Pulp & Paper
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.
US publishers worry about pricier Canadian newsprint with new tariffs
Critics of the paper tariffs say it’s US newspapers that will ultimately be harmed.
Power utilities forced to adapt as climate change brings wilder weather
Significant weather events have consistently increased over the last five years, according to the CEA.
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%.
NAFTA tribunal rules Canada did not violate trade agreement in BC pulp mill case
Mercer claimed competing pulp mills in the province received more favourable treatment over purchase/sale of power.
Directive issued to Northern Pulp after ash leak earlier this month
Plan required to prevent further discharges of power boiler ash slurry into a ditch.
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.