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November 3, 2014  

Canadian corporate R&D spending advances 4.1%

Bombardier is Canada’s largest spender at $2.2 billion.

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October 28, 2014  

West Fraser sees Q3 profit improve to $70M

Revenue tops $1 billion from $878 million in the quarter.

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October 9, 2014  

Is India BC’s newest dance partner? Clark thinks so

BC premier heads out on 10-day trade mission in major Indian cities in search of new opportunities and potential markets.

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October 1, 2014  

Three years in, BC Liberals add First Nations, SMEs to jobs plan

The province’s job creation has been sluggish since the governing Liberals introduced the jobs plan in 2011.

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September 24, 2014  

Kruger idling paper machine and pulp operations at Quebec mill

Company says decision to cut 100,000 tonnes of newsprint production and close its de-inked pulp operations due to falling demand.

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September 24, 2014  

US Cascades mills back to work following fire

Quebec paper company resumes shipping, 225 workers return to work.

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September 22, 2014  

Weekend fire temporarily closes two NY Cascades mills

Incident destroyed about 14,000 tonnes of feeder stock, the company says.

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September 4, 2014  

US factory orders surge a record 10.5% in July

It’s not all good news, as business investment slips 0.5% following a June increase of 5.4%.

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September 3, 2014  

Resolute closing paper mill in Shawinigan

Cost structure, competition, market conditions sink Laurentide mill.

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August 27, 2014  

Fortress selling bank note security division for $17.5M

Buyer Nanotech Security could triple the workforce in next six months.

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August 26, 2014  

Ex mill worker in BC accused in fatal shooting may get severance

Accused is part of an arbitration settlement worth $1.2 million involving more than 260 laid off mill workers.

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August 12, 2014  

Cascades posts Q2 loss on higher sales

Loss caused by the company’s exit from the kraft paper business and closing a mill in Europe.

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August 8, 2014  

Emissions from Northern Pulp in NS creating a stink

But provincial government is mum on how high levels must go before there’s a shut down.

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August 6, 2014  

Canada-EU trade deal clears major hurdle with deal on final text

The Harper government says the deal will boost bilateral trade by 20%, an increase of $12 billion in Canada’s annual income.

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August 5, 2014  

Small chemical spill at Cascades Norampac plant

Industrial bleach splashed onto soil and into river from container tip over.

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July 30, 2014  

Outlook improving for most small- and medium-sized metropolitan areas

But economic growth remains tepid, according to the Conference Board of Canada.

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July 16, 2014  

WorkSafe report calls for better protection of BC workers

More inspections and a wider array of penalties for problem employers needed.

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July 10, 2014  

Cascades Inc. to close Quebec kraft paper plant, 175 jobs affected

Closure due to unfavourable market conditions and inability to sell the plant, company says.

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July 2, 2014  

Cascades sells three Quebec plants, fine papers business for $39.5M

Sale will help the company reduce its debt.

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May 20, 2014  

Study calls for more federal investment in forestry technology

Canada’s forest sector saw net operational losses in 2008 and 2009, and still has not recovered to pre-recession levels.

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May 13, 2014  

With exports still lagging, what can Canada do to improve trade performance?

Trade minister Fast will unveil plans this week to embed more than 25 trade commissioners in businesses across Canada.

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April 30, 2014  

West Fraser tops global softwood lumber production, but Canfor narrows gap

International Wood Markets survey says overall global softwood production grew by only 2%.

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April 30, 2014  

Canada losing foreign market share, missing out on about $40B in exports: Poloz

Blames poor productivity, a stronger loonie, and the disappearance of about 9,000 exporting firms since the recession.

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April 23, 2014  

Asian toe-hold

Pros and cons of the South Korea deal.

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April 14, 2014  

Executives’ confidence in global economy up 24%: EY

Improved confidence means companies are planning on pursuing more M&A activity in the next 12 months, survey suggests.

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April 10, 2014  

Cascades to close Swedish boxboard plant in June

Company reorganizes Europe production amid weak market conditions.

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March 24, 2014  

Rise in profits hint at Canadian forestry sector turnaround

PwC report suggests Canadian manufacturers have benefitted from a weakening Canadian dollar.

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March 19, 2014  

South Korea trade deal good for economy: Poloz

Ottawa says the deal will increase exports to South Korea by 32%

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March 14, 2014  

Canada can learn from Germany on skills: Kenney

Employment minister says feds, provinces can expand paid co-ops for students

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March 10, 2014  

Tembec sells its pulp mill in Chetwynd, BC

Paper Excellence will restart the operation, shut down since September 2012.

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November 13, 2013  

Fortress Paper says Chinese duties will harm Canada's pulp sector

Fortress, Tembec and two other Canadian producers are currently paying a 13% levy to supply China.

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November 1, 2013  

Resolute seeks more cost savings despite job cuts

Paper-maker will cut up to 170 jobs at plants in Ontario and Quebec.