News Forestry Government Manufacturing General Production
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 General
September 28, 2020  

US appeals softwood ruling to WTO appeals body it rendered inoperative

It has collected almost $3 billion in illegal duties from Canadian softwood producers.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 7, 2020  

Record high lumber, panel prices drive up Alberta stumpage fees

They’ve nearly doubled to $67.31 in September, from $36.56 per cubic metre in August.

News Forestry Economy General
September 2, 2020  

Trudeau vows Canada won’t back down in softwood dispute with US

Duties imposed in 2017 claiming Canada’s regulated forestry industry amounts to an unfair subsidy for producers.

News Forestry Manufacturing Economy General
August 25, 2020  

Canadians cheer, US denounces WTO decision on softwood lumber

Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission declared wrong in 2017 when they imposed countervailing duties.

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 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
August 16, 2019  

Shift reductions coming to Tolko plants in BC as market remains volatile

More than 700 workers will be affected by the curtailments Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 at the Armstrong and Lumby plants.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 17, 2019  

West Fraser announces additional permanent production cuts in BC

CItes timber supply constraints owing to pine beetles, wildfires and pricing.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
April 25, 2019  

Canfor cutting lumber production as supply and price issues continue

Will reduce production output by approximately 100 million board feet spread across its BC mills.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
February 11, 2019  

Interfor ships more lumber from Canada after China tariffs on US

Ramp up despite shipping costs that are roughly 50% higher than from American points in the south.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 13, 2018  

Conifex sawmill workers get two breaks amid higher log costs, duties

Company requires a 15% cut in lumber production for the quarter.

News Pulp & Paper General
October 15, 2018  

Interfor cutting back BC Interior production as lumber prices plunge

Vancouver-based company said the scale-back is a temporary measure.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 26, 2018  

BC Premier John Horgan blasts protectionism of Trump administration

US demand for lumber has pushed up prices for Canadian products; US home builders are bearing the costs of softwood tariffs.

News Forestry Manufacturing Transportation General
May 2, 2018  

CN Rail to purchase 250 lumber cars from Hamilton manufacturer

Deliveries from National Steel Car are expected to begin in September.

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 Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2018  

One year since new softwood duties, Canadian industry doing fine

Predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 11, 2018  

WTO creates two dispute settlement panels to review US softwood lumber duties

One will cover the Canadian dispute, the other US use of differential pricing in its anti-dumping determinations.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 9, 2018  

Softwood lumber exports to US fall 20% in March amid railway woes

Total Canadian shipments in the first three months were down 17.4%.

Feature Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

Softwood dispute redux – it’s time to secure new lumber markets

Victory in the latest trade battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal.