Canada calls US softwood duties unfair, unjustified, despite reduction
US Department of Commerce imposes countervailing duties of nearly 9%, down from just over 20%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canfor cuts lumber production and capital spending due to COVID 19
Will be down about $100 million across lumber operations compared with 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lumber giant Canfor announces it’s cutting back on mill operations in BC
The forestry giant has 12 sawmills around the province.
Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers
No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.
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.
Canfor board recommends shareholders accept Pattison offer
Great Pacific Capital already owns a roughly 51% interest in the forest products company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill
Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.
Strong energy export growth potential for Canadian wood pellets
An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.
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.
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.
Emerson’s BC softwood role ends as trade battle heading to court
Will continue to provide advice and counsel on critical trade matters.
Resolute promises to help Houston after Harvey with lumber shipment
Canadian forestry company will send a rail car when city begins to rebuild after the hurricane.
Gallant to make final push in Washington on softwood lumber
New Brunswick premier to make the case for continuing an exclusion from additional tariff.
Structurlam first Canadian company certified to SFI green standard
Will use certification to expand its timber products into new markets.
German softwood imports up 10X in wake of US duties on Canadian industry
Prices are rising, making imports from sources in Europe and more attractive.