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.
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.
Western Forest Products to cut production at BC mill as strike continues
Temporary curtailment, expected to start in August, will impact 67 unionized employees.
Conifex sawmill workers get two breaks amid higher log costs, duties
Company requires a 15% cut in lumber production for the quarter.
Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Vancouver Island sawmill
In limbo since February, victim of softwood lumber dispute and lack of log supply.
Court hears chilling account of sawmill shootings in BC
Two dead, two wounded during rampage: former worker charged with first-degree and attempted murder.
Tembec suspends operations at Senneterre sawmill
Closing begins Feb. 8, 148 jobs affected by weakness in softwood, high costs.
West Fraser to acquire Manning Diversified
Plans to expand annual production capacity at Alberta sawmill.
Canfor shuttering Canal Flats sawmill in BC
Lack of fibre supply and a depressed market to blame.
Warning second BC sawmill could blow, but no preventative steps
Excessive sawdust buildup observed before Lakeland mill exploded killing workers.
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.
Interfor acquires Tolleson mills in Georgia for $180M
Acquisition of the Tolleson operations provides a greater foothold in US Sourtheast.
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.
Canfor to acquire Scotch & Gulf Lumber in Alabama for $80M
Phased purchase of three sawmills will take place over three years.
BC sawmill destroyed in explosion will be rebuilt
Construction of Lakeland Mill to begin in the spring.
Resolute plans $10 million Thunder Bay wood pellet plant
Will create 24 jobs to turn residual materials into a source of renewable energy.
Canfor reopens mill in Radium Hot Springs
$38.5M upgrade to sawmill and new planer mill.
Nine Sask. bands invest in renewable energy project
Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre will run on sawmill flotsam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.