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.