effluent daily into Northumberland Strait, they fear impact on lobsters, other seafood businesses.
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.
Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April
Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.
Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill
Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.
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.