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August 23, 2021  

John Deere to acquire Deere-Hitachi joint venture factories

John Deere has agreed with Hitachi Construction Machinery to

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November 25, 2020  

Canada calls US softwood duties unfair, unjustified, despite reduction

US Department of Commerce imposes countervailing duties of nearly 9%, down from just over 20%.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 19, 2020  

Peak Renewables buys Canfor forest tenure, idled mills in Fort Nelson

Multi-year $30-million deal with wood pellet manufacturer requires provincial BC government approval.

News Forestry General
June 15, 2020  

J.D. Irving begins work in July on $35M NB sawmill expansion

Project will add about 1,300 square metres to the mill’s footprint, operations set for next spring.

News Manufacturing General
June 2, 2020  

Alberta investing $40M in food, farming, and forestry innovation

ERA will provide near-term capital for challenge projects that lead to longer term economic recovery, investment attraction and job creation.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 6, 2020  

COVID-19 crisis prompts BC mill to boost medical pulp production

Harmac Pacific’s primarily red cedar pulp allows it to be mixed with synthetics to make end products like masks and gowns.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
March 27, 2020  

Canfor cuts lumber production and capital spending due to COVID 19

Will be down about $100 million across lumber operations compared with 2019.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Economy General
February 13, 2020  

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.

News Forestry General
February 6, 2020  

Environmental groups critical of Ontario government forestry plan

Tories propose increasing logging on Crown-owned lands from 15 million to 30 million cubic metres by 2030.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
January 20, 2020  

BC forest industry seeks hope amid long strike, shutdowns, change

Challenges include US duties on BC softwood exports, mill closures in the Interior, two consecutive wildfire seasons.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
January 8, 2020  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 6, 2020  

Team to help forestry workers with pending closure of Nova Scotia mill

Northern Pulp denied permission for proposed facility and pipeline to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

News Forestry Manufacturing Economy General
December 2, 2019  

BC forest industry facing uncertain future as mills close across province

Layoffs, shutdowns are causing economic and social pain as thousands of workers, their families and communities face uncertain futures.

News Forestry General
November 26, 2019  

Lumber giant Canfor announces it’s cutting back on mill operations in BC

The forestry giant has 12 sawmills around the province.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 18, 2019  

Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers

No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 13, 2019  

Trade mission to Asia to calm concerns about wood downturn

Beetle epidemic and two recent record-breaking wildfire seasons have destroyed millions of hectares of BC forests.

News Forestry Business Operations General
October 29, 2019  

Canfor board recommends shareholders accept Pattison offer

Great Pacific Capital already owns a roughly 51% interest in the forest products company.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
October 22, 2019  

West Fraser Timber records Q3 loss of $45M on lower production

Closed its Chasm, BC, lumber mill and eliminated the third production shift at its 100 Mile House, BC, operations.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
October 7, 2019  

Mill’s effluent pipe proposal forecasts no significant impacts

Northern Pulp’s report for Nova Scotia government marine water quality are expected to arise on any fisheries or fish habitat.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 1, 2019  

Restoring forests one tree at a time, to help repair climate

A first line of defence against climate change, absorbing up to 25% of man-made carbon emissions each year.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 16, 2019  

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for downturn in BC forestry

Shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills, hundreds out of work, economic growth predictions slashed.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Sustainability
August 12, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Transportation General
January 14, 2019  

Agency to investigate possible freight rail problems in Vancouver

The Forests Products Association of Canada said rail delays last year cost the forest sector over $500 million.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
August 20, 2018  

Trump blames California fires on Canadian lumber imports: Canucks push back

Comments are troubling and ridiculous on a number of levels: FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Production Sustainability
May 22, 2018  

Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill

Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.

News Energy Forestry Manufacturing General
April 27, 2018  

Strong energy export growth potential for Canadian wood pellets

An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 12, 2018  

Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood

Rules adopted to thwart the flow of smuggled rosewood to China’s luxury furniture manufacturers.