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News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Operations Production
May 21, 2020  

Canfor curtailing production for four weeks, closing a mill in BC

Pandemic and other local factors blamed for both actions by the forest products company.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
January 16, 2020  

Resolute to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill

$27 million for a plant and $11 million to modernize equipment to produce high-grade SCA+ supercalendered paper.

News Pulp & Paper General Operations Sustainability
January 13, 2020  

Northern Pulp focuses on mill cleanup before ‘indefinite’ Jan. 31 shutdown

Parent company is discussing the mill’s “hibernation plan” with the Nova Scotia government, after committing to stay in the province for the long term.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
December 12, 2019  

Cascades purchases 20.2% interest CDPQ has in Greenpac mill

Expected purchase price is US$93 million with the transaction closing Jan. 3, 2020.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 19, 2019  

Concerned groups assess NS mill’s plan to pump effluent into strait

Company says if the plan is not approved, the mill will close, putting more than 300 employees out of work.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
October 22, 2019  

Norbord announces indefinite production cut at Georgia OSB mill

Blames continuing poor market conditions and lower-than-anticipated OSB demand to-date.

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 Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
August 20, 2019  

Battle over NS pulp mill’s future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker

How communities can become divided as the interests of heavy industry are pitted against the natural environment.

News Manufacturing General Production
July 22, 2019  

West Fraser says worst of its BC mill cuts done after wave of curtailments

Responding to limited log supplies and a plunge in lumber prices from record highs last year.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
November 15, 2018  

Nova Scotia pulp mill expected to miss 2020 deadline to close lagoon

Under provincial legislation, the kraft pulp mill has less than 15 months to overhaul how it processes wastewater.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
July 31, 2018  

Uniboard invests $38.5M in its Val-d’Or wood products mill

Second phase of a major upgrade project to build a world-class particleboard, TFL facility.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
April 23, 2018  

Mackenzie Pulp Mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into BC lake

Two incidents involving discharge coming from the mill that was found to be harmful to fish.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Sustainability
February 14, 2018  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
March 28, 2017  

Prince Albert pays Domtar $5.1M over tax assessment dispute

Papermaker argued assessment of property was too high for 2009 and 2010.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General
March 1, 2017  

Study claims mercury still leaking from mill near Grassy Narrows

Area suffers from ongoing pollution rather than the aftermath of chemicals released in the 1960s.

News Forestry Pulp & Paper General
July 29, 2015  

NS mill to fight US tariff decision on paper subsidies

Port Hawkesbury Paper said the interim duty of 20.33% is unfair and without merit.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations General Operations Production
December 11, 2014  

Tembec reaches settlement at Temiscaming Site

Deal with 650 unionized workers expires in Sept. 2018.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations General Operations Production
December 10, 2014  

Domtar to invest $160 at Ashdown mill

Will convert a paper machine to a fluff pulp line to produce up to 516,000 metric tons per year.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
November 5, 2014  

PCs, NDP want Ontario to keep Fort Frances mill alive

They want Wynne government to unblock sale of shuttered mill.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations General
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.

News Pulp & Paper General
March 10, 2014  

Tembec sells its pulp mill in Chetwynd, BC

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

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Sustainability Technology
October 3, 2013  

Fortress Paper considers a return to paper pulp at Thurso mill

20% to 60% of the output at Quebec mill could be converted for six to 12 months.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
July 30, 2013  

Catalyst Paper loses $28M in Q2

Less demand for newsprint, directory paper drives loss.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
June 17, 2013  

Worker, 18, dies after becoming entangled in BC planer mill conveyor belt

Casual, part-timer part of a clan-up crew at the lumber manufacturing facility.

News Energy Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
March 13, 2013  

Fortress Paper mill conversion ramps up after recent problems

Co-generation project at Thurso, Que. cellulose mill nears completion.

News Forestry Sustainability
September 24, 2012  

NS deal to help restart a NewPage paper mill approved, but under scrutiny

Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls it “tax trickery,” and too expensive.

News Forestry Pulp & Paper Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
August 21, 2012  

NewPage gets $124.5M from Nova Scotia to reopen paper mill

Pacific West Commercial expects to inject $160 million into the local economy during its first year.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Production Sustainability
July 31, 2012  

Catalyst closes recycle mill in Arizona

Flagging newsprint demand, price volatility and higher freight costs cited.

News Business Operations Operations Sustainability
June 26, 2012  

Creditors approve Catalyst restructuring plan

Previous plan failed to win support from lenders, unionized workers.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Sustainability
June 25, 2012  

Cornerbrook mill agreement a good first step: Premier

Kruger wants 10 years instead of five to pay back a pension deficit

News General
June 18, 2012  

Kruger withdraws from Corner Brook mill negotiations

Deadline to reach a collective agreement extended to June 22.

News Sustainability
June 15, 2012  

Fibrek idling Quebec mill for 12 days

Fibre producer balancing inventory with demand