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 Forestry Manufacturing General
September 4, 2019  

Interfor closes BC sawmill in latest blow for trouble lumber industry

Shutdown will be complete by the end of 2019, after the mill’s remaining log and lumber inventories have been processed and shipped.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
July 25, 2019  

Western Forest Products to cut production at BC mill as strike continues

Temporary curtailment, expected to start in August, will impact 67 unionized employees.

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 Forestry Manufacturing General
July 28, 2017  

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Vancouver Island sawmill

In limbo since February, victim of softwood lumber dispute and lack of log supply.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 7, 2016  

Court hears chilling account of sawmill shootings in BC

Two dead, two wounded during rampage: former worker charged with first-degree and attempted murder.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
February 2, 2016  

Tembec suspends operations at Senneterre sawmill

Closing begins Feb. 8, 148 jobs affected by weakness in softwood, high costs.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
October 15, 2015  

West Fraser to acquire Manning Diversified

Plans to expand annual production capacity at Alberta sawmill.

News Forestry Manufacturing Economy General
September 10, 2015  

Canfor shuttering Canal Flats sawmill in BC

Lack of fibre supply and a depressed market to blame.

News Forestry Operations
April 17, 2014  

Warning second BC sawmill could blow, but no preventative steps

Excessive sawdust buildup observed before Lakeland mill exploded killing workers.

News Business Operations Operations
February 25, 2014  

Mill explosion puts onus on Crown to stand up for worker safety: USW

Explosion that killed two workers was just months after an explosion at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Prince George, BC.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
February 10, 2014  

Interfor acquires Tolleson mills in Georgia for $180M

Acquisition of the Tolleson operations provides a greater foothold in US Sourtheast.

News General
January 22, 2014  

Sawmill sues Toshiba over motor that sparked deadly blast

BC Coroner’s office to hold a public inquest into the two Burns Lake Forest Products mill deaths.

News General
June 3, 2013  

Canfor to acquire Scotch & Gulf Lumber in Alabama for $80M

Phased purchase of three sawmills will take place over three years.

News General
March 21, 2013  

BC sawmill destroyed in explosion will be rebuilt

Construction of Lakeland Mill to begin in the spring.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability
November 23, 2012  

Resolute plans $10 million Thunder Bay wood pellet plant

Will create 24 jobs to turn residual materials into a source of renewable energy.

News General
November 1, 2012  

Canfor reopens mill in Radium Hot Springs

$38.5M upgrade to sawmill and new planer mill.

News Energy Forestry Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
August 2, 2012  

Nine Sask. bands invest in renewable energy project

Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre will run on sawmill flotsam.

News Business Operations Operations
April 26, 2012  

Pine beetle taking some blame in fatal BC mill explosions

A tiny insect that’s devouring BC’s forestry industry is now being fingered by industry and union officials as a key suspect in the deadly explosions of two sawmills over the past three months.

News Business Operations Operations
April 25, 2012  

UPDATE: Second worker dies following BC sawmill explosion

A massive explosion and fire at the Lakeland sawmill in Prince George, BC on April 23 has claimed a second life.

News General
December 6, 2011  

Canfor shutters two BC sawmills

Canfor Corp. has decided to close two BC sawmills, idled following the collapse of the US residential housing market in 2008, but it is investing $300 million in other facilities.

News Business Operations Sustainability
June 27, 2011  

Cancelled solar plant: NB on the hook for $10.8M

New Brunswick taxpayers are on the hook for $10.8 million to buy some of the assets of Umoe Solar after the Norwegian company cancelled plans to build a plant in Miramichi.

News Business Operations Operations Sustainability
November 24, 2010  

Bioenergy Network invests in two new projects

The BC Bioenergy Network is providing Terasen Gas with $200,000 in funding for each of two bioenergy projects in the province.