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17 Novembre 2013 15:03

You’ve all noticed the drastic decrease in posts these last few months, and probably guessed this post would appear sooner or later. Truth is I’ve found a new ... Lire la suite...


Non-compliance issues found during audit of the McBride Community Forest in British Columbia

24 Septembre 2013 20:00

Concerns Raised by the BC Forest Practices Board The British Columbia Forest Practices Board recently found several instances of non-compliance with provincial forestry legislation during an audit of the McBride ... Lire la suite...


Harmac is now feeding B.C. Hydro with power

29 Août 2013 20:00

The Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia is now feeding power to B.C. Hydro’s power grid. The electrical generation plant to produce the power cost $45 million and ... Lire la suite...


Save the Ontario Ranger Program

28 Août 2013 22:00

If your life was impacted by the Ontario Ranger program, you will want to attend Lobby Day on September 24 in Toronto, Ontario at Queen’s Park. Details: Tuesday, September 24, noon-1, ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Paper likely to sell newsprint machine

27 Août 2013 23:00

The one-year anniversary of the reopening of the paper mill in Port Hawkesbury is approaching. Ron Stern, owner of Port Hawkesbury Paper, said it is likely the older paper machine ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp continues to be in the news this summer over environmental concerns

27 Août 2013 21:00

Northern Pulp, in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, is in the news again this summer over the quality the air in Pictou County and the pollution in the mill’s treatment ... Lire la suite...


Surprising discovery: Wet wood dust can explode just like dry wood dust

27 Août 2013 21:00

FPInnovations has made a surprising discovery: wet sawdust can explode just like dry sawdust. Until now, it was thought that only dry sawdust had the potential to cause explosions, like ... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser and J.D. Irving announce expansions in the US

24 Août 2013 21:00

Weyerhaeuser Weyerhaeuser plans to re-start production on its Trus Joist® TJI® joists and Microllam® LVL lines in Evergreen, Alabama, effective immediately. The facility has been closed for 4 years due to ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia urges public to comment on crown land plan for western Nova Scotia

12 Août 2013 18:00

The government of Nova Scotia is urging its residents to provide feedback on a new conceptual plan for more than 1.5-million acres of Crown land in the western region of ... Lire la suite...


Lightning starts many new fires in BC on Saturday

12 Août 2013 17:00

36 new forest fires were started in British Columbia’s Kamloops Fire Centre on Saturday by lightning, and another 40 in the Southeast Fire Centre. Most of the new fires are small. ... Lire la suite...


Log Trucker Driver fatality on Haida Gwaii

12 Août 2013 17:00

The BC Forest Safety Council has released a safety alert after a third logging truck driver has been killed in the province this year. On July 30, 2013, a log truck driver ... Lire la suite...


Campfire bans in British Columbia

31 Juillet 2013 11:00

Effective at 12 noon on Thursday, Aug. 1, the following fire bans are in place in British Columbia: Southern portion of the Cariboo Fire Centre (map) Kamloops Fire Centre (map) This step ... Lire la suite...


Ontario upgrades forest fire response facilities

30 Juillet 2013 23:00

The Province of Ontario is building and upgrading 3 forest fire response centres. These upgrades will include: Renovating an existing building and purchasing a nearby aviation hangar for the Sudbury facility ... Lire la suite...


Reconstruction begins on Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George, BC

30 Juillet 2013 22:00

Reconstruction of the Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia is underway. The sawmill was lost due to an explosion on April 23, 2012 that killed two of the mill’s ... Lire la suite...


New northeastern Ontario pellet plant to target European market

30 Juillet 2013 21:00

KD Quality Pellets of New Liskeard, Ontario, is starting up a pellet plant. The plant will produce 45,000 tonnes of industrial pellets each year. 95% of the product is being sold overseas ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper reports net loss of $28 million in Q2 2013

30 Juillet 2013 21:00

Catalyst Paper has reported a net loss of $28.0 million in its second quarter of 2013. The company said their earnings were heavily impacted by maintenance downtime. Before specific items, the net ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia Seeks Feedback on Biomass Regulations

29 Juillet 2013 10:00

Nova Scotia is considering new regulations that would make it easier to maintain a sustainable wood harvesting industry and is looking for feedback from the people of Nova Scotia. This ... Lire la suite...


Sale of Brooklyn Power Corp. in Nova Scotia completed

28 Juillet 2013 21:00

The sale of Brooklyn Power Corp. in the Region of Queens Municipality will ensure an important player in Nova Scotia’s forestry industry keeps operating and that jobs are protected. ... Lire la suite...


Forest fire smoke causes evacuations in Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan

28 Juillet 2013 20:00

A forest fire in northern Saskatchwan is causing heavy smoke to blanket the town of Fond-du-Lac in northern Saskatchewan. The population of the town is about 1,000 people. Officials are planning ... Lire la suite...


BC's NDP press government to release details from investigation into Babine Forest Products explosion

24 Juillet 2013 20:00

Adrian Dix, leader of the NDP opposition in British Columbia, along with his party, spent most of Monday’s Question Period pressing the provincial government in British Columbia to release ... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser completes acquisition of Longview Timber

24 Juillet 2013 20:00

Weyerhaeuser Company has completed its acquisition of Longview Timber LLC from affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management. The acquisition includes approximately 645,000 acres of high-quality timberlands in the states of Washington and ... Lire la suite...


Irving denies it is to blame for impending shutdown of Miramichi sawmill

24 Juillet 2013 20:00

J.D. Irving is rejecting the blame that shifting some of the company’s Crown wood to their Chipman mill is the reason for the looming shutdown of Miramichi Lumber ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia sends more wildfire personnel to the Yukon

17 Juillet 2013 20:00

British Columbia‘s Wildfire Management Branch is sending another 43 personnel to the Yukon to help with fire suppression efforts. One Unit Crew from the Cariboo Fire Centre, one 12-person Incident ... Lire la suite...


New woodlot licence available near Enderby, BC

17 Juillet 2013 19:00

British Columbia continues to expand forest opportunities for individuals, groups and First Nations with the offering of a new woodlot licence near Enderby, British Columbia. The woodlot (W2024) is about 20 ... Lire la suite...


CEP ratifies 4 year agreement with Ainsworth Lumber

17 Juillet 2013 19:00

CEP union members have ratified a new 4-year agreement with Ainsworth Lumber in Barwick, Ontario. The members of CEP Local 324-99 voted 77% in favour of the new contract. Contract Details ... Lire la suite...


Aspenware sources poplar in northwestern Ontario

17 Juillet 2013 18:00

Members of the Wabauskang First Nation will be harvesting poplar for Aspenware, a company in British Columbia who makes single-use biodegradable wooden cutlery. The Wabauskang First Nation is about 160 kilometres ... Lire la suite...


Production begins at Greenpac's new mill in Niagara Falls, NY

16 Juillet 2013 22:00

Greenpac Mill LLC  manufactured its first roll of lightweight linerboard yesterday at its new ultra-modern containerboard mill in Niagara Falls, New York. Greenpac is a corporation created by Cascades ... Lire la suite...


Pulp truck driver dies near Terrace Bay, ON

16 Juillet 2013 18:00

A logging truck driver was killed this morning when the loaded pulp truck he was driving left a logging road near Terrace Bay, Ontario and went down an embankment. The ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia doing fewer inspections of forest and range practices

16 Juillet 2013 17:00

An investigation into the British Columbia‘s government inspections of compliance with forest and range practice legislation found that the number of inspections is one third of what it was ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth (Barwick) and CEP reach tentative deal

12 Juillet 2013 07:00

CEP Local 324-99 and Ainsworth (Barwick) reached a tentative deal late Thurdsay in Fort Frances, Ontario. CEP National Representative, Stephen Boon, said “we will not be releasing any details of ... Lire la suite...


Water bombers grounded in Labrador due to smoke

07 Juillet 2013 09:00

The western winds have helped keep the fire away from the towns of Wabush and Labrador City but the smoke has reduced visibility, grounding the water bomber fleet. The nearby ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia seeks input on Boundary Timber Supply area review

07 Juillet 2013 08:00

British Columbia is accepting comments until Sept. 5, 2013, on a public discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Boundary Timber Supply Area. Public feedback ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia deploys wildfire personnel to Quebec

07 Juillet 2013 00:00

The British Columbia Wildfire Management Branch is sending over 80 personnel to Quebec to aid in fire suppression efforts. Four, 20-person Unit Crews, four task force leaders and two agency representatives ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products and CEP reach deal on manning PM#7 startup in Fort Frances, ON

04 Juillet 2013 20:00

Resolute Forest Products‘ Fort Frances Division and CEP Locals 92 and 306 reached an agreement today for manning the #7 paper machine for up to 8-12 weeks starting July 17. Resolute had laid off ... Lire la suite...


19 firefighters killed battling wildfire in Arizona

01 Juillet 2013 08:00

A crew of 19 firefighters were killing while battling a wildfire that was threatening the town of Yarnell, Arizona. The firefighters were part of a hotshot crew, specially trained to attack ... Lire la suite...


White River, Ontario sawmill to reopen

27 Juin 2013 19:00

Frank Dottori is reopening the White River, Ontario sawmill that was formerly owned by Domtar. The sawmill will reopen as White River Forest Products and it will manufacture stud and ... Lire la suite...


Quebec forest fires send smoke over Newfoundland and Labrador

25 Juin 2013 07:00

The smell of smoke was strong in western Newfoundland yesterday, near Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, and Deer Lake. The smoke was coming from forest fires in Quebec. The smoke ... Lire la suite...


AV Terrace Bay partners with Pays Plat First Nation

20 Juin 2013 07:00

AV Terrace Bay, the former Terrace Bay Pulp, is on tract to switch to producing dissolving pulp in the next few weeks. A new fibre supply agreement has been finalized ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp's faulty switch leads to dense stinky plume

20 Juin 2013 07:00

Northern Pulp had a problem with a faulty moisture switch on June 12 that lead to a dense plume of stinky total reduced sulfur compounds. Richard Carter, Northern Pulp's human resources ... Lire la suite...


Leslie Lederer appointed as Catalyst Paper's interim President & CEO

19 Juin 2013 20:00

Catalyst Paper has announced the appointment of Leslie Lederer, a director and chairman of the company as the interim president and chief executive officer. The appointment takes effect on Kevin ... Lire la suite...


Fatality at Tolko's Lavington Division

17 Juin 2013 19:00

A statement from Brad Thorlakson, Tolko’s President & CEO : In the early morning of June 15, Bradley Haslam, an 18-year old clean-up crew employee at our Lavington Division, became entangled in ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan looks to update Provincial Lands Act

17 Juin 2013 10:00

The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking input from people across the province to improve and modernize The Provincial Lands Act (1978). The Act provides the authority to the Ministries of Agriculture ... Lire la suite...


Forestry worker dies at Kildonan, BC logging camp

14 Juin 2013 16:00

The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died while working in a logging camp at Kildonan on west Vancouver Island on June 11, 2013. The man ... Lire la suite...


Panel concludes Ontario exposed workers to Agent Orange

13 Juin 2013 18:00

The independent panel appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources that has been looking into claims of Agent Orange exposure in Ontario has concluded that the claims are true. ... Lire la suite...


Western spruce budworm aerially sprays planned in British Columbia

11 Juin 2013 10:00

British Columbia‘s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations plans to aerial treat the following areas to reduce populations of western spruce budworm: 28,100 ha in the Cariboo region ... Lire la suite...


Sale of Marathon Pulp approved

10 Juin 2013 10:00

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has approved the sale of the Marathon Pulp mill to the Green Investment Group of the U.S.A. Green Investment Group worked out ... Lire la suite...


Newfoundland and Labrador approve quad axle trailers

06 Juin 2013 16:00

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has recently approved new trucking regulations that allow for a fourth axle on a trailer. Kevin Sexton, with Sexton Lumber in Bloomfield, says the ... Lire la suite...


Pension dispute of former NewPage Port Hawkesbury workers heads to mediation

06 Juin 2013 16:00

Last year about 250 former NewPage Port Hawkesbury employees were told they had been overpaid thousands of dollars and needed to pay it back. The current pension plan administrator, Morneau Shepell, ... Lire la suite...


CFIA approves release of 2 wasps to control emerald ash borer

06 Juin 2013 12:00

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved the release of two tiny wasps from China for the biological control of the Emerald Ash Borer. The wasps eat the emerald ... Lire la suite...


Terrace office of the BC Timber Sales Program to be audited next week

06 Juin 2013 04:00

The B.C. Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the Terrace office of the BC Timber Sales Program during the week of June 10. The audit will examine timber ... Lire la suite...


Two forestry audits north of Terrace, BC show compliance

05 Juin 2013 13:00

Audits of forest licences held by Cassiar Forest Corporation and Coast Mountain Hydro Corporation found that forest practices complied with B.C.'s forestry legislation. “Cassiar followed the requirements ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan upgrades provincial parks

04 Juin 2013 12:00

Saskatachewan‘s Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty has announced further capital improvements to Saskatchewan's provincial parks. Electrical service will be added or upgraded to a total of 287 campsites ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper worried about labour shortage at its Port Alberni mill

31 Mai 2013 16:00

Catalyst Paper said the biggest challenge its Port Alberni mill faces in the future is a looming labour shortage. The general manager of the Port Alberni mill, Fred Chinn, said ... Lire la suite...


CEP and CAW merger now known as Unifor

30 Mai 2013 12:00

The new union that is being formed by merging the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) will be known as Unifor. “Today, we are ... Lire la suite...


Barge arrives at Port Hawkesbury Paper with chips from Quebec

30 Mai 2013 10:00

The new buzzing in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia today is about a barge loaded with wood chips from Quebec that arrived this week at Port Hawkesbury Paper. There are 230 truckloads ... Lire la suite...


Crees launch formal challenge to Resolute Forest Product's FSC certification

29 Mai 2013 12:00

Earlier this month, the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) issued a formal challenge to the FSC Certification for Forest Management Unit 025-51 in the Saguenay Lac Saint Jean ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products sues Greenpeace

29 Mai 2013 09:00

Resolute Forest Products has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace Canada, and its campaigners, Richard Brooks and Shane Moffatt, for $5 million in damages, plus punitive damages of $2 million, plus costs. The ... Lire la suite...


Chetwynd Forest Industries finalizing 5-year pine salvage harvest plan for the Little Prairie Community Forest

29 Mai 2013 09:00

Since 2011, the board of the Little Prairie Community Forest has been looking for a suitor to salvage the areas within the 14,000 hectares of land north of Chetwynd and south of ... Lire la suite...


Persistent rumours of Domtar Kamloops sale

26 Mai 2013 20:00

Kamloops This Week dug into rumours the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia may be sold as early as this summer. Charles Fraser, president of Communications, Energy and Paperworks ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber posts Q1 2013 results

26 Mai 2013 19:00

EACOM Timber has reported net earnings attributable to shareholders of $1,556,000 on record sales of $70,960,000. Increased US housing starts had a positive impact on lumber consumption and contributed to a strong ... Lire la suite...


Ontario opens new water bomber flight training centre in Sault Ste. Marie

25 Mai 2013 20:00

Ontario has opened a new innovative training centre for water bomber pilots in Sault Ste. Marie. The new centre is equipped with one of the most advanced flight training devices ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper sells Elk Falls site to Quicksilver Resources Canada

24 Mai 2013 20:00

Catalyst Paper has sold its Elk Falls industrial site and related assets to Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc., a Calgary-based corporation with extensive natural gas holdings. The $8.6 million sale was signed ... Lire la suite...


Grassy Narrows First Nation has filed their Supreme Court appeal

23 Mai 2013 10:00

Lawyers for the Grassy Narrows First Nation have filed their appeal with the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal is concerning the recent Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision that ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia summarizes public comments on Crown land use (including former Bowater Mersey lands)

23 Mai 2013 10:00

Nova Scotia has released a report that summarizes what Nova Scotians said are the best ways to use the 1.5-million acres of Crown land in the province’s western region ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan establishes Right To Practice for foresters and technologists

22 Mai 2013 12:00

Forestry professionals who want to practice in Saskatchewan's public forests must now demonstrate their qualifications and competence through registration with their professional association, similar to other professions like engineers and ... Lire la suite...


Brookfield Asset Management selling controlling stake in Twin Rivers Paper

22 Mai 2013 12:00

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is selling its controlling stake (51%) in Twin Rivers Paper Company to Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Atlas Holdings. Twin Rivers Paper Company operates paper mills in ... Lire la suite...


Environmental groups refuse to work with Resolute Forest Products under Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

21 Mai 2013 13:00

From ForestEthics: On the third anniversary of the signing of the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), environmental signatories are suspending further work with Resolute Forest Products. They remain committed ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products comments on Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

21 Mai 2013 09:00

Resolute Forest Products expressed the company’s disappointment that negotiations under the auspices of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) have broken down after three years of collaborative efforts. Parties ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan creates a new provincial park – Great Blue Heron Provincial Park

16 Mai 2013 20:00

Saskatchewan has created a new provincial park, named Great Blue Heron Provincial Park. The new park, Saskatchewan’s 35th, is located north of Prince Albert in the area of Anglin ... Lire la suite...


Interfor reaches agreement to acquire Keadle Lumber in Georgia, USA

16 Mai 2013 19:00

International Forest Products (Interfor) has reached agreement in principle to acquire the assets of Keadle Lumber Enterprises Inc. of Thomaston, Georgia, USA. Keadle is a well-regarded producer of high quality ... Lire la suite...


Slave Lake arson investigation over – no charges laid

16 Mai 2013 19:00

The investigation into the massive wildfires in Slave Lake two years ago is over and no charges have been laid. On May 15, 2011, 40% of Slave Lake, Alberta was destroyed by wildfire. ... Lire la suite...


New Brunswick declared free of brown spruce longhorn beetle

16 Mai 2013 19:00

No new brown spruce longhorn beetles have been found in New Brunswick since the single adult beetle was found in Kouchibouguac National Park in 2011. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) ... Lire la suite...


Viridis Energy completes financing required to start up Scotia Atlantic Biomass

14 Mai 2013 20:00

Viridis Energy Inc. has closed the second and final tranche of its $5,000,000 non-brokered private placement announced on April 3, 2013 with the placement of $2,000,000 of units sold under the terms previously disclosed. ... Lire la suite...


Conifex reports net income of $6.2 million in first quarter 2013

14 Mai 2013 20:00

Conifex Timber has reported a net income of $6.2 million for the first quarter of 2013 compared to a net loss of $3.6 million for the previous quarter and a net loss of $6.5 ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth Lumber reports net income of $36.5 million in Q1 2013

14 Mai 2013 20:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has reported net  income from continuing operations was $36.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $0.6 million in the first quarter of 2012.  This ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products inaugurates green energy power island at their Thunder Bay, Ontario operation

14 Mai 2013 13:00

Resolute Forest Products has officially inaugurated a major power island producing green energy at its pulp and paper operation located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The power island includes a refurbished ... Lire la suite...


Brookfield selling 25% stake in Island Timberlands

14 Mai 2013 10:00

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has reported that it is negotiating the sale of its 25% stake in Vancouver Island forest company Island Timberlands for $170 million. The sale involves a change in the ... Lire la suite...


Interfor reports net earnings of $15.2 million in Q1 2013

13 Mai 2013 20:00

International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) has reported net earnings of $15.2 million in the first quarter of 2013. These results compare with a net loss of $3.9  million in the fourth quarter ... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber Corp. reports net income of $1.2 million in Q1 2013

13 Mai 2013 19:00

Acadian Timber Corp. has posted its financial results for the first quarter of 2013, ending on March 30, 2013. Acadian generated net sales of $18.3 million on sales volume of 339 thousand m3, which represents ... Lire la suite...


Nordegg and Lodgepole evacuated in Alberta due to wildfires

13 Mai 2013 08:00

Last evening the residents of Nordegg and Lodgepole, Alberta were each evacuated due to an approaching wildfire. The fire threatening Nordegg was just 2 kilometres away from the community and high ... Lire la suite...


Truckers resume delivery of wood to Port Hawkesbury Paper

13 Mai 2013 08:00

Truck drivers have agreed to resume wood delivery to Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia. The mill has agreed to talks with the Northeastern Pulp Truckers’ Association that are expected ... Lire la suite...


Spatsum Creek wildfire continues to grow in size in British Columbia

12 Mai 2013 15:00

Last night strong, gusty winds contributed to aggressive fire activity on the Spatsum Creek wildfire in British Columbia. The fire is now estimated at 850 hectares in size. Today, approximately 80 fire ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Paper says the truckers that refuse to deliver wood are breaking the law

10 Mai 2013 07:00

The logging truck drivers in Nova Scotia are still refusing to deliver wood to the Port Hawkesbury Paper mill. The drivers are members of the Northeastern Pulp Truckers Association, an ... Lire la suite...


Fire near Nordegg, Alberta leads to 1 hour evacuation notice

10 Mai 2013 07:00

There is a wildfire burning on crown land west of Nordegg, Alberta near Fish Lake.  Nordegg is about 170 km west of Red Deer. The hamlet of Nordegg is under ... Lire la suite...


Upcoming auction for entire contents of Catalyst Paper's Snowflake mill in Arizona

08 Mai 2013 20:00

The entire contents of the former Catalyst Paper mill in Snowflake, Arizona will be auctioned off over 3 days this month. Rabin Worldwide will be conducting the auction on May 14, 15, and 16. ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia author writes novel about life in a forestry town after the closure of their mill

08 Mai 2013 20:00

Nova Scotia author Libby Broadbent has written a novel about life in a forestry town after the mill closes. ForestTalk asked Libby to describe her book for us: I am ... Lire la suite...


Truckers refusing to deliver wood to Port Hawkesbury Paper

08 Mai 2013 09:00

Truckers are refusing to deliver wood to Port Hawkesbury Paper, in Nova Scotia. The truckers claim the mill is refusing to negotiate with their Northeastern Pulp Truckers Association.  Rates ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net income of 22.8 million in the first quarter of 2013

08 Mai 2013 08:00

Western Forest Products is reporting a net income of $22.8 million in the first quarter of 2013, on sales of $233.8 million, compared to a net income of $14.3 million for the previous quarter, ... Lire la suite...


Open fires banned in Quebec

08 Mai 2013 08:00

The increasing fire danger rating in Quebec has led to an open fire ban across the entire province. A dozen forest fires are burning across the province currently.  167 fires ... Lire la suite...


New Brunswick forest fires lead to evacuations in Petitcodiac and Kedgwick areas

07 Mai 2013 21:00

Forest fires near Petitcodiac and Kedgwick in New Brunswick are burning out of control. 2 homes have been destroyed already and more are at risk.  Evacuations are being conducted are ... Lire la suite...


Forest fires also a problem in PEI, Nova Scotia, and BC

07 Mai 2013 21:00

Prince Edward Island In PEI, fire officials are battling a major forest fire on the Friston Road near Pleasant Grove and Covehead area. The fire started this afternoon and quickly ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper posts net loss of $9.8 million in first quarter 2013

06 Mai 2013 21:00

Catalyst Paper has posted a net loss of $9.8 million in the first quarter of 2013. Before specific items, the loss was $11.6 million. In the previous quarter, the company posted a loss ... Lire la suite...


Rentech will produce wood pellets from 2 decommissioned mills in Ontario

04 Mai 2013 20:00

Rentech has acquired two decommissioned fibre mills in Ontario and plans to produce wood pellets in both to fulfill pellet delivery contracts with Drax and Ontario Power Generation (OPG). The ... Lire la suite...


Grassy Narrows will appeal Ontario Court of Appeal's decision

02 Mai 2013 21:00

Grassy Narrows First Nation will be appealing the recent Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision that the province has authority to issue logging permits on all public lands and forests ... Lire la suite...


Boise laying off 265 in International Falls, Minnesota

02 Mai 2013 18:00

Boise Inc. is idling 2 production lines at its mill in International Falls, Minnesota, just over the border from Fort Frances, Ontario. 265 workers will be permanently laid off by October 1.  580 ... Lire la suite...


Interfor closes deal to purchase timber tenures in Kootenay Region

01 Mai 2013 20:00

International Forest Products Inc. (Interfor) has closed its deal to purchase two timber tenures in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia from Springer Creek Products Limited Partnership. The tenures, which ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports net income of $61.9 million

01 Mai 2013 19:00

Canfor Corporation is reporting a net income attributable to shareholders of $61.9 million for the first quarter of 2013, compared to $21.31 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 and a shareholder net loss ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp reports net income of $10.9 million in first quarter, 2013

01 Mai 2013 18:00

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI) is reporting a net income of $10.9 million in the first quarter of 2013. This result can be compared to a net income of $5.4 million in ... Lire la suite...


Fire in Interfor's waste wood piles in Castlegar

01 Mai 2013 18:00

There was a fire in Interfor‘s waste wood piles at its Castlegar sawmill in British Columbia yesterday. High winds yesterday afternoon caused smoke to cover the Castlegar/Robson area. ... Lire la suite...


Norbord reports earnings of $67 million in first quarter 2013

01 Mai 2013 18:00

Norbord Inc. is reporting earnings of $67 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $38 million in the previous quarter and break-even results in the same quarter of last year. EBITDA ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products to reopen Gatineau paper mill

30 Avril 2013 20:00

Resolute Forest Products (formerly known as AbitibiBowater) closed its Gatineau, Quebec operation in August 2010, laying off 330 employees. The mill will reopen in June as a lower cost operation with just 1 ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products reports net loss of $5 million in first quarter, 2013

30 Avril 2013 10:00

Resolute Forest Products is reporting a net loss of $5 million in its first quarter of 2013. This result can be compared to a net income of $23 million in the same quarter ... Lire la suite...


Chetwynd Forest Industries proceeds with $35 million upgrade

29 Avril 2013 22:00

West Fraser Mills‘ Chetwynd Forest Industries is continuing on with Phase 2 of a $35 million upgrade to its sawmill in Chetwynd, British Columbia. The sawmill is being upgraded from a one ... Lire la suite...


Small fire at Domtar in Dryden, ON

29 Avril 2013 21:00

A fire yesterday at Domtar‘s Dryden, Ontario mill is under investigation. The fire was reported between the 4th and 5th floors of the building, burning in the equipment. “It ... Lire la suite...


Tolko increasing strength of Kraft paper produced in The Pas

29 Avril 2013 20:00

Tolko's strong drive for innovation and the market demand for stronger paper has led the company's paper mill in The Pas, Manitoba to concentrate on further enhancements to its Kraft ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia opens former Bowater Mersey roads to the public

29 Avril 2013 14:00

The province of Nova Scotia recently purchased 555,000 acres of land from the former Bowater Mersey mill. Three large pieces of that land had 2,500 kms of forest roads that were blocked ... Lire la suite...


Tembec reports net loss of $26 million in its second quarter, ending March 30, 2013

29 Avril 2013 09:00

Tembec has posted a net less of $26 million in its second quarter, sending March 30, 2013 (compared to a net loss of $14 million in the same quarter last year). Consolidated sales for ... Lire la suite...


More on Resolute Forest Products' $600 million senior notes offering

28 Avril 2013 17:00

Resolute Forest Products Inc.  has priced its offer of senior notes due in 2023 that was announced on April 24 . The offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its senior ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber reports net earnings of $67 million in Q1, 2013

25 Avril 2013 21:00

West Fraser Timber is reporting net earnings of $67 million on sales of $863 million in their first quarter of 2013. For comparison, the company reported net earnings of $20 million in the fourth ... Lire la suite...


Average pay for a forestry worker up 11% in the last year

25 Avril 2013 20:00

Statistics Canada‘s latest numbers from February 2013 show the average pay for a forestry worker in Canada has gone up 11% from last year. The average weekly pay for a forestry ... Lire la suite...


Courts dismisss Ligni Bel's claim for $33 million from NewPage Port Hawkesbury

25 Avril 2013 20:00

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has dismissed the claim of Ligni Bel that claimed their sawmill business was owed $33 million after NewPage Port Hawkesbury went into creditor protection in 2011. ... Lire la suite...


Domtar preliminary results show net earnings of $45 million for Q1, 2013

25 Avril 2013 10:00

Domtar is reporting net earnings of $45 million for the first quarter of 2013 on sales of $1,345 million. These results can be compared to net earnings of $19 million for the fourth quarter ... Lire la suite...


Ontario will keep the Experimental Lakes Area open this year

24 Avril 2013 11:00

The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) in northwestern Ontario is a unique freshwater research station that encompasses 58 lakes.  The ELA was set up in 1968 for governments and researchers to study ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products launches cash tender offer for senior secured notes due in 2018 and offers senior notes due 2023

24 Avril 2013 10:00

Two press releases from Resolute Forest Products this morning: Resolute Launches Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for its 10.25% Senior Secured Notes Resolute Forest Products Inc. has launched a cash tender ... Lire la suite...


FPInnovations releases guide for designing energy-efficient building enclosures

23 Avril 2013 17:00

FPInnovations has responded to the rapidly changing energy-efficiency requirements for buildings across Canada and the United States by publishing the Guide for Designing Energy-Efficient Building Enclosures for Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential ... Lire la suite...


2 week shutdown at Resolute Forest Products' Thunder Bay newsprint mill

23 Avril 2013 08:00

Resolute Forest Products is shutting down its newsprint mill in Thunder Bay, Ontario for 2 weeks. More than 100 workers will be affected by the downtime that starts on Wednesday. The shut ... Lire la suite...


International Paper in talks with Unisource to combine distribution businesses

22 Avril 2013 13:00

International Paper is in talks with Unisource regarding a proposed business combination of xpedx, International Paper’s distribution business, and Unisource. Both xpedx and Unisource are business-to-business distributors of printing, ... Lire la suite...


Ontario and Manitoba working together to support proposed Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO World Heritage site

19 Avril 2013 23:00

There is a proposed World Heritage site in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba named Pimachiowin Aki. Indigenous people have been managing the land and forests in this area for thousands ... Lire la suite...


Kevin J. Clarke to step down as President & CEO of Catalyst Paper

18 Avril 2013 20:00

Catalyst Paper’s President and CEO, Kevin J. Clarke, will step down from his position later this spring. Clarke told the company that with the company’s recent restructuring completed ... Lire la suite...


Corner Brook Pulp and Paper gets $90 million provincial loan

18 Avril 2013 09:00

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is giving Kruger‘s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper a $90 million loan. The loan won’t kick in until new contracts are in place ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Paper and Northern Pulp help each other

17 Avril 2013 20:00

Two Nova Scotia mills have formed an agreement to work together. Port Hawkesbury Paper will be renovating its wood room this spring.  During that same time period, Northern Pulp ... Lire la suite...


ACOA suing Enligna Canada for unpaid loan

17 Avril 2013 20:00

The federal government’s Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is suing a wood pellet company who hasn’t repaid their loan. Enligna Canada Inc. had a wood pellet plant in ... Lire la suite...


Environmental group Canopy leaves the Boreal Forest Agreement citing lack of results

17 Avril 2013 20:00

Canopy has decided to leave the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement citing a lack of results. The organization said today, “ After almost three years since the agreement was announced, not ... Lire la suite...


Eastern Ontario Model Forest celebrates 10 years for its Forest Certification Program

16 Avril 2013 19:00

This spring the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF)  is celebrating its 10th Anniversary for its Forest Certification Program. An evening celebration was held on March 21. The Rainforest Alliance presented ... Lire la suite...


Norbord completes secondary bought deal offering of its common shares

16 Avril 2013 19:00

Norbord Inc. has announced that the secondary offering of common shares of the corporation by Brookfield Asset Management Inc., through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Brookfield International Limited (“Brookfield IL,” formerly ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia ready to accept proposals to set up Community Forests on Crown land

15 Avril 2013 21:00

Nova Scotia is posting a request for proposals later this week for setting up community forests on Crown land. “A community forest can allow groups to pursue their own goals, ... Lire la suite...


Logging truck driver killed in British Columbia

15 Avril 2013 09:00

A logging truck driver was killed in British Columbia on April 8.  The death is the second direct harvesting fatality of 2013 in British Columbia. The driver was fatally injured while ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Timber Supply Area has visual quality objectives refined in British Columbia

12 Avril 2013 19:00

Visual quality objectives and scenic areas in the Fraser Timber Supply Area of British Columbia have been revised. Revisions were made to about 22% of the existing visual quality objectives boundaries ... Lire la suite...


Georgia-Pacific starts OSB mill in South Carolina, purchased from Grant Forest Products

10 Avril 2013 22:00

In 2010, Georgia-Pacific bought two OSB mills from Grant Forest Products in South Carolina – one in Allendale and one in Clarendon. The Clarendon facility was still under construction and had never ... Lire la suite...


Federal support for Quebec forestry industry

09 Avril 2013 20:00

The Government of Canada has announced 2 financial contributions in support of Quebec‘s forestry industry. The support is through the Canada Economic Development’s Quebec Economic Development Program The non ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products wants Thunder Bay, ON mill reassessed for tax savings

09 Avril 2013 08:00

Resolute Forest Products is appealing the assessed value of its pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The mill is currently assessed for $72 million. Resolute wants a reduction of 60% ... Lire la suite...


MM Asset Management acquires control over EACOM Timber's common shares

08 Avril 2013 20:00

One of the funds that MM Asset Management Inc. manages and advises, MMCAP International Inc. SPC (MMCAP), has acquired 435,000 common shares of EACOM Timber Corporation. These shares were acquired ... Lire la suite...


Projects funded through the federal Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program

08 Avril 2013 20:00

The Government of Canada has recently announced the projects it will fund under its Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program (IFIT) program: Tekle Technical Services (TTS), Drayton Valley, Alberta – $4.5 ... Lire la suite...


Health questionnaire given to former and present workers of Thunder Bay, ON pulp & paper mill

08 Avril 2013 09:00

A committee has been formed in Thunder Bay, Ontario that is looking into cancer rates at the their pulp and paper mill. Bob Hoffman, a spokesman for the CEP, said, “... Lire la suite...


Tolko selected to supply lumber for new MEC headquarters

07 Avril 2013 19:00

Tolko Industries has been selected to supply dimensional lumber for the new Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) headquarters in Vancouver, BC. “Not only is Tolko a company with its origins ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia investing $8.4 million into building new markets for their wood products

06 Avril 2013 22:00

British Columbia is investing $8.4 million to build new markets for B.C. wood products at home and in major markets around the globe, including China and India. Nine associations, which ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia loans Northern Pulp $14.7 million to fix air pollution problem

05 Avril 2013 21:00

Nova Scotia is giving Northern Pulp more than $20 million in loans and refinancing to upgrade their mill. Details: $14.7 million repayable loan $2.5 million forgivable loan, contingent on installing the new air ... Lire la suite...


Buchanan's Longlac, ON mill to restart by summer

05 Avril 2013 14:00

CBC News is reporting on the plans to restart the mill in Longlac, Ontario and is highlighting the fact the mill will be allowed to reopen without having to repay ... Lire la suite...


Asian Long-horned Beetle has been eradicated from Canada

05 Avril 2013 13:00

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has declared the Asian Long-horned Beetle successfully eradicated from Canada. The Asian Long-horned Beetle is not native to Canada and was first detected in ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp to convert to natural gas

05 Avril 2013 10:00

Natural gas availability for businesses and residences in Nova Scotia is still relatively scarce, but that may be about to change in Pictou County. Heritage Gas is about to run ... Lire la suite...


Aspen Planers buys former Ardew Wood Products mill site in Merritt, BC

04 Avril 2013 19:00

Aspen Planers Ltd. has purchased the former Ardew Wood Products mill site in Merrit, British Columbia. Ardew Wood Products exhausted its timber supply and closed on January 11, 2013.  The company ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia expanding program to convert wood waste to heat for rural communities

04 Avril 2013 14:00

British Columbia is expanding a program called Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat that helps turn wood waste into heat for buildings and homes in rural communities in the province’s interior. ... Lire la suite...


Peter Brant sues his lawyers for malpractice after he becomes liable for his company's underfunded pension plan

03 Avril 2013 20:00

Peter Brant, owner of White Birch Paper Company, is suing the law firm that handled the sale of one of his companies – SP Newsprint – during a period of debt reorganization ... Lire la suite...


Adrian Blocker new Lumber Vice President at Weyerhaeuser

02 Avril 2013 19:00

Adrian M. Blocker will join Weyerhaeuser as Lumber Vice President on May 1. Blocker’s appointment follows the planned retirement of Robert Taylor in May. “We are excited to welcome Adrian ... Lire la suite...


Conifex completes $25 million senior secured revolving asset backed credit facility

02 Avril 2013 19:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has completed a $25 million senior secured revolving asset backed credit facility with a leading Canadian chartered bank. The facility is available for a term of 3 years. A ... Lire la suite...


Scientist worried about logging plans near Star Creek, Alberta

02 Avril 2013 11:00

David McIntyre, a forest scientist who worked for the Smithsonian Institution, is worried Alberta is planning to commercially log near Star Creek, in the headwaters of the Crowsnest River Valley. ... Lire la suite...


M. Jack Sanders has taken over role as President & CEO of Sonoco

02 Avril 2013 09:00

M. Jack Sanders has taken over as president and chief executive officer of Sonoco following his election by the company’s board of directors. Sanders, 59, succeeds Harris E. DeLoach Jr., ... Lire la suite...


Reopening of Prince Albert pulp mill delayed for another 1.5 years

29 Mars 2013 21:00

It will be at least another 1.5 years before the Prince Albert pulp mill in Saskatchewan will be operating again. The mill was closed by Weyerhaeuser in 2006.  Domtar acquired  ... Lire la suite...


Hopes to restart Mattawa, ON mill have fizzled without an available wood supply

29 Mars 2013 20:00

In 2009, the  Mattawa Bonfield Economic Development Corporation bought the Mattawa, Ontario sawmill from Tembec for $1. Each time the Corporation has come close to finding a new operator for the ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia purchasing land through Forestry Transition Land Acquisition Program

29 Mars 2013 16:00

Nova Scotia is purchasing more than 5,000 acres of land. Some of the land is being acquired through the Forestry Transition Land Acquisition Program, which allows the province to acquire viable ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia implements new financial protection for forestry contractors

26 Mars 2013 20:00

British Columbia has fulfilled a commitment to bring into force new financial protections for forestry contractors, effective April 1, 2013. Forestry sector contractors have the ability to secure payments for work done ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan to plant 2.3 million seedlings in 2014

26 Mars 2013 20:00

Saskatchewan has entered into a contract with PRT Growing Services for 2.3 million pine and  spruce seedlings. PRT will grow the seedlings this year at their nursery north of Prince ... Lire la suite...


Prescribed burns planned for North and South Okanagan in British Columbia

26 Mars 2013 20:00

British Columbia is planning on conducting prescribed burns in the following areas: Bald Range area – 150 ha, north of the Princeton-Summerland Road, approximately 11 km west of Summerland Satellite Hill – 36 ha, approx. 6 ... Lire la suite...


Mario Plourde to take over as Cascades President and CEO on May 9

26 Mars 2013 19:00

Mario Plourde has been named as the successor to Alain Lemaire, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades. Plourde is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Cascades.  The ... Lire la suite...


Tembec to sell Skookumchuck NBSK pulp mill to Paper Excellence

26 Mars 2013 11:00

Tembec Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its NBSK pulp mill and related assets and liabilities located in Skookumchuck, British Columbia to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation for a ... Lire la suite...


Hinton Pulp identifies main source of its sulphurous emissions

25 Mars 2013 19:00

Air quality issues in the Hinton, Alberta area will soon improve. Over the last year, West Fraser Timber has heard an increasing number of complaints due to greater Total Reduced ... Lire la suite...


Domtar's A-line pulp machine shutting down today in Kamloops, BC

25 Mars 2013 05:00

Domtar‘s A-line pulp machine will be shutting down by the end of the work day today. 30 jobs have already been cut. The final number of jobs lost will be 125 ... Lire la suite...


Lumber prices up 60% since late 2011

24 Mars 2013 19:00

Lumber production is up in Canada and the USA with the market steadily improving throughout 2013. Total output in 2012 was 8% higher in the US and 5% higher in Canada. Sawmill production in ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones reports net income of $73.1 million in 2012

24 Mars 2013 13:00

Stella-Jones Inc. has reported net income of $73.1 million in 2012, up 31.2% from the previous year. Sales were up 12.1% to $717.5 million. “2012 represented another record year for Stella-Jones in terms of sales and ... Lire la suite...


Domtar to acquire Xerox's paper and print media products business in Canada & US

23 Mars 2013 12:00

Domtar Corporation has signed, through its operating subsidiaries, an agreement to acquire Xerox’s paper and print media products business in the United States and Canada. “The Xerox brand is ... Lire la suite...


Kelso & Company make all cash offer for EACOM Timber

23 Mars 2013 12:00

EACOM Timber Corporation and Kelso & Company jointly announce that Kelso & Company, through a wholly owned subsidiary has agreed, subject to certain conditions, to make a take-over bid to acquire all ... Lire la suite...


Tolko's TFL 49 reduced by 116 ha

23 Mars 2013 11:00

British Columbia has approved the removal of 116 hectares of private land from Tolko Industries' Tree Farm Licence 49. “We've worked closely with stakeholders to make this plan come to life. ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products nominates 2 new board members – Michel P. Desbiens and Jennifer C. Dolan

23 Mars 2013 09:00

Resolute Forest Products’ Board of Directors has nominated Michel P. Desbiens and Jennifer C. Dolan to stand for election as new board members. Desbiens and Dolan will join 7 other current ... Lire la suite...


VIDEO: Common errors in fighting forest fires

22 Mars 2013 07:00

This video from the U.S. National Interagency Fire Center dates back to 1942 and discusses the common errors found when fighting forest fires. Although over 70 years old, many of the ... Lire la suite...


Lakeland Mills plans to rebuild Prince George sawmill

20 Mars 2013 15:00

Lakeland Mills Ltd. announced today it will build a new sawmill to replace the mill destroyed in a tragic explosion and fire on April 23, 2012. “Today is a great day for ... Lire la suite...


How Dryden will cope with reassessment of Domtar's mill

20 Mars 2013 09:00

Dryden, Ontario is trying to find a way to cope with the reassessment of the Domtar mill that has reduced the mill’s tax assessment from $36 million to $14 million. This ... Lire la suite...


Interfor to purchase 2 timber tenures in Kootenay region

20 Mars 2013 08:00

International Forest Products (Interfor) has reached agreement to purchase two timber tenures in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia from Springer Creek, subject to regulatory approvals. The tenures, which ... Lire la suite...


Scientists have mapped the Dutch Elm Disease genome

19 Mars 2013 20:00

Researchers from the University of Toronto and SickKids Research Institute have successfully mapped the genes in the fungus (Ophiostoma ulmi) that causes Dutch Elm Disease. The researchers believe this is ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber reports Q4 and 2012 financial results

19 Mars 2013 20:00

EACOM Timber Corp. is reporting net earnings attributable to shareholders of $4,285,000, compared to a net loss of $47,412,000 in 2011. The 2012 results include a gain of $15,183,000 on disposal of property, plant ... Lire la suite...


New natural resource compliance and enforcement strategy in Haida Gwaii

19 Mars 2013 18:00

The Government of British Columbia and the Haida Nation have joined forces to establish an integrated, collaborative and co-ordinated approach to natural resource compliance and enforcement activities in Haida Gwaii (... Lire la suite...


Greenpeace provides notice of correction regarding Resolute Forest Products' operations

19 Mars 2013 14:00

On December 6 2012, Greenpeace Canada made statements regarding Resolute Forest Products which incorrectly stated that Resolute had breached the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement by approving and developing roads in “areas ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp ordered again to fix air pollution

18 Mars 2013 22:00

CBC is reporting that Northern Pulp in Nova Scotia has again been ordered by the provincial Department of the Environment to fix their air pollution. The mill’s total reduced ... Lire la suite...


Ontario overturns Grassy Narrows First Nation win: Logging permits can be issued on First Nations land

18 Mars 2013 15:00

The Government of Ontario has won their appeal over the Grassy Narrows First Nation traditional territory. The Ontario Court of Appeal released their decision today ruling that the province has ... Lire la suite...


Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre update

15 Mars 2013 22:00

The First Nations Power Authority is hoping they can start construction this summer on the Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre in northern Saskatchewan. If constructed, the Centre will be capable of ... Lire la suite...


Roof caves in on Canfor's J.D. Little Tree Nursery in Prince George

15 Mars 2013 21:00

Snow and ice buildup is being blamed for the collapse of the roof on Canfor‘s J.D. Little Tree Nursery in Prince George, British Columbia this morning. No one ... Lire la suite...


Daryl Skworchinski appointed as chair of Ontario's Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation

15 Mars 2013 11:00

Ontario has appointed Daryl Skworchinski as chair of the province’s Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (NFMC). In addition, Grant Goodwin, Donald Fry, Raymond Boudreau, Tina Forsyth, and Gaétan Malette ... Lire la suite...


Concern in Saskatchewan over possible clearcutting in the Island Forests

15 Mars 2013 09:00

There is growing concern in Saskatchewan that the “Island Forests” will be clearcut. The Island Forests are pockets of forests surrounded by farmland. There are more than 226,000 ha of Crown ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia reducing number of manned fire towers

14 Mars 2013 20:00

Nova Scotia is reducing its number of manned fire towers by more than half this year. Last year, Nova Scotia staffed 32 fire towers across the province, but this year only 14 ... Lire la suite...


Accident at McKenzie Forest Products' mill in Hudson, ON

14 Mars 2013 20:00

There was a incident reported at the McKenzie Forest Products mill in Hudson, Ontario on Tuesday. An employee suffered a crushing injury to his left arm and was transported to ... Lire la suite...


Domtar now producing commercial lignin at its Plymouth, North Carolina mill

13 Mars 2013 09:00

Domtar Corporation has successfully installed a commercial-scale lignin separation plant at its Plymouth, North Carolina mill, the first U.S. facility of its type in over 25 years. The production of ... Lire la suite...


BC's conversion to area-based forest licenses deferred for consultation

13 Mars 2013 07:00

British Columbia Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson issued the following statement today with regard to proposed amendments to the Forest Act that would enable the conversion ... Lire la suite...


Canfor's operation near Chetwynd, BC passes audit

12 Mars 2013 10:00

A Forest Practices Board audit of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) on Tree Farm Licence 48 in British Columbia’s Peace District found that forest practices complied with provincial forestry legislation. ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products indefinitely idles paper machine at Calhoun mill in Tennessee

12 Mars 2013 09:00

Resolute Forest Products has announced the indefinite idling of a paper machine at its Calhoun mill in Tennessee, USA. The idling comes as a result of a decrease in demand ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth Lumber releases 2012 financial results

11 Mars 2013 08:00

Ainsworth Lumber has released its final results for its fourth quarter and for its 2012 fiscal year. Ainsworth President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Lake said, “I am pleased to report ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Forest Products Association releases Q4 2012 results

07 Mars 2013 19:00

The Alberta Forest Products Association has released its financial information for the fourth quarter of 2012. Lumber production in Q4 totaled 745 mmfbm with a value of $242 million. Compared to the 4... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper posts net loss of $35.2 million in Q4 2012

07 Mars 2013 18:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation has posted a net loss of $35.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. By comparison, Catalyst Paper reported net earnings of $655.7 million in the third quarter, when the ... Lire la suite...


Kitchener, ON removing trees in battle against emerald ash borer

06 Mars 2013 12:00

In its ongoing fight against the Emerald Ash Borer, the city of Kitchener, Ontario has started cutting down ash trees in the southeast section of the city where the infestation ... Lire la suite...


BC Wood Design award winners

05 Mars 2013 19:00

The 2013 Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards were awarded yesterday. Coastal BC swept the 2013 Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards, with projects of the winning architects and structural engineers located ... Lire la suite...


Cascades' expansion of Lachute plant receives LEED Gold certification

05 Mars 2013 19:00

Cascades’ expansion of its Tissue Group plant in Lachute, Québec, has received the coveted LEED® Gold certification. The plant is the first paper manufacturing facility to obtain ... Lire la suite...


Interfor completes acquisition of Rayonier's Wood Products Business

04 Mars 2013 09:00

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) has completed the acquisition of Rayonier’s Wood Products Business in the U.S. South, as scheduled on March 1st. The acquisition includes three sawmills ... Lire la suite...


Maritime Forestry featured today on Land and Sea

03 Mars 2013 20:00

CBC‘s Land and Sea television program aired an episode today titled “Maritime Forestry“. The episode shows how many rural maritime communities with deep roots in the forest are struggling ... Lire la suite...


Second call for expressions of interests for former AbitibiBowater lands in Central Newfoundland

01 Mars 2013 22:00

The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources has issued an additional call for Expressions of Interest to develop the Central Newfoundland timber resource, a process that began with the ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber receives insurance settlement for fire at Timmins mill

01 Mars 2013 21:00

EACOM Timber Corporation announced this week that it has concluded with its insurer the negotiation of a global settlement in the amount of $48,250,000 in respect of the fire that occurred ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products' 2012 Annual Report

01 Mars 2013 21:00

Resolute Forest Products has released its Form 10-K, an annual report for the 2012 year.  Here are a few highlights: Annual Finances Resolute Forest Products is reporting a net loss ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Lake, B.C. invited to apply for community forest licence

01 Mars 2013 19:00

British Columbia has formally invited the Village of Fraser Lake to apply for a Community Forest Licence. If the application process is successful, Fraser Lake could harvest up to 45,000 cubic ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Paper suing Bengal Paper & Converting

01 Mars 2013 19:00

Port Hawkesbury Paper is suing Bengal Paper & Converting, Inc. of Linfield, Pennsylvania for $453,643. Bengal is a customer of Port Hawkesbury Paper.  Port Hawkesbury Paper says Bengal owes $298,003 for ... Lire la suite...


Forestry town hall meeting in Prince George, B.C. tonight

28 Février 2013 11:00

Town hall meeting Thursday February 28, 2013 6pm – Nechako Room, Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick St, Prince George, BC Organized by the BC Federation of Labour, with the support of the ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia working towards making millions of aerial photos available to the public

26 Février 2013 19:00

British Columbia is working on making a collection of over 2.2 million aerial photos available for public viewing and research. The project is due to a new partnership between the Ministry ... Lire la suite...


U.S. Lumber Coalition concerned by log export policy changes in British Columbia

26 Février 2013 19:00

The U.S. Lumber Coalition has released the following press release: The U.S. Lumber Coalition is seriously concerned by the recent announcement of log export policy changes in British ... Lire la suite...


FPAC supports Fair Rail Freight Service Act, but is recommending changes

26 Février 2013 19:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports the intent of the Fair Rail Freight Service Act, Bill C-52, to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of the rail system ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia seeking input on crown land use

26 Février 2013 13:00

Nova Scotia is asking its citizens for their thoughts on how to use 1.5 million acres of Crown land in western Nova Scotia. The input from the consultations, which the province ... Lire la suite...


Some Fort Frances mill workers recalled for maintenance repair

26 Février 2013 10:00

Some mill workers of Resolute Forest Products’ mill in Fort Frances, Ontario are being temporarily recalled. The workers will be working on a scheduled maintenance repair. CROB-News is reporting about ... Lire la suite...


China launches dissolving pulp anti-dumping investigation against Canada, Brazil, and USA

26 Février 2013 07:00

China has initiated an anti-dumping investigation into the dissolving pulp exported from Canada, Brazil, and the USA. The probe has started at the request of Chinese pulp, paper, textile and ... Lire la suite...


Tolko receives funding to develop multilingual recruiting website

25 Février 2013 13:00

Tolko is one of 11 organizations to receive funding from the Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC)’s  Employer Innovation Fund. This fund’s aim is to help develop initiatives ... Lire la suite...


Generator and turbine arrive for Harmac's new electrical generation plant

25 Février 2013 08:00

The Harmac pulp mill is progressing towards energy self sufficiency. The mill, owned by Nanaimo Forest Products, is building a $45 million electrical generation plant capable of producing 25 megawatts. 15 megawatts will ... Lire la suite...


Scotia Atlantic Biomass plant in Nova Scotia should be operational by June

24 Février 2013 01:00

Viridis Energy plans to have its Scotia Atlantic Biomass plant in Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia operational by June. The plant will produce wood pellets for European markets. As production is ... Lire la suite...


Conifex Timber reports net loss of $3.6 million Q4 2012

24 Février 2013 01:00

Conifex Timber has reported a net loss of $3.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to a net loss of $2.8 million for the previous quarter and a net loss of $7.5 ... Lire la suite...


10 year forest inventory plan released in British Columbia

24 Février 2013 01:00

British Columbia has released a 10 year forest inventory plan with an average annual investment of $8 million over the life of the plan. Over the next decade, the annual funding increase ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net income of $14.6 million in Q4, 2012

22 Février 2013 19:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has reported a net income of $14.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 on sales of $231.2 million.  For comparison, the company reported a net income of $3.3 ... Lire la suite...


Lecours Lumber and Constance Lake First Nation reach tentative agreement over land lease

22 Février 2013 15:00

Lecours Lumber Company Ltd. and the Constance Lake First Nation have reached tentative agreements on the terms and conditions for a new land lease for the Lecours mill and related ... Lire la suite...


Don Demens appointed President and CEO of Western Forest Products

22 Février 2013 08:00

The Board of Directors of Western Forest Products Inc. has appointed Don Demens as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. Dominic Gammiero will continue his role ... Lire la suite...


Audit of Interfor's north central coast operations in BC finds good practices

21 Février 2013 21:00

A Forest Practices Board audit of Interfor's operations on the north central coast found compliance with British Columbia’s forestry legislation as well as the Central North Coast and South ... Lire la suite...


Jim Blight of Dryden, ON named Mill Manager of the Year

21 Février 2013 19:00

Jim Blight, General Manager of the Domtar mill in Dryden, Ontario, has been named Mill Manager of the Year at the annual PaperWeek Canada industry conference in Montreal. The award ... Lire la suite...


Cascades reports net loss of $29 million in Q4, 2012

21 Février 2013 19:00

Cascades Inc. has reported a net loss of $29 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Cascades’ net loss for the full 2012 year was $11 million. Alain Lemaire, President and Chief Executive Officer, ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia's new Forest Act amendments include ability to convert volume-based forest licences to area-based tree farm licences

21 Février 2013 09:00

British Columbia introduced amendments to their Forest Act this week that the provincial government say will help improve forest stewardship and support community resiliency in mountain pine beetle impacted areas. ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan forests deemed healthy according to latest Report on Saskatchewan Forests

20 Février 2013 14:00

Saskatchewan's forests are healthy according to the Ministry of Environment's 2012 Report on Saskatchewan Forests. “I am pleased to say that this report finds that our forests are being maintained ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products' workers in Ontario and Quebec stand firm on refusing pension cuts

19 Février 2013 08:00

Workers at Resolute Forest Products mills in Ontario and Quebec today demanded that Quebec’s pension regulator, the Régie Des rentes, and the company reach an agreement to resolve ... Lire la suite...


Pat Bell exits politics after rare aneurism found

17 Février 2013 20:00

Pat Bell, British Columbia’s MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie, has released a statement saying he will not be running for another term as MLA. Bell said he has been diagnosed ... Lire la suite...


Fort Frances and Resolute Forest Products reach tax appeal agreement

15 Février 2013 19:00

The Town of Fort Frances and Resolute Forest Products has reached an agreement to resolve the outstanding assessment appeal complaints over Resolute’s mill. Resolute had been seeking reductions of ... Lire la suite...


Investigation of biodiversity conservation complaint against Revelstoke Higher Level Plan Order in BC

15 Février 2013 19:00

A year ago, two environmental groups, Wildsight and the North Columbia Environmental Society complained to the British Columbia Forest Practices Board that the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and ... Lire la suite...


Christian Ribeyrolle appointed as Tembec's Executive Vice President, Specialty Cellulose

15 Février 2013 19:00

Tembec has announced the departure of Executive Vice President, Specialty Cellulose and Chemical Group, Yvon Pelletier and is pleased to appoint Christian Ribeyrolle as Executive Vice President, Specialty Cellulose.  ... Lire la suite...


Interfor reports net income of $3.7 million in Q4 2012

15 Février 2013 18:00

Interfor (International Forest Products Limited) has reported a net income of $3.7 million in its fourth quarter of 2012 (before one-time items and share-based compensation expense). These results compare with net earnings, ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia protects additional old growth forests in Chilliwack District

14 Février 2013 21:00

An additional 23,810 hectares of old growth management areas now are protected in the Chilliwack District, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today. These old growth management ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia protests additional old growth forests in Chilliwack District

14 Février 2013 20:00

An additional 23,810 hectares of old growth management areas now are protected in the Chilliwack District, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today. These old growth management ... Lire la suite...


Sonoco reports net income of $196 million in 2012

14 Février 2013 20:00

Sonoco has reported net income of $42.8 million in the latest quarter ending on December 31, 2012. Fourth quarter 2012 net sales were a record $1.18 billion, up 4 percent, compared with $1.13 billion in 2011. Net ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products looks to reposition Forest Frances mill

14 Février 2013 19:00

In Resolute Forest Products‘ financial conference call on Tuesday, President and CEO Richard Garneau mentioned the company is looking to reposition its Fort Frances mill. “In two, three, four ... Lire la suite...


Taiga's reports net quarterly earnings of $0.4 million

14 Février 2013 19:00

Taiga Building Products Ltd. is reporting net earnings of $0.4 million in its latest quarter ending December 31, 2012.  Consolidated net sales for the quarter were $247.7 million (an increase of 22% over the ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports net income of $24.6 million in Q4 2012

14 Février 2013 19:00

Canfor Corporation has reported a net income of $24.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $41.4 million in the 2012 fiscal year. The net income attributable to shareholders is $21.6 million in the 4... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper selling its 50% interest in Powell River Energy

14 Février 2013 08:00

Catalyst Paper has agreed, subject to court approval, to sell its approximately 50% interest in Powell River Energy Inc. and Powell River Energy Limited Partnership to Powell River Energy Trust, a ... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber posts Q4 2012 results

12 Février 2013 22:00

Acadian Timber generated net sales of $18.4 million on sales volume of 327 thousand m3, which represents a $3.3 million, or 22%, increase in net sales compared to the same period in 2011. For the ... Lire la suite...


Tolko reopening Athabasca mill in Slave Lake, AB

12 Février 2013 17:00

Tolko is proceeding with preparations to reopen its Athabasca mill in Slave Lake, Alberta. The mill is an oriented strand board (OSB) and engineered wood products mill that was curtailed ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products reports net loss of $2 million in 2012

12 Février 2013 09:00

Resolute Forest Products reported its Q4 and 2012 results today. The company reported a net loss of $2 million for 2012, compared to a net income of $41 million in 2011. The net loss in ... Lire la suite...


Halifax backs down on Wood First policy after backlash from concrete industry

11 Février 2013 21:00

Halifax, Nova Scotia had been close to a Wood First policy for the construction of new municipal buildings, following a request from the Atlantic WoodWorks project, which is supported by ... Lire la suite...


Investigation into Laird Creek landslide in BC finds logging a contributing factor

09 Février 2013 14:00

The Forest Practices Board in British Columbia has released a report into the investigation of the landslide at Laird Creek in May 2011.  The landslide caused damage to the water ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia signs 100th forestry revenue agreement, with Chawathil First Nation

07 Février 2013 14:00

British Columbia has reached a milestone in its innovative approach to putting forestry revenue directly back into First Nations communities. The signing of a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement (... Lire la suite...


Reassessment of Domtar's Espanola, ON mill

07 Février 2013 08:00

The assessed value of the Domtar mill in Espanola, Ontario has been drastically lowered. The updated assessment for the years 2009 through to 2012 is $9.9 million The original assessed value for these ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia's Forest Practices Board is raising concerns over forest roads and bridges

07 Février 2013 08:00

While most British Columbia Forest Practices Board audits find good practices, more than 55 per cent of issues found since 2005 are with roads and bridges, with five times more issues detected ... Lire la suite...


Forest operations audit finds problems near Chilliwack, BC

07 Février 2013 08:00

A Forest Practices Board audit of 606546 B.C. Ltd. found the company failed to comply with provincial forestry legislation, according to a report released today. “Auditors found three poorly ... Lire la suite...


Forest geneticist Dr. Michael Carlson awarded Diamond Jubilee medal

05 Février 2013 19:00

Dr. Michael Carlson, emeritus scientist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, has been awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal. The medal, which commemorates the 60th year ... Lire la suite...


Drastic drop in assessed value of Domtar Dryden mill will impact Dryden

05 Février 2013 19:00

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has reassessed the value of Domtar‘s mill in Dryden, Ontario. Previously, the mill property was assessed at approximately $50 million.  Domtar appealed the ... Lire la suite...


2 years later, Khaira Enterprises still hasn't paid camp workers

04 Février 2013 13:00

It has been over 2 years and Khaira Enterprises still has not paid the almost $280,000 in unpaid wages and interest to 58 of its former employees who were housed in squalid bush ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia accepts community forest expressions of interest

01 Février 2013 20:00

Nova Scotia is accepting expressions of interest for community forests. Seven groups have provided submissions, from St. Margarets Bay to Digby. “By allowing local communities to manage forests on Crown ... Lire la suite...


Vote at Domtar in Kamloops today on layoff plan

01 Février 2013 19:00

The unionized workers at the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia will be voting today on the company’s layoff plan. Domtar says the plan will minimize the impact ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper completes sale of Snowflake assets in Arizona

01 Février 2013 19:00

Catalyst Paper has completed the US Court approved sale of the Snowflake assets and shares of Apache Railway. The Hackman Capital-led buyer group purchased the assets of the closed Snowflake ... Lire la suite...


2 public meetings scheduled this week regarding Peace Valley OSB's desire to use MDI

01 Février 2013 19:00

There are 2 meetings scheduled for the public this week over Peace Valley OSB‘s application to use methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) as the new resin in their OSB product. At ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products enters agreement to sell former Woodfibre Pulp Mill

01 Février 2013 19:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has entered into a conditional agreement for the sale of its former Woodfibre Pulp Mill site, located at the head of Howe Sound, southwest of ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reports net earnings of $19 million in Q4 2012

01 Février 2013 19:00

Domtar Corporation has reported a net earnings of $19 million for its fourth quarter of 2012 compared to net earnings of $66 million  in the third quarter. Sales in the fourth quarter ... Lire la suite...


Norbord reports net earnings of $72 million for 2012

01 Février 2013 19:00

Norbord has reported earnings of $72 million for the full year of 2012. Earnings were $38 million for the fourth quarter. Norbord generated EBITDA of $188 million in 2012 compared to $45 million in 2011. North American ... Lire la suite...


McKenzie Forest Products mill in Hudson, ON has restarted

01 Février 2013 19:00

The McKenzie Forest Products mill in Hudson, Ontario (near Sioux Lookout) has restarted its operations. The mill is operating with a skeleton crew right now, but by May or June 100+ ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products announces construction of new sawmill in Atikokan, ON area

01 Février 2013 19:00

Resolute Forest Products has announced the construction of a new sawmill in the area of Atikokan, Ontario. This investment reflects Resolute’s ongoing commitment to the solid wood business and ... Lire la suite...


Tembec reports a net loss of $10 million in latest quarter

01 Février 2013 19:00

Tembec reported a net loss of $10 million in its first quarter, ending December 29, 2012, on consolidated sales of $376 million. For comparison, in the previous quarter, Tembec reported a net loss of $16 ... Lire la suite...


Cascades Tissue Groups makes management changes

01 Février 2013 19:00

Cascades Inc.  has announced changes to its management team. Suzanne Blanchet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tissue Group, is making the announcement on behalf of the company. The ... Lire la suite...


Tsq'escenemc people issued First Nations' woodland licence in B.C.

24 Janvier 2013 19:00

British Columbia has issued a First Nations' woodland licence to the Tsq’escenemc people of the Canim Lake Band, enhancing economic opportunities and forest stewardship in the region. The Tsq’... Lire la suite...


Interfor to acquire Rayonier's Wood Products Business in Georgia, USA

22 Janvier 2013 19:00

Interfor (International Forest Products) has reached agreement to acquire the assets of Rayonier Inc.’s Wood Products Business for $80 million, inclusive of working capital. The transaction, which is subject to ... Lire la suite...


Kenora Forest Products plans to resume production this spring

22 Janvier 2013 15:00

Kenora Forest Products, of Kenora, Ontario, is planning to resume production this spring – likely May or June.  The stud mill has been idled since February 28, 2008. Mill Manager Rod McKay ... Lire la suite...


Fire update – OSB plant in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan should soon reopen

21 Janvier 2013 20:00

The OSB plant in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan hopes to reopen soon after a fire on Friday. “Due to the effective functioning of the facility's fire suppression systems, quick action ... Lire la suite...


Island Timberlands delays logging the “Hump” area near Port Alberni, BC

21 Janvier 2013 18:00

Today Island Timberlands was to start logging an area known locally as the “Hump” near on Highway 4 between the Cameron Connector and Alberni Summit, east of Port Alberni on ... Lire la suite...


Update on fire at Meadow Lake OSB plant – mop up underway

20 Janvier 2013 17:00

The fire at the oriented strand board (OSB) plant in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan started in the bulk storage facility adjacent to the main facility around 3am local time on Friday. ... Lire la suite...


Sonoco hikes price on all paperboard tubes and cores by 4%

18 Janvier 2013 21:00

Sonoco is raising the price of all paperboard tubes and cores by 4%. The price increase is effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning Feb. 18, 2013. “This price increase ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Meadow Lake OSB in Saskatchewan

18 Janvier 2013 21:00

A fire started overnight at the oriented strand board (OSB) facility in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The plant's fire control system activated correctly and Tolko's emergency team responded immediately. With assistance ... Lire la suite...


Canfor proceeding with capital improvement projects at Mackenzie, BC sawmill

18 Janvier 2013 20:00

Canfor Corporation is proceeding with capital improvement projects totalling approximately $40 million to increase productivity and recovery at its sawmill in Mackenzie, British Columbia. The investment will include modifications and upgrades ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia promotes $5 million fund for forestry contractors

18 Janvier 2013 20:00

The province of British Columbia set in motion a $5 million fund to provide financial protection for forestry contractors, as well as announcing tax relief on previous compensation payments. “Our ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia amends its renewable electricity regulations

17 Janvier 2013 22:00

Nova Scotia amended its renewable electricity regulations today. The regulations require biomass be used at Port Hawkesbury Paper to provide renewable electricity starting this year, establish more flexibility for Nova ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia announces initiatives to improve coast forest economy

17 Janvier 2013 22:00

To increase harvesting activity on the coast, the government of British Columbia is exploring the use of new scanner technology for scaling logs, accelerating the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic ... Lire la suite...


WATCH: Community-Based Forest Management conference

17 Janvier 2013 04:00

The Building Resilient Communities Through Community-Based Forest Management conference is underway in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This conference is about community-based forest management (CBFM) research, practice and policy to promote ... Lire la suite...


Ontario launches pilot project for 3 communities to oversee their nearest provincial park

16 Janvier 2013 19:00

The province of Ontario is working with 3 communities to keep visitor services at the provincial parks in their areas. The 3 communities and their parks are: Town of Hearst - Fushimi ... Lire la suite...


Newfoundland and Labrador has a new Minister of Natural Resources – Tom Marshall

16 Janvier 2013 18:00

Premier Kathy Dunderdale of Newfoundland and Labrador, has appointed Thomas W. Marshall, Member for Humber East, as Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods ... Lire la suite...


CEP opposes Keystone XL pipeline and encourages investment in green energies

16 Janvier 2013 18:00

Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), will be in New York City tomorrow to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. Coles will be part ... Lire la suite...


February will mark 2nd month with a 0% tax rate for Canadian lumber exporters

16 Janvier 2013 10:00

The export tax for Canadian lumber producers exporting to the U.S. will stay at 0% for February. Under the terms of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), the export tax ... Lire la suite...


Former union leader was union to provide a lawyer for NewPage pensioners

16 Janvier 2013 09:00

Lionel Forsyth, a former CEP union president, said the union should be paying for a lawyer for the NewPage pensioners who were told they each have to pay back thousands ... Lire la suite...


Greenpeace wants logging halted in 5 areas of the boreal forest

16 Janvier 2013 09:00

Greenpeace is calling for a halt to logging in 5 areas of the boreal forest they call “endangered”. The areas are: Quebec – Broadback Valley forest Quebec – Montagnes Blanches forest Ontario – Kenogami-Ogoki ... Lire la suite...


BC Safety Authority releases recommendations following investigation into Babine Forest Products explosion and fire

15 Janvier 2013 19:00

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) released a report today outlining their recommendations on the investigation into the explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products near Burns Lake, British Columbia. The full ... Lire la suite...


Springer Creek Forest Products employees accept reduced settlement package

14 Janvier 2013 19:00

The unionized employees of the Springer Creek Forest Products sawmill in Slocan, British Columbia have accepted a reduced settlement package. The settlement is conditional on Springer Creek selling its timber ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber rebuilt Timmins sawmill should be ready by July

14 Janvier 2013 08:00

EACOM Timber plans to have its rebuilt sawmill in Timmins, Ontario ready for operation in July. The sawmill was destroyed by fire a year ago. Rich Doman, president of EACOM ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia is looking for forest firefighters for 2013 season

11 Janvier 2013 16:00

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations' Wildfire Management Branch is recruiting physically fit, motivated and team-orientated individuals to fill fire crew positions for the 2013 fire ... Lire la suite...


100 Mile House timber supply review underway

10 Janvier 2013 20:00

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is inviting public review and comment until March 9, 2013, on a public discussion paper released today as part of a ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber forms a special committee to conduct a strategic review

10 Janvier 2013 09:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has established a special committee of independent directors to consider strategic alternatives that may be available to the company with ... Lire la suite...


Baldonnel residents concerned with Peace Valley OSB's desire to use methylene diphenyl diisocyanate

09 Janvier 2013 15:00

Residents of Baldonnel, British Columbia (near Fort St. John) are concerned that the Peace Valley OSB mill will be applying to the Ministry of Environment to use methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (... Lire la suite...


New projects in British Columbia to examine wildfire risk

08 Janvier 2013 13:00

British Columbia‘s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has started 2 pilot projects to mitigate the risk of wildfire in mountain pine beetle-impacted areas in the Merritt timber ... Lire la suite...


Ontario releases ‘State of Ontario Forests' document for 2004-2009

08 Janvier 2013 09:00

The State of Ontario's Forests Report summarizes how Ontario's forest is managed for ecological sustainability. The Ministry of Natural Resource's (MNR) mandate is to manage our natural resources in an ... Lire la suite...


Kruger employees back at work in Corner Brook after Christmas layoff

07 Janvier 2013 11:00

Kruger workers who were laid off over the Christmas holidays in Corner Brook, Newfoundland returned to work today. One of the paper machines was shut down on December 23.  The 15 ... Lire la suite...


Wabauskang First Nation still not compensated for mercury poisoning from the Dryden paper mill

06 Janvier 2013 20:00

Betty Riffel, an elder of the Wabauskang First Nation, is still fighting for compensation for the mercury poisoning her community received from the English-Wabigoon river system, contaminated by the pulp ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper receives final TSX listing approval

04 Janvier 2013 20:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation announced that final approval has been received for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) of its new class of common shares created pursuant to its reorganization ... Lire la suite...


Rally to save the Ontario Ranger Program – January 4 in Toronto

01 Janvier 2013 17:00

Save the Ontario Ranger Program – Help Us Help Youth Rally Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario – January 4, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m. Today marks the beginning of the new year and for many ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth Lumber completes right offerings, raising gross proceeds of $175 million

27 Décembre 2012 12:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has completed its previously announced rights offering, raising gross proceeds of $175 million. The closing of the Rights Offering represents the last step in Ainsworth’s comprehensive ... Lire la suite...


Resolute's Fort Frances No. 7 machine will shut down briefly over Christmas

22 Décembre 2012 23:00

Resolute Forest Products is shutting down its remaining operating paper machine at its mill in Fort Frances, Ontario briefly over Christmas. The No. 7 paper machine will be shut down on ... Lire la suite...


Sale of former Marathon Pulp mill may be imminent

20 Décembre 2012 10:00

Green Investment Group Inc. of Illinois, USA is interested in taking over the former Marathon Pulp mill in Marathon, Ontario. Marathon Pulp closed in February 2009 and declared bankruptcy shortly after. ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper unable to close agreement to sell Elk Falls site

20 Décembre 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper announced that the sale of its Elk Falls site in Campbell River, British Columbia to Pacifica Deep Sea Terminals Incorporated did not close and the sale agreement has ... Lire la suite...


Resolute plans to dismantle Oakhill sawmill

19 Décembre 2012 08:00

CKBW, of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, is reporting that Resolute Forest Products is planning to dismantle the Oakhill sawmill that was not included in the land and asset sale to ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones operations near Nakusp, BC pass audit

18 Décembre 2012 19:00

Stella-Jones‘s forest licence A20196 was selected for audit this year through the British Columbia Forest Practices Board compliance audit program. FL A20196, with an annual allowable cut of 12 963 cubic ... Lire la suite...


Investigation into Quebec maple syrup heist results in arrests

18 Décembre 2012 19:00

Three people have been arrested in connection to the maple syrup heist in Quebec, and arrest warrants for 5 more people have been issued. Between August 2011 and July 2012 over 9,600 barrels of ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper accepts bid for assets of Snowflake mill in Arizona

18 Décembre 2012 18:00

Catalyst Paper has accepted a binding bid from an acquisition vehicle organized by Hackman Capital and its affiliates to purchase the assets of the closed Snowflake facility and the shares ... Lire la suite...


Ontario extends Northern Industrial Electricity Rate for 3 years

17 Décembre 2012 20:00

Ontario intends to extend and revise the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) program for three years to support continued growth and development in northern resource and manufacturing sectors. The Northern ... Lire la suite...


Canfor announces capital investments in Elko sawmill in BC

17 Décembre 2012 20:00

Canfor Corporation will proceed with capital investments totaling an estimated $40 million in its Elko sawmill, located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. This investment is part of a multi-year ... Lire la suite...


Developer purchasing Catalyst Paper's Elk Falls mill site nailed with environmental contamination remediation order in Alberta

14 Décembre 2012 11:00

Harold Jahn, the developer who is purchasing the mill site of Catalyst Paper‘s former Elk Falls Pulp mill in Campbell River, British Columbia has been served a contamination remediation ... Lire la suite...


Corner Brook paper machine No. 2 shutting down for 15 days

14 Décembre 2012 09:00

One of the two paper machines at Kruger‘s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill will be shut down for 15 days. No. 2 paper machine will be shut down from December 23 ... Lire la suite...


Tembec renews Shareholder Rights Plan

13 Décembre 2012 20:00

Tembec Inc.’s Board of Directors has approved the renewal of its Shareholder Rights Plan. The Plan is subject to acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange, and is also subject ... Lire la suite...


Domtar permanently closing ‘A-Line' pulp machine at Kamloops, BC mill

13 Décembre 2012 20:00

Domtar Corporation is permanently shutting down 1 pulp machine at its Kamloops, British Columbia facility. This decision will result in a permanent curtailment of Domtar’s annual pulp production by approximately 120,000 ... Lire la suite...


PRT Growing Services acquisition by Mill Road Capital approved

13 Décembre 2012 20:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd. and Mill Road Capital Management LLC have received shareholder and court approval of the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of PRT ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber rebuilding Timmins mill; Capital project complete in Elk Lake

13 Décembre 2012 06:00

EACOM Timber Corporation is pleased to announce that the Board has approved entering into an agreement with USNRKockums Cancar Inc., to rebuild the Timmins Mill that was destroyed by fire ... Lire la suite...


Good audit for the Valemount community forest in British Columbia

12 Décembre 2012 16:00

The British Columbia Forest Practices Board selected the community forest agreement K2T held by the Valemount Community Forest Company Ltd.  for audit in 2012. The community forest surrounds the ... Lire la suite...


Minister Oliver tours Irving Paper in New Brunswick

11 Décembre 2012 21:00

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today toured facilities at Irving Paper Limited where he observed the positive impact of the Government’s funding on the ... Lire la suite...


New Canadian Fair Rail Freight Service Act

11 Décembre 2012 20:00

This week the Federal Government introduced the Fair Rail Freight Service Act bill that will give companies that ship goods by rail the right to a service agreement with railways. ... Lire la suite...


Management changes at Resolute in Thunder Bay, ON

11 Décembre 2012 20:00

TBNewsWatch is reporting that Doug Murray is no longer the Manager at Resolute Forest Products‘ in Thunder Bay, and their sources say he is no longer with the company. Management ... Lire la suite...


CEP pleased with Nova Scotia's purchase of Bowater Mersey

11 Décembre 2012 06:00

Dave Coles, National President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), said the announcement of the agreement with Resolute Forest Products and the Washington Post Company made ... Lire la suite...


FPAC pleased with new Federal Skilled Trades Program announcement

10 Décembre 2012 19:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased about today’s announcement by the Minister of Citizen, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, concerning a new Federal Skilled Trades ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia buys Bowater Mersey for $1

10 Décembre 2012 19:00

The province of Nova Scotia has negotiated an agreement with Resolute Forest Products and the Washington Post Company to purchase all Bowater Mersey shares for $1. This $1 purchase price includes all ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia announces Community Forests program

10 Décembre 2012 16:00

Nova Scotia announced a new community forests program today that will start in the southwest of the province. The province sees community managed forests being a place for commercial forestry ... Lire la suite...


Tembec releases its 2011 Sustainability Report

10 Décembre 2012 16:00

Tembec has released its 2011 Sustainability Report, a detailed update that centers on the company’s sustainable stewardship of resources. “We are proud of our sustainability achievements and will continue to ... Lire la suite...


Halifax is considering a Wood First initiative

08 Décembre 2012 06:00

The Halifax Regional Municipality is considering a wood first initiative for the construction of municipally-owned buildings. The Maritime Lumber Bureau supports the idea, and would like to see a wood ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey Transition Advisory Team releases report

07 Décembre 2012 21:00

The Transition Advisory Team, appointed by the province of Nova Scotia after the closure of the Bowater Mersey paper mill, released its report today title Our Community Our Future. Recommendations ... Lire la suite...


Supreme Court decision: AbitibiBowater not responsible for environmental cleanup costs in Newfoundland and Labrador

07 Décembre 2012 11:00

The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with AbitibiBowater (now Resolute Forest Products) over the environmental cleanup of its operations in Newfoundland and Labrador, including the former Grand Falls-Windsor mill. ... Lire la suite...


Union has a 99.4% strike vote at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper

07 Décembre 2012 09:00

CEP Local 1119 at the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper mill in Port Mellon, British Columbia has a solid strike mandate. 82% of the over 400 workers in the Local voted on November 29. 99.4% ... Lire la suite...


Tomorrow the Supreme Court will rule on Grand Falls-Windsor clean-up responsbility

06 Décembre 2012 20:00

Tomorrow the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on who is responsible for the environmental clean-up of the former paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador. Will the “polluter ... Lire la suite...


Forest Products Association of Canada members remain committed to the Boreal Forest Agreement

06 Décembre 2012 13:00

Member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) remain committed to the promises made to Canadians, rural communities, the environment and the marketplace under the Canadian Boreal Forest ... Lire la suite...


Greenpeace leaves Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, claims Resolute logging activity in off-limit areas

06 Décembre 2012 10:00

Greenpeace is leaving the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). The organization released photos today with GPS tagged coordinates showing that logging roads have been built in Quebec's Montagnes Blanches region ... Lire la suite...


Wildfire protection funding in British Columbia

06 Décembre 2012 09:00

British Columbia municipalities, regional districts and First Nations will soon get more help to protect their communities and local infrastructure from wildfire threats. In April 2011, the B.C. Ministry of ... Lire la suite...


Island Timberlands temporarily withdraws from Cortes Island, BC

04 Décembre 2012 20:00

Island Timberlands is temporarily withdrawing its crews from Cortes Island in British Columbia. A week ago, protesters gathered on the island to block Island Timberlands from moving in logging equipment ... Lire la suite...


Hampton Affiliates reach timber agreement required to rebuild Burns Lake sawmill

04 Décembre 2012 19:00

On September 17, 2012 Hampton Affiliates announced it would rebuild the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, British Columbia that was destroyed by an explosion and fire  providing certain agreements ... Lire la suite...


Canadian industry associations group together to create new Bio-economy network

04 Décembre 2012 18:00

A group of industry association is joining forces in a new Bio-economy network (BEN) to explore ways to take advantage of the significant emerging potential in the global marketplace for ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products closes secondary offering by Brookfield Special Situations Management Ltd.

04 Décembre 2012 18:00

Western Forest Products Inc. and Brookfield Special Situations Management Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, announced that they have closed the previously announced bought deal secondary offering, through ... Lire la suite...


Provincial Parks funding increases by $1 million/year in Nova Scotia

04 Décembre 2012 12:00

Nova Scotia is adding $1 million annually to its provincial park’s budget. “Government listened to people through extensive park consultations during the summer and is guided by the provincial natural ... Lire la suite...


Ontario launches a new plan to protect biodiversity

03 Décembre 2012 23:00

Ontario has released a new plan aimed at protecting biodiversity to protect the province’s  forests, lakes, animals, plants, and citizens. The plan lists 100 activities the province will undertake ... Lire la suite...


Hinton, Alberta's air quality monitoring showing increasing amounts of sulphur

03 Décembre 2012 21:00

Sulphur levels in the air around Hinton, Alberta have been increasing over the past 5 years according to air monitoring conducted by the West Central Airshed Society. The majority of the ... Lire la suite...


Sonoco's new President & CEO will be M. Jack Sanders

03 Décembre 2012 21:00

M. Jack Sanders will become the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonoco on April 1, 2013 following the retirement of Harris E. DeLoach Jr. Sanders has also been elected to ... Lire la suite...


Fort Frances area politicians meet with Resolute's CEO

03 Décembre 2012 21:00

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty and Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell met with Richard Garneau, President and CEO of Resolute Forest Products and his advisor John Valley in Toronto ... Lire la suite...


Canada's wood products industry profits forecast to double in 2013

03 Décembre 2012 21:00

Canada’s wood products manufacturing industry is set to earn $381 million in pre-tax profits this year, marking its third consecutive year in the black, according to The Conference Board of ... Lire la suite...


4,500 records submitted to 2,4,5-T investigation in Ontario

03 Décembre 2012 19:00

CBC News updated the investigation into the 2,4,5-T investigation in Ontario today. Early in 2011, it came to light that the herbicide 2,4,5-T, one of the components of Agent Orange, was ... Lire la suite...


New data shows increase in Quesnel, BC's mid-term timber supply

01 Décembre 2012 17:00

As part of the Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan, a new silvicultural strategy analysis has been completed that identifies a 600,000 cubic metre increase in mid-term timber supply over previous projections ... Lire la suite...


Innoventé's St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage green energy plant start delayed until April

01 Décembre 2012 15:00

Innoventé Inc. is delaying the operating start of its first biomass-driven power-generating plant located in St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Quebec until April 30th, rather than December. “We are sparing no efforts to make ... Lire la suite...


Electrical fire at Tembec in Huntsville, ON

01 Décembre 2012 14:00

There was a fire this morning at Tembec‘s sawmill in Huntsville, Ontario. The fire started in the wall behind an electrical panel. Smoke was observed throughout the old mill. ... Lire la suite...


Reaction from Hampton Affiliates on WorkSafeBC's referral of sawmill explosion reports to Crown Counsel

30 Novembre 2012 12:00

Hampton Affiliates, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation (BLNDC), Burns Lake, B.C., responded to the WorkSafe BC announcement that they have completed their investigation ... Lire la suite...


Lakeland Mills disappointed in WorkSafeBC's intention to pursue offences

29 Novembre 2012 21:00

Lakeland Mills Ltd. is disappointed with WorkSafeBC‘s intention to pursue offences under the Workers’ Compensation Act following the explosion and fire that destroyed the company’s sawmill on April 23, 2012. “... Lire la suite...


Human shield has prevented logging on Cortes Island for 3rd straight day

29 Novembre 2012 21:00

For the third straight day, Island Timberlands was unable to log on Cortes Island due to a blockade of protesters. Cortes Island is located in British Columbia, between Vancouver Island ... Lire la suite...


WorkSafeBC refers sawmill explosion reports to Crown Counsel for further consideration under Workers Compensation Act

29 Novembre 2012 16:00

WorkSafeBC has completed its investigations into the explosion on January 20, 2012 at the Babine Forest Products Company in Burns Lake and the explosion on April 23, 2012 at Lakeland Mills Ltd. in Prince ... Lire la suite...


Louisiana-Pacific to become the sole owner of the Peace Valley OSB mill

28 Novembre 2012 20:00

Canfor Corporation has entered into a Letter of Intent with Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) to sell Canfor's 50% share in the Peace Valley Oriented Strand Board (OSB) joint venture in Fort St. ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury pensioners told to pay back $5 million due to calculation error

28 Novembre 2012 19:00

Former workers of NewPage Port Hawkesbury in Nova Scotia were told this week that they have been overpaid and will each have to pay back thousands of dollars. Morneau Shepell ... Lire la suite...


Trade information sessions for former Bowater Mersey employees

28 Novembre 2012 12:00

Former employees of Bowater Mersey are getting more support to help retrain for good jobs in their community. Workers from the paper mill and the Oakhill sawmill will be exploring ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia plans to spend $6.3 million to increase Crown land base

28 Novembre 2012 12:00

Nova Scotia is setting aside $6.3 million in its 2013-2014 budget to increase the province’s Crown land base. Lands purchased will be used to increase coastal access, protect Mi’kmaq ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper identifies the bidder for its Snowflake mill assets in Arizona.

27 Novembre 2012 22:00

Catalyst Paper has accepted a qualified stalking horse bid from MLR Ventures, LLC  as part of the sales process for disposition of the Snowflake facility and Apache Railway. “We ... Lire la suite...


Crane derailment at Peace Valley OSB

27 Novembre 2012 20:00

Last Wednesday a portal crane derailed at the Peace Valley OSB mill in British Columbia. Two operators where in the equipment at the time, but were able to escape without ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products' costs for indefinitely idling kraft mill and paper machine in Fort Frances

27 Novembre 2012 20:00

Resolute Forest Products estimates the company will incur a charge of approximately $12 million for severance and other termination benefits, and $5 million in other closure costs resulting from the indefinite ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia salutes first graduates of new logger training program

27 Novembre 2012 20:00

The British Columbia government is recognizing the first six graduates of an innovative Western Forest Products training program aimed at supporting the growing need for workers in the province's forest ... Lire la suite...


Tree spiking incidents discovered at Interfor logging operation

27 Novembre 2012 10:00

Eco-terrorists are to blame for incidents of tree spiking found in British Columbia at Interfor‘s logging operation in the Roche Lake area. Tree spiking is when a metal spike ... Lire la suite...


Government ends plans for pellet mill in former AbitibiBowater Grand Falls-Windsor mill

26 Novembre 2012 18:00

The story behind the company vying for government money to open a wood pellet plant in AbitibiBowater’s old mill in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland is far from clear, but in ... Lire la suite...


AFPA members produce $615 million in Q3, 2012

26 Novembre 2012 18:00

Member companies of the Alberta Forest Products Association together produced lumber, panelboard, and pulp and paper with a total worth of approximately $615 million for the 3rd quarter of 2012. The value ... Lire la suite...


Heat buildings with steam from lumber mill? Why not!

25 Novembre 2012 22:00

Buildings in Kelowna, British Columbia could soon be heated with steam from Tolko’s lumber mill. Tolko is teaming up with FortisBC and the City of Kelowna to harness the ... Lire la suite...


Bulkley timber supply review input invited in British Columbia

23 Novembre 2012 10:00

You have until Feb. 7, 2013 to submit your comments on a public discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review of the Bulkley timber supply area. Public ... Lire la suite...


Domtar closes sale of hydro assets in Ottawa/Gatineau

22 Novembre 2012 19:00

Domtar Corporation has completed the sale of its hydro assets in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Québec. The purchaser is Chaudière Hydro L.P., the newly-created affiliate of Energy ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products plans to build wood pellet plant at Thunder Bay, ON sawmill

22 Novembre 2012 18:00

Resolute Forest Products plans to build an industrial wood pellet plant that will convert a currently underutilized residual material into a reliable source of renewable energy. Construction of the plant ... Lire la suite...


Atikokan Generating Station biomass fuel suppliers announced

22 Novembre 2012 18:00

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced 2 contracts for supplying biomass wood pellets to the new Atikokan Generation Station in northwestern Ontario. 90,000 tonnes of pellets will be supplied by: Atikokan Renewable ... Lire la suite...


Ardew Wood Products of Merritt, B.C. closing in January

22 Novembre 2012 13:00

Ardew Wood Products of Merritt, B.C. has run out of timber and will be closing on January 11, 2013. 55 employees will be out of work. The company was started 47 years ago ... Lire la suite...


Tembec receives group certification for 1.3 million hectares near Senneterre, Quebec

22 Novembre 2012 12:00

Tembec has received group certification of forest management units 084-51 and 087-51, covering over 1,375,000 hectares near Senneterre, Quebec, from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) under the National Boreal Standard, attesting ... Lire la suite...


Reactions to 239 layoffs at Resolute's Fort Frances operation

21 Novembre 2012 20:00

Many people are deeply worried about the future of Fort Frances, Ontario after Resolute Forest Products announced the indefinite idling of both the kraft mill and of paper machine #5. 239 lay ... Lire la suite...


Ledwidge Lumber seeks loan and guaranteed wood supply for a biomass power plant

21 Novembre 2012 09:00

Ledwidge Lumber Co. Ltd. of Enfield, Nova Scotia is working on plans to start generating power. They would like to establish a 4 megawatt generator that would burn biomass. The company ... Lire la suite...


Conifex updates status of its bioenergy project in Mackenzie, B.C.

21 Novembre 2012 09:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has received shipment and delivery of its turbine generator at its power facility situated in Mackenzie, British Columbia in connection with the company’s bioenergy project. ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products indefinitely idles Fort Frances, ON kraft mill and paper machine

20 Novembre 2012 16:00

Resolute Forest Products has announced the indefinite idling of the kraft mill and paper machine number 5 (PM5) at its pulp and paper operation in Fort Frances, Ontario. The kraft mill ... Lire la suite...


More money for the Forest Industry Readiness Skills Training (FIRST) program in B.C.

19 Novembre 2012 17:00

An extension of an agreement between British Columbia government and the Central Interior Logging Association (CILA) will allow 30 more students to train as log and chip truck drivers or heavy-equipment ... Lire la suite...


Ontario's Minister of Natural Resources plans to stay on, despite cancer diagnosis

19 Novembre 2012 17:00

Michael Gravelle, Ontario’s Minster of Natural Resources and MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, announced today he was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphoma. Gravelle will begin chemotherapy ... Lire la suite...


Will we see a Tembec – Fortress Paper merger?

18 Novembre 2012 18:00

Fortress Paper‘s CEO, Chad Wasilenkoff, said in an interview this week that he foresees his company merging with rival company Tembec to become the world’s leading dissolving ... Lire la suite...


Tolko and United Steelworkers 425 reach tentative agreement around Creekside mill closure in B.C.

16 Novembre 2012 21:00

Tolko Industries Ltd. announced today that following an extensive operational review of mills in the Williams Lake area,  it does not foresee a reasonable opportunity to reopen its Creekside ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products increases FSC Certification to 65% of its managed forestland

16 Novembre 2012 14:00

Resolute Forest Products has certified an additional 3.5 million hectares of company-managed forestlands in Quebec to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) standards. These new certifications raise the total area of Resolute tenures ... Lire la suite...


Spruce budworm infestation in southern Interior, BC

15 Novembre 2012 22:00

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests is estimating 275,000 hectares are infested with spruce budworm in the southern Interior of the province. The Ministry of Forests is already planning an aerial ... Lire la suite...


Tembec reports a net loss of $47 million in its 4th quarter, ending September 29, 2012

15 Novembre 2012 10:00

Tembec is reporting a net loss of $47 million in its 4th quarter, ending September 29, 2012 on consolidated sales of $443 million. Sales were up compared to $421 million in the same quarter last ... Lire la suite...


FireSmart Canada denied federal seed money

14 Novembre 2012 19:00

FireSmart Canada has been denied funding from the federal government. The organization asked Ottawa for $1 million over two years for seed money to get their national program off the ground. ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper receives conditional approval to list new common shares on the TSX

14 Novembre 2012 18:00

Catalyst Paper  has received conditional approval for the listing of its new common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The listing is subject to standard conditions and Catalyst expects ... Lire la suite...


Atlantic Packaging plans to reopen Whitby, Ontario mill

14 Novembre 2012 18:00

Atlantic Packaging Products plans to re-open their Whitby, Ontario mill in March of 2013. The former newsprint mill has been upgraded with technology that will allow Atlantic Packaging to produce 100% recycled ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber reports on Q3 and updates progress on Nairn Centre and Elk Lake upgrades

14 Novembre 2012 18:00

EACOM Timber Corporation is reporting a positive adjusted EBITDA of $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2012. The net loss attributable to shareholders amounted to $964,000, compared to a net loss of $709,000 ... Lire la suite...


Reorganization of Catalyst Paper leads to net earnings of $655.7 million in Q3, 2012

14 Novembre 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper is reporting net income of $655.7 million in the third quarter of 2012 due to a significant one-time credit arising from reorganization gains and “fresh-start accounting” valuation adjustments. The company ... Lire la suite...


Have you heard about the wood burning cell phone charger?

14 Novembre 2012 08:00

The BioLite wood burning cell phone charger has been spotted in the New York area helping people without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy charge their devices. This little ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia is negotiating with Resolute Forest Products to aquire assets of Bowater Mersey

13 Novembre 2012 08:00

The Chronicle Herald is reporting today that the province of Nova Scotia is negotiating exclusively with Resolute Forest Products to acquire the assets of Bowater Mersey Paper Co. Ltd. The ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones reports net income of $20.7 million in third quarter, 2012

11 Novembre 2012 15:00

Stella-Jones Inc. has posted net income of $20.7 million for its third quarter of 2012 on sales of $195.4 million. Sales were up 7.5% over last years sales in the same quarter.  Net ... Lire la suite...


PRT Growing Services releases financial results for first 9 months of 2012

10 Novembre 2012 15:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd. reported on its quarterly results this week, as well as a 9 months financial report. Forest seedlings generally take from six months to a year or more ... Lire la suite...


Investigators unable to find cause of fire that destroyed Tembec's former planer mill in Cranbrook, BC

10 Novembre 2012 15:00

Fire investigators have been unable to come up with the cause of the fire that destroyed the old Tembec planer mill in Cranbrook, British Columbia on November 1. The fire has ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones begins construction on new wood treating facility in Georgia, USA

10 Novembre 2012 15:00

Stella-Jones Inc. has begun construction of a new wood treating facility on a 40 acre tract of land in Cordele, Georgia, approximately 225 kilometers (140 miles) south of Atlanta. The project represents ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper extends deadline to close sale of Elk Falls mill site

10 Novembre 2012 07:00

Catalyst Paper has announced that it has received partial pre-payment of the $8.6 million purchase price for the Elk Falls site in Campbell River, British Columbia from Pacifica Deep Sea Terminals ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia releases details of its Crown land agreement with Port Hawkesbury Paper

09 Novembre 2012 20:00

The province of Nova Scotia has released a redacted version of its Crown Land agreement with Port Hawkesbury Paper today. Highlights of the agreement: To access Crown land, Port Hawkesbury ... Lire la suite...


Tembec inaugurates new biomass driven steam turbine at its Tartas mill in France

09 Novembre 2012 18:00

Tembec inaugurated a new steam turbine at its Tartas mill in France today. Tembec wants its Tartas mill to be a key facility in its core specialty cellulose business. In ... Lire la suite...


Taiga Building Products reports net earnings of $3.8 million in latest quarter

09 Novembre 2012 18:00

Taiga Building Products Ltd. has reported net earnings of $3.8 million in its latest quarter ending September 30, 2012, up 14.2% from the same quarter last year. Consolidated net sales were $315.9 million for the ... Lire la suite...


Ontario Wood WORKS! 2012 award winners announced

08 Novembre 2012 19:00

Ontario Wood WORKS! held its 12th annual celebration in Toronto last night. Wood design awards were presented to a select group of Ontario’s leading architects, engineers, and project teams. ... Lire la suite...


Cascades reports net earnings of $7 million in Q3, 2012

08 Novembre 2012 18:00

Cascades Inc. has reported net earnings of $7 million on sales of $906 million in the third quarter of 2012. EBITDA was $78 million, compared to $84 million in the previous quarter, and $79 million in ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products announces investments in Comtois and Senneterre sawmills

08 Novembre 2012 15:00

Resolute Forest Products has announced two major investments today, totaling $11 million, at its Comtois sawmill in Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec, and its Senneterre, Quebec, sawmill. At the Comtois sawmill, $9 million will ... Lire la suite...


Investment group makes offer to buy Resolute's Oakhill sawmill in Nova Scotia

07 Novembre 2012 22:00

An investment group has made an offer to buy the Oakhill, Nova Scotia sawmill owned by Resolute Forest Products. The mill was idled in June when Resolute Forest Products indefinitely ... Lire la suite...


Wincrief Forestry Products to start utility pole peeling plant in Kenora, ON

07 Novembre 2012 22:00

Wincrief Forestry Products is planning to start up production this fall on a utility pole peeling plant in Kenora, Ontario. There are currently no utility pole producers in northwestern Ontario, ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net income of $2.0 million in Q3, 2012

07 Novembre 2012 20:00

Western Forest Products has reported a net income of $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2012. EBITDA was $8.4 million for the third quarter, down from $15.8 million in the third quarter of 2011. ... Lire la suite...


Rock fell off a logging truck and killed a driver on Vancouver Island this morning

07 Novembre 2012 19:00

A rock fell off a logging truck near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island this morning, bounced off the road, and smashed through the windshield of a pickup truck. The driver, ... Lire la suite...


Private land contractors balk at Port Hawkesbury Paper's wood prices

07 Novembre 2012 19:00

Private land contractors met in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Monday night with representatives of Port Hawkesbury Paper. The contractors were not pleased with the information they learned at the meeting, ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan close to creating new provincial park

07 Novembre 2012 19:00

Saskatchewan is close to creating a new provincial park in the area of Anglin and Emma Lakes. Kevin Doherty, Saskatchewan’s Parks, Culture and Sport Minister, has introduced first ... Lire la suite...


New contract for CEP Local 324-6 at Sonoco in Fort Frances

07 Novembre 2012 18:00

The workers of CEP Local 324-6 that work at Sonoco in Fort Frances, Ontario have a new collective agreement. Stephen Boon, CEP National Representative for Dryden, said, “we ... Lire la suite...


FPAC asking for Investments in Forest Industry Transformation funding to be continued

07 Novembre 2012 18:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is asking the federal government to use Budget 2013 to continue to build on the existing momentum of innovation and transformation in the job-rich ... Lire la suite...


China looking to invest in Vancouver Island timber assets

06 Novembre 2012 20:00

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that China Investment Corp. (CIC) is close to buying a 12.5% stake in Island Timberlands for about $100 million. Island Timberlands  is jointly ... Lire la suite...


Electricians of CEP Local 96 in Corner Brook have new contract

06 Novembre 2012 20:00

The electricians at Kruger‘s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper have a new contract. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) Local 96 was the only one of five CEP ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products to permanently shutdown paper machine #10 at Laurentide mill in Shawinigan, Quebec

06 Novembre 2012 12:00

Resolute Forest Products has announced that it is permanently shutting down paper machine No. 10 at its Laurentide mill in Shawinigan, Quebec. The permanent shutdown comes after an important drop in ... Lire la suite...


Grand Forks sawmill employees off for 3 weeks while Interfor completes mill upgrades

06 Novembre 2012 06:00

Employees of International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor)’s Grand Forks sawmill in Grand Forks, British Columbia will be off for 3 weeks while Interfor completes upgrades to the mill. The downtime ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia announces funding for western Nova Scotia woodlot owners

05 Novembre 2012 11:00

The Government of Nova Scotia has announced a $500,000 investment for woodlot owners in western Nova Scotia to build and upgrade access roads to move products, make silviculture work easier and ... Lire la suite...


PRT Growing Services agrees to common share acquisition proposal from Mill Road Capital

04 Novembre 2012 16:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd. and Mill Road Capital, L.P. have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which an entity controlled by Mill Road will acquire all of the ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth files preliminary prospectus in respect of rights offering

04 Novembre 2012 15:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.  has filed a preliminary short form prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada in respect of a fully backstopped ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones intends to acquire McFarland Cascade Holdings

04 Novembre 2012 15:00

Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the shares of McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., a provider of treated wood products based in Washington state. The ... Lire la suite...


After almost 6 years, Miramichi OSB mill reopens

03 Novembre 2012 20:00

By ForestTalk.com By ForestTalk.com Arbec Forest Products Inc. of Quebec reopened the Miramichi OSB mill in New Brunswick this week. By next spring, the mill is expected to ... Lire la suite...


Fire levels Tembec's former planer mill in Cranbrook, B.C,

02 Novembre 2012 13:00

By ForestTalk.com By ForestTalk.com A fire has destroyed Tembec’s shuttered planer mill in Cranbrook, British Columbia last night. Firefighters were called to the site around 10pm local ... Lire la suite...


Interfor posts net earnings of $1.1 million in third quarter, 2012

02 Novembre 2012 11:00

By ForestTalk.com By ForestTalk.com International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) has reported net earnings of $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding restructuring costs and other one-time items, Interfor’... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products reports net income of $31 million in third quarter, 2012

02 Novembre 2012 09:00

By ForestTalk.com By ForestTalk.com Resolute Forest Products has reported net income of $31 million for the third quarter on sales of $1.2 billion. This compares with a net loss of $44 ... Lire la suite...


Inquest into the death of Mathieu Labreche announced

02 Novembre 2012 09:00

By ForestTalk.com By ForestTalk.com An inquiry into the death of Mathieu Labreche will begin on December 3 in Timmins, Ontario. Labreche was 19 years old when he fell off the ... Lire la suite...


Minas Basin Pulp and Power closing mill, 135 employees out of work

01 Novembre 2012 15:00

By ForestTalk.com By ForestTalk.com Minas Basin Pulp and Power  in Hantsport, Nova Scotia is closing its containerboard mill and laying off 135 employees effective December 1. After recent improvements in ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth reports net income of $32.6 million in third quarter, 2012

01 Novembre 2012 09:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has posted a net income of $32.6 million in the third quarter of 2012 on sales of $115.6 million. Ainsworth President and Chief Operating Officer, Jim Lake, said, “I ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products issues Sustainability Report for 2011 Performance

01 Novembre 2012 09:00

Resolute Forest Products released its Sustainability Report for 2011 Performance today, detailing company efforts to balance environmental, social and economic considerations. The report also publicly introduces Resolute’s first company-wide sustainability ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber plans to acquire Sundance Alberta operations

31 Octobre 2012 19:00

In case you missed the noticed in West Fraser Timber’s quarterly results earlier this week, West Fraser Timber announced it will acquire the sawmilling and remanufacturing operations of Sundance ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reopens Radium sawmill

31 Octobre 2012 18:00

Canfor Corporation officially reopened its operations at Radium Hot Springs, B.C. this week. This reopening is following a $38.5 million capital investment to upgrade the sawmill and build a new ... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber reports net income of $4.995 million in third quarter, 2012

30 Octobre 2012 18:00

Acadian Timber is reporting a net income of $4.995 million in the third quarter of 2012. “The markets for softwood and hardwood sawlogs and hardwood pulpwood were relatively stable during the third ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber posts earnings of $55 million in Q3, 2012

30 Octobre 2012 11:00

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has posted earnings of $55 million in their third quarter of 2012 on sales of $772 million. In the quarter the lumber segment generated operating earnings of $37 million ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products postpones earnings release due to weather

30 Octobre 2012 08:00

Resolute Forest Products has postponed the release of its third quarter financial results. The results were due to be released today, but will now be released on Friday, November 2, 2012. The ... Lire la suite...


Irving Pulp and Paper mill wraps up maintenance shut down

28 Octobre 2012 16:00

Irving Pulp and Paper in Saint John, New Brunswick wrapped up a week long maintenance shut down this weekend. $10 million was spent in the past week performing maintenance on the ... Lire la suite...


Third deadline for sale of Catalyst Paper's Elk Falls mill seems to have passed without a completed deal

26 Octobre 2012 19:00

Catalyst Paper plans to sell its abandoned Elk Falls mill site in British Columbia to Alberta developer Harold Jahn for $8.6 million. Jahn, owner of  Pacifica Deep Sea Terminals Incorporated, ... Lire la suite...


Ontario to revoke Buchanan Forest Products' forest licences

26 Octobre 2012 14:00

The CBC is reporting that Ontario is about to revoke the forest licences of Buchanan Forest Products. A spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources told the CBC it ... Lire la suite...


Conifex Timber reports net loss of $3.7 million in Q3, 2012

25 Octobre 2012 09:00

Conifex Timber Inc. is reporting a net loss of $3.7 million in the third quarter of 2012. This result can be compared to a net loss of $2.4 million in the second quarter ... Lire la suite...


Norbord posts earnings of $28 million in Q3, 2012

25 Octobre 2012 09:00

Norbord is reporting earnings of $28 million in the third quarter of 2012 on sales of $302 million. This can be compared to earnings of $6 million in the second quarter of 2012 and a ... Lire la suite...


Domtar posts net earnings of $66 million in Q3, 2012

25 Octobre 2012 08:00

Domtar is reporting net earnings of $66 million for its third quarter of 2012 on sales of $1.4 billion. These results can be compared to net earnings of $59 million for the second quarter ... Lire la suite...


USA questions Canada at WTO meeting over aid given to Port Hawkesbury Paper

24 Octobre 2012 11:00

The USA told a World Trade Organization (WTO) subsidies committee this week that it is concerned that China, India, and Canada are paying illegal subsidies that distort trade. At question ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia breaks ground for the new wildfire base in Merritt

24 Octobre 2012 09:00

British Columbia is investing up to $4.74 million on the new firefighting centre in Merritt. The facility will house an expanded Merritt fire zone office and a new provincial wildfire training ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Paper signs new service agreement with 2 local sawmills

24 Octobre 2012 09:00

M.R. MacDonald Holdings Ltd. of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, has signed a new service agreement with Port Hawkesbury Paper. The deal will see hardwood logs from the Port Hawkesbury ... Lire la suite...


Canfor posts net income of $20.7 million in Q3, 2012

23 Octobre 2012 19:00

Canfor Corporation has posted a net income of $20.7 million in its third quarter of 2012 on sales of $683.8 million. Operating income was $22.3 million for the third quarter of 2012, down $3.7 million from $26.0 ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan hires contractor to remove mountain pine beetle infestation in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

23 Octobre 2012 13:00

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is working to protect the Lodgepole Pine Forest in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park so that park visitors can continue to enjoy the ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp Products reports net loss of $4.6 million in Q3, 2012

23 Octobre 2012 08:00

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has reported a net loss of $4.6 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $3.3 million for the second quarter of 2012 and net income ... Lire la suite...


Good news – Lecours Lumber has a temporary eviction reprieve

22 Octobre 2012 19:00

Lecours Lumber and the Constance Lake First Nation have agreed to continue land lease negotiations. An agreement was reached today that will postpone the November 16 eviction to January 16, 2013. As part ... Lire la suite...


2 weeks downtime in Fort Frances

22 Octobre 2012 11:00

Resolute Forest Products is taking 2 weeks of downtime at its Fort Frances, Ontario mill starting on October 28. Both the kraft and paper operations will be affected. A lack of orders ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth announces refinancing plan

22 Octobre 2012 11:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has announced that its Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive refinancing plan which is expected to result in an approximately 30% reduction in total debt, lower ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser to build new planer in Williams Lake

20 Octobre 2012 16:00

West Fraser Timber announced plans to construct a new planer at its Williams Lake sawmill in British Columbia. General Manager Matt Ketcham said the upgrade will “modernize our equipment ... Lire la suite...


Sonoco reports net quarterly income of $59 million

19 Octobre 2012 13:00

Sonoco is reporting a quarterly income of $59 million on sales of $1.20 billion for its third quarter, ending on September 30, 2012. Commenting on the company’s third quarter results, Chairman and Chief ... Lire la suite...


Private woodlot owners say Port Hawkesbury Paper's prices are too low to survive

19 Octobre 2012 10:00

The private woodlot owners supplying the Port Hawkesbury Paper mill in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia are saying the prices the mill is paying for wood is too low for their ... Lire la suite...


Joe Nemeth appointed to Fortress Paper's Board of Directors

19 Octobre 2012 08:00

Fortress Paper Ltd. has announced the appointment of Joe Nemeth to its Board of Directors. Nemeth has over 25 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry. Most recently, Nemeth ... Lire la suite...


Letter from Steve Thomson, BC's Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regarding timber supply action plan

18 Octobre 2012 20:00

With the release of ‘Beyond the Beetle: A Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan', we have outlined a clear strategy to help our forests recover from the damage done by ... Lire la suite...


Lecours Lumber employees plan highway blockade and protest tomorrow

17 Octobre 2012 20:00

The employees and contractors of Lecours Lumber plan to block Highway 11 west of Hearst, Ontario tomorrow from 1-3pm to protest the closure of their mill. On Monday Lecours Lumber ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp charged after last October's fatal explosion

17 Octobre 2012 19:00

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is laying charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for the events that led to the fatal explosion that occurred last October at the ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia clarifies workplace rules on resource roads

16 Octobre 2012 15:00

British Columbia has made an amendment to the occupational health and safety regulation under the Workers' Compensation Act stipulating that resource roads are not classed as a workplace. Resource roads ... Lire la suite...


Korean forestry personnel train with BC's fire crews

16 Octobre 2012 15:00

A group of 25 members of the Korean Forest Service have arrived in Salmon Arm, British Columbia to learn wildfire investigation techniques and take advantage of the expertise of B.C.... Lire la suite...


Lecours Lumber closing its Calstock, Ontario mill

16 Octobre 2012 09:00

Lecours Lumber is being forced to close its sawmill and planing mill in Calstock, Ontario. This time the closure is permanent. The sawmill and lumber mill sit on land that ... Lire la suite...


CEP vote ‘yes' to merging with CAW

15 Octobre 2012 14:00

Today at the CEP National Convention in Quebec City, the delegates have voted in favour of merging with the CAW. The vote was over 90% in favour of merging. More details ... Lire la suite...


Old Grand Falls-Windsor mill is a hazard

14 Octobre 2012 16:00

The security guard at the former AbitibiBowater pulp and paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor in Newfoundland feels it is time something is done with the old building. The mill was ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia establishes Centenary Grove near Squamish to commemorate BC Forest Service

12 Octobre 2012 22:00

A small urban forest on the outskirts of Squamish, soon to be known as the BC Forest Service Centenary Grove, will commemorate the centennial birthday of the BC Forest Service ... Lire la suite...


Interfor appoints Andrew Mittag and Scott Thomson to its Board of Directors

12 Octobre 2012 22:00

International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) has appointed Andrew Mittag and Scott Thomson to its Board of Directors effective October 12, 2012. Andrew Mittag is currently Senior Vice President, Agrium Inc. and ... Lire la suite...


Construction on Harmac Pacific's new electrical-generation plant is well underway

12 Octobre 2012 20:00

Progress is being made on Harmac Pacific‘s new electrical-generation plant. The foundations are nearly complete.  In November workers are expected to begin building the housing for the turbine. ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products planning on a 3rd shift at Thunder Bay sawmill

12 Octobre 2012 20:00

Resolute Forest Products is planning to add a third shift to its sawmill on the Fort William First Nation outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. A hiring fair was held today ... Lire la suite...


Trades training centre project at the former Rustad mill site may be shelved

12 Octobre 2012 10:00

The idea to build a trades training centre at the former Rustad mill site in Prince George, British Columbia may no longer be in the works. Canfor and BID Construction ... Lire la suite...


CEP will be voting Monday on merger with CAW

12 Octobre 2012 09:00

On Monday, at the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada‘s (CEP) annual convention in Québec City, the delegates will be voting on a possible merger with the ... Lire la suite...


Who knew there was antimicrobial paper?

11 Octobre 2012 19:00

Neekoosa Coated Products in Wisconsin, USA has created what they are calling the “world's first antimicrobial carbonless paper”. The paper is made antimicrobial by adding  Biomaster® silver ion technology, ... Lire la suite...


Marty F. Pignone is Sonoco's new Vice President, Paper North America

11 Octobre 2012 13:00

Sonoco has named Marty F. Pignone as vice president, Paper North America, effective December 1, 2012. Pignone will replace John M. Grups, 61, division vice president and general manager, who will be retiring ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia makes it easier to harvest timber from community forests

10 Octobre 2012 15:00

The Government of British Columbia is introducing a single cutting permit procedure to make it easier for local governments, First Nations and other non-commercial organizations throughout the province to harvest ... Lire la suite...


New 5 year contract for CEP Local 10b at Domtar's mill in Kamloops, BC

10 Octobre 2012 13:00

Workers at Domtar‘s Kamloops pulp mill have voted to accept a contract offer from their employer. The members of CEP Local 10b voted 87 % in favour of a deal recommended ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia responds to committee's timber supply report with action plan

09 Octobre 2012 15:00

The British Columbia government has released its response to the Special Committee on Timber Supply's report, and have included 9 sustained and 11 new actions as part of their governmental action plan. ... Lire la suite...


Free Offer: Biomass Magazine

08 Octobre 2012 12:00

Biomass Magazine is a monthly publication tailored to serve companies and organizations engaged in producing or utilizing biomass power and heat, advanced biofuels, biogas, wood pellets and biobased chemicals. In ... Lire la suite...


Interested in a forest research PhD? Consider this scholarship

08 Octobre 2012 10:00

The University of British Columbia‘s Faculty of Forestry is offering the world's largest scholarship for forestry research to attract top doctoral students. The Future Forests Fellowship will provide a ... Lire la suite...


Is a forestry education worth it?

06 Octobre 2012 18:00

The Globe and Mail published a story yesterday about the problems facing university educations and shared interviews with innovators who are trying to solve these problems. Within the comprehensive feature, ... Lire la suite...


Water supply low for Catalyst Paper's Crofton mill

06 Octobre 2012 17:00

Catalyst Paper’s Crofton pulp and paper mill on Vancouver Island may be facing downtime due to the low water conditions in the Cowichan River. The continuing dry conditions are ... Lire la suite...


Update: CEP Local 1115 voted in favour of agreement

05 Octobre 2012 11:00

The members of CEP Local 1115 have ratified their proposed agreement with  the Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company. The vote was 76.6% in favour. 171 members voted. 131 voted ‘Yes’ 40 voted ‘No’ Source: ... Lire la suite...


Canfor to restart Radium sawmill this fall

04 Octobre 2012 19:00

Canfor is planning to restart its Radium sawmill this fall in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia. The sawmill was closed indefinitely in May 2009 due to the market downturn. Canfor has ... Lire la suite...


US trade representative starts NAFTA inquiry into subsidies for Port Hawkesbury Paper

04 Octobre 2012 19:00

A trade representative in the United States has started a NAFTA inquiry to determine if improper subsidies were given to Port Hawkesbury Paper. The Nova Scotia government provided the new ... Lire la suite...


Concern over Nova Scotia's final agreement with Port Hawkesbury Paper

04 Octobre 2012 10:00

The Ecology Action Centre is raising concerns over details in the the province of Nova Scotia’s final agreement with Stern Partners that enabled the reopening of the Port Hawkesbury ... Lire la suite...


AV Terrace Bay on track to resume pulp production this month

04 Octobre 2012 09:00

AV Terrace Bay hopes to be producing pulp by the end of month. The workers are still waiting for an exact start up date, but a full recall of the ... Lire la suite...


700+ barrels of stolen maple syrup has been found in New Brunswick

03 Octobre 2012 14:00

Some of the maple syrup that was reported stolen from a Quebec warehouse this summer has been found in New Brunswick. The syrup was found inside 700 barrels at S.K. ... Lire la suite...


Tentative agreement reached between CEP Local 1115 and Cariboo Pulp and Paper

03 Octobre 2012 14:00

A tentative agreement has been reached between CEP Local 1115 and the Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company. Two meetings will be held tomorrow with the members, with voting to follow. The ... Lire la suite...


CEP Local 10b votes 99.6% in favour of a strike

03 Octobre 2012 08:00

CEP Local 10b at Domtar‘s mill in Kamloops, British Columbia voted 99.6% in favour of a strike on Monday night. The union wants to establish pattern bargaining in British Columbia’... Lire la suite...


Tembec inaugurates new anaerobic treatment facility in Matane, Québec

02 Octobre 2012 13:00

Tembec officially inaugurated today a new anaerobic treatment facility which will produce methane biogas and greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels at its high-yield pulp mill in Matane, Qué... Lire la suite...


Ontario's Environmental Commissioner slams MNR's wildlife monitoring program

02 Octobre 2012 12:00

Ontario is blind to the impact forestry is having on wildlife species across the province says Ontario's Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller today in the release of Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual ... Lire la suite...


CEP Local 10b urged to vote against Domtar's offer in Kamloops

02 Octobre 2012 08:00

The workers at Domtar‘s Kamloops pulp mill in British Columbia were urged by their union to vote against Domtar’s offer and in favour of a strike last night. ... Lire la suite...


Small fire at Irving Pulp and Paper in Saint John this afternoon

01 Octobre 2012 19:00

There was a small fire at the Irving Pulp and Paper mill in Saint John, New Brunswick this afternoon. The fire was found behind one of the machines in the ... Lire la suite...


Kaycan has finalized its acquisition of Uniboard Canada

01 Octobre 2012 18:00

Kaycan® Ltd. has successfully finalized its acquisition of Uniboard® Canada Inc. Kaycan had previously entered into an all cash for shares deal with Uniboard’s parent company Pfleiderer Canada ... Lire la suite...


Canadian Institute of Forestry delegation in China

01 Octobre 2012 17:00

The Canadian Institute of Forestry – Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) participated in the fourth annual Beijing Forestry Forum from September 24th to 26th, through a delegation of nine of ... Lire la suite...


Fortress Global Cellulose signs contract to supply electricity derived from forest biomass

01 Octobre 2012 13:00

Fortress Paper Ltd.  has signed, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Global Cellulose Ltd., an electricity supply agreement with Hydro Québec for the sale of green electricity to be ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp to restart former Ligni Bel sawmill this month

01 Octobre 2012 13:00

The Chronicle Herald is reporting the former Ligni Bel Ltd. sawmill near Scotsburn, Nova Scotia is expected to restart by the end of October. The Ligni Bel mill closed last ... Lire la suite...


Modernization of the Ontario Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act

01 Octobre 2012 10:00

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today launched a public consultation for its project on the Modernization of the Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act, the first stage of a ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products among group to appeal to Ottawa for better rail service

29 Septembre 2012 21:00

Richard Garneau of Resolute Forest Products was among a group of CEOs and senior executives from major resource sectors to converge in Ottawa earlier this week to deliver a strong ... Lire la suite...


Peter Brant uses personal art collection to recapitalize White Birch newsprint business

29 Septembre 2012 20:00

Peter Brant, chairman and chief executive officer of White Birch Paper Co., pledged pieces of his personal art collection to recapitalize the family newsprint business. Brant had to buy ... Lire la suite...


Innoventé to open new plant in Trois-Rivières to turn biomass into green energy

29 Septembre 2012 20:00

Innoventé Inc. will be constructing a plant in Trois-Rivières, Quebec to produce green energy using biomass left-over from forestry operations and pulp and paper mills in the area. ... Lire la suite...


Winners of the 2012 Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Awards

29 Septembre 2012 19:00

Wood WORKS! BC presented its Community Recognition Awards this week at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria. These awards are awarded annually to communities that have been ... Lire la suite...


Ford investigating using cellulose in their plastic components

28 Septembre 2012 11:00

Ford is investigating using cellulose in vehicle components to  help further reduce the automaker’s reliance on traditional content such as fiberglass and petroleum. Ford has been working with ... Lire la suite...


Ontario axes Ontario Ranger program in MNR Transformation Plan

27 Septembre 2012 21:00

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is moving forward with a plan to modernize its business and operate on a more cost efficient basis. With its transformation plan, ... Lire la suite...


$400,000 for First Nations' forestry businesses in BC

27 Septembre 2012 20:00

First Nation forestry businesses throughout British Columbia will continue to receive the technical support they need to succeed, thanks to an additional $400,000 provided by the government of British Columbia. The ... Lire la suite...


Sale to Pacific West Commercial Corp. now just needs a few signatures

27 Septembre 2012 18:00

The sale agreement between Pacific West Commercial Corp. and NewPage Port Hawkesbury was approved by the court today. Pacific West Commercial Corp. also received approval of its amended power rate ... Lire la suite...


Jason Boucher is new Board Chair of Alberta Forest Products Association

27 Septembre 2012 18:00

Jason Boucher is the new Board Chair for the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA). Boucher is involved with his family's sawmill business, Boucher Bros. Lumber Ltd., in Nampa, Alberta. The ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury asks for 8th extension

27 Septembre 2012 08:00

NewPage Port Hawkesbury is appearing in Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court today to ask for an 8th extension to their original creditor protection period. The company is requesting an extension ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia leases property for new Merritt firefighting facility

26 Septembre 2012 23:00

The Government of British Columbia has leased a 2.176-hectare plot of land from the City of Merritt to construct an expanded Merritt Fire Zone office and training centre for the ... Lire la suite...


5 forest fires being monitored in Pukaskwa National Park

26 Septembre 2012 20:00

Parks Canada officials are letting 5 fires burn themselves out in Pukaskwa National Park in northern Ontario. 4 of the fires were caused by lightning, and 1 is a prescribed burn. The prescribed ... Lire la suite...


5 forest fire lookouts being restored in British Columbia

26 Septembre 2012 20:00

In recognition of the BC Forest Service's centennial birthday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, is honouring B.C.'s wildfire fighting history and increasing local recreation ... Lire la suite...


New forestry training program to support First Nations in B.C.

25 Septembre 2012 23:00

First Nations students will receive specific training and be better skilled, thanks to a new two-year educational support program that will help ensure they have the opportunity to participate successfully ... Lire la suite...


Fire risk remains high in Prince George Fire Centre

25 Septembre 2012 22:00

Although fall has officially arrived, fire conditions in the Prince George Fire Centre in British Columbia remain volatile and new incidents are being reported daily. B.C.’s Wildfire Management ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Paper gears up for restart

25 Septembre 2012 21:00

Opinions are mixed in Nova Scotia after the roller coaster weekend experienced in Port Hawkesbury when the mill deal fell through and then was back on again a day later. ... Lire la suite...


Dryden, ON foresters discuss forest management and harvesting practices

25 Septembre 2012 21:00

There is a great article in today’s Dryden Observer that discusses current forest management practices in the Dryden, Ontario area. Professional forester John Meek is interviewed.  He is ... Lire la suite...


Baillie Redfern receives first annual Skills Award for Indigenous Youth

25 Septembre 2012 15:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the first annual Skills Award for Indigenous Youth to Baillie Redfern, an M.Sc graduate student studying Genome Science and Technology ... Lire la suite...


BC Coroners Service has identified 19 year old killed in logging accident near Bella Coola

25 Septembre 2012 09:00

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died as a result of a logging incident near Bella Coola on Sept. 23, 2012. The man is Renel Lafleur, ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia changing wildfire detection program

24 Septembre 2012 23:00

Nova Scotia is changing its wildfire detection program to improve public safety and fire response time while also better protecting firefighters. Expanded aerial fire detection, with contracted fixed-wing airplane services, ... Lire la suite...


Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities initiative releases draft action plan

24 Septembre 2012 21:00

The Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests initiative has posted the first draft of a Strategic Action Plan to restore BC's forest legacy and energize the forest sector. ... Lire la suite...


FPAC is pleased with Canada's Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program

24 Septembre 2012 12:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) would like to congratulate the Government of Canada for the unprecedented success of its $1 billion Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP) and ... Lire la suite...


Haida Gwaii annual allowable cut determined

23 Septembre 2012 20:00

New harvest levels for Haida Gwaii have been determined by British Columbia’s deputy chief forester Jim Sutherland. In April, the Haida Gwaii Management Council established an allowable annual cut ... Lire la suite...


Statement from Ron Stern regarding Port Hawkesbury paper mill

22 Septembre 2012 21:00

“I am very pleased – for the employees of the mill, members of the community, and the mill’s many suppliers and customers – to be able to announce that ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia Premier announces new deal to reopen Port Hawkesbury paper mill

22 Septembre 2012 19:00

This statement has just been released by the Province of Nova Scotia: Premier Darrell Dexter today, Sept. 22, announced that the province has negotiated a new, better agreement for Nova Scotia ... Lire la suite...


Deal is dead. Pacific West Commercial Corp. will not be taking over NewPage Port Hawkesbury

21 Septembre 2012 21:00

Pacific West Commercial Corp. will not be completing its purchase of the NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia. The deal fell apart when the Canada Revenue Agency did not ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper begins sales process for Snowflake mill and assets

20 Septembre 2012 22:00

Catalyst Paper has begun a sale process for its Snowflake mill and associated assets in accordance with the US Court-approved sale and investor solicitation procedures (SISP). The Snowflake facility is ... Lire la suite...


Court rules against the Victims of Brookfield

20 Septembre 2012 15:00

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is disappointed a court decision has blocked a civil suit in Quebec against the Directors of Fraser Papers. The CEP is representing ... Lire la suite...


No special power deal being offered to Pacific West Commercial Corp.

20 Septembre 2012 10:00

As ForestTalk.com suspected, Nova Scotia Power is no longer offering a special discount power rate to Pacific West Commercial Corp.  now that the advanced tax ruling is off ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey CEP union locals placed in trusteeship

19 Septembre 2012 13:00

The former workers of Bowater Mersey in Nova Scotia found out this morning that their two CEP locals have been placed in trusteeship by the national executive. This means local ... Lire la suite...


BD White Birch Investment LLC completes acquisition of White Birch Paper Company

19 Septembre 2012 08:00

BD White Birch Investment LLC today announced the successful completion of the acquisition of the assets of White Birch Paper Company. The completion of the acquisition represents the successful culmination ... Lire la suite...


Letter to Hampton Affiliates outlining government's commitments

17 Septembre 2012 21:00

Dear Mr. Zika: The explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products sawmill was a tragedy that brought loss of human life and economic hardship on a scale that threatens the ... Lire la suite...


Hampton Affiliates statement on the intention to rebuild Burns Lake sawmill

17 Septembre 2012 19:00

Hampton Affiliates and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation (BLNDC) announced today that they intend to rebuild the Babine sawmill that was destroyed by fire on January 20th, 2012. Steve Zika, ... Lire la suite...


Another blow against Pacific West Commercial Corp.

17 Septembre 2012 14:00

Pacific West Commercial Corp. has lost their tax battle with Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The company wanted to pay just 1/6 of the municipal taxes that the previous owners paid. The ... Lire la suite...


How a historic building was saved from a forest fire using tinfoil

17 Septembre 2012 11:00

Firefighters were able to save a historic ranger station in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington State recently by wrapping the building in an aluminized structure wrap. The tinfoil ... Lire la suite...


Burns Lake sawmill to be rebuilt

17 Septembre 2012 08:00

There will be an announcement made in Burns Lake, British Columbia today. If the Globe and Mail is correct, Hampton Affiliates will be announcing their intentions to rebuild the Burns ... Lire la suite...


Let's look more at the $1 billion tax loss that is involved in the Port Hawkesbury Paper deal

16 Septembre 2012 10:00

You may have heard the $1 billion figure thrown around in regards to the sale of NewPage Port Hawkesbury.  Exactly what is the $1 billion in tax credits? Where did it ... Lire la suite...


AV Terrace Bay signs deal with Pays Plat First Nation to harvest on traditional territory

15 Septembre 2012 08:00

AV Terrace Bay has signed an agreement with Pays Plat First Nation that will allow the company to harvest wood from areas that are the band’s traditional territory. The ... Lire la suite...


Canada Revenue Agency rejects Pacific West Commercial Corp's tax deal

14 Septembre 2012 14:00

Canada Revenue Agency has rejected the tax deal Pacific West Commercial Corp. had proposed as part of their proposal to purchase the NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill. The rejected proposal would ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper announces successful completion of reorganization

14 Septembre 2012 07:00

Catalyst Paper has successfully completed its previously announced reorganization pursuant to its Second Amended and Restated Plan of Compromise and Arrangement (the Amended Plan) under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.... Lire la suite...


Update on the Trepanier fire near Peachland, BC

10 Septembre 2012 08:00

The Trepanier fire near Peachland in British Columbia is estimated to be 170 hectares in size. Approximately 1,550 people have been evacuated from their homes, and an estimated 432 people in the  ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products announces further debt reduction and repurchases additional shares

10 Septembre 2012 08:00

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has announced that it would take advantage of its strong liquidity position to redeem an additional $85 million of its 10.25% senior secured notes due 2018. Resolute also announced ... Lire la suite...


Fast moving wildfire leads to evacuation of 1,500 in British Columbia

09 Septembre 2012 22:00

A wildfire in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley has led to the evacuation of 1,500 people this afternoon. The fire was reported around 3:00 pm this afternoon.  BC Wildfire Management crews ... Lire la suite...


Pinnacle Renewable Energy plans to use an old grain terminal as a shipping terminal for overseas markets

06 Septembre 2012 10:00

Pinnacle Renewable Energy (formerly Pinnacle Pellet) of Prince George, British Columbia, is planning to reduce it shipping costs by using an old grain terminal in Prince Rupert. The company plans ... Lire la suite...


Cascades invests in folding carton and microlithography plants; announces closure of Lachute plant

05 Septembre 2012 20:00

Cascades Inc. has announced major investments in several of the folding carton and microlithography plants of its Norampac Division. Thanks to a total investment of $22 million, the following plants benefit ... Lire la suite...


Pfleiderer to sell UNIBOARD Canada facilities to a subsidiary of Kaycan Ltd.

05 Septembre 2012 19:00

Pfleiderer Canada Inc., the parent company of Uniboard Canada Inc., a North American leader in engineered wood products, has entered into an agreement to sell its Particleboard, MDF, Thermally Fused ... Lire la suite...


Waldun Forest Products fire started in main electric box

04 Septembre 2012 20:00

The fire at Waldun Forest Products’ cedar shake and shingle mill in Ruskin, British Columbia started in the main electrical box and was not caused by human error. 60 people ... Lire la suite...


David Lindsay is new President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada

04 Septembre 2012 13:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is today welcoming new leadership as David Lindsay assumes the role of President and CEO at a time of great transformation in the ... Lire la suite...


Cascades extends and amends its $750 million credit facility

04 Septembre 2012 08:00

Cascades Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with its banking syndicate to extend and amend certain conditions of its existing $750 million revolving credit facility. The amendment ... Lire la suite...


Millar Western to build bioenergy facility

01 Septembre 2012 22:00

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. is proceeding with its plans to construct a $42 million bioenergy facility at its bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill at Whitecourt, Alberta. The project will involve ... Lire la suite...


$30 million maple syrup heist in Quebec

31 Août 2012 10:00

Following a routine inventory check, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers noted as missing a large quantity of maple syrup held temporarily in the St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse. An investigation has ... Lire la suite...


CWP is expanding in the US Midwest

31 Août 2012 00:00

CWP is proud to announce that Mr. Sean Higgins and Mr. Troy Norkus have joined the CWP trading team. Formerly with Empire Wholesale, Sean and Troy have a broad experience ... Lire la suite...


Forestry's shrinking talent pool

30 Août 2012 21:00

The National Post made mention today of the shrinking talent pool for Canada’s forestry sector. “The industry experienced a dramatic job loss across Canada in recent years,” says Jim ... Lire la suite...


Court approves spending $2 million to quickly restart Port Hawkesbury Paper mill

30 Août 2012 13:00

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has approved Pacific West Commercial Corp.‘s request to spend $2 million to quickly restart the hot idled mill in Port Hawkesbury. $500,000 will come from Pacific ... Lire la suite...


J.D. Irving is committed to buying private wood [VIDEO]

30 Août 2012 11:00

J.D. Irving has released a video to talk about the company’s committment to buy private wood from New Brunswick wood producers. In the video, J.D. Irving’s ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Paper court decisions today

28 Août 2012 14:00

Updates from Nova Scotia today concerning the purchase of the former NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill: Creditor Protection Period Extension Creditor protection period has been extended for another month – until September 28, 2012. ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper announces a new board of directors

28 Août 2012 09:00

Catalyst Paper has announced that the following individuals have been selected by certain of the senior secured and unsecured noteholders in accordance with the terms of the Court-sanctioned second amended ... Lire la suite...


New fire centre under construction in Valemount, BC

28 Août 2012 08:00

Construction will start this week on a $1.2-million firefighting centre in Valemount, British Columbia. The Valemount Fire Zone is currently home to two full-time staff and 11 seasonal staff, including two ... Lire la suite...


Rick Eng appointed as Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Ainsworth Lumber Co.

27 Août 2012 09:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has announced that Rick Eng has been appointed Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, effective September 11, 2012. Prior to joining Ainsworth, Eng served as Senior Vice ... Lire la suite...


Richmond County is trying to stop Port Hawkesbury Paper from paying less taxes

27 Août 2012 09:00

Pacific West Commerical Corp. will be in court in Nova Scotia today, and one of the items being heard is the company’s desire to pay less taxes once it ... Lire la suite...


Waldun Forest Products mill burns to the ground in Ruskin, British Columbia

26 Août 2012 16:00

Waldun Forest Products‘s cedar shake and shingle mill in Ruskin, British Columbia burned to the ground early this morning. Only the night watchman was working at the time, and ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Forest Products Association Q2 2012 Results

24 Août 2012 15:00

Values of lumber, panelboard, and pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association-member companies totaled approximately $582 million for the 2nd quarter of 2012. The value of production was up $31 million ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products Announces Restart of its Dolbeau (Québec) Paper Mill

24 Août 2012 09:00

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced today that its paper mill in Dolbeau-Mistassini (Québec) is to resume operations. This decision follows the receipt of a notice of acceptance of the ... Lire la suite...


CAW Delegates Vote in Favour of New Union Proposal with CEP

23 Août 2012 10:00

Nearly 1,000 CAW delegates have voted unanimously in favour of moving forward with creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP). The vote is the first of ... Lire la suite...


Kruger gets green light from Corner Brook unionized employees to apply pension plan funding relief measures

21 Août 2012 22:00

Kruger Inc. has announced that the active and retired unionized employees of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper have approved the proposal to apply funding relief measures to their pension plan’... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper and Pacifica Deep Sea Terminals Inc. reach agreement on sale of Elk Falls site

21 Août 2012 22:00

Catalyst Paper announced that it has reached agreement with Pacifica Deep Sea Terminals Incorporated on the sale of its Elk Falls site in Campbell River. The $8.6 million sale of the 400... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia announces $124.5 million financial package for Port Hawkesbury Paper

20 Août 2012 20:00

Last week the creditors of NewPage Port Hawkesbury voted in favour of the sale arrangement of the mill to Pacific West Commercial Corp. With that approval, there were just 2 official ... Lire la suite...


WorkSafeBC discovers green wood sawdust also poses high explosion risk

16 Août 2012 21:00

Through laboratory tests, WorkSafeBC has determined that both beetle-kill and green wood dust pose a high risk of explosion when the moisture content of the dust is below 5% and the ... Lire la suite...


CWP poursuit sa croissance aux États-Unis

16 Août 2012 16:40

CWP est fier d'annoncer que M. Sean Higgins et M. Troy Norkus ont rejoint l'équipe de CWP. Anciennement chez Empire Wholesale, Sean et Troy ont une vaste expérience ... Lire la suite...


B.C. Timber Supply committee releases report with recommendations to increase timber supply

15 Août 2012 22:00

The Special Committee on Timber Supply today released its unanimous report making 22 recommendations to increase the supply and value of mid-term timber and to strengthen future forest management in the ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia finally defines clearcutting

15 Août 2012 15:00

The province of Nova Scotia has a goal of reducing clearcutting to no more than 50% of the total tree harvest in the province by 2016. However, that goal proved to be ... Lire la suite...


FPAC urging Canada to deepen economic ties with China

15 Août 2012 15:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is urging the Canadian Government to follow through on the conclusion of the Canada-China Economic Complementarities Study which states that Canada and China ... Lire la suite...


Voting results – NewPage Port Hawkesbury's creditors meeting

15 Août 2012 15:00

The creditors of NewPage Port Hawkesbury met today to vote on the plan of arrangement for the mill. At 1pm, the general creditors of NewPage Port Hawkesbury met and voted 99.42% ... Lire la suite...


NorSask Forest Products announces capital investment in Meadow Lake sawmill

15 Août 2012 10:00

NorSask Forest Products will be proceeding with a capital investment project in its planer mill operations at its Meadow Lake sawmill in Saskatchewan. The value of the project is $3.5 million. ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks owes over $15 million

15 Août 2012 09:00

Global Sticks owes a lot of money. The bankruptcy filing from the company indicates the company owes more than $15 million and holds assets worth $750,000. Unsecured creditors are owed $14,289,003.99. Some of ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan contributes $450,000 to mountain pine beetle control in Alberta

14 Août 2012 12:00

Saskatchewan will contribute $450,000 to mountain pine beetle control efforts in Alberta as the two provinces work together to aggressively detect and remove infested trees at the leading edge of the ... Lire la suite...


$3.4 million invested in Nadina district timber supply in BC

14 Août 2012 08:00

The Land Based Investment Strategy (LBIS) is investing $3.4 million in the Nadina district for reforestation, timber supply mitigation, forest health and inventory. The LBIS funding will increase both mid- and ... Lire la suite...


Logging truck rolls, losing load in Ruby Lake, BC

14 Août 2012 08:00

A logging truck driver was injured yesterday when his truck rolled over north of Prince George, British Columbia. The driver sustained minor injuries in the rollover. His load of logs ... Lire la suite...


Cascades to permanently close plant on McNicoll St. in Scarborough, ON

14 Août 2012 08:00

Cascades Inc. continues to consolidate its operations and announces the permanent closure of the Cascades Tissue Group plant located in Scarborough (McNicoll Street) in Toronto. The production of this unit ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones reports net income of $20.8 million in second quarter, 2012

13 Août 2012 22:00

Stella-Jones is reporting a net income of $20.8 million in its latest quarter, up 20.6% from last year. Sales for the quarter were $203.9 million. “Stella-Jones achieved another strong financial performance in the ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products pension plans underfunded by $1.9 billion

10 Août 2012 14:00

Resolute Forest Products‘ pension plans are underfunded by $1.9 billion and its employees say they have already given up enough to keep the company in operation. Minimal solvency level not met ... Lire la suite...


Taiga's profit up 62% in latest quarter

10 Août 2012 13:00

Taiga Building Products Ltd. is reporting net earnings of $5.9 million for its latest quarter, compared to $3.6 million in the same period last year, an increase of 62%. Higher gross margin ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products celebrates the planting of 1 billion trees in Ontario

10 Août 2012 12:00

Resolute Forest Products Inc. celebrated the planting of one billion trees at its forestry operations in northern Ontario today. This achievement is the result of collective efforts made over the ... Lire la suite...


PRT Growing Services report financials for first half of 2012

09 Août 2012 20:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd. is reporting a total comprehensive income of $1.509 million in the first half of 2012 and a  EBITDA of $3,382,000. Forest seedlings generally take from six months to ... Lire la suite...


Cascades reports net income of $7 million in second quarter, 2012

09 Août 2012 10:00

Cascades Inc. is reporting a net income of $7 million in its second quarter of 2012 on sales of $944 million. This can be compared to a net loss of $9 million for the ... Lire la suite...


Kruger receives FSC certification for Corner Brook mill

08 Août 2012 19:00

Kruger Inc. has announced that the woodland operations at its Corner Brook mill in Newfoundland and Labrador has  achieved certification under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) National Boreal Standard. ... Lire la suite...


Fortress Paper reports net quarterly income of $12.5 million

08 Août 2012 08:00

Fortress Paper Ltd. is reporting a net income of $12.5 million in their second quarter of 2012. This can be compared to a net loss of $10.5 million in the first quarter, and ... Lire la suite...


Surge in the number of abandoned campfires in B.C.

07 Août 2012 22:00

The Southeast Fire Centre in British Columbia is reporting a  surge in the number of abandoned campfires. That danger, combined with high temperatures throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, has ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper obtains financing required to emerge from creditor protection

03 Août 2012 21:00

Catalyst Paper has entered into a commitment letter with a Canadian chartered bank for a $175 million syndicated asset based loan facility (ABL Facility) maturing on the earlier of 5 years from ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp acquires Ligni Bel sawmill

03 Août 2012 21:00

Northern Pulp hopes to have solved its woodchip supply issue by acquiring the Ligni Bel sawmill in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia. The Ligni Bel sawmill closed last November after its wood ... Lire la suite...


Interfor reports net earnings of $0.3 million in second quarter, 2012

03 Août 2012 19:00

International Forest Products (Interfor) is reporting net earnings of $0.3 million in its second quarter of 2012. Excluding restructuring costs and other one-time items, Interfor’s net earnings in the second quarter ... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber reports net income of $575K in second quarter, 2012

03 Août 2012 14:00

Acadian Timber Corp. is reporting a net income of $575,000 in its second quarter of 2012. “Demand for spruce-fir sawlogs continues to be reasonably strong with most of Acadian’s softwood sawmilling ... Lire la suite...


J.D. Irving vs. New Brunswick Forest Products Commission

03 Août 2012 14:00

The New Brunswick Forest Products Commission is an independent commission overseeing the marketing relationships involving forest industries (pulp mills and sawmills); forest products marketing boards (private woodlot owners and producers), ... Lire la suite...


Joe Nemeth stepping down at Canfor Pulp

03 Août 2012 14:00

Following the decision earlier this year to integrate the management of Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp Products  in order to maximize efficiency and cost synergies, Company President and CEO ... Lire la suite...


Province-wide open fire ban lifted in Nova Scotia

03 Août 2012 13:00

The Province of Nova Scotia lifted its province-wide ban on open fires today. “We encourage Nova Scotians to continue to use caution with any fire they light in or around ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth Lumber reports net loss of $11.3 million in second quarter, 2012

03 Août 2012 13:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. is reporting a net loss from continuing operations of $11.3 million in the second quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $12.9 million in the second quarter of 2011.... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks workers owed thousands

02 Août 2012 12:00

CBC News talked to some of the workers of the bankrupt Global Sticks plant near Thunder Bay, Ontario. The workers recently met with Global Sticks receiver, Grant Thornton, and learned ... Lire la suite...


Hurdles still to clear before NewPage Port Hawkesbury sale is finalized

02 Août 2012 12:00

The Chronicle Herald has done a good job summarizing the hurdles that still have to be cleared before the sale of NewPage Port Hawkesbury will be finalized allowing the mill ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper posts net loss of $11.7 million in second quarter, 2012

01 Août 2012 20:00

Catalyst Paper is reporting a net loss of $11.7 million in the second quarter of 2012, in comparison to a net loss of $25.6 million the quarter before. Improvement in the current quarter ... Lire la suite...


Maple syrup research receives $1.7 million

01 Août 2012 15:00

The Le Centre de recherche, de développement et de transfert technologique acéricole du Québec (Le Centre ACER) and the Fédération des Producteurs Acéricoles du ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products and Fibrek complete their second step arrangement

01 Août 2012 10:00

Resolute Forest Products Inc. and Fibrek Inc. have completed their previously announced second step plan of arrangement transaction, whereby Fibrek and RFP Acquisition Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Resolute, have ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products reports net loss of $20 million in second quarter, 2012

01 Août 2012 10:00

Resolute Forest Products has reported a net loss of $20 million in its second quarter of 2012 on sales of $1.2 billion. This can be compared to a net income of $61 million on ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net income of $12.3 million in second quarter, 2012

01 Août 2012 07:00

Western Forest Products is reporting net income of $12.3 million in the second quarter of 2012 on sales of $253.1 million. This can be compared to a net income reported in the second ... Lire la suite...


Dom Demens appointed to President at Western Forest Products

01 Août 2012 07:00

The Board of Directors of Western Forest Products Inc. has announced the appointment of Don Demens as President of the Company, effective immediately. Originally hired in 2009, Demens was later appointed ... Lire la suite...


Lac Seul First Nation receives Forest Resource Licence

31 Juillet 2012 20:00

Obishikokaang Resources, a forest management corporation owned by Lac Seul First Nation, has been issued an enhanced Forest Resource Licence by the province of Ontario. This is the first Forest ... Lire la suite...


Funding announcements in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

31 Juillet 2012 15:00

Federal and provincial funding was announced today for two forestry projects in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Government of Canada’s Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratories The new Insect Production and ... Lire la suite...


Richard Garneau named 2012 North American CEO of the Year

31 Juillet 2012 09:00

RISI today announced that Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Forest Products, has been selected as RISI’s 2012 North American CEO of the Year. RISI gives the ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper is permanently closing its Snowflake mill in Arizona

31 Juillet 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper has decided to permanently close its Snowflake recycle mill located in northeastern Arizona and its subsidiary the Apache Railway Company. This follows extensive efforts to improve the operation’... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products' costs for closing Bowater Mersey

30 Juillet 2012 19:00

Resolute Forest Products has amended their estimate for the cost they will incur for indefinitely idling the Bowater Mersey newsprint mill in Nova Scotia. Resolute Forest Products now estimates that ... Lire la suite...


Evacuation alert in Central Okanagan due to wildfire threat

30 Juillet 2012 16:00

Overnight, the Wilson’s Landing wildfire in British Columbia jumped the fire guard. Fire fighting efforts were hampered due to strong down slope winds, aggressive fire behaviour, and unsafe terrain. ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek temporarily shutting down Saint-Félicien mill for repairs

27 Juillet 2012 17:00

Fibrek Inc. is temporarily shutting down its market pulp mill in Saint-Félicien starting on July 29, 2012 in order to carry out repairs on the electrostatic precipitator. The shutdown is ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks lays off workers and files for creditor protection

27 Juillet 2012 16:00

Global Sticks, near Thunder Bay, Ontario, laid off its 80 workers yesterday and filed for creditor protection. Global Sticks ceased production last November and laid off all of their employees when ... Lire la suite...


Domtar workers ratify contract in Dryden

27 Juillet 2012 15:00

500 CEP members at Domtar‘s operation in Dryden, Ontario have ratified a new 5 year contract. Details of the contract: 5 year contract retroactive to September 1, 2009 expires end of August 2014 no wage ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reports net earnings of $59 million in second quarter, 2012

27 Juillet 2012 08:00

Domtar Corporation has reported net earnings of $59 million in the second quarter of 2012 on sales of $1.4 billion. In comparison, Domtar reported net earnings of $28 million for the first quarter of 2012, ... Lire la suite...


Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill fined for polluting Columbia River

26 Juillet 2012 21:00

Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership was sentenced in a British Columbia Provincial court yesterday for depositing acutely lethal effluent into the Columbia River, and for other offences under the Environmental Management ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports operating income of $26 million in second quarter, 2012

26 Juillet 2012 20:00

Canfor Corporation is reporting an operating income of $26.0 million in its second quarter of 2012 on sales of $700.9 million. This can be compared to an operating loss of $21.5 million for the ... Lire la suite...


Wrongful dismissal costs Babine Forest Products over $800,000

26 Juillet 2012 20:00

Larry Higginson has won his wrongful dismissal case against Babine Forest Products. Higginson worked at the Burns Lake, British Columbia sawmill for 34 years.  In October 2009, he was fired without ... Lire la suite...


Norbord posts earnings of $6 million in second quarter, 2012

26 Juillet 2012 13:00

Norbord Inc. is reporting earnings of $6 million in its second quarter of 2012, compared to earnings of $1 million in the same quarter last year, and break-even earnings in its first quarter ... Lire la suite...


Tembec posts net loss of $5 million in its 3rd quarter, 2012

26 Juillet 2012 12:00

Tembec has posted a net loss of $5 million on consolidated sales of $415 million in its third quarter of 2012. In the same quarter last year, Tembec posted net earnings of $17 million. ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp Products posts net income of $3.3 million in second quarter, 2012

26 Juillet 2012 03:00

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is reporting a net income of $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2012. In comparison, net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $10.3 million and $48.2 million in ... Lire la suite...


85 of 107 biomass plants in the U.S. have had pollution violations

25 Juillet 2012 09:00

The Wall Street Journal published an article this week about biomass power generation facilities in the United States and how a large majority of them have violated state and federal ... Lire la suite...


Is aggressive salvage logging in B.C. causing the crash of the moose populations?

23 Juillet 2012 15:00

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the salvage logging of the beetle-killed pine forests in British Columbia is being blamed for moose populations in the interior crashing by up to 70%. ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones decides not to acquire certain assets of Bisco Wood Preservers

23 Juillet 2012 14:00

Stella-Jones Inc. has decided it will not proceed with the acquisition of certain pole treating assets of Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd., a provider of treated wood poles located in British ... Lire la suite...


Philippe, president of CWP, will cross the Atlantic in a sailing competition

23 Juillet 2012 00:00

Along with a crew of 3 experts, Philippe Boisclair will be participating in the Transat Quebec-St-Malo race starting on July 22nd, 2012. The race spans over 5365 km and lasts approximately 3 weeks. Between 25 ... Lire la suite...


Philippe, le président de CWP, va traverser l'Atlantique en compétition de voile

23 Juillet 2012 00:00

Accompagné d'un équipage de 3 experts, Philippe Boisclair partira le 22 juillet prochain pour la course Transat Québec-St-Malo. La course est d'une distance de 5365 km et dure approximativement 3 semaines. De 25 ... Lire la suite...


More old growth forest protected in British Columbia

21 Juillet 2012 15:00

British Columbia is now protecting an additional 14,750 hectares of old growth forest on the Sunshine Coast. These old growth management areas were established under the Land Act, following public consultation ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber reports earnings of $27 million in second quarter, 2012

20 Juillet 2012 09:00

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is reporting earnings of $27 million in the second quarter of 2012 on sales of $775 million. For the first half of 2012, earnings were $10 million on sales of $1.5 ... Lire la suite...


More details of the AV Terrace Bay collective agreement

20 Juillet 2012 09:00

After the judge approved the sale of Terrace Bay Pulp to AV Terrace Bay yesterday, the Steelworkers counted the results of the vote they took last week on the proposed ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia hires a community navigator to help those affected by Bowater Mersey's closure

19 Juillet 2012 22:00

The Government of Nova Scotia has hired a community navigator to assist people affected by the closure of Bowater Mersey who are trying to access government resources. The province has ... Lire la suite...


Evacuation alert ordered due to wildfire near gas plant in northeastern B.C.

19 Juillet 2012 21:00

An evacuation alert has been issued for the Suhm Creek area, approximately 112 to 128 kilometres northeast of Fort Nelson, British Columbia. The specific area under alert is 7 kilometres north of the ... Lire la suite...


Tembec receives grant for re-mediation work at its old mill site in Cranbrook

19 Juillet 2012 14:00

Tembec has received a grant from the British Columbia Ministry of Forests that will enable it to re-mediate its old mill site in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Tembec closed its sawmill ... Lire la suite...


Atikokan Generating Station converting to biomass from coal

19 Juillet 2012 14:00

Conversion of the Atikokan Generating Station in Atikokan, Ontario to biomass rather than coal burning is to begin later this year. The conversion will create 200 construction jobs and should be ... Lire la suite...


Sale of Terrace Bay Pulp approved

19 Juillet 2012 12:00

CBC News is reporting that the Judge has approved the sale of Terrace Bay Pulp to the Aditya Birla Group of India. More soon. Sale of Terrace Bay Pulp approved ... Lire la suite...


Forest fire activity is increasing in the Cariboo region of British Columbia

19 Juillet 2012 07:00

British Columbia’s Cariboo Fire Centre personnel reported last night that they had responded to over a dozen new fires in the past 24 hours. Many of the fires have remained ... Lire la suite...


Details of the Canfor Pulp Limited Partnerships tentative agreement with workers

19 Juillet 2012 07:00

Opinion 250 News is reporting on some of the details of the tentative contract being voted on in Prince George, British Columbia this week. Some details of the tentative agreement with ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia Lumber Trade Council pleased with softwood lumber decision

18 Juillet 2012 20:00

The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) responded today to the decision by the London Court of International Arbitration that Canada and British Columbia were not in breach of the ... Lire la suite...


Canada wins softwood lumber case against the U.S.

18 Juillet 2012 15:00

The London Court of International Arbitration has dismissed the complaint from the United States that accused Canadian exporters of violating the softwood lumber act. “This is a total victory for ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products comments on Barrière Lake conflict

18 Juillet 2012 12:00

In light of today’s protest by members of the Algonquin First Nations in front of Resolute Forest Products‘ headquarters in Montreal, Resolute Forest Products wishes to provide clarity about ... Lire la suite...


Explosion at Tembec's Skookumchuck pulp mill

18 Juillet 2012 09:00

Last Thursday there was an explosion at Tembec‘s Skookumchuck pulp mill in British Columbia. The explosion occurred shortly after a power outage at around 3 in the afternoon in the ... Lire la suite...


Waiting for Terrace Bay Pulp decision

18 Juillet 2012 08:00

On Monday the Judge adjourned the hearing concerning Terrace Bay Pulp and is preparing a written statement to rule on the decision to sell the mill to AV Terrace Bay, ... Lire la suite...


Al Humphrys, of Duz Cho Logging, wins Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award

17 Juillet 2012 14:00

Al Humphrys, the General Manager of Duz Cho Logging has won the  Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) / Assembly of First Nations (AFN)  Aboriginal Forest Products Business ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey closure aftermath: Nova Scotia and Resolute Forest Products investing $125,000 each for career specialists

17 Juillet 2012 12:00

Nova Scotia and Resolute Forest Products are each contributing $125,000 to getting career specialists to help the workers left without a job after the closure of Bowater Mersey. The career specialists ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury granted extension to creditor protection period

17 Juillet 2012 11:00

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has granted NewPage Port Hawkesbury another extension to their creditor protection period. The mill now has until August 31, 2012 to wrap up the sale and transfer ... Lire la suite...


Power finally restored to Meadow Lake mills after 3 weeks

17 Juillet 2012 10:00

The power was cut to Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Mill and to Tolko’s Meadow Lake OSB Mill in Saskatachewan by a thunderstorm on June 25. Operations at both of the ... Lire la suite...


Southern Ontario heatwave shuts down paper machines in Kapuskasing

17 Juillet 2012 09:00

The Northern Times is reporting the paper machines at Tembec’s mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario are being shutdown this morning as a result of the heatwave in southern Ontario. Toronto ... Lire la suite...


Quebec releases new 2012-2017 Forest Sector Transformation Strategy

17 Juillet 2012 01:00

Quebec‘s new 2012-2017 Forest Sector Transformation Strategy was unveiled Monday by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF). The Strategy aims to adapt and strengthen ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products logging under heavy police presence at Barriere Lake

17 Juillet 2012 00:00

Montreal riot police have been sent 5 hours north of Montreal to the area where the Algonquin First Nation of Barriere Lake are protesting Resolute Forest Products‘ logging activity. For the ... Lire la suite...


Man hits tree cutter with car to stop him from cutting tree

16 Juillet 2012 10:00

A man in Windsor, Ontario has been charged with dangerous driving and assault with a weapon after hitting an employee of a tree removal company with his car. The tree ... Lire la suite...


Two hearings today that could decide the future of two mills under creditor protection

16 Juillet 2012 10:00

A couple of hearings to pay attention to today: Terrace Bay Pulp Terrace Bay Pulp will be in a Toronto courtroom today to present their latest update to the Ontario ... Lire la suite...


Northeastern Ontario is now a Restricted Fire Zone

13 Juillet 2012 22:00

Fires have been banned throughout Northeastern Ontario. The restricted fire zone ranges from the Quebec border in the east, to Marathon in the west, and includes all area north of ... Lire la suite...


Tentative 5 year agreement for CEP's workers at Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership

13 Juillet 2012 22:00

A 5 year tentative deal has been reached between CEP Locals 603 and 1133 and Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP)  in Prince George, British Columbia. Both Onkar Athwal of Canfor and Don ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper Company announces restart for Stradacona mill

13 Juillet 2012 16:00

White Birch Paper Company plans to reopen the Stadacona mill in Quebec City on August 2nd. The Stradacona mill has been closed since December 9th, 2011. This announcement comes after several ... Lire la suite...


Purchase price of Terrace Bay Pulp turns out to be $2 million plus assumed liabilities

13 Juillet 2012 16:00

Latest details on the sale of the mill More details have been released about the proposed sale of Terrace Bay Pulp to the Aditya Birla Group.  Here is the ... Lire la suite...


Contractor killed at Conifex mill in Fort St. James

12 Juillet 2012 16:00

A worker was killed yesterday at the Conifex mill in Fort St. James, British Columbia. The RCMP reported to the mill shortly after 11 yesterday morning to investigate the incident. After ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper pays Nanaimo tax bill in full

12 Juillet 2012 16:00

Just days after Catalyst Paper‘s recently approved restructuring plan, the company has paid its entire property tax bill to the City of Nanaimo, in British Columbia. The payment made ... Lire la suite...


CEP Locals in Dryden reach tentative agreements with Domtar

12 Juillet 2012 15:00

Three new tentative agreements were reached Wednesday covering over 500 members from CEP Locals 105-1, 105-3 and 324 at Domtar‘s Pulp Mill and Woodlands Operations in Dryden, Ontario. Stephen Boon, CEP ... Lire la suite...


More about the Ontario Wood program

12 Juillet 2012 15:00

Last year, Ontario unveiled a new “Ontario Wood” program to promote Ontario grown wood to consumers. The program is modelled after the highly successful Foodland Ontario brand and promotes the ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia bans open fires province wide

12 Juillet 2012 15:00

As of noon today, open fires are banned in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources said the open fire ban will remain in effect until further notice. ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products announces $6.7 million investment in autograding technology

12 Juillet 2012 08:00

Western Forest Products Inc.  is continuing to implement their strategic capital plan which will position the company to be more competitive in the global marketplace. The latest investment is ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia encouraging residents to become more FireSmart

11 Juillet 2012 23:00

The Government of British Columbia  is encouraging residents of wildland-urban interface areas to help safeguard their homes and communities by becoming more FireSmart. Partners in Protection Canada publishes FireSmart: ... Lire la suite...


Forest fire danger heats up again across the country

11 Juillet 2012 22:00

Image Source: Canadian Wildland Fire Information System – Fire Danger Map – July 11, 2012 The fire danger rating is heating up across Canada. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre Inc. reported today that ... Lire la suite...


Campbell River audit find compliance problems with timber sales program

11 Juillet 2012 11:00

An audit of British Columbia Timber Sales' (BCTS) Strait of Georgia Business Area has found several instances of non-compliance with provincial forestry legislation by timber sale licence holders and BCTS ... Lire la suite...


Tembec to idle Chetwynd pulp mill

10 Juillet 2012 19:00

Tembec has announced its plans to indefinitely idle its high-yield pulp mill in Chetwynd, British Columbia. The mill will be idled on September 16. “The high-yield pulp market has continued to ... Lire la suite...


Wanna know how much Pacific West Commercial Corp. has offered for the Port Hawkesbury mill?

10 Juillet 2012 14:00

The dollar amount of Pacific West Commercial Corp.‘s  purchase offer for the idled NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia is $33 million. This information was released in an ... Lire la suite...


Barriere Lake community upset Resolute is logging without consultation

10 Juillet 2012 11:00

The Algonquins of Barriere Lake in the province of Quebec have issued a press release saying Resolute Forest Products began cutting last Tuesday on land of the Algonquins of Barriere ... Lire la suite...


Research underway into musculoskeletal injuries of tree planters

06 Juillet 2012 08:00

The Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association (WSCA), in collaboration with the human factors team at WorkSafeBC and their associates from ‘Action Learning Systems' in Boston, Massachusetts, are conducting preliminary research ... Lire la suite...


Opinion-Editorial from British Columbia's Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

06 Juillet 2012 08:00

B.C. committed to healthy forests by Steve Thomson – Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Ensuring a sustainable timber supply, with the right mix of tree species, is ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia providing $1 million fund for building and maintaining private woodlot roads

05 Juillet 2012 14:00

The province of Nova Scotia is making $1 million available so private woodlot owners, including those in Queens County and the South Shore, can access more of their forest land. The ... Lire la suite...


AV Group to buy Terrace Bay Pulp

05 Juillet 2012 08:00

The AV Group, the Canadian subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group, is the successful bidder for Terrace Bay Pulp. The AV Group current operates the Nackawic (“AV Nackawic“) and ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp announcement tomorrow?

04 Juillet 2012 21:00

There is some indication that an announcement concerning the future of Terrace Bay Pulp is forthcoming – possibly as soon as tomorrow. Terrace Bay Pulp is currently under creditor protection, for ... Lire la suite...


W.K. Lumber mill destroyed by fire from lightning strike

02 Juillet 2012 13:00

W.K. Lumber mill, near Woodstock, New Brunswick, was destroyed by fire on Friday night after the building was struck by lightning. 35 firefighters battled the flames throughout the night, but ... Lire la suite...


Tembec announces $30 million in financing for specialty cellulose manufacturing facility in Temiscaming

02 Juillet 2012 12:00

Tembec has entered into a $30 million loan facility with Integrated Private Debt Corp. (IPD). The funds will be utilized to fund a portion of the previously announced $190 million capital project ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products refinances existing loan

02 Juillet 2012 12:00

Western Forest Products Inc.  has finalized an agreement to refinance its existing revolving term loan facility on improved terms. Under the terms of the refinanced revolving term loan agreement, ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products completes sale of its Crown Tenure on Haida Gwaii

29 Juin 2012 11:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has closed the previously announced sale of Tree Farm Licence 60 and related assets on Haida Gwaii to Taan Forest Limited Partnership, a partnership of the Council ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper receives court approval for its reorganization plan

28 Juin 2012 22:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation received approval today for its reorganization plan from the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The company’s second amended plan under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the ... Lire la suite...


New forestry reality show being filmed in Northern Ontario

28 Juin 2012 15:00

A new TV show is being filmed in the Cochrane, Ontario area. The show, titled “DC Loggers“, follows the daily activities of Genier Brothers Trucking. The premise of the series ... Lire la suite...


Ontario supports CBFA's boreal woodland caribou action plan

28 Juin 2012 14:00

  The province of Ontario has announced its support for the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA)’s  action plan to secure the future of the 3 million hectares of caribou range in ... Lire la suite...


Newfoundland and Labrador may help with upgrades to Corner Brook Pulp and Paper

27 Juin 2012 21:00

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is indicating they are willing to support the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill – if all 6 union locals approve new collective agreements, and the ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers retirees seek legal justice over corporate pension theft

27 Juin 2012 20:00

Fraser Papers retirees from Quebec and New Brunswick, who had their pensions cut by up to 40% when their employer filed for bankruptcy protection, will be at the Superior Court of ... Lire la suite...


Ontario establishes Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation

27 Juin 2012 11:00

Ontario has established the province’s first Local Forest Management Corporation, the Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation, to re-energize the forestry sector, create jobs and boost the economy. Nawiinginokiima is an ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia makes regulatory changes to provide access to logging slash to bioenergy producers

26 Juin 2012 15:00

British Columbia‘s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced today regulatory changes that provide access to logging slash and wood waste fibre needed by bioenergy ... Lire la suite...


Downtime scheduled for St-Pamphile and Amos sawmills in Quebec

26 Juin 2012 15:00

Materiaux Blanchet‘s St-Pamphile and Amos sawmill complexes in Quebec have scheduled 3 weeks of downtime starting July 16. Sales and shipping departments will remain open during the temporary shutdowns. Source: ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper creditors approve restructuring plan

26 Juin 2012 07:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation has announced that the company has received the necessary creditor approval for its second amended plan of arrangement under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada. Approval ... Lire la suite...


B.C. forest products industry recognizes wood demonstration project openings and events in British Columbia

25 Juin 2012 17:00

The British Columbia forest products industry is pleased to recognize the openings and events of three wood demonstration projects in the province this week: North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning ... Lire la suite...


CEP Locals vote ‘yes' to Kruger's latest offer in Corner Brook

23 Juin 2012 19:00

The CEP Locals at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper have voted in favour of Kruger‘s latest contract offer. CEP Local 96, the electrician’s local, was the only one of ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey closure prompts Nova Scotia to expedite additional silviculture programs

22 Juin 2012 21:00

The province of Nova Scotia is expediting additional programs for private woodlot owners that will help woods workers in southwestern Nova Scotia. The provincial government is providing up to $1.5 million ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia sending fire crews to the Yukon

22 Juin 2012 21:00

The Yukon has requested firefighting assistance from British Columbia due to an increase in wildfire activity there. Seven three-person initial attack crews and one agency representative will arrive in Whitehorse ... Lire la suite...


Tembec inaugurates new bark boiler at its Béarn sawmill in Quebec

22 Juin 2012 20:00

Tembec officially inaugurated a new bark boiler today at its Béarn sawmill in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec. This new boiler represents a $6 million investment announced by the ... Lire la suite...


PPWC takes stance against BC's proposal to log protected areas

21 Juin 2012 09:00

The Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) union has come out against British Columbia’s proposal to open up protected areas to logging. “It’s just short term gain ... Lire la suite...


Corner Brook's Millrights reject Kruger's final offer

21 Juin 2012 08:00

The first of the union locals at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper to vote on Kruger‘s final offer has voted ‘no’. Local 1567 of the International Association of Machinists and ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia forms Bowater Response Team

20 Juin 2012 11:00

The Government of Nova Scotia has formed a Bowater Response Team to help support workers, families and small businesses owners on the province’s south shore in the wake of ... Lire la suite...


CEP Local 242 President in Corner Brook doesn't appreciate Dave Coles' comments

19 Juin 2012 10:00

Bruce Randall, President of CEP’s Local 242 in Corner Brook said national president Dave Coles' comments yesterday were unwanted and may actually harm the sensitive process mill workers are going ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper announces additional meetings for creditors

19 Juin 2012 09:00

Catalyst Paper has announced that it has received approval from the Court for additional meetings of its secured and unsecured creditors to consider the further amended Plan of Arrangement under ... Lire la suite...


CEP's Dave Coles recommends Corner Brook workers accept Kruger's offer

18 Juin 2012 16:00

The President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Dave Coles, is recommending the unionized employees of Kruger‘s Corner Brook mill accept their employer’s proposed collective ... Lire la suite...


Reactions on the closure of Bowater Mersey

18 Juin 2012 08:00

It was a heavy blow to the 320 workers at Bowater Mersey when they heard the news on Friday that their mill was being closed by Resolute Forest Products. Although the ... Lire la suite...


Kruger and Corner Brook unions end negotiations with no agreeement

16 Juin 2012 13:00

Kruger Inc. has announced that it left the bargaining table in Corner Brook yesterday without reaching an agreement with the unions. However, all union locals have agreed to meet with ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek schedules 12 days of downtime at Saint-Félicien mill

15 Juin 2012 10:00

Fibrek Inc. has announced that it will be idling the Saint-Félicien mill for 12 days of market-related downtime to help control inventory. The downtime will begin on June 23. The measure ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey to be indefinitely idled

15 Juin 2012 09:00

Resolute Forest Products has just announced that it will indefinitely idle the Mersey newsprint mill located in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. The facility, owned by Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited (BMPCL), ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan sends 3 firefighting planes and 8 crew members to USA

15 Juin 2012 08:00

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment has sent 3 of its planes to the United States to help fight wildfires there. The planes will work with United States Forest Service for 10 to 14 ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia provides $5 million loan to Marwood Ltd.

15 Juin 2012 08:00

The province of Nova Scotia is providing a $5 million loan to Marwood Ltd., a wood manufacturing company. The loan is coming from the  Nova Scotia Jobs Fund investment.  ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey calls union to meeting this morning to discuss mill's future

15 Juin 2012 07:00

Back in December, Resolute Forest Products was given a $50 million lifeline by the province of Nova Scotia to make improvements to the Bowater Mersey paper mill in Nova Scotia. $25 million ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp employees vote 52% in favour of new contract

14 Juin 2012 05:00

52% of Northern Pulp‘s unionized employees voted in favour of their latest contract offer in Nova Scotia last night. “It's been a rough battle for everybody,” CEP Local 440 ... Lire la suite...


B.C. Forest Minister reappoints 4 Forest Practices Board members

13 Juin 2012 21:00

British Columbia Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson has announced the reappointment of four board members to the Forest Practices Board for terms of two years each. ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products and Fibrek announce second step arrangement agreement

13 Juin 2012 20:00

Resolute Forest Products Inc.  and Fibrek Inc. have announced that Fibrek has entered into an agreement with RFP Acquisition Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Resolute, for a proposed arrangement ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Forest Products Association reports stronger first quarter

13 Juin 2012 20:00

Values of lumber, panelboard, and pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) -member companies totaled approximately $545 million for the first quarter of 2012. While the value of ... Lire la suite...


Domtar signs agreement to sell its hydro assets in Ottawa and Gatineau

13 Juin 2012 20:00

Domtar Corporation has announced the signing by its Canadian subsidiary, Domtar Inc., of a Definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement for the sale of its hydro assets in: Ottawa, Ontario Gatineau, ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products now manages 10.3 million hectares of certified forests

13 Juin 2012 09:00

Resolute Forest Products has become the largest manager of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified forests in the world. The company recently certified 3.2 million hectares of forestlands in the Lac-Saint-Jean ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp workers vote today

13 Juin 2012 08:00

The unionized employees of Northern Pulp in Nova Scotia will be voting on a new contract today. On May 28, 90% of the CEP Local 440 members voted down a tentative agreement and ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper seeks support from secured noteholders for amendment to plan of arrangement

13 Juin 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper has announced that it is seeking the support of its secured noteholders for a proposed amended plan of arrangement (Amended Plan) under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Catalyst ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia's Special Committee on Timber Supply consultation schedule

13 Juin 2012 08:00

The British Columbia Special Committee on Timber Supply has announced its plans for conducting community and provincial consultations. The all-party committee was appointed in May 2012 to investigate and make recommendations ... Lire la suite...


ADMIN: ForestTalk Updates

07 Juin 2012 12:00

Just a brief note to explain the lack of updates. I had emergency surgery earlier this week and am hospitalized. But I am on the repair and hope to get ... Lire la suite...


How Fibrek's departing executives secured larger severance payments for themselves

31 Mai 2012 13:00

Back in December 2011, the Fibrek‘s Board of Directors amended the employment agreements of their executive employment agreements to include a “change of control” clause that would come into effect ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury granted extension

31 Mai 2012 11:00

In court this morning, Justice John Murphy approved another extension to NewPage Port Hawkesbury‘s period of creditor protection. But the judge expressed concern about possible delays getting the purchase ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury in court today to ask for another extension

31 Mai 2012 08:00

NewPage Port Hawkesbury will be back in court again this morning in Nova Scotia to ask for yet another extension to their creditor protection period. This is the 5th extension ... Lire la suite...


SFI awards $32,000 research grant to protect water resources in the boreal forest

30 Mai 2012 14:00

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announced that the Forest Ecosystem Science Co-operative Inc. will receive a $32,000 grant to support graduate research activities to test current forest management ... Lire la suite...


VIDEO: Waterbomber attacks small forest fire

29 Mai 2012 20:00

Here is a video from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources showing a Bird Dog and a water bomber respond to a small lightning fire in the North Bay District. ... Lire la suite...


Cascades decides not to close its Trenton, ON mill after all

29 Mai 2012 20:00

Cascades Inc.  has reversed its decision to close the Norampac containerboard mill in Trenton, Ontario. The decision was reversed after a significant majority of employees voted in favour of ... Lire la suite...


Lightning started 16 new fires in the Prince George, BC area yesterday

29 Mai 2012 20:00

The Prince George Fire Centre responded to 16 new fire starts on May 28 after lightning moved through the northern portion of the fire centre. All 16 fires are believed to be have ... Lire la suite...


Aerial spray program for western spruce budworm planned for Okanagan

29 Mai 2012 20:00

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations plans to aerially treat up to 28,000 hectares of Douglas fir forest in the Okanagan to reduce populations of western ... Lire la suite...


Lakeland Mills Planer employees are back to work

29 Mai 2012 08:00

22 employees of the Lakeland Mills planer in Prince George, British Columbia put in their first shift back at work yesterday since the explosion and fire on April 23 destroyed the sawmill ... Lire la suite...


Forest Products Association wants CP strike to quickly end

28 Mai 2012 19:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is welcoming the government’s action to move forward on back to work legislation to bring to an end the ongoing strike by ... Lire la suite...


Update on fire situation in northeastern Ontario

28 Mai 2012 19:00

Thanks to dedicated fire crews and a bit of rain, the fire situation in northeastern Ontario has calmed somewhat.  Here are some quick updates: Timmins State of Emergency lifted ... Lire la suite...


Update on the skulls found at Tembec

28 Mai 2012 18:00

Tembec resumed its excavation activities today at its site in Temiscaming following the discovery of human skulls. Excavation work is proceeding according to an archeological research permit issued by the ... Lire la suite...


Wagner scraps idea of building a pellet plant in Ignace, Ontario

28 Mai 2012 13:00

Wagner Ontario Forest Management Ltd. has changed its mind about building a pellet plant in Ignace, Ontario The company had planned to build a wood pellet plant with the capacity ... Lire la suite...


Mike Hsu joins CWP's team - Mike Hsu se joint à l'équipe de CWP

28 Mai 2012 10:20

An English message will follow… Il nous fait plaisir de vous annoncer l'arrivé de Mike Hsu au sein de notre équipe et ce à compter d'aujourd'hui même. Son rô... Lire la suite...


Timmins 9 fire through night vision goggles

27 Mai 2012 22:00

The following shots are of hot spots in the interior of Timmins 9 fire at night on May 26 2012 at 2am. Due to heavy smoke during the day, the exact fire perimeter ... Lire la suite...


Boiler leak at Canfor's Northwood Pulp Mill

26 Mai 2012 22:00

There was a boiler leak at Canfor‘s Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia last evening. 60 employees were evacuated and the mill was shut down for 2 hours while ... Lire la suite...


Friday evening fire update for northeastern Ontario

25 Mai 2012 21:00

Several new fires started today in northeastern Ontario. Road Closures Highway 144 is closed in the Gogama area, north of Highway 560 and Highway 661 to Highway 101 Junction. Highway 101 is closed in the ... Lire la suite...


Whitesand First Nation investigating replacing diesel power generation with biomass

25 Mai 2012 13:00

The province of Ontario is helping the Whitesand First Nation explore the idea of replacing their diesel power generation facility with a new combined heat and power plant that runs ... Lire la suite...


Devon Lumber in Fredericton has wood chips piled 2 storeys high and no buyers

25 Mai 2012 13:00

Harry Gill, president of Devon Lumber Company in Fredericton, New Brunswick, said he has no market for his wood chips now that so many pulp mills are shut down in ... Lire la suite...


Lakeland Sawmills will soon restart planer mill

25 Mai 2012 11:00

Lakeland Sawmills will soon be restarting its planer mill. An explosion and fire destroyed Lakeland Sawmill’s sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia in April, but the planer mill suffered ... Lire la suite...


Friday morning forest fire update from northeastern Ontario

25 Mai 2012 10:00

There are 43 fires burning in Ontario right now.  41 of them are in northeastern Ontario.  Lightning started more fires yesterday and thunderstorms are possible this morning. Timmins The Timmins 9 ... Lire la suite...


Photos from the Timmins 9 fire

25 Mai 2012 10:00

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources took these photos from the Timmins 9 forest fire in northeastern Ontario yesterday. Click on any photo to view a larger version. Many thanks to ... Lire la suite...


Merged CEP/CAW union may open membership to unemployed and temporary workers

24 Mai 2012 22:00

The CEP and CAW are continuing their discussions as they attempt to merge unions into one new national union. The Proposal Committee, made up of 8 representatives from each union, met ... Lire la suite...


Timmins Fire 9 grew significantly today; widespread smoke in northeastern Ontario

24 Mai 2012 20:00

Timmins Update The Timmins 9 forest fire near Gogama in northeastern Ontario grew today to over 29,000 hectares. The sky has been ominous with smoke in Timmins this afternoon prompting officials to ... Lire la suite...


Latest Kirkland Lake fire update (KL-8). Fire has not grown.

24 Mai 2012 09:00

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Information Officer Heather Pridham spoke on Kirkland Lake‘s CJKL radio station moments ago to provide an update on the fire (KL-8) that is 3... Lire la suite...


Tembec just planted its 300th million tree in the Gordon Cosens Forest

23 Mai 2012 21:00

Tembec today planted the 300th million tree in the Gordon Cosens Forest located near Kapuskasing, Ontario. Planting on the Gordon Cosens Forest has been going on for more than 70 years ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper's creditors did NOT approve restructuring plan

23 Mai 2012 20:00

99.5% of Catalyst Paper‘s secured creditors voted in favour of the company’s restructuring plan.  Only 64% of the unsecured creditors voted in favour. Approval of not less than 66 2/3% ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products is AbitibiBowater's new official name

23 Mai 2012 11:00

At AbitibiBowater‘s annual general meeting today, stockholders have approved renaming the company to “Resolute Forest Products” effective tomorrow – May 24, 2012. As part of this change, stockholders also agreed to change ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper creditors meeting today

23 Mai 2012 09:00

The meeting of Catalyst Paper‘s secured and unsecured creditors is being held this morning in Vancouver. The creditors will be discussing Catalyst Paper’s proposed Plan of Arrangement under ... Lire la suite...


Skulls found at Tembec in Temiscaming

23 Mai 2012 09:00

Two skulls were uncovered last week by Tembec workers who were excavating on Tembec’s property in Temiscaming, Quebec. Excavation was stopped and the skulls have been sent to a ... Lire la suite...


Conifex Timber reports net quarterly loss of $6.5 million

23 Mai 2012 08:00

Conifex Timber is reporting a net loss of $6.5 million in its first quarter of 2012. In comparison, the company posted a net loss of $7.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, and ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products wants to repurchase shares

22 Mai 2012 20:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 10% of the company’s common stock for an ... Lire la suite...


New wildfire act being proposed in Saskatchewan

22 Mai 2012 11:00

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment will be hosting a series of open meetings seeking public input on proposed new legislation called “The Wildfire Act” to replace The Prairie and Forest ... Lire la suite...


Kirkland Lake fire update

22 Mai 2012 11:00

The fire burning near Kirkland Lake, Ontario is continuing to grow, prompting emergency services to plan how to evacuate areas of Kirkland Lake if necessary. Right now the fire is 3 ... Lire la suite...


Truck delivering formaldehyde to Tembec crashes, killing driver, and dumping chemical into lake

21 Mai 2012 18:00

A truck delivering formaldehyde to the Tembec mill in Temiscaming, Quebec crashed this afternoon on Highway 63 north in Ontario. The crash caused some of the formaldehyde to dump directly into ... Lire la suite...


Forest fire blazing near Halifax

21 Mai 2012 18:00

A forest fire started late this afternoon near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fire is raging in the Williams Lake area of Halifax – between Purcells Cove and Herring Cove roads in ... Lire la suite...


Evacuation notices in Kirkland Lake, Ontario

21 Mai 2012 15:00

About 300 residents near Kirkland Lake, Ontario were served evacuation notices yesterday when a 1,500 ha forest fire was discovered burning near town. Crews from the Kirkland Lake Fire Department worked yesterday ... Lire la suite...


Massive fire destroys Absolute Lumber Products lumber mill in Abbotsford, B.C.

20 Mai 2012 09:00

A fire broke out around 4am on Saturday at the Absolute Lumber Products mill in Abbotsford, British Columbia. When firefighters arrived on scene, the flames were shooting into the air, ... Lire la suite...


Kruger to reassess viability of Corner Brook operation after vote doesn't go their way

18 Mai 2012 12:00

One of the four pension plan groups at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper voted against giving Kruger 10 years, instead of 5, to repay the shortfall in their pension plans. Results of ... Lire la suite...


Resolute now owns 74.56% of Fibrek

17 Mai 2012 21:00

Resolute Forest Products now owns 74.56% of Fibrek. Resolute’s offer for Fibrek closed at 5pm today. As aggregate consideration for the shares taken up today, Resolute will distribute approximately 135,000 newly-issued ... Lire la suite...


New committee formed in British Columbia to examine mid-term timber supply

16 Mai 2012 22:00

British Columbia’s Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson applauded today's decision of the Legislative Assembly to form a Special Committee on Timber Supply to examine and ... Lire la suite...


Company interested in producing wood pellets at the old Grand Falls-Windsor mill

16 Mai 2012 22:00

Newfoundland and Labrador‘s Minister of Natural Resources, Jerome Kennedy, is confirming that a company is interested in purchasing the old AbitibiBowater mill in Grand Falls-Windsor. Kennedy would not specify ... Lire la suite...


The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement … what was that again?

16 Mai 2012 21:00

Recently, the most common question ForestTalk is asked is, “Whatever happened to that Boreal Forest Agreement?”, and “Have you heard anything about that Boreal Forest Agreement lately?” To refresh our ... Lire la suite...


Kruger denies hiding information about its pension formula

16 Mai 2012 21:00

Kruger sent a letter to its employees recently to say the company has been falsely accused of holding back information regarding the pension formula. On Monday, the CEP held a ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber reports net loss of $7.8 million in first quarter, 2012

16 Mai 2012 10:00

EACOM Timber Corp. is reporting an operating loss of $7.788 million on sales of $59.9 million in the first quarter of 2012. EACOM Timber is reporting a net income attributable to shareholders of $6.3 ... Lire la suite...


Forest fires continue to grow across the country

16 Mai 2012 10:00

Alberta 12 homes were evacuated yesterday when the wind direction changed for the Bonneyville fire. Bonnyville declared a local state of emergency on Tuesday, which allows officials to call in the ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper's amendments to Plan of Arrangement

16 Mai 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper has amended its proposed Plan of Arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The Plan as so amended will be considered by Catalyst Paper’s secured and unsecured ... Lire la suite...


Protest at shift change in Corner Brook this morning

15 Mai 2012 10:00

More than 50 unionized Kruger’s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper workers had a quiet demonstration at the gates of the mill at shift change this morning in Newfoundland. The workers ... Lire la suite...


Softwood lumber export tax to be reduced on June 1

15 Mai 2012 09:00

Under the terms of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), the trigger for a reduction in the export tax for Canadian softwood products going into the US has been reached. Starting ... Lire la suite...


Investigators find similarities between Burns Lake and Prince George sawmill explosions

14 Mai 2012 20:00

WorkSafeBC is directing employers' attention to similarities that have been observed during the course of the investigations at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake and at the Lakeland ... Lire la suite...


Many areas of Northern Alberta are “at extreme risk for wildfire”

14 Mai 2012 20:00

Alberta’s fire crews are battling 3 out of control wildfires today. “Once again, we are reminded of the devastating impact of wildfires on Alberta's communities. Our thoughts and prayers are ... Lire la suite...


Did you hear? Tree pulp has anti-aging benefits!

13 Mai 2012 19:00

A Canadian teenager has discovered that the cellulose of tree pulp has anti-aging properties. Janelle Tam, 16, has won the $5,000 award in the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada. Janelle is a Grade 12 ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper pushes creditor meeting back another 5 days

12 Mai 2012 10:00

Catalyst Paper has pushed the meetings of its secured and unsecured creditors back another 5 days to May 23. The creditors are to meet to discuss the plan of arrangement under the ... Lire la suite...


A quick check on the 2012 fire season

11 Mai 2012 21:00

A quick check on the start of the forest fire season. 19,260 fires have been recorded in Canada so far in 2012, burning 161,169 hectares. British Columbia Starting on Tuesday, the Kamloops Fire ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia announces $1.7 million for private woodlot silviculture

11 Mai 2012 14:00

Nova Scotia is announcing $1.7 million in funding for silviculture projects by small, private woodlot owners. “Nova Scotians asked for positive change in the forest sector and government is delivering with ... Lire la suite...


New Northern Hardwood Research Institute in Edmundston, NB

11 Mai 2012 14:00

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Edmundston, New Brunswick today to announce federal support to establish the Northern Hardwood Research Institute at the Edmundston campus of the Université de Moncton (... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth posts net income of $0.6 million in first quarter, 2012

11 Mai 2012 08:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has recorded net income of $0.6 million in its first quarter of 2012. Net income from continuing operations was $0.7 million. Sales were $85.1 million, an increase of $13.6 million from ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper reports net loss of $25.6 million in first quarter, 2012

10 Mai 2012 21:00

Catalyst Paper is blaming their negative first quarter on the impact of restructuring and reorganization expenses. Net loss for the first quarter of 2012 is $25.6 million. “Our first quarter was dominated ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia introduces bill to extend wind-up of NewPage pensions

10 Mai 2012 09:00

Yesterday, May 9th, the Government of Nova Scotia introduced legislation that could result in better pension benefits for the workers and pensioners of the NewPage mill in Port Hawkesbury. “Government ... Lire la suite...


Cascades reports net earnings of $6 million in first quarter, 2012

10 Mai 2012 09:00

Cascades Inc. is reporting improved results for its first quarter of 2012. Net earnings for the quarter were $6 million on sales of $891 million. Commenting on the first quarter results, Alain Lemaire, ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek posts net loss of $23.2 million in first quarter

10 Mai 2012 09:00

Fibrek Inc. has posted a net loss of $23.2 million in its first quarter of 2012, compared with net earnings of $3.5 million in the corresponding period of 2011. Consolidated sales reached $122.1 million, a ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia amends its Crown Lands Act

10 Mai 2012 08:00

Nova Scotia is repealing its Stora Forest Industries Limited Agreement Act and amending the Crown Lands Act. The province feels the changes will provide economic, environmental and social benefits to ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek's new board of directors

10 Mai 2012 07:00

Fibrek Inc. has announced that following the acquisition of 63.3% of Fibrek by Resolute Forest Products, each of the members of the board of directors has resigned. The new members ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net income of $1.9 million in first quarter, 2012

09 Mai 2012 20:00

Western Forest Products is reporting a net income of $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2012, on sales of $223.4 million. These results can be compared to a net income of $3.8 million ... Lire la suite...


PRT Growing Services reports on first quarter, 2012

09 Mai 2012 20:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd. has released its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Forest seedlings generally take from six months to a year or more to grow, with ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper pushes creditor meetings back another 3 days

09 Mai 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper has announced a three-day extension for the meetings of its secured and unsecured creditors to consider the plan of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The ... Lire la suite...


BC Safety Authority issues safety order for electrical equipment in sawmills

08 Mai 2012 18:00

The BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has issued a safety order relating to regulated electrical equipment ordering sawmills to verify that they have valid operating permits in place, that proper maintenance ... Lire la suite...


More details of the deal with Nova Scotia Power for the Port Hawkesbury paper mill

08 Mai 2012 09:00

Robin McAdam, Executive Vice President, Strategic Business & Customer Services for Nova Scotia Power, has released more details of the tentative power agreement between Pacific West Commercial Corporation (PWCC) and Nova ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek signs contract with Hydro-québec for sale of green energy

07 Mai 2012 08:00

Fibrek has concluded an agreement for the sale of green energy produced at its cogeneration facilities located at the Saint-Félicien mill in connection with Hydro-Québec Distribution’s Power ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia Government to delay NewPage pension windup

04 Mai 2012 11:00

The Nova Scotia Government has listened to the pensioners of NewPage Port Hawkesbury and has indicated they will table legislation to delay the windup of NewPage’s underfunded pension plans. ... Lire la suite...


Interfor reports net loss of $6.5 million in first quarter, 2012

04 Mai 2012 10:00

Interfor (International Forest Products Limited) reported a net loss of $6.5 million in the first quarter of 2012. Included in Interfor’s results in the quarter was the effect of unrecognized tax ... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber Corp reports net income of $4.3 million in first quarter, 2012

04 Mai 2012 09:00

Acadian Timber Corp. generated net sales of $18.6 million on sales volume of 352 thousand m3, which represents a $3.1 million, or 14%, decrease in net sales compared to the same period in 2011. Net ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones reports 76.5% increase in net income in first quarter, 2012

04 Mai 2012 09:00

Stella-Jones‘s sales increased 21.7% up to 158.8 million in the company’s first quarter of 2012. The net income for the quarter was $15.0 million, compared with $8.5 million last year. “Robust demand for ... Lire la suite...


Man dies at Canfor's Plateau mill in workplace accident

04 Mai 2012 09:00

A worker was killed this week at Canfor‘s Plateau mill west of Vanderhoof, British Columbia. The deceased was working as an independent contractor for Nechako Construction (a division of ... Lire la suite...


NewPage workers ask for legislative change to recoup some pension losses

04 Mai 2012 08:00

The workers and pensioners of NewPage Port Hawkesbury are asking the Nova Scotia Government to consider making some legislative changes that would allow them to recoup some of their pension ... Lire la suite...


Resolute now has majority control of Fibrek

03 Mai 2012 08:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has taken up and accepted for payment 1,633,800 additional shares of Fibrek Inc. deposited to its offer as of the close of business ... Lire la suite...


WorkSafeBC was not informed of other sawmill explosions

02 Mai 2012 23:00

WorkSafeBC said it was unaware of a wood dust explosion at Tolko’s Soda Creek sawmill in Williams Lake, British Columbia 16 months ago that blew apart a small control room ... Lire la suite...


WorkSafeBC provides update to Babine Forest Products explosion

02 Mai 2012 20:00

WorkSafeBC provided an update today on its investigation into the explosion and fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake on January 20, 2012. As part of the investigation, WorkSafeBC ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones intends to acquire certain assets of Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd.

01 Mai 2012 09:00

Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire certain pole treating assets of Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd., a provider of treated wood poles located in British Columbia. ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products reports net income of $23 million in first quarter, 2012

01 Mai 2012 09:00

AbitibiBowater, doing business as Resolute Forest Products, is reporting a net income of $23 million in its first quarter of 2012, on sales of $1.1 billion. These results can be compared to net ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber reports $17 million loss in first quarter, 2012

30 Avril 2012 19:00

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is reporting a loss of $17 million on sales of $681 million in the first quarter of 2012. Lumber operations in the quarter generated a loss of $29 million ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber releases 2011 year end figures

30 Avril 2012 13:00

EACOM Timber recorded a negative EBITDA of $26,213,000 in 2011. The net loss attributable to shareholders amounted to $47,412,000. The results from 2011 include an impairment charge of $15,000,000 partially offset by a gain of $4,339,000 ... Lire la suite...


Mercer International's offer for Fibrek expires

30 Avril 2012 12:00

Mercer International Inc.‘s offer for all of the common shares of Fibrek Inc. expired on April 27, 2012. The Offer was conditioned upon, among other things, at least 50.1% of the outstanding ... Lire la suite...


Nouveau membre dans notre équipe

30 Avril 2012 00:00

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer, l'arrivé de Basanti Chintagunta au sein de notre société, et ce à compter d'aujourd'hui même. Son addition à notre équipe d'exportation ... Lire la suite...


New team member

30 Avril 2012 00:00

We are pleased to announce, that as of today, Basanti Chintagunta has joined our company. Her addition to our export team at Canadian Wood Products will consist of representing our ... Lire la suite...


Norbord reportings break-even results in first quarter of 2012

28 Avril 2012 16:00

Norbord Inc. has recorded break-even earnings in the first quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. “Our first quarter results are evidence that business ... Lire la suite...


Pacific West Commercial Corp. reaches deal with Nova Scotia Power

27 Avril 2012 19:00

The Port Hawkesbury paper mill is one step closer to reopening now that its new owner, Pacific West Commercial Corp., has reached a tentative energy agreement with Nova Scotia Power. ... Lire la suite...


Canfor announces capital improvement projects for its Radium and Canal Flats sawmills

26 Avril 2012 20:00

Canfor Corporation will be proceeding with capital improvement projects totalling approximately $40 million in its sawmill facilities in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. These investments represent the first major component ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks has restarted production

26 Avril 2012 13:00

The Global Sticks plant near Thunder Bay, Ontario quietly resumed operations about 6 weeks ago. Global Sticks ceased production last November when it ran into financial difficulties, as well difficulties obtaining ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reports net earnings of $28 million in first quarter, 2012

26 Avril 2012 11:00

Domtar Corp. is reporting net earnings of $28 million in their first quarter of 2012, compared to net earnings of $61 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Sales for the first quarter of 2012 ... Lire la suite...


Tembec posts net loss of $14 million in latest quarter

26 Avril 2012 10:00

Tembec has posted a net loss of $14 million in its March 2012 quarter compared to net earnings of $6 million in the March 2011 quarter. Consolidated sales were $407 million, as compared to $452 million ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper adjusts date for meeting of its creditors

26 Avril 2012 06:00

Catalyst Paper has announced that the date for the meetings of its secured and unsecured creditors to consider the plan of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act has been ... Lire la suite...


Cascades announces consolidation of its corrugated products sector in Ontario

26 Avril 2012 06:00

Cascades Inc. has announced the consolidation of its corrugated product plants in its Norampac division in Ontario. The consolidation translates into an investment totalling in excess of $30 million in the ... Lire la suite...


Tembec reaches agreement with Kapuskasing employees

26 Avril 2012 06:00

Tembec reached an agreement with its employees from its Kapuskasing, Ontario newsprint mill, sawmill and forest operations. Tembec employs 582 employees in Kapuskasing – 498 of which are unionized. This collective agreement covers ... Lire la suite...


Dust levels have been a concern at the Lakeland Mills sawmill

26 Avril 2012 06:00

WorkSafeBC has released the last 5 years of inspection records of the Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia that exploded on Monday, resulting in the death of two employees. ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports net quarterly loss of $21.5 million

26 Avril 2012 05:00

Canfor Corporation is reporting a net operating loss of $21.5 million in its first quarter of 2012. In comparison, the company reported a net loss of $63.1 million in its fourth quarter of 2011. ... Lire la suite...


More downtime planned for Bowater Mersey

25 Avril 2012 15:00

Two more temporary shutdowns are being planned for Bowater Mersey in Nova Scotia. Downtime will be taken: May 6 – 21 June 17 – July 2 The downtime is being blamed on poor market conditions. Source: ... Lire la suite...


TimberWest Forest Corp. appoints Brian E. Frank to President and Chief Executive Officer

25 Avril 2012 13:00

The Board of Directors of TimberWest Forest Corp. has appointed Brian E. Frank to the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 2, 2012. Frank has an extensive background in ... Lire la suite...


Tentative agreement reached at Spruce Falls in Kapuskasing

25 Avril 2012 08:00

CEP Locals 256 and 89 have reached a tentative agreement with Tembec at the Spruce Falls mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario. The union executives are recommending to their members that they accept the ... Lire la suite...


Second man dies after Lakeland Mills explosion

25 Avril 2012 06:00

A second man, who had been flown to Edmonton for specialized care, has passed away as a result of the injuries he suffered in the Lakeland Mills explosion and fire ... Lire la suite...


Strike postponed for 48 hours in Kapuskasing, ON

24 Avril 2012 21:00

Tembec and its unions are using a mediator to help resolve the labour dispute at its Spruce Falls mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario. Strike action has been delayed for 48 hours, until ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products have yet to secure the majority of Fibrek's shares

24 Avril 2012 20:00

AbitibiBowater, doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has yet to secure a majority of Fibrek‘s shares. Resolute Forest Products currently holds about 48.8% of Fibrek’s shares. Fibrek criticized its ... Lire la suite...


Immediate safety inspections ordered for all BC sawmills

24 Avril 2012 20:00

After the second deadly explosion at a sawmill in British Columbia this year, WorkSafeBC has ordered province-wide sawmill safety reviews. WorkSafeBC is asking employers of all the province’s sawmills ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp Products reports net quarterly income of $10.3 million

24 Avril 2012 19:00

Canfor Pulp Products has reported a net income of $10.3 million in its first quarter of 2012. Results were weaker due to lower market pulp prices and a strengthening Canadian dollar. The ... Lire la suite...


Lakeland Mills explosion update: 1 dead

24 Avril 2012 12:00

One employee of the Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia has died as a result of the massive explosion and fire that rocked the sawmill last night. 17 others ... Lire la suite...


Huge explosion at Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George

24 Avril 2012 06:00

The Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia was destroyed by an explosion and subsequent fire last night. The first explosion occurred around 9:45pm and shook houses up to 2 ... Lire la suite...


Fortress Paper appoints Andre Boucher to position of Chief Operating Officer of Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc.

23 Avril 2012 20:00

Fortress Paper Ltd. has appointmed Andre Boucher to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc., a wholly-owned operating subsidiary which produces dissolving pulp. Boucher has over 30 ... Lire la suite...


Idled Springer Creek Forest Products mill in Slocan vandalized

23 Avril 2012 20:00

Vandals recently broke into the idled Springer Creek Forest Products mill in Slocan, British Columbia. Police say that between April 9 and April 12, several doors were broken. The vandals emptied fire ... Lire la suite...


Machines shutting down at Tembec in Kapuskasing, Ontario in preparation for a strike

23 Avril 2012 14:00

There are mixed reports coming out of Kapuskasing, Ontario this afternoon. There are been reports the workers at Tembec have been locked out, but the local media is saying there ... Lire la suite...


Closing date pushed back on Lebel-sur-Quevillon mill acquisition

22 Avril 2012 19:00

Fortress Paper Ltd. has announced that the parties to the purchase agreement for the previously announced acquisition of the non-operating pulp mill located at Lebel-sur-Quevillon, Quebec from Domtar Inc. have ... Lire la suite...


David Paterson to become Verso's new President and CEO

22 Avril 2012 19:00

Verso Paper Corp‘s President and Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Jackson is retiring. David J. Paterson, formerly of AbitibiBowater, has been elected by Verso’s board of directors to ... Lire la suite...


Ontario building new water bomber flight training centre in Sault Ste. Marie

22 Avril 2012 17:00

The Government of Ontario is building a new flight training centre for water bomber aircraft in Sault Ste. Marie. The 6,700-square-foot (622-square-metre) facility will be the first of its kind ... Lire la suite...


Thousands of forestry jobs on the line in central British Columbia

19 Avril 2012 21:00

A confidential report was leaked this week indicating the British Columbia government is expecting north-central B.C. to lose 32% – 67% of its timber supply due to the mountain pine beetle epidemic ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper gets extension to its creditor protection period

19 Avril 2012 20:00

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has extended Catalyst Paper‘s protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to June 30, 2012. This extension will provide Catalyst Paper with additional time to ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber appoints Ted Seraphim as President and Chief Operating Officer

19 Avril 2012 20:00

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has appointed Edward (“Ted”) R. Seraphim to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Seraphim joined the company in 1997 and has held the positions ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia Utilities Commission approves Conifex power purchase agreement

18 Avril 2012 21:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has announced the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved its Electricity Purchase Agreement (EPA) with BC Hydro as an energy supply contract. Conifex completed its EPA ... Lire la suite...


WorkSafeBC releases Babine Forest Products mill site

18 Avril 2012 19:00

Tomorrow WorkSafeBC will release the site of the former Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, British Columbia after winding up the first phase of the investigation into the explosion ... Lire la suite...


Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear Fibrek and Mercer appeal

18 Avril 2012 19:00

According to AbitibiBowater, doing business as Resolute Forest Products, the Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal by Fibrek Inc. and Mercer International Inc. of the Qué... Lire la suite...


Norbord reports quarterly results

18 Avril 2012 08:00

Norbord Inc. has reported EBITDA of $21 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $9 million in the prior quarter and $14 million in the same quarter last year. The improvement reflects ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp ordered to reduce air pollution

18 Avril 2012 08:00

CBC News is reporting that Northern Pulp has been ordered by the Nova Scotia government to fix its air pollution equipment and that their power boiler stack hasn’t had ... Lire la suite...


Kruger asks for more time to repay underfunded pension plan

18 Avril 2012 08:00

The workers at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper are meeting again today with management to discuss their pension plan. At issue is the fact their pension plan is tens of ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury workers vote ‘yes' to contract offer

17 Avril 2012 22:00

The unionized workers of the idled Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Nova Scotia have voted 85% in favour of their contract offer from Pacific West Commercial Corp. This ‘yes’ vote brings ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper reschedules meetings of creditors

17 Avril 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper has announced that meetings of its secured and unsecured creditors to consider the plan of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act have been changed from April 23, 2012 to ... Lire la suite...


Remembering Irving K. “Ike” Barber

16 Avril 2012 19:00

Irving K. Barber, or Ike Barber as he preferred to be called, passed away peacefully at home on April 13 at the age of 89 after a long illness. Barber graduated from ... Lire la suite...


New skills award for Aboriginal youth

16 Avril 2012 19:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is opening nominations for the new Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth. It will reward ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury workers will vote this week. Union recommends ‘yes' vote

15 Avril 2012 20:00

The workers of the former NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia have decided to vote on their offer from Pacific West Commercial Corp. Some improvements have been made to ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury union meeting delayed until tomorrow due to “new information”

14 Avril 2012 20:00

Today the unionized workers of the Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia were scheduled to meet again to discuss their contract offer from Pacific West Commercial Corp. However, that meeting ... Lire la suite...


Powell River pulp and paper mill turns 100

13 Avril 2012 20:00

The Powell River Pulp and Paper mill in British Columbia turned 100 years old this week. The mill in Powell River was at one time the largest pulp and paper mill ... Lire la suite...


Update: Port Hawkesbury workers taking time to consider offer

12 Avril 2012 22:00

At tonight’s meeting of the unionized workers of the former NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill, the employees were presented their offer from Pacific West Commercial Corp. The workers have decided ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia releases new Forest Sector Strategy

12 Avril 2012 21:00

British Columbia released its Forest Sector Strategy today. Titled “Our Natural Advantage, Forest Sector Strategy for British Columbia”, the strategy aims to build upon the report of the Working Roundtable ... Lire la suite...


Uniboard not affected by Pfleiderer AG's insolvency filing

12 Avril 2012 21:00

Uniboard‘s holding company, Pfleiderer AG, is filing for insolvency in order to implement its restructuring plan. The insolvency proceedings will only affect Pfleiderer AG, and will not have any ... Lire la suite...


CEP's reaction to Norampac Trenton's closure announcement

12 Avril 2012 20:00

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is calling on Norampac to stop “job blackmail and work with the union to save jobs and protect the local economy.” ... Lire la suite...


Details of contract offer in Port Hawkesbury

12 Avril 2012 20:00

The unionized workers of the Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia paper mill are meeting this evening to discuss the contract offer they have received from Pacific West Commercial Corp. The workers ... Lire la suite...


US claiming BC's coastal loggers are violating the softwood lumber agreement

12 Avril 2012 14:00

The U.S. Lumber Coalition is accusing British Columbia of under-charging coastal forest companies for timber harvested on Crown land. Their argument is based on the claim that the British ... Lire la suite...


Employees say ‘No' to final offer – Norampac Trenton to close by June

12 Avril 2012 14:00

Cascades Inc. has just announced the closure of its Norampac containerboard mill located in Trenton, Ontario. The closure announcement follows the rejection of the final offer made to the employees ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber closes $40 million financing deal

12 Avril 2012 11:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has announced that it has successfully closed its previously announced $40 million secured debenture financing. The net proceeds of the $40 million 10% senior secured debentures due April, 2017 will be ... Lire la suite...


Mercer increases its bid for Fibrek

11 Avril 2012 10:00

Mercer International Inc. has increased its offer for Fibrek and is now offering to purchase all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Fibrek for $1.30 (up from $1.40). The increased ... Lire la suite...


Contract proposal on the table in Port Hawkesbury, NS

11 Avril 2012 10:00

After 16 days of meetings between Stern Partners (Pacific West Commercial Corp.) and the CEP representing the workers of the former NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill, a contract proposal is on the ... Lire la suite...


Supreme Court of Canada grants Fibrek's request

11 Avril 2012 08:00

Fibrek Inc.  has announced that the Supreme Court of Canada has granted Fibrek’s request to expedite the application for permission to appeal the Québec Court of Appeal’... Lire la suite...


Norampac Trenton may close without new contract

10 Avril 2012 22:00

Rumours that the Norampac plant in Trenton, Ontario is about to be closed have been rampant for years.  After several years of layoffs, it appears the plant’s possible ... Lire la suite...


Domtar's Dryden mill to develop and test bio-oil

10 Avril 2012 21:00

Domtar‘s mill in Dryden, Ontario will be home to a new research project that will test the conversion of wood waste into a bio-oil. The project is a being ... Lire la suite...


Ontario's FireRangers are ready

10 Avril 2012 21:00

Ontario Minister of Natural Resources, Michael Gravelle, acknowledged the start of Ontario’s forest fire season by touring the Northwest Region Forest Fighting Management Centre in Dryden today. “Ontario has ... Lire la suite...


Fire destroys Cedar Creek Sawmill & Tree Farm in Ontario

10 Avril 2012 21:00

A fire destroyed much of the Cedar Creek Sawmill & Tree Farm in North Dumfries Township, Ontario on Sunday. High winds carried burning debris from the mill building, torching two other ... Lire la suite...


Strike pending at Tembec in Kapuskasing

10 Avril 2012 15:00

According to CKGN.ca, 9 out of 10 union locals of the Tembec mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario voted yesterday in favour of strike action. The unions are upset that they will once ... Lire la suite...


Paper Excellence's progress at the Prince Albert Pulp Mill

10 Avril 2012 12:00

Paper Excellence is planning to turn on the first of its biofuel power generators at its Prince Albert Pulp Mill by May 15. Mill general manager, Dave Patterson, said they will ... Lire la suite...


Stakes are high for Lakes Timber Supply review in BC

09 Avril 2012 23:00

A British Columbia task force is analyzing the timber supply in the Lakes Timber Supply area. The Lakes Timber Supply Area – Quick Facts 1.1 million hectares of land in north-central BC ... Lire la suite...


Battle for Fibrek continues. Who was at the secret meeting?

05 Avril 2012 22:00

The latest update regarding the battle for Fibrek Inc. is a motion Fibrek has filed with the Supreme Court of Canada seeking permission for an expedited process to hear both ... Lire la suite...


Corner Brook Pulp and Paper workers protested today before their shifts

05 Avril 2012 21:00

Workers at Kruger‘s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill in Newfoundland and Labrador held a demonstration this morning before reporting for their shifts. The workers were protesting Kruger’s ... Lire la suite...


Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society can't get names of sawmill employees due to Privacy Act

05 Avril 2012 08:00

The Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society has been established to establish criteria, and provide assistance for people affected by the January 20, 2012 explosion and fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill. ... Lire la suite...


Allowed harvest levels on Haida Gwaii cut in half

05 Avril 2012 08:00

There is a new joint council, called the Haida Gwaii Management Council, that has been established between the Haida and the British Columbia government to govern the forest management of ... Lire la suite...


Prescribed burn planned for near Grand Forks, BC

04 Avril 2012 21:00

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning a prescribed burn in the Gilpin Creek and Morrissey Creek areas later this month. An information session ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper has a $73.5 million deficit in their pension plan

03 Avril 2012 20:00

Catalyst Paper has a $73.5 million shortfall in its pension plan. If the company’s restructuring plan fails, Catalyst Paper’s 1,200 pensioners and employees will lose about 30% of their pensions. Currently, ... Lire la suite...


Cascades acquires Bird Packaging Ltd.'s facilities in southern Ontario

03 Avril 2012 08:00

Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, has announced that its Norampac division has acquired Bird Packaging Limited‘s converting ... Lire la suite...


Employee at Resolute's Thunder Bay mill wins $50 million lottery

03 Avril 2012 08:00

Louis Chikoski, and his wife Jo-Anne, are $50 million richer after winning the March 23 Lotto Max jackpot. Louis has been working at the paper mill in Thunder Bay for 40 years and ... Lire la suite...


J.D. Irving Ltd. responds to New Brunswick's new Crown Forest management plan

02 Avril 2012 14:00

J.D. Irving Ltd. has several concerns with New Brunswick’s new Crown forest management plan. Among their concerns are that the new standards will require that they cut younger, ... Lire la suite...


Resolute reduces minimum tender condition and extends its offer for Fibrek

02 Avril 2012 09:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has announced that it has reduced to 59,502,822 shares the minimum tender condition of its offer to acquire all of the issued and ... Lire la suite...


Steelhead will refrain from tendering Fibrek shares to AbitibiBowater

01 Avril 2012 11:00

Following the announcement made on March 31, 2012 by Steelhead Partners, LLC and its affiliates, Fibrek Inc. understands that Steelhead intends not to tender any of its Fibrek shares to the unsolicited ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp wins ‘Safest Mill in Canada' award

31 Mars 2012 23:00

Northern Pulp, of Ambercrombie Point, Nova Scotia, has been selected as the safest operation in its class for 2011 according to Pulp & Paper Canada Magazine's ‘Safest Mill in Canada' competition. ... Lire la suite...


Resolute's Amos workers vote to sacrifice 28 jobs to stay open

31 Mars 2012 14:00

The unionized workers at Resolute Forest Products‘ Amos newsprint mill in Quebec have voted 67% in favour cutting 28 positions in order to keep their mill open. The tally of the vote ... Lire la suite...


Alexandria Moulding acquires Royal Woodworking Co. Ltd.

30 Mars 2012 09:00

Alexandria Moulding, a leading manufacturer and distributor of mouldings and related millwork products, today announced that they have acquired Royal Woodworking Co. Ltd. of Bradford Ontario (www.royalwoodworking.com), a ... Lire la suite...


New Brunswick releases its Crown forest management plan

30 Mars 2012 09:00

The New Brunswick provincial government announced today a Crown forest management plan that balances social, ecological and economic needs. “This balanced plan reflects the significant and helpful input I received ... Lire la suite...


Vote for which school will receive a $20,000 outdoor classroom

29 Mars 2012 20:00

MAJESTA, the household paper product line of J.D. Irving, has narrowed down their Trees of Knowledge competition to 10 finalists. The winning Canadian school will receive a $20,000 outdoor classroom. To ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber has a new Senior Vice President in Ontario

29 Mars 2012 20:00

EACOM Timber Corporation‘s Vice-President of Forest Operations in Ontario, Michael O’Blenis, is leaving EACOM to pursue a new career opportunity. Brian Nicks has been appointed in the position ... Lire la suite...


Canada's plan for Forestry Innovation in Canada's 2012 Budget

29 Mars 2012 19:00

The Government of Canada presented their Budget today for 2012 and beyond. Here is the information from today’s budget for “Forestry Innovation and Market Development Support“. Economic Action Plan 2012 proposes $105 ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury mill gets 60 day extension to creditor protection period

29 Mars 2012 13:00

The NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill was granted another extension for its creditor protection period by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court today. This extension is for 60 days. The company wanted 90 days, ... Lire la suite...


Elm tree pruning is banned in Saskatchewan between April 1 and August 31

29 Mars 2012 09:00

To reduce the risk of Dutch elm disease (DED), pruning of elm trees is prohibited throughout Saskatchewan each year from April 1 until August 31. Fresh cuts from pruning can attract the ... Lire la suite...


Amos employees say ‘no' to concessions, Resolute issues ultimatum

29 Mars 2012 08:00

The unionized employees at Resolute Forest Products‘ Amos Division in Quebec said ‘no’ to Resolute’s demand for concessions. The Amos division produces newsprint and employs about 160. In recent years, 35 ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber raises $40 million; Fairfax to own 26% of the shares and will nominate 2 directors to the board

28 Mars 2012 20:00

EACOM Timber Corp. entered into a binding agreement today for a $40 million secured debenture financing. $33 million of the financing is backed by Fairfax Holdings Limited. $7 million will be acquired by ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek and Mercer seek permission to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

28 Mars 2012 08:00

Fibrek Inc. has announced that, together with Mercer International Inc., it will seek permission from the Supreme Court of Canada to appeal the Québec Court of Appeal‘s decision ... Lire la suite...


Seasonal fire restrictions in BC's Cariboo Fire Centre start on Monday

27 Mars 2012 22:00

Effective Monday, April 2, 2012, at 12 noon, the size of open fires will be restricted within the Cariboo Fire Centre in British Columbia to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. ... Lire la suite...


Battle for Fibrek: Quebec Court of Appeal sides with Resolute

27 Mars 2012 21:00

The Quebec Court of Appeal has sided with Resolute Forest Products and has overturned a lower court ruling that had helped its rival in its attempt to acquire control of ... Lire la suite...


Grassy Narrows logging suspended during possible appeal

27 Mars 2012 19:00

In August 2011, an Ontario Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Grassy Narrows First Nation (Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek), by deciding that the government of Ontario does not have the power ... Lire la suite...


VIDEO: Pension Thieves: A Story of Brookfield Victims

27 Mars 2012 10:00

Here is a video made by Operation Maple featuring the Victims of Brookfield. The Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) filed legal actions in February in Quebec Superior ... Lire la suite...


White Birch employees vote ‘Yes' to accept final offer

25 Mars 2012 17:00

The vote by the unionized workers of the Stadacona mill yesterday was 79% in favour of accepting White Birch Paper Company‘s final offer. The offer includes significant concessions, but also ... Lire la suite...


Canada and Japan to enter free-trade talks

25 Mars 2012 16:00

Canada and Japan have agreed to enter talks to develop a free trade agreement. Exports to Japan could potentially increase by 67% with a free trade agreement in place. That would ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper voting on final offer today

24 Mars 2012 23:00

The unionized employees at White Birch Paper Co. in Stadacona, Quebec are voting today on the company’s final contract offer. White Birch laid off the 600 employees in December when ... Lire la suite...


Ligni Bel sawmill wins case against Nova Scotia Power

24 Mars 2012 23:00

Ligni Bel Ltd. will not have to pay its $85,000 fine from Nova Scotia Power. The fine relates to a power interruption call in January 2011. Nova Scotia Power said they contacted ... Lire la suite...


Update from Burns Lake: Half of Babine Forest Products employees have found work

24 Mars 2012 22:00

It has been more than two months now since the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, British Columbia was lost in an explosion and subsequent fire. Since then, roughly ... Lire la suite...


Canfor completes acquisition of Tembec assets

23 Mars 2012 23:00

Canfor has completed the acquisition of the Tembec Industries Ltd. southern British Columbia interior wood products assets consisting of the Elko and Canal Flats sawmills and approximately 1.1 million cubic metres ... Lire la suite...


PRT Growing Services Ltd. increased revenue by 27.8% in 2011

23 Mars 2012 23:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd. has released its fourth quarter and annual financial results for 2011. The company increased their profits in 2011 by 27.8% over 2010 results – to $33.3 million. PRT reported operating earnings of $5,419,000 ... Lire la suite...


Disguising cell towers as trees

23 Mars 2012 23:00

Bell Canada is planning to build 20 new cellphone towers north of Toronto, in cottage country, and plans to disguise the new towers as trees. The towers are to be built ... Lire la suite...


TD Green Streets funding 21 municipal forestry projects in Canada

21 Mars 2012 22:00

Today is World Forestry Day and TD Green Streets is celebrating by announcing the 21 Canadian communities that will receive TD Green Streets grants in 2012. Grants will be used to green ... Lire la suite...


Canadian Forest Service planning aerial spray for brown spruce longhorn beetle near Halifax

21 Mars 2012 20:00

Scientists from the Canadian Forest Service are planning an aerial spray program outside Halifax to hopefully slow the spread of the brown spruce longhorn beetle. The spray is a synthetic ... Lire la suite...


Slave Lake Pulp's biogas plant to be funding 40% by Alberta

21 Mars 2012 20:00

Slave Lake Pulp will receive $10 million from the province of Alberta for its new biogas facility. The biogas facility will treat processed pulp waste, converting it into a gaseous fuel (... Lire la suite...


End of paper making in Sault Ste. Marie? Details of St. Marys Paper sale

21 Mars 2012 14:00

Who is buying St. Marys Paper? A number company, 2319839 Ontario Inc., is in the process of purchasing St. Marys Paper. Ernst & Young, as receiver of St. Marys Paper, describes 2319839 ... Lire la suite...


Strike over at Maritime Paper Products

21 Mars 2012 12:00

After striking for 12 days, the unionized workers at Maritime Paper Products in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia have a new collective agreement. The new agreement is for 6 years and includes increases in ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper threatens to sell all its mills if restructuring plan isn't accepted this time

21 Mars 2012 08:00

If the creditors of Catalyst Paper don’t approve a restructuring plan this Friday, a plan that is similar to the one they have already rejected, then Catalyst Paper wants ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek / AbitibiBowater / Mercer

20 Mars 2012 21:00

The press releases seem never ending regarding the battle over Fibrek. The Financial Post has published the opinions of two market participants over the Fibrek situation: One wag used the ... Lire la suite...


Avrim Lazar retiring from Forest Products Association of Canada

20 Mars 2012 21:00

After ten years at the helm of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Avrim Lazar will be retiring to enjoy the next phase of his life. At the end ... Lire la suite...


TSX approves Fibrek's private placement of special warrants to Mercer

20 Mars 2012 09:00

Fibrek Inc. has just announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has determined to accept notice of Fibrek’s private placement of special warrants to Mercer International Inc. and has ... Lire la suite...


Changes proposed for Kruger's pension plan

20 Mars 2012 08:00

Next week the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Union Pensioners Committee will be meeting with retired employees from Kruger’s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill to discuss proposed changes ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper has a purchaser

20 Mars 2012 08:00

Ernst & Young Inc., the receivers for St. Marys Paper, have requested a court hearing on March 22 (Thursday) in Toronto to seek the court’s approval for the sale of St. ... Lire la suite...


SMART Christmas Tree Research Co-operative raising money to fund their research

19 Mars 2012 20:00

The Christmas Tree Research Centre at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College is researching how to grow a balsam fir that will stay fresh for longer periods of time. Christmas tree ... Lire la suite...


Unions and Catalyst Paper reach 5 year contract agreement

19 Mars 2012 19:00

Catalyst Paper now has new labour agreements with the unions representing than 1,000 paper and pulp workers at the company’s Crofton, Port Alberni, and Powell River mills. The new contracts ... Lire la suite...


Tembec announces first phase of $310 million investment to upgrade Temiscaming specialty cellulose manufacturing facility

19 Mars 2012 08:00

Tembec has announced a $190 million capital investment to upgrade its specialty cellulose manufacturing facility at Temiscaming, Québec. This investment will increase annual production of green electricity by up to 40 ... Lire la suite...


Resolute wins permission to appeal

19 Mars 2012 08:00

The Québec Court of Appeal has granted AbitibiBowater Inc. (doing business as Resolute Forest Products) permission to appeal the Court of Québec’s decision rendered on March 9, 2012. The ... Lire la suite...


Fort Frances kraft mill downtime due to lack of qualified personnel

17 Mars 2012 00:00

Resolute Forest Products shut down its kraft mill in Fort Frances, Ontario yesterday. The downtime is being blamed on a lack of qualified personnel for the 2nd class stationary engineer ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia announces $14.8 million for Port Hawkesbury mill

16 Mars 2012 11:00

Darrell Dexter, the Premier of Nova Scotia, is in Port Hawkesbury at this hour, making a funding announcement for the idled Port Hawkesbury mill. Premier Dexter’s announcement includes: A ... Lire la suite...


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16 Mars 2012 10:38

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CAW/CEP union merger talks continue

14 Mars 2012 20:00

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) are meeting again this week in Ottawa to further their discussions about a proposed merger ... Lire la suite...


Newfoundland and Labrador working on new sustainable forest management strategy

14 Mars 2012 19:00

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is working towards a new provincial sustainable forest management strategy. The next strategy will be for a 10 year term, and will replace the previous ... Lire la suite...


Growing criticism of B.C.'s raw log exports

14 Mars 2012 19:00

British Columbia‘s Forest Minister Steve Thomson has rejected the recommendations his own Timber Export Advisory Committee dozens of times in the past 3 months, resulting in millions of dollars worth ... Lire la suite...


Talks between CEP and Pacific West Commercial Corp. on hold

13 Mars 2012 21:00

Talks were held for 3 days over the weekend between the CEP and Pacific West Commercial Corp. over the sale of the idled NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia. Both ... Lire la suite...


NewPage reports net loss of $524 million in 2011

13 Mars 2012 20:00

NewPage Corporation has released its financial information for 2011. The company is reporting a net loss of $524 million in 2011 compared to a loss of $693 million in 2010. Net sales for 2011 were $3,502 million (... Lire la suite...


Ontario keeps Wolf Lake a forest reserve

13 Mars 2012 11:00

The province of Ontario is retaining the forest reserve status for the Wolf Lake Old Growth Forest in the Timiskaming District. This decision is aimed at protecting the environment and ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey began another 3 week shutdown yesterday

13 Mars 2012 08:00

Bowater Mersey in Nova Scotia started a 3-week shutdown yesterday. Resolute Forest Products has said the shutdown is due to a saturation in the world markets as well as a ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia makes regulatory change allowing the removal of private land from woodlot licences

12 Mars 2012 11:00

British Columbia has made an amendment to section 47.1 of their Forest Act that will allow private land to be removed from a woodlot. All potential private land removals will be ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper enters into Restructuring and Support Agreement

12 Mars 2012 10:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation has announced that the company has entered into an agreement (the Agreement) with certain holders of its 11% senior secured notes due 2016 (Senior Secured Notes) and 7 3/8% senior notes ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek wins appeal, Resolute extends its offer for Fibrek

10 Mars 2012 15:00

The Court of Québec has overturned on appeal the decision of the Bureau de décision et de révision (Québec) granting an order to cease trade the ... Lire la suite...


Kruger cuts 187 jobs at New Westminster Mill in BC

09 Mars 2012 15:00

Kruger has just cut 187 jobs at its New Westminster paper mill in British Columbia. The company will be shutting down two of the mill’s four production lines. These two ... Lire la suite...


Maritime Paper workers in Dartmouth on strike

09 Mars 2012 08:00

Unionized employees at Maritime Paper Products Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia went on strike this morning. The workers are members of Local 1520 of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. The ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Forest Products Association members produce $2.2 billion in 2011

07 Mars 2012 20:00

Values of lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association-member companies totaled approximately $2.2 billion for 2011. The value of production was down roughly $152 million or 6.6% from 2010. On a ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Decker Lake Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, BC

06 Mars 2012 15:00

There was a fire this morning at the Decker Lake Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, British Columbia. The fire started in the planer mill. Approximately 50 employees were on site ... Lire la suite...


Canfor says early break-up rumours are not true

06 Mars 2012 11:00

Canfor‘s director of public affairs and corporate communications, Christine Kennedy, said rumours that Canfor is anticipating an early break-up this year are not true. Kennedy said the company is ... Lire la suite...


Domtar warned not to demolish more buildings on federal land

05 Mars 2012 08:00

Last week Domtar demolished the century old Groundwood Pulp Mill on Chaudière island on the Ottawa side of the Ottawa River. Domtar said the building has been vacant since ... Lire la suite...


General Manager of Resolute's Thunder Bay mill promises 300 jobs

05 Mars 2012 08:00

Doug Murray, general manager Resolute Forest Products in Thunder Bay, Ontario said he is expecting to hire at least 300 skilled trades-people in the coming years. Upcoming jobs: 90 jobs when the ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth reports net income of $8.3 million in 2011

02 Mars 2012 08:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has announced its audited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. Highlights of 2011 Positive annual adjusted EBITDA of $12.5 million for 2011 and annual ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper posts net loss of $974 million in 2011

01 Mars 2012 21:00

Catalyst Paper has posted a net loss of $974.0 million in 2011 due in large part to asset impairments on Canadian and Arizona-based operations. Other factors contributing to the loss were capital ... Lire la suite...


CEP files legal action against directors of Fraser Papers

29 Février 2012 15:00

The Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada has filed legal actions in Quebec Superior Court against the directors of the former Fraser Papers, owned by Brookfield Asset Management. “Our ... Lire la suite...


Merritt, B.C. to get new provincial wildfire training centre

29 Février 2012 09:00

New capital funding announced as part of British Columbia’s Budget 2012-13 will allow an expanded zone office and new provincial wildfire training centre to be built in Merritt. The ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's executives receive bonuses for 2011

28 Février 2012 22:00

The Board of Directors of AbitibiBowater Inc. (doing business as Resolute Forest Products) has approved the payment of incentive awards for 2011. The following awards have been issued under the company’... Lire la suite...


Holdright Lumber Products being sued by Nova Scotia Business Inc. over an unpaid loan

27 Février 2012 21:00

Holdright Lumber Products, a lumber company on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, is being sued by Nova Scotia Business, Inc. over an unpaid loan. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury waiting for word about their mill

27 Février 2012 21:00

The Cape Breton Post is reporting today that frustration is mounting in the Port Hawkesbury area of Nova Scotia over the future of their mill. The community is waiting to ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia sets new cut level for Tree Farm Licence 49

26 Février 2012 22:00

Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut for Tree Farm Licence 49 in British Columbia will be decreased from 580,000 cubic metres to 330,000 cubic metres. In December 2005, the allowable annual cut was ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek plans to file appeal for cease trade decision regarding Mercer International's proposed offer

26 Février 2012 18:00

Fibrek Inc. announced that the Bureau de décision et de révision (Québec), the administrative tribunal with statutory jurisdiction in securities law and regulatory matters in the Province ... Lire la suite...


Canadian Wood Products and Tembec Announce an Exclusive Sales Agreement

24 Février 2012 00:00

Montreal, February 2, 2012. Today, Canadian Wood Products (CWP) with headquarters in Montreal along with Tembec announce that we have come to an agreement on the rights to market Tembec's MSR (Machine ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products says “2011 was a good year”

23 Février 2012 19:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has reported net income of $5.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 on sales of $220.7 million, compared to a net income reported for the fourth quarter of 2010 ... Lire la suite...


Resolute succeeds in obtaining cease trade decision

23 Février 2012 19:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has announced that the Bureau de décision et de révision (Québec) has accepted, with immediate effect, the company’s ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek reports a net loss of $79.9 million in 4th quarter

23 Février 2012 13:00

Fibrek is reporting a net loss of $79.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with net earnings of $2.6 million for the corresponding period of 2010. For the entire year of 2011, Fibrek ... Lire la suite...


Cascades permanently closes Enviropac plant in Toronto

23 Février 2012 09:00

Cascades Inc. has announced the permanent closure of Cascades Enviropac, located in Toronto. Production at this unit, specialized in the manufacturing of Technicomb™ honeycomb packaging, intended primarily for the furniture ... Lire la suite...


Coast Tsimshian Resources advances plan for mills in Terrace, BC

22 Février 2012 23:00

Coast Tsimshian Resources is advancing their plans for a sawmill and pellet plant in Terrace, British Columbia. Both mills will be built on what is known as the Poirier log ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper elects Jeffrey Marshall as Chair of the Board

22 Février 2012 23:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Jeffrey Marshall as Chair of the Board to replace Benjamin Duster. Marshall is also the Chair of Ormet ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey can't find enough forestry contractors in Nova Scotia

22 Février 2012 23:00

Resolute Forest Products has been looking for forestry contractors in Nova Scotia for their Bowater Mersey mill and is now hiring contractors from outside of the province. Resolute spokesman Pierre ... Lire la suite...


LETTER: Tembec Mill Decomissioned

21 Février 2012 08:00

A letter from the ForestTalk inbox: There is a big hole in my heart and I can't get the mill closer off my mind. I worked at the Pine Falls ... Lire la suite...


Interfor posts net quarterly loss of $6.5 million

20 Février 2012 08:00

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) has reported a net loss of $6.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Included in the company’s accounts in the quarter was the effect of ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp updates

17 Février 2012 23:00

Some updates from Terrace Bay Pulp: Insurance: Terrace Bay Pulp has general liability insurance until May 31, 2012. The company has made efforts to re-establish Replacement Property Insurance, but the only quote ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia's Auditor General releases his timber management report

17 Février 2012 13:00

British Columbia Auditor General John Doyle has released his latest report, An Audit of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations' Management of Timber. Nearly two-thirds of British ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber reports fourth quarter 2011 results

16 Février 2012 20:00

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reported earnings after discontinued operations of $6 million on sales of $650 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, and earnings after discontinued operations of $73 million, on sales ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia moves to protect old growth in Avatar Grove

16 Février 2012 14:00

The Government of British Columbia announced today that all of Avatar Grove, a unique stand of old-growth cedars near Port Renfrew, is now protected in an expanded old growth management ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek fighting for the rights of its shareholders to accept Mercer's superior offer

16 Février 2012 09:00

Fibrek Inc. announced today that a hearing before the Bureau de décision et de révision (Québec), the administrative tribunal with statutory jurisdiction in securities law and regulatory ... Lire la suite...


Aspen Planers updates Lillooet community leaders on status of veneer plant

15 Février 2012 09:00

Aspen Planer‘s executive David Gray met with Lillooet, British Columbia community leaders about the prospects for the company’s Lillooet veneer plant. Aspen Planers purchased the veneer plant from ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products announces $16 million investment in Saltair Sawmill

13 Février 2012 21:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has announced a $16 million investment in the Saltair Sawmill. The Saltair Sawmill, built in 1972, converts coastal mid-size logs into high value specialized lumber products in Hemlock, ... Lire la suite...


Update on weekend fire at Tolko in Kelowna

13 Février 2012 21:00

The fire at Tolko‘s mill in Kelowna, British Columbia on Saturday has caused an estimated $30,000 damage. An exact cause of the fire has not been determined. Platoon Captain Henry ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products extends hostile bid for Fibrek, and applies to cease trade Mercer's offer

13 Février 2012 21:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, announced two things today regarding its hostile bid for Fibrek Inc. First, they extended to February 23 the expiry date for their offer ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Tolko sawmill in Kelowna, BC

11 Février 2012 20:00

There was a fire this morning in the power plant of Tolko‘s sawmill in Kelowna, British Columbia. The Kelowna Fire Department responded to the fire around 11am. Workers on ... Lire la suite...


Sheraton Holdings Ltd. sawmill to reopen near Burns Lake, BC

10 Février 2012 13:00

Sheraton Holdings Ltd. will resume sawmilling operations at its facility east of Burns Lake, British Columba next month. The sawmill, which produces a variety of specialty products for domestic and ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey schedules 3 weeks of downtime

10 Février 2012 13:00

Resolute Forest Products is scheduling downtime at its Bowater Mersey mill in Nova Scotia. The downtime will begin on March 11 and will last for 3 weeks. A lack of orders is ... Lire la suite...


Mercer International Inc. enters into a support agreement to acquire Fibrek Inc.

10 Février 2012 11:00

Mercer International Inc. has entered into a support agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Fibrek by way of take-over bid. Highlights of the agreement: ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek schedules downtime at Fairmont mill

10 Février 2012 09:00

Fibrek Inc. has announced that it will be taking market-related downtime at its Fairmont Mill. The mill will be down for for approximately five weeks, beginning February 20, 2012, to manage its ... Lire la suite...


Canadian Wood Products et Tembec annoncent une convention de vente exclusive

10 Février 2012 00:00

Montréal, le 2 février 2012. Canadian Wood Products (CWP) dont le siège social est situé à Montréal et Tembec annoncent aujourd'hui qu'elles ont conclu une convention de vente ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek's shareholder rights plan has been cease traded, says Resolute

09 Février 2012 20:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has announced that the Bureau de décision et de révision (Québec) has ordered that all rights and securities issued ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products reports net income of $41 million in 2011

09 Février 2012 10:00

AbitibiBowater, doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has reported net income of $41 million for the year ended December 31, 2011 on sales of $4.8 billion. This can be compared to a net income ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports fourth quarter results for 2011

08 Février 2012 20:00

Canfor Corporation has reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of $44.1 million in its fourth quarter of 2011, as compared to a net loss of $21.6 million for the third quarter of 2011, ... Lire la suite...


Court approves Catalyst Paper's DIP financing

08 Février 2012 20:00

Updates from Catalyst Paper: The Supreme Court of British Columbia has approved advances under the debtor-in possession (DIP) financing of up to approximately $175 million from JP Morgan, subject to certain ... Lire la suite...


Babine Forest Products investigation continues

08 Février 2012 19:00

WorkSafe B.C. is continuing its investigation into the explosion that destroyed the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, British Columbia on January 20, 2012, killing 2 men and injuring 19 others. Heavy ... Lire la suite...


FPInnovations unveils its new organizational structure

08 Février 2012 18:00

FPInnovations unveiled its new organizational structure on Monday to its 550 employees across Canada. The reorganization came about after an in-depth review of FPInnovations’ business model which required a series of ... Lire la suite...


TSX to delist Catalyst Paper

08 Février 2012 10:00

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) will be delisting the common shares of Catalyst Paper Corporation at the close of market on March 8, 2012 for failure to meet the continued listing requirements ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products buys idled co-gen plant in Dolbeau, Quebec

06 Février 2012 20:00

Resolute Forest Products (formerly known as AbitibiBowater) has purchased the idled co-generation plant at Dolbeau, Quebec from Boralex for $5 million. AbitibiBowater idled its Dolbeau mill in June 2009, putting 240 workers out ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek receives independent formal valuation

06 Février 2012 20:00

Fibrek Inc. has received the results of a formal evaluation of the company’s common shares. Based upon and subject to the analyses and assumptions set out in its valuation, ... Lire la suite...


BC's Chief Forester says pine beetle kill wasn't as destructive as first feared

03 Février 2012 20:00

Jim Snetsinger, British Columbia’s Chief Forester, told a convention of the Western Silviculture Contractors’ Association this week that the historic mountain pine beetle infestation in interior B.C. wasn’... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser reports quarterly net earnings of $65 million

03 Février 2012 20:00

Weyerhaeuser has reported net earnings of $65 million in their fourth quarter on net sales of $1.6 billion. This can be compared to Weyerhaeuser’s net earnings of $171 million on net sales ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek expects to receive 3rd party proposals today

03 Février 2012 15:00

Fibrek Inc. announced today that a proposal has emerged from its strategic alternatives review process, which was initiated by Fibrek’s Board following the unsolicited insider bid made by AbitibiBowater ... Lire la suite...


$17 million in funding for Arbec to reopen Miramichi mill

03 Février 2012 14:00

The governments of New Brunswick and Canada are providing more than $17 million to Arbec Forest Products to restart the Miramichi OSB mill that was closed 5 years ago by Weyerhaeuser. Provincial ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reports net quarterly earnings of $61 million

03 Février 2012 09:00

Domtar Corporation has posted net earnings of $61 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. These results can be compared to net earnings of $117 million in the third quarter of 2011 and net ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury workers sue company for $168 million in unpaid severance, pensions, and benefits

03 Février 2012 08:00

The workers of the idled NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia have filed a lawsuit for $168 million against the company. The employees, represented by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (... Lire la suite...


Presentation made by Philippe Boisclair at the 6th International softwood conference Copenhagen 2011

02 Février 2012 00:00

Attached is the presentation made by Philippe Boisclair at the 6th International softwood conference Copenhagen 2011. The International Softwood Conference is the most prestigious annual event held in the industry. Speakers ... Lire la suite...


Who does Terrace Bay Pulp owe?

01 Février 2012 21:00

The document listing Terrace Bay Pulp‘s creditors is 8 pages long and totals $41,456,859.90 Canadian, and another $1,531,404.42 is owed in U.S. Funds. The biggest creditor is the Ontario Government at $24,166,666.00 ... Lire la suite...


A word from Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources

01 Février 2012 20:00

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, today addressed representatives of Canada's forest industry at a luncheon speech at PaperWeek 2012 in Montreal. The Minister highlighted the importance of partnerships, ... Lire la suite...


43 jobs cut in Corner Brook today

01 Février 2012 20:00

The meetings between Kruger and the 8 union locals representing its workers at the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill have concluded and the word is at least 43 full time jobs ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia in process of cutting stumpage by 30%

01 Février 2012 10:00

Dan Leger, former editor of Halifax’s Chronicle Herald, has broke the news on his personal blog that the Nova Scotia government is in the process of cutting stumpage fees ... Lire la suite...


Job cuts hitting Corner Brook Pulp & Paper today

01 Février 2012 10:00

The Western Star is reporting that Kruger is in the process of cutting jobs today at its Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill. Their sources say that all 8 union locals ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper to receive $175 million in DIP financing from JP Morgan

01 Février 2012 09:00

JP Morgan is providing Catalyst Paper with up to $175 million in debtor-in possession (DIP) financing to help fund its operations during its period of credit protection, under the Companies’ Creditors ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey cuts the price they'll pay for pulpwood by 10%

31 Janvier 2012 20:00

Bowater Mersey, in Nova Scotia, has cut the price it will pay for pulpwood cut on private land by 10%. The price was cut from $36/tonne to $32.50/tonne, effective January 30. This ... Lire la suite...


Domtar enters agreement to sell closed Lebel-sur-Quévillon mill to Fortress for $1

31 Janvier 2012 15:00

Domtar Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Fortress Global Cellulose Ltd, and with a subsidiary of the Government of Québec, for the sale of ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper to file for creditor protection

31 Janvier 2012 08:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation has announced that to facilitate an orderly restructuring of its business and operations, the board of directors of the company has approved a filing for an Initial ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper's reaction to Crofton ‘no' vote

30 Janvier 2012 08:00

5 of the 6 union locals representing Catalyst Paper‘s work force at its Crofton, Powell River, and Port Alberni paper mills have voted in favour of a new collective agreement. One ... Lire la suite...


Crofton PPWC Local 2 votes ‘no' to tentative agreement

29 Janvier 2012 22:00

Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) Local 2 of the Crofton Pulp and Paper mill have voted against their tentative agreement with Catalyst Paper. The vote was 58% against (132 voted Yes, 180 ... Lire la suite...


Norbord reports a loss of $11 million in 2011

27 Janvier 2012 20:00

Norbord Inc. has posted a net loss of $11 million for the full year of 2011, compared to a net earning of $13 million in 2010. “Our 2011 financial results are disappointing in absolute terms,” ... Lire la suite...


Resolute cuts 45 jobs in Fort Frances, Ontario

27 Janvier 2012 20:00

Resolute Forest Products (formerly AbitibiBowater), will not be recalling 45 people to work when they resume paper production next week. The 45 job cuts represent approximately 16% of the Fort Frances workforce. Communications, ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp under creditor protection, Mill is for sale

26 Janvier 2012 20:00

Terrace Bay Pulp is now in a period of creditor protection through the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). Ernst & Young Inc. has been appointed as Monitor by the Ontario Superior ... Lire la suite...


Tembec reports net loss of $16 million in its first quarter

26 Janvier 2012 10:00

Tembec has posted a net loss of $16 million on sales of $401 million in its first quarter, ending on December 24, 2011. For comparison, in the same quarter of 2010, the company reported a ... Lire la suite...


LETTER: Victims of Brookfield

25 Janvier 2012 20:00

I sympathise with White Birch Paper retirees. Let me tell you what I went through with the CCAA. I worked for 39 years at the Thurso paper plant. I worked both ... Lire la suite...


Crofton ratification vote scheduled for Saturday

25 Janvier 2012 20:00

Strenuous talks between Catalyst Paper and the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) ended last night with a tentative 5-year agreement for one of the union locals at the ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber assessing fire damage at Timmins sawmill

25 Janvier 2012 19:00

EACOM Timber wants to rebuild its sawmill that was heavily damaged by fire on Monday night in Timmins, Ontario. The fire was contained to the sawmill. The planer mill and ... Lire la suite...


United Steelworkers launch Burns Lake Fund to support Babine workers and families

24 Janvier 2012 18:00

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today the launch of a fundraising campaign and the creation of a trust account to provide support to the workers of Babine Forest Products and ... Lire la suite...


Kruger leaks its own internal memo to CBC

24 Janvier 2012 15:00

Kruger sent an internal memo to CBC in Newfoundland and Labrador this afternoon, seemingly by accident. In the internal memo, the company mentions the production costs at their Corner Brook ... Lire la suite...


CAW and the CEP are considering a merge

24 Janvier 2012 12:00

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) are considering merging, and forming a new Canadian union. For several weeks, these two large private-sector labour ... Lire la suite...


No job cuts made today in Corner Brook

24 Janvier 2012 12:00

This morning’s closed door meeting between Kruger and the Union (CEP) representing the workers at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper has concluded. No immediate job cuts were announced, however, ... Lire la suite...


Main building at EACOM Timber's sawmill in Timmins lost in fire

23 Janvier 2012 17:00

The main sawmill building at EACOM Timber‘s McChesney sawmill in Timmins, Ontario has been lost in a fire. Damage is estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Firefighters ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan extends pine beetle survey

23 Janvier 2012 17:00

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment has extended a contract for mountain pine beetle surveys due to a higher than expected number of infested trees found in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. ... Lire la suite...


Forest Products Assocation of Canada pleased with extension to Softwood Lumber Agreement

23 Janvier 2012 14:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, has today announced a two-year extension of the Softwood Lumber Agreement along with ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan buys 2.5 million tree seedlings

23 Janvier 2012 12:00

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment has contracted with a Saskatchewan nursery to grow and store 2.5 million tree seedlings, all destined for planting projects in the Provincial Forest. The pine seedlings ... Lire la suite...


Job cuts coming to Corner Brook Pulp and Paper

23 Janvier 2012 11:00

Job cuts of up to 90 positions are coming this week to Kruger‘s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Western Star has heard from sources indicating ... Lire la suite...


Softwood lumber act to be extended to 2015

23 Janvier 2012 08:00

The current Canada – US Softwood Lumber Act is set to expire in 2013. It seems that both countries have agreed to simply extend the current agreement for 2 years, rather than to ... Lire la suite...


Fire at EACOM's sawmill in Timmins, ON

23 Janvier 2012 08:00

A fire broke out last night around 8pm at EACOM Timber‘s McChesney sawmill in Timmins, Ontario. The fire was reported in the main sawmill building. Fire crews were unable ... Lire la suite...


Fort Frances mill soon to restart amidst rumours of job cuts

22 Janvier 2012 21:00

Resolute Forest Product‘s Fort Frances mill is scheduled to restart operations soon. Paper production was curtailed at the mill at the end of November, and both kraft and paper ... Lire la suite...


Hodgson's Chipping Ltd. closing its operations in Nova Scotia

21 Janvier 2012 19:00

Hodgson’s Chipping Ltd. will be closing up its operation in Truro, Nova Scotia this spring. The company has been in business for over 40 years and has progressed from being ... Lire la suite...


Roof literally blown off Babine Forest Products sawmill

21 Janvier 2012 18:00

Updates about the Babine Forest Products sawmill explosion last night: 19 people were sent to hospital. Injuries range from a broken arm to severe burns. 4 are in critical condition. 5 have been ... Lire la suite...


Explosion destroys Babine Forest Products injuring 19

21 Janvier 2012 09:00

An explosion and fire destroyed the Babine Forest Products mill near Burns Lake, British Columbia last night. At least 19 people have been sent to the hospital with minor to serious ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Newsprint halts production twice due to soaring power rates

20 Janvier 2012 21:00

Alberta Newsprint Company in Whitecourt, Alberta had to halt production twice this week due to soaring power rates in the province. In the extreme cold, demand for power in Alberta ... Lire la suite...


Resolute extends offer for Fibrek

20 Janvier 2012 20:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, has extended to February 13 the expiry date for its offer to acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of Fibrek Inc. ... Lire la suite...


Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Catalyst Paper's tax appeal

20 Janvier 2012 20:00

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed Catalyst Paper‘s appeal of their North Cowichan property taxes. The court sided with the district of North Cowichan, saying the community tax ... Lire la suite...


Ontario Auditor General urges tighter oversight of reforestation

20 Janvier 2012 10:00

The government should do more to oversee private-sector forest companies to make sure they do an adequate job of successfully reforesting areas where timber has been harvested, Ontario Auditor General ... Lire la suite...


Crofton workers continue negotiations with Catalyst Paper

20 Janvier 2012 09:00

Crofton Pulp and Paper workers are still working on a new contract with their employer, Catalyst Paper. At the same time, Catalyst Paper is trying to put together a restructuring ... Lire la suite...


True North Plywood in Cochrane, ON set to re-open

20 Janvier 2012 09:00

The True North Plywood plant in Cochrane, Ontario is planning to restart its plywood production in February. The plant has been idled for over a year. The plant was operated ... Lire la suite...


Heavy toll on property taxes as mills close

20 Janvier 2012 08:00

The Kenora Daily Miner and News took a look at the impacts being felt on property taxes in northwestern Ontario communities as our mills disappear. Some highlights: Dryden Property owners ... Lire la suite...


Canfor unveils new website

19 Janvier 2012 21:00

Canfor Corporation introduced their new corporate website today. Canfor said in a release today that their site has been redesigned to reflect the changing needs of the company and its ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek to oppose AbitibiBowater's application to strike down its shareholder rights plan

19 Janvier 2012 21:00

Fibrek Inc. announced today that a hearing before the Bureau de décision et de révision (Québec) (the “BDR”), the administrative tribunal with statutory jurisdiction in securities law ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury granted extension

18 Janvier 2012 20:00

NewPage Port Hawkesbury was granted an extension to its creditor protection period in court today. The company and its receiver Ernst & Young now have until the end of March to ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper wants to clarify

18 Janvier 2012 15:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation announced today that it has applied for and received an initial court order under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) to commence the consensual restructuring process with ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper files for creditor protection in the U.S.

18 Janvier 2012 12:00

Catalyst Paper, a Canadian company, has filed for creditor protection in the United States. Under the U.S. bankruptcy law, the Chapter 15 protection that Catalyst Paper filed for grants a ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper in court today. Mill soon to be for sale

18 Janvier 2012 09:00

Ernst & Young Inc., receiver and manager for St. Marys Paper, will be court today to seek court approval for their proposed sales process. St. Marys Paper, of Sault Ste. Marie, ... Lire la suite...


Update from Resolute on the status of their offer for Fibrek

17 Janvier 2012 19:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, hasannounced that it filed an application with the Bureau de révision et décision (Québec), the administrative tribunal with statutory ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury asks for 3rd extension

17 Janvier 2012 19:00

Tomorrow morning NewPage Port Hawkesbury will ask the court for a 3rd extension to their Stay Period under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) – until March 30, 2012. The company needs additional ... Lire la suite...


Forest Products Sector Council urges collaboration with Aboriginal peoples

17 Janvier 2012 10:00

Developing effective, local partnerships with Aboriginal peoples will be a critical factor in helping the Canadian forest products sector address future labour force requirements, according to a new report from ... Lire la suite...


Fortress Paper ramps up production of dissolving pulp

16 Janvier 2012 19:00

Fortress Paper Ltd. has ramped up production of dissolving pulp at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Quebec to approximately 60% of final targeted capacity since it announced production of ... Lire la suite...


Richard Garneau to participate in forest industry panel discussion

16 Janvier 2012 16:00

Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Forest Products, will participate in an upcoming panel discussion on transformation in the forest products industry. The panel discussion will occur ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp will not re-open as scheduled; Mill is for sale

16 Janvier 2012 06:00

Terrace Bay Pulp will not be restarting operations as scheduled on March 1st. And now the mill is for sale. It is believed that the current owner, The Buchanan Group, ... Lire la suite...


Largest stack pulled down at former Grant Forest Products mill in Timmins

15 Janvier 2012 21:00

Demolition is continuing of the former Grant Forest Products waferboard mill in Timmins, Ontario. Today one of the large emission stacks was pulled down. As a precaution, the nearby highway ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst board of directors recommends support for recapitalization transaction

15 Janvier 2012 13:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation has announced that the company has entered into an agreement for a recapitalization transaction that will result in a significantly reduced debt burden. Catalyst Paper’s management ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks working on investor

14 Janvier 2012 11:00

Global Sticks, near Thunder Bay, Ontario, is working on getting an investor so the plant can re-open soon. “We're trying to get it opened as soon as we possibly ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper declares Stadacona mill closed for good

13 Janvier 2012 20:00

White Birch Paper said the overwhelming rejection of its latest contract offer by the labourized work force at its Stradacona mill means the mill is now closed for good. “This ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey plans biomass project

13 Janvier 2012 19:00

Bowater Mersey is planning to install equipment to improve the heat recovery from the steam generated at the mill. By recovering this heat, Bowater Mersey would be able to generate 3.3 ... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser sells Miramichi mill

13 Janvier 2012 18:00

5 years after shutting it down, Weyerhaeuser has sold its Miramichi, New Brunswick mill to Quebec’s Arbec Forest Products. Arbec Forest Products is planning to re-open the mill later this ... Lire la suite...


London, Ontario starts cutting down their ash trees

13 Janvier 2012 08:00

The city of London, Ontario has started cutting down nearly 10,000 ash trees from public property because of the emerald ash borer. In the Jalna Boulevard neighbourhood of London, where crews ... Lire la suite...


91% of White Birch Paper employees vote to reject company's offer

12 Janvier 2012 13:00

The vote is an overwhelming “NO” at the idled Stadacona Mill in Quebec City. 91% of White Birch Paper‘s employees voted to reject the company’s offer. The Communications, Energy ... Lire la suite...


Ontario Forest Industries Association first participant in Ontario Wood program

12 Janvier 2012 07:00

The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) is the first participant in Ontario Wood, a new program designed to expand markets for Ontario wood products. The program encourages Ontarians to buy ... Lire la suite...


Another fire at North Enderby Timber

10 Janvier 2012 17:00

There has been another fire at North Enderby Timber in British Columbia. The fire broke out early this morning at a planer mill. The entire building housing the planer was ... Lire la suite...


Federal Government spends $500,000 to promote Atlantic Canadian wood

10 Janvier 2012 11:00

The Government of Canada is spending $500,000 over two years to encourage the use of Atlantic Canadian wood in regional construction projects. The money will go towards Atlantic WoodWORKS!, an initiative ... Lire la suite...


Polluted harbour near Marathon, Ontario mill will be cleaned up

10 Janvier 2012 08:00

Ball Packaging, former owner of Marathon‘s pulp and paper mill, Ontario, and the federal government, will be paying to clean-up Lake Superior’s Peninsula Harbour near Marathon, Ontario this ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products reaffirms its offer for Fibrek Inc.

09 Janvier 2012 21:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, today announced that it would issue a notice of variation to the offer circular and other ancillary documentation in connection with its ... Lire la suite...


Viridis Energy buys Enligna wood pellet plant in Nova Scotia

08 Janvier 2012 21:00

Viridis Energy Inc. of Vancouver has purchased Enligna Canada Inc. wood pellet plant in Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia. The purchase is subject to court approval because Enlinga Canada is in ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper Company presents global proposal to union employees of idled Stadacona Mill

07 Janvier 2012 10:00

White Birch Paper Company has announced that it has presented a global proposal to the employees of the idled Stadacona mill in Quebec City. Following a thorough analysis of the ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey extends shut down until Jan 16

06 Janvier 2012 18:00

Bowater Mersey had extended its shut down until January 16. The extension is being blamed on poor market conditions in Europe. Bowater Mersey’s CEO, Brad Pelley, said “Selling paper in ... Lire la suite...


Crofton Pulp and Paper to revote

06 Janvier 2012 18:00

Last week, CEP Local 1132 at the Crofton Pulp and Paper mill in British Columbia voted against a tentative deal with their employer, Catalyst Paper. Details are slim, but it seems ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products sells 25,000 acres of land to Nova Scotia

06 Janvier 2012 14:00

Nova Scotia has reached a deal with Resolute Forest Products (formerly AbitibiBowater), to purchase 25,000 acres of land for $23.7 million. This land deal is part of Nova Scotia’s assistance package ... Lire la suite...


Ledwidge Lumber sells 376 hectares to Nova Scotia

05 Janvier 2012 23:00

Ledwidge Lumber is selling 376 hectares of woodlands to the province of Nova Scotia for $1 million. The woodland is in the counties of Hants and Halifax in Nova Scotia. The purchase ... Lire la suite...


Campbell River faces tax shortfall after reassessment of the Elk Falls mill site

05 Janvier 2012 20:00

Catalyst Paper shut down its Elk Falls mill in Campbell River, British Columbia in 2010. At that time, Campbell River’s major industry tax base came to almost $96 million. In 2011, the ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products appeals tax rate in Fort Frances, Ontario

05 Janvier 2012 19:00

Fort Frances, Ontario is awaiting a decision that will have a major impact on their town’s finances. Resolute Forest Products (previously known as AbitibiBowater) has appealed their tax rate ... Lire la suite...


Harmac pulp mill to build electrical generation plant

05 Janvier 2012 09:00

Nanaimo Forest Products, owner of the Harmac pulp mill in British Columbia, is building an electrical generation plant at the mill. The company reached a 15 year deal with B.C. ... Lire la suite...


Who is Ron Stern, and what are his plans for the Port Hawkesbury mill?

05 Janvier 2012 00:00

Ron Stern, president of Stern Partners Inc., has been identified as the man behind Pacific West Commerical Corp‘s winning bid for the Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia. Who ... Lire la suite...


Pacific West Commercial Corp. is the winning bidder for NewPage Port Hawkesbury

04 Janvier 2012 16:00

Pacific West Commercial Corporation is the successful bidder for the idled NewPage Port Hawkesbury operation in Nova Scotia. The bid is now subject to meet several conditions, as well as ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek files Director's Circular rejecting the AbitibiBowater insider bid

03 Janvier 2012 08:00

Fibrek Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors filed its Directors’ Circular on December 30, 2011 recommending that Fibrek shareholders REJECT the AbitibiBowater Inc. (doing business as Resolute Forest Products) unsolicited ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper in receivership

01 Janvier 2012 10:00

On December 30, 2011 at 9am, St. Marys Paper of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario fell into receivership after failing to provide proof of sufficient insurance coverage to the court. The Ontario Superior ... Lire la suite...


Successful bidder for NewPage Port Hawkesbury to be made public next week

30 Décembre 2011 15:00

Today Ernst & Young is meeting with the four remaining bidders for the NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill today and is expected to publicly announce next week the identify of the successful ... Lire la suite...


Letter: Concerns about Abitibi

25 Décembre 2011 15:00

A message found in the ForestTalk.com inbox on this Christmas Day: To Whom it May Concern, On December 15th, 2011 Resolute Forest Products (aka Abitibi Bowater) announced that they would ... Lire la suite...


Fred Pinto, northern Ontario forester, shortlisted for United Nations Forest Hero Award

22 Décembre 2011 10:00

Fred Pinto has been shortlisted for the United Nations International Year of Forests – Forest Heroes Award, one of only three individuals being considered for the prestigious North American category. ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks has new business plan, hope to be back in business in January

22 Décembre 2011 08:00

Global Sticks of the Thunder Bay, Ontario area, is hopeful their new business plan will be the key to reopening their operation in January. Global Sticks president, Reggie Nukovic, said ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products temporarily closes kraft mill in Thunder Bay over the holidays

19 Décembre 2011 19:00

Resolute Forest Products is temporarily closing its kraft mill in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The mill will shut down on Friday and is scheduled to restart on January 2, 2012. Paper making operations ... Lire la suite...


Former Pope & Talbot workers launch class-action lawsuit for pension money

19 Décembre 2011 19:00

A group of 88 retired Pope & Talbot workers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the province of British Columbia. The group of 88, that includes about 50 former Harmac pulp mill employees, are ... Lire la suite...


Canadian/American Resolute Forest Products workers unite

19 Décembre 2011 12:00

American and Canadian union members who work for forest industry giant Resolute Forest Products (formerly AbitibiBowater) have joined forces to “speak with one voice” to the company. About 100 union delegates ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek's Board rejects unsolicited insider bid by AbitibiBowater

19 Décembre 2011 09:00

Fibrek Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously REJECTED the unsolicited insider bid of AbitibiBowater Inc. (carrying on business as Resolute Forest Products) for all issued and ... Lire la suite...


Freedom of information requests expose fines in B.C.'s forest industry

19 Décembre 2011 08:00

The Vancouver Sun has been investigating salvage logging of pine forests in British Columbia. Through freedom of information requests, The Vancouver Sun has uncovered documents relating to compliance-and-enforcement action taken ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products extends shutdown in Fort Frances, Ontario

16 Décembre 2011 19:00

Resolute Forest Products (formerly known as AbitibiBowater) is extending the shutdown at its mill in Fort Frances, Ontario. At the end of November, the company announced they would be curtailing ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper skips $21 million interest payment due today

15 Décembre 2011 10:00

Catalyst Paper Corporation has announced that, together with its financial advisor Perella Weinberg Partners, the company is continuing to review alternatives to address its capital structure. Debt reduction has been ... Lire la suite...


Domtar announces an increase to its share buyback program to one billion dollars

15 Décembre 2011 10:00

Domtar Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors authorized an increase to its share buyback program of $400 million. The original program announced on May 5, 2010 now has an aggregate authorization ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products announces commencement of formal take-over bid for Fibrek

15 Décembre 2011 08:00

AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products, announced today that it has formally commenced its offer to purchase all the issued and outstanding common shares of Fibrek Inc. The ... Lire la suite...


Fellow union workers donate $20,000 to NewPage Port Hawkesbury workers

13 Décembre 2011 12:00

Fellow pulp and paper workers have donated $20,000 to the idled workers of NewPage Port Hawkesbury in Nova Scotia. Mark MacLaughlin, president of Local 440 of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union, ... Lire la suite...


CelluForce starts operations in Windsor, Quebec

12 Décembre 2011 22:00

Members of the board, management and employees of CelluForce are pleased to announce the end of the construction phase and the start of operations at the first manufacturing plant for ... Lire la suite...


Court sides with White Birch, Stradacona mill closes

12 Décembre 2011 08:00

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) believed the closure of the White Birch Paper Stradacona newsprint mill in Quebec City is a lockout in disguise because the union was ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey lays off 20 non-unionized workers, 33 union workers take severance package

10 Décembre 2011 18:00

Bowater Mersey laid off 20 non-unionized workers yesterday. Pierre Choquette, a spokesman for Resolute Forest Products, told CBC News on Friday that non-union jobs are being cut as part of the ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia's PC party perplexed why NDP refuse to support Pension Benefits Act

09 Décembre 2011 09:00

Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster says he’s shocked at the NDP’s refusal to support and protect NewPage Port Hawkesbury pensioners. MacMaster brought forward amendments to the Pension Benefits Act ... Lire la suite...


Canfor retires its crane in Grande Prairie, Alberta

09 Décembre 2011 09:00

Canfor has retired the tall crane that stands tall above Grande Prairie, Alberta’s southwest end. The $3.5 million crane had operated for 25 years, but is no longer required since Canfor ... Lire la suite...


Moody's downgrades the world's paper and forest products industry

09 Décembre 2011 08:00

Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said yesterday that the next year or two for the world’s paper and forest products industry is going to be rough. Moody’s expects ... Lire la suite...


Ligni Bel fights $85K penalty from Nova Scotia Power

09 Décembre 2011 08:00

Ligni Bel Ltd. had a hearing with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board yesterday to fight the $85,000 penalty its sawmill was fined for ignoring an emergency request to shut ... Lire la suite...


Kitwanga Lumber applies for bankruptcy protection

08 Décembre 2011 09:00

Kitwanga Lumber Co. Ltd. has applied for bankruptcy protection. Kitwanga Lumber is a subsidiary of Pacific BioEnergy Corporation. Pacific BioEnergy purchased the Kitwanga sawmill in northwestern British Columbia out of ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Forest Products Association members produce $548 million of product in 3rd quarter

08 Décembre 2011 08:00

Values of lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association-member companies totaled approximately $548 million for the 3rd quarter of 2011. The value of production was down roughly $2 million ... Lire la suite...


PRT announces new corporate identity

07 Décembre 2011 14:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd., North America’s largest producer of container-grown forest seedlings, today unveiled a refreshed corporate identity. The new logo and positioning statement, Trusted to grow, better reflect ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan contributing $150,000 for mountian pine beetle fight in Alberta

06 Décembre 2011 13:00

Saskatchewan will be contributing $150,000 to the fight against mountain pine beetle in Alberta. The funding will be provided as part of a multi-year agreement with the Government of Alberta that ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper wins tax appeal

06 Décembre 2011 08:00

St. Marys Paper of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario has won a property tax appeal. The company appealed its property assessment for 2006, 2007, and 2008. An assessment board has ruled that the total ... Lire la suite...


Canfor permanently closes Rustad and Tackama operations

05 Décembre 2011 19:00

After a lengthy indefinite shut that followed the collapse of the United States residential housing market in 2008, Canfor Corporation has decided to close its historic Rustad Sawmill in Prince George, ... Lire la suite...


Harmac's workers receive their first dividend cheque

05 Décembre 2011 08:00

Approximately 300 workers at the Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia received their first dividend cheques last week. The workers each invested $25,000 into Nanaimo Forest Products to become part-owners of ... Lire la suite...


Ontario Minister of Natural Resources clarifies Global Sticks and its wood supply issue

03 Décembre 2011 20:00

Global Sticks, a manufacturer of value added wood products like popsicle sticks and tongue depressors, recently closed their operation in Thunder Bay, Ontario, laying off most of their employees while ... Lire la suite...


CEP praises Nova Scotia government

02 Décembre 2011 15:00

“The Government of Nova Scotia has shown leadership and commitment to the people it represents by stepping up to the plate to save hundreds of jobs at the Bowater ... Lire la suite...


Provincial money for Bowater Mersey – details

02 Décembre 2011 12:00

Premier Darrell Dexter is in Liverpool, Nova Scotia this afternoon to make a multi-million dollar announcement for the Bowater Mersey mill. Details that we know so far: 5 year, $26.5 million announcement ... Lire la suite...


Abfam sawmill has new timber supply and moves to year round operation

01 Décembre 2011 21:00

The Abfam sawmill, in Port Clements on Haida Gwaii, B.C., will soon be operating year round, thanks to a new timber supply. The family-based operation has only been running ... Lire la suite...


Province of Nova Scotia will be making a Bowater Mersey announcement tomorrow

01 Décembre 2011 20:00

Nova Scotia‘s Premier Darrell Dexter is heading to Liverpool, Nova Scotia tomorrow to make an announcement. Dexter has hinted to media that he will be making an announcement of ... Lire la suite...


Another bidder identified for NewPage Port Hawkesbury

30 Novembre 2011 15:00

Stern Partners has been identified as a bidder for the NewPage Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Nova Scotia. Stern Partners is a Vancouver based investment company that has invested in ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products issues 2010 Sustainability Report

30 Novembre 2011 09:00

Resolute Forest Products has issued its 2010 Sustainability Report, reviewing company performance in key areas such as environmental impact, stakeholder engagement, product stewardship, fiber sourcing, community relations, human resources, and health ... Lire la suite...


Alberta making progress against the mountain pine beetle

30 Novembre 2011 08:00

Aerial surveys show Alberta is making progress in its fight against mountain pine beetle infestations in some parts of the province. This year's aerial surveys show about 50% fewer red beetle-killed ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury gets timeline extension to sell mill

29 Novembre 2011 10:00

This morning the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has approved an extension to NewPage Port Hawkesbury‘s creditor protection period. Now the company has until January 20, 2012 to sell the Cape Breton ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey and NewPage Port Hawkesbury get 3 year power rate break

29 Novembre 2011 09:00

It isn’t the 5 year power rate break they had requested, but Bowater Mersey and NewPage Port Hawkesbury in Nova Scotia will be receiving a 3 year break on their power ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek acknowledge's Resolute Forest Product's unsolicited take-over bid

29 Novembre 2011 08:00

Overnight, Fibrek Inc. put out a press release acknowledging Resolute Forest Product‘s (formerly known as AbitibiBowater) unsolicited offer to acquire Fibrek. In the release, Fibrek said their Board of ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks wants a $2 million bailout

28 Novembre 2011 20:00

Global Sticks, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, wants a $2 million bailout to stay afloat. The plant uses birch to make value added wood products – like sticks for popsicles, ice cream bars, ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products plans take-over bid for Fibrek

28 Novembre 2011 20:00

Resolute Forest Products (previously known as AbitibiBowater) intends to make a formal take-over bid to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Fibrek Inc. “The acquisition of ... Lire la suite...


FPInnovations and Western Forest Products introduce a new green and cost-effective sound reduction product

28 Novembre 2011 18:00

A new wood sound abatement system made of B.C. Coastal hem-fir and developed by FPInnovations and Western Forest Products is providing municipalities with a natural, sustainable option to reduce ... Lire la suite...


Canfor to buy Tembec's wood product assets in southern B.C.

28 Novembre 2011 18:00

Canfor Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire Tembec Industries Ltd.'s southern British Columbia interior wood products assets, for a purchase price including working capital of $60 million. Canfor will ... Lire la suite...


NewPage under bankrupcty protection, but still wants a $3 million payout for 15 executives

28 Novembre 2011 12:00

NewPage Corporation may be under bankruptcy protection, but that hasn’t stopped the company from filing a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court asking for approval for $3 million in ... Lire la suite...


UNBC offers free courses for unemployed workers

27 Novembre 2011 20:00

The University of Northern British Columbia is offering two free programs through its Employment Skills Access Program, funded by the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. The programs offered are: Geographic ... Lire la suite...


Tembec closes sale of hardwood flooring assets

25 Novembre 2011 21:00

Tembec has closed the sale of its Toronto, Ontario flooring plant assets and its Muskoka and Vintage brands that was announced earlier this week. A private company, part of Boa-Franc ... Lire la suite...


Fire at NorSask Forest Products

25 Novembre 2011 21:00

A fire occurred at the NorSask Forest Products sawmill near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on November 17. The fire started in the dry kiln control room and caused structural and electrical damage ... Lire la suite...


Dark plume from Northern Pulp caused by tripped boiler

25 Novembre 2011 21:00

On Thursday a dark plume of smoke was released from the Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia (see photo from the Halifax Media Co-op). Don Breen, vice-president at Northern Pulp, ... Lire la suite...


Poll: Should Provinces be in the financing business?

25 Novembre 2011 15:00

This morning we learned that the province of Nova Scotia may be about to provide debtor in possession financing to NewPage Port Hawkesbury to keep the mill in a hot ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury seeks extension to creditor protection period

25 Novembre 2011 08:00

NewPage Port Hawkesbury filed a motion with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court yesterday asking the court to extend its period of creditor protection. The motion will be heard on Tuesday. ... Lire la suite...


Coast Tsimshian Resources signs contract to sell logs to Chinese company

25 Novembre 2011 08:00

Coast Tsimshian Resources has signed a contract to sell 150,000 cubic metres of logs to Fujian Hijong Wood Industry Co. Ltd. of Putian, China. Wayne Drury, Coast Tsimshian's general manager, said ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks update

25 Novembre 2011 08:00

The president of Global Sticks has finally confirmed what was publicly assumed – the company is in trouble. Reggie Nukovic, president of Global Sticks, said the plant near Thunder Bay, Ontario ... Lire la suite...


Resolute Forest Products curtails paper making in Fort Frances for the rest of the year

24 Novembre 2011 11:00

Resolute Forest Products, previously known as AbitibiBowater, is curtailing its Fort Frances, Ontario paper machines for the rest of the year. The downtime will start next week. 100 employees will be ... Lire la suite...


Sampson family now owns close to 50% of Harmac pulp mill

24 Novembre 2011 09:00

The Sampson Group now owns just less than 50% of the Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia, giving the Sampson family the controlling share of the mill. The employees own 25% ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp announces 3 months of downtime

23 Novembre 2011 13:00

Terrace Bay Pulp has decided to take 3 months of downtime, starting on November 30. There had been rumours for months that the pulp mill was struggling. Terrace Bay’s mayor, Mike ... Lire la suite...


Canfor's Polar sawmill still down after fire

23 Novembre 2011 08:00

Canfor‘s Polar Sawmill in Bear Lake, British Columbia is now expected to be down until Monday after Sunday’s fire at the facility. Initially it was hoped two shifts ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber planning 2 biomass-powered plants in B.C.

23 Novembre 2011 08:00

West Fraser Timber Company is considering building identical, biomass-powered generation plants at two of its subsidiaries in British Columbia. The plants are being planned in response to BC Hydro’s “... Lire la suite...


Conifex reports net loss of $2.2 million in third quarter

23 Novembre 2011 08:00

Conifex Timber Inc. is reporting a net loss of $2.2 million in its third quarter on sales of $38.2 million. Current quarter net loss improved by $1.4 million over the previous quarter. Net ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership partners with College of New Caledonia for training opportunities

21 Novembre 2011 19:00

Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP) has entered into a strategic partnership with the College of New Caledonia (CNC) in British Columbia. The agreement means the College of New Caledonia will ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Canfor's Polar Sawmill in Bear Lake, B.C.

21 Novembre 2011 19:00

There was a fire yesterday at Canfor‘s Polar Sawmill in Bear Lake, British Columbia. The fire started near a canter line around 5:30pm while welding work was underway. The ... Lire la suite...


Tembec sells hardwood floor assets, closes flooring plant in Huntsville, Ontario

21 Novembre 2011 15:00

Tembec has reached an agreement with a private company to sell its Toronto, Ontario flooring plant assets along with its Muskoka and Vintage brands. The closing of this transaction is ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks of Thunder Bay, ON seems to be short on cash

21 Novembre 2011 10:00

Global Sticks seems to be having financial difficulties. Global Sticks, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, uses birch wood to make value added products, like sticks used for ice cream bars, popsicles, ... Lire la suite...


CEP plans court challenge to White Birch Paper closure in Quebec

18 Novembre 2011 20:00

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) believes the recently announced closure of the White Birch Paper Stradacona newsprint mill in Quebec City is a lockout in disguise because the ... Lire la suite...


Wood First commitments in 40 local governments in B.C.

18 Novembre 2011 20:00

British Columbia’s Wood Enterprise Coalition (WEC) today congratulated Regional District of Kootenay Boundary on the passage of its new Wood First Resolution in support of the province’s Wood ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia's lumber producers have filed their statement of defense in latest softwood lumber round

18 Novembre 2011 19:00

British Columbia‘s lumber producers have filed their statement of defense against the U.S. allegations that Canada is exporting mountain pine beetle lumber at unfairly low prices. Their statement ... Lire la suite...


Kruger's paperboard mill in Montréal receives FSC® Chain of Custody certification

17 Novembre 2011 20:00

Kruger Inc. today announced that its Place Turcot paperboard mill in Montréal has been awarded Chain of Custody (CoC) certification by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). The certificate, issued ... Lire la suite...


Tembec's $190 million investment in cogeneration in Témiscamingue

17 Novembre 2011 13:00

Tembec is investing $190 million into a cogeneration project at its Témiscamingue facility in Quebec. The cogeneration project will replace three old boilers with one modern high-pressure unit burning liquors ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey gets tax break

17 Novembre 2011 13:00

The Region of Queens Municipality in Nova Scotia has voted today to give the Bowater Mersey mill a moderate tax break of 15%, or approximately $135,000/yr over 10 years. Mayor John Leefe ... Lire la suite...


Conifex proceeds with acquisition of lumber distribution and transportation businesses

16 Novembre 2011 23:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has announced that, further to its previously announced letter of intent, it has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the commodity lumber ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's compensation package for their new Chief Financial Officer

16 Novembre 2011 23:00

Jo-Ann Longworth took over the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AbitibiBowater (now Resolute Forest Products) when William G. Harvey stepped down from the position on ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey workers vote in favour of concessions

16 Novembre 2011 20:00

The unionized workers of Bowater Mersey have voted ‘Yes’ tonight. The vote was very close. 51.7% voted in favour of the job cuts and concessions. More soon… Posted by ForestTalk.comPosted ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber Corp. posts another loss; Significant doubt company can continue as a going concern

16 Novembre 2011 20:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has posted a net loss of $604,000 in its third quarter of 2011, compared to a net loss of $9.2 million in the same quarter in 2010. The improvement over the ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper Company idles Stradacona Mill in Quebec City

16 Novembre 2011 18:00

White Birch Paper Company has announced that it will cease production temporarily at its Stadacona paper mill, in Quebec City, commencing December 9, 2011. White Birch will review the viability of the ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey vote tonight

16 Novembre 2011 09:00

Just two years into their five year contract with their employer, the workers of Bowater Mersey have been asked to vote on a new contract tonight. Resolute Forest Products (formerly ... Lire la suite...


Forest Innovation by Research and Education (FIBRE) unveiled

15 Novembre 2011 17:00

FIBRE, or Forest Innovation by Research and Education, is the newly created organization that has been structured to build synergies among eight Forest Sector University R&D Networks funded by ... Lire la suite...


New woodlot license available near Gold River, B.C.

15 Novembre 2011 12:00

The province of British Columbia has made a new woodlot license available near Gold River, British Columbia. Woodlot licences are small, area-based tenures that combine private land with up to 800 ... Lire la suite...


Tembec reports net loss of $17 million in its latest quarter

15 Novembre 2011 10:00

Tembec has posted a net loss of $17 million on consolidated sales of $421 million. Operating earnings before depreciation, amortization and other specific or non-recurring items (EBITDA) was $19 million for the three-month ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper posts net loss of $205.7 million in third quarter

15 Novembre 2011 08:00

Catalyst Paper has posted a a net loss of $205.7 million on sales of $340.3 million during the third quarter of 2011. The net loss was largely due to a $151.0 million impairment charge ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones reports net income of $16.6 million in third quarter

11 Novembre 2011 16:00

Stella-Jones has reported a net income of $16.6 million in their latest quarter. “Stella-Jones continues to benefit from robust investment in the North American rail and electrical utility infrastructure, which led ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net income of $7.6 million in third quarter

11 Novembre 2011 12:00

Western Forest Products has announced a $7.6 million net income in its third quarter of 2011. EBITDA was $18.1 million in the quarter which is a significant increase over the $11.8 million achieved in ... Lire la suite...


PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund files last quarterly report

11 Novembre 2011 12:00

PRT Growing Services Ltd. has announced third quarter results for the PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund. This is the last quarterly report for the PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund as, ... Lire la suite...


Canada and B.C. Announce Funding for Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project

11 Novembre 2011 12:00

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations for British Columbia, and representatives from Canada’s ... Lire la suite...


Cascades reports net loss of $19 million in third quarter

10 Novembre 2011 09:00

Cascades Inc. has reported a loss of $19 million in the third quarter of 2011. In the same quarter last year, Cascades reported a profit of $24 million. Highlights of Cascades third quarter: ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater/Resolute Forest Products works on its environmental reputation

10 Novembre 2011 09:00

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is welcoming Resolute Forest Products (AbitibiBowater) as the the newest member of its prestigious Climate Savers program. The WWF describes Resolute Forest Products as an “... Lire la suite...


FPAC pleased with Government's recent promotion of Canadian wood in Asia

09 Novembre 2011 13:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, has promoted Canadian wood frame construction as environmentally friendly and energy efficient during ... Lire la suite...


Taan Forest achieves FSC certification on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

09 Novembre 2011 13:00

Taan Forest, owned by the Haida Enterprise Corporation of Haida Gwaii, in British Columbia, has successfully achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. “This investment by the Haida people in ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth Lumber records net loss in third quarter

09 Novembre 2011 08:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has recorded a net loss from continuing operations of $58.9 million in the third quarter of 2011 compared to net income of $10.5 million in the third quarter of 2010. ... Lire la suite...


Pulp mill closures in Nova Scotia now affecting sawmills and private woodlot owners

09 Novembre 2011 08:00

With NewPage Port Hawkesbury closed and for sale, and with the future of Bowater Mersey very uncertain, Nova Scotia’s sawmills and private woodlot owners are feeling the effects. Recent ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp should reopen by the weekend

08 Novembre 2011 10:00

Operations are expected to resume at Terrace Bay Pulp by this weekend. The mill has been shut down since the explosion on October 31 of the large blow tank killed one ... Lire la suite...


Logging truck drivers on strike in Fort St. John, B.C.

08 Novembre 2011 09:00

Logging truck drivers are on strike and stopped all wood delivery yesterday to the Canfor and Peace Vally OSB plants in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The truck drivers are ... Lire la suite...


Tolko truckers took job action yesterday morning

08 Novembre 2011 09:00

Logging truck drivers working for Tolko took job action in British Columbia yesterday morning. Up to 60 drivers that deliver to a number of Tolko’s operations, including White Valley, Lavington, ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater becomes Resolute Forest Products today

07 Novembre 2011 09:00

AbitibiBowater is attempting to wipe the slate clean by re-branding itself with a new name and identity today. AbitibiBowater is now known as Resolute Forest Products. “The launch of our ... Lire la suite...


Superior Fine Papers has not removed chemicals from site

05 Novembre 2011 18:00

Once again, dangerous chemicals have been left behind in a closed paper mill with no power, no heat, and with winter approaching. This time it is the Cascades/Thunder Bay ... Lire la suite...


Minas Basin Pulp and Paper reduces workforce 8%

04 Novembre 2011 08:00

Minas Basin Pulp and Paper in Hantsport, Nova Scotia announced it is reducing its workforce by 8%. “Yesterday we made the tough decision to reduce our workforce in the order of ... Lire la suite...


Interfor posts quarterly results and announces upgrades for Castlegar and Grand Forks

03 Novembre 2011 19:00

International Forest Products (Interfor) has reported a net income of $6,000 in the third quarter of 2011. Sales revenue in the third quarter was $200.2 million, up $12.0 million or 6.4% versus the second quarter, ... Lire la suite...


1 pilot, 2 Tembec workers killed in helicopter crash near Kapuskasing, Ontario

02 Novembre 2011 21:00

A helicopter crashed near Kapuskasing, Ontario this morning, killing all 3 men on-board. The men have been identified as: Pilot Greg Sawyer, 39, of North Bay, Ontario Dan Simis, 47, of Val Rita, ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater says it will close Bowater Mersey without help from its employees and the province

02 Novembre 2011 12:00

AbitibiBowater has delivered an ultimatum. The province of Nova Scotia, and its employees, need to come up with a profitable plan for their Bowater Mersey mill, or it will close. ... Lire la suite...


New toonie will celebrate Canada's boreal forest

02 Novembre 2011 11:00

The Royal Canadian Mint is producing a new 2011 two-dollar Canadian coin honouring Canada’s Boreal Forest. This new toonie is the second coin in a 5 coin set celebrating the outdoors. 5 ... Lire la suite...


Update on explosion at Terrace Bay Pulp

02 Novembre 2011 10:00

Local residents have identified TJ Berthelot as the victim of Monday’s explosion at Terrace Bay Pulp. TJ Berthelot was from nearby Schreiber, Ontario. In his late twenties, Berthelot leaves ... Lire la suite...


Four bidders still in the running for NewPage Port Hawkesbury

02 Novembre 2011 10:00

Ernst & Young, court appointed monitors overseeing the creditor protection period for NewPage Port Hawkesbury, has told a Nova Scotia court this morning that they have only narrowed the list of ... Lire la suite...


Kitwanga sawmill closes temporarily

02 Novembre 2011 09:00

The Kitwanga sawmill in northwestern British Columbia just opened in June, but due to a swift decline in lumber demand, the mill is already taking downtime. “We started the ... Lire la suite...


Wrap-up of the Ontario forest fire season for 2011

01 Novembre 2011 19:00

2011 was a busy fire season for Ontario. Ontario experienced 1,330 fires affecting 632,533 hectares. Much of the area burned in Ontario in 2011 was due to a handful of very large fires. In ... Lire la suite...


Slave Lake wildfires likely arson

01 Novembre 2011 13:00

The wildfires that devastated the town of Slave Lake, Alberta in May may have been arson. The Government of Alberta has turned over all information about the fire to RCMP ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey schedules downtime

01 Novembre 2011 12:00

Downtime has been scheduled for Bowater Mersey Paper Company Ltd for November 14 – 21, and tentatively for December 19 – January 2. Bowater Mersey employs 278 people and operates two paper machines in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's CEO prepared to forgo his $1.7 million bonus to make a point

01 Novembre 2011 09:00

Richard Garneau, CEO of AbitibiBowater, said his top priority is the long-term success of the company and he is “prepared to forgo $1.7 million in personal compensation this year to make [... Lire la suite...


Explosion at Terrace Bay Pulp?

31 Octobre 2011 20:00

There are reports tonight that there may have been an explosion at Terrace Bay Pulp, in Terrace Bay, Ontario late this afternoon. Emergency crews are at the scene. This story ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater reports net loss of $44 million in third quarter

31 Octobre 2011 08:00

AbiitibBowater has reported a net loss of $44 million in its third quarter of 2011 on sales of $1.2 billion. This compares with a net loss of $829 million on sales of $1.2 billion in ... Lire la suite...


Paper Excellence is one of the bidders for NewPage Port Hawkesbury

29 Octobre 2011 10:00

Halifax’s Chronicle Herald is reporting this morning that Paper Excellence Canada is one of the 8 bidders for the NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill. Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corp., a subsidiary ... Lire la suite...


Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal decides on cleanup responsibilities for Marathon Pulp

28 Octobre 2011 23:00

Back in September we learned that the Ontario Ministry of Environment, former mill co-owner Tembec, and other unnamed “parties” reached a tentative settlement regarding the environmental cleanup of the ... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber reports third quarter loss of $341K

28 Octobre 2011 10:00

Acadian Timber Corp. has reported a loss of $341,000 in its third quarter of 2011. Acadian generated net sales of $17.5 million on sales volume of 341 thousand m3, which represents a $0.3 million, or 2%, ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports net quarterly loss of $9.6 million

28 Octobre 2011 10:00

Canfor Corporation has posted a net loss of $9.6 million in the third quarter of 2011, compared to net income of $26.2 million for the second quarter of 2011 and net income of $37.2 million ... Lire la suite...


Why the ‘Occupy' movement? A true story

28 Octobre 2011 08:00

Letter to the editor I worked at the Fraser Papers’ mill in Edmundston, New Brunswick for 36 years. On each pay cheque, I contributed a portion of my wages to the ... Lire la suite...


Norbord reports loss of $1 million in third quarter

28 Octobre 2011 08:00

Norbord Inc. is reporting a loss of $1 million in the third quarter of 2011 compared to earnings of $1 million in the second quarter of 2011. In the third quarter of 2010, Norbord reported ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper workers give the company until January to restart the mill

28 Octobre 2011 08:00

The workers of St. Marys Paper in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario are giving their employer until January 31, 2012 to restart or sell the mill before they plan to launch legal action ... Lire la suite...


$350K for independent woodlot owners in eastern Nova Scotia

27 Octobre 2011 11:00

The province of Nova Scotia is following up on a commitment in the province’s new natural resources strategy to help Nova Scotia woodlot owners manage their properties ecologically and ... Lire la suite...


Domtar posts net earnings of $117 million in third quarter

27 Octobre 2011 08:00

Domtar Corp. has posted net earnings of $117 million in their third quarter. For comparison, Domtar reported net earnings of $54 million in the second quarter of 2011 and net earnings of $191 million ... Lire la suite...


Who wants to buy NewPage Port Hawkesbury?

26 Octobre 2011 19:00

Their identifies are not public, but we do know now that 8 bidders have firmed up their interest for the idled NewPage Port Hawkesbury operation with a $250,000 deposit. The court appointed ... Lire la suite...


Cheslatta Forest Products mill officially closed

26 Octobre 2011 10:00

Cheslatta Forest Products Ltd. has officially closed its mill in British Columbia. The mill started full time production back in 2001. The sawmill ceased operations in October 2008. The shutdown was thought ... Lire la suite...


J.D. Irving closing Doaktown and Kedgwick sawmills in New Brunswick

25 Octobre 2011 22:00

J.D. Irving is temporarily closing its sawmills in Kedgwick and Doaktown, New Brunswick. Kedgwick will close between December 2 and spring, 2012. Doaktown will close between December 23 and February 23, 2012. There will ... Lire la suite...


Bowater Mersey asks for power rate discount

24 Octobre 2011 18:00

Bowater Mersey attended a Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board hearing today in Halifax to plead their case for a special 5 year electricity rate discount. Both Bowater Mersey Paper Company ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber reports net earnings of $6 million in third quarter

24 Octobre 2011 18:00

West Fraser Timber has reported its third quarter results today. Net profit for the quarter was $6 million from continuing operations, or $37 million in profit after discontinued operations (sale of the ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp works on 3 Green Transformation projects during shutdown

22 Octobre 2011 20:00

Northern Pulp will wrap up its scheduled maintenance shutdown on Monday. Starting on October 16, the mill has been busy working on three major Green Transformation projects during this shutdown: A ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia's new Natural Resource Road Act Project

21 Octobre 2011 08:00

The Government of British Columbia is inviting its citizens to to comment on a policy project for better regulation of natural resource roads. The Natural Resource Road Act Project aims ... Lire la suite...


First Nations want to dissolve Two Feathers Forest Products initiative

21 Octobre 2011 08:00

Two Feathers Forest Products is a partnership formed in 2008 between Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation, and the Wood Tech Group from Finland with the ... Lire la suite...


Ontario puts Forestry back in Natural Resources

20 Octobre 2011 21:00

In September 2009, the Government of Ontario removed the role of Forestry from its Ministry of Natural Resources and realigned the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to include Forestry. The ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Domtar's mill in Dryden, Ontario

20 Octobre 2011 13:00

CKDR Dryden is reporting that quick work by mill crews and the Dryden Fire Service this morning prevented a major fire at Domtar‘s mill in northwestern Ontario. The fire ... Lire la suite...


Update on injured workers in Thunder Bay

20 Octobre 2011 09:00

The two AbitibiBowater workers who were injured in Thunder Bay on Tuesday have been released from the hospital. The workers were injured when a grinder hood fell from a maintenance ... Lire la suite...


Two AbitibiBowater workers injured in Thunder Bay

18 Octobre 2011 21:00

Two workers at AbitibiBowater‘s sawmill in Thunder Bay, Ontario were injured today after an overhead crane collapsed. The accident occurred on the third floor of one of the buildings ... Lire la suite...


Emerald ash borer range expanding in Ontario

17 Octobre 2011 20:00

An emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has been found in a trap just 6km south of Bruce County in southern Ontario. Until a beetle is officially found in the twin ... Lire la suite...


Transformative Technology – Pilot Scale Demonstration Program announcements in Quebec

13 Octobre 2011 21:00

Today the Government of Canada made two announcements through the Transformative Technology – Pilot Scale Demonstration Program in Quebec. Tembec in Temiscaming, Quebec, is receiving $3.5 million in a joint project ... Lire la suite...


Alberta-Pacific receives $4.5 million through the Forest Industry Transformation Program

13 Octobre 2011 20:00

The Government of Canada is providing a $4.5 million investment for Alberta-Pacific in Boyle, Alberta. The investment is coming from the Forest Industry Transformation Program. Alberta-Pacific will use the investment to ... Lire la suite...


Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program investments announced

13 Octobre 2011 20:00

The Government of Canada has made $41.9 million in funding announcements through their Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. West Fraser Mills Ltd. of Quesnel, British Columbia is receiving $2 million for ... Lire la suite...


J.D. Irving closes Deersdale sawmill in New Brunswick

13 Octobre 2011 13:00

J.D. Irving is closing its Deersdale sawmill near Juniper, New Brunswick on October 28. 65 unionized workers, and 8 staff members, will be on layoff. Irving spokeswoman Mary Keith said “Where we ... Lire la suite...


Cascades decides to close Norampac plant in Le Gardeur, Quebec

12 Octobre 2011 20:00

Cascades is continuing to consolidate its operations, by announcing the closure of its Norampac plant in Le Gardeur, Quebec. The Le Gardeur plant is specialized in the conversion of corrugated ... Lire la suite...


Unionized workers of St. Marys Paper schedule meeting to discuss options

12 Octobre 2011 14:00

The workers of St. Marys Paper in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario have scheduled a meeting for October 18. The mill hasn’t operated since the spring. The workers are frustrated and ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products to sell Tree Farm Licence 60 to the Taan Forest Limited Partnership

11 Octobre 2011 21:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its Tree Farm Licence 60 and related assets on Haida Gwaii to Taan Forest Limited Partnership, a partnership of the Council ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater appoints Silvana Travaglini as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

11 Octobre 2011 20:00

AbitibiBowater Inc. has appointed Silvana Travaglini as vice president and chief accounting officer, effective November 15, 2011. Mrs. Travaglini, age 45, was previously employed with Société générale de financement du ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones intends to acquire Thompson Industries

11 Octobre 2011 10:00

Stella-Jones Inc. today announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Thompson Industries, Inc., a provider of treated wood products to the railroad industry. The letter ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Changing Name to Resolute Forest Products

11 Octobre 2011 09:00

AbitibiBowater announced today that it will change the company name to Resolute Forest Products as of November 7, 2011. “We are changing our name to Resolute Forest Products to better reflect the ... Lire la suite...


Tembec sells its closed Pine Falls mill in Manitoba

07 Octobre 2011 13:00

Tembec announced today that Pine Falls Development Corporation (PFDC) has acquired the Tembec Pine Falls, Manitoba mill property and assets. PFDC is an investment project of NRI Global Inc., a ... Lire la suite...


Conifex Timber amends schedule for energy supply contract in B.C.

06 Octobre 2011 13:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement modifying certain terms of its Electricity Purchase Agreement with BC Hydro from its bioenergy operation in Mackenzie, British ... Lire la suite...


List of bidders for NewPage Port Hawkesbury reduced from 21 to 14

05 Octobre 2011 12:00

A few NewPage Port Hawkesbury updates: List of bidders has been further reduced from 21 to 14 NewPage Port Hawkesbury has had their court protection from creditors extended until December 9 Nova Scotia ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater reduces their debt by $85 million

04 Octobre 2011 20:00

AbitibiBowater Inc. has announced that the company would take advantage of its strong liquidity position to redeem an additional $85 million of its debt. The redemption will reduce AbitibiBowater’s total ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers retirees launch Victims of Brookfield Association

04 Octobre 2011 12:00

On Thursday (October 6th), workers of the former Fraser Papers plant will hold a news conference in Edmundston, New Brunswick to officially launch the Victims of Brookfield Association as part ... Lire la suite...


Ligni Bel lumber mill hit with $85K penalty from Nova Scotia Power

04 Octobre 2011 10:00

The Ligni Bel Ltd. lumber mill in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, has been hit with a $85,000 penalty tacked on to their power bill from Nova Scotia Power. The fine relates ... Lire la suite...


Meadow Lake Tribal Council plan biomass power plant in Saskatchewan

04 Octobre 2011 09:00

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) plans to construct a $150 million biomass power plant in northern Saskatchewan. The power plant will run on bark, branches, sawdust, wood chips and other ... Lire la suite...


21 potential purchasers interested in the NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill

04 Octobre 2011 08:00

Ernst & Young have released their second report as monitor over the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement act (CCAA) proceedings for NewPage Port Hawkesbury in Nova Scotia. In the report, the company said ... Lire la suite...


Grant Forest Products OSB mill in Timmins, Ontario is being demolished

02 Octobre 2011 18:00

The Grant Forest Products OSB mill in Timmins, Ontario is currently being demolished. It’s been 5 years since the mill operated. On September 9, 2006, Grant Forest Products locked the plant’s ... Lire la suite...


Winton Global Lumber's permanent closure announced

30 Septembre 2011 11:00

Sinclar Group Forest Products has announced it will not resume operations at its Winton Global Lumber plant sites. “As a long-standing, family-run company that has been operating in Prince ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp announces 2 week delay to start up Northwood Pulp in Prince George, B.C.

29 Septembre 2011 21:00

Canfor Pulp Products Inc., which owns 49.8% of Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, has announced that the start-up of one line of its two-line Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia ... Lire la suite...


Forest workers protest B.C.'s continued export of raw logs

29 Septembre 2011 10:00

Forest workers protested in Nanaimo, British Columbia yesterday afternoon over the province’s continued export of raw logs. Hundreds of workers and their supporters gathered for a march and rally ... Lire la suite...


Brinkman and Associates Reforestation fined in connection to drowning deaths

28 Septembre 2011 11:00

WorkSafe BC has fined Brinkman and Associates Reforestation $2,593.85 in connection with the drowning death of two of it workers on October 30, 2008. Seven of Brinkman and Associates’s workers were travelling ... Lire la suite...


Lessons learned from the 2010 Nisbet fire in Saskatchewan

26 Septembre 2011 12:00

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Wildfire Management Branch has released the results of a study completed on a wildfire, the “Nisbet fire”, that occurred near the City of Prince Albert ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater might restart Dolbeau mill, after workers agree to change their contracts

23 Septembre 2011 21:00

AbitibiBowater is consideirng restarting their Dolbeau paper mill in Quebec after its unionized workers unanimously agreed to change their contracts. AbitibiBowater idled the Dolbeau mill in June 2009, putting 240 workers out ... Lire la suite...


University of British Columbia receives $32.6 million for genomic-based forestry research

23 Septembre 2011 17:00

The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada's forests healthier and more ... Lire la suite...


Update on the Boundary Sawmill in Midway, B.C.

23 Septembre 2011 15:00

Everything has finally come together for the reopening of the Boundary Sawmill in Midway, British Columbia. The mill was closed in 2007 when its owner, Pope & Talbot, went bankrupt. There was ... Lire la suite...


Judge approves reserve funds for payments to NewPage Port Hawkesbury's wood suppliers and contractors

23 Septembre 2011 14:00

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has approved the plan today to see the NewPage Port Hawkesbury‘s wood suppliers and forest contractors get paid. Two funds are now in ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia launches online Network of Stewardship Woodlots database

23 Septembre 2011 13:00

The Government of Nova Scotia is moving forward with a new online tool that promotes sustainable woodlot management by helping woodland owners network with each other. The Network of Stewardship ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia's Forest Community launches online Wood Network

23 Septembre 2011 12:00

British Columbia is about to have its own online wood marketplace. The creation of an interactive website designed to connect buyers and sellers of BC forest products will help BC ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia taxpayers to pay $988,200 of NewPage Port Hawkesbury's debt

22 Septembre 2011 09:00

Taxpayers in Nova Scotia are now on the hook for almost a million dollars of NewPage Port Hawkesbury‘s debt. The province of Nova Scotia has decided to cover the $998,200 ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber has completed its sale of the Big River Sawmill in Saskatchewan to Carrier Forest Products

21 Septembre 2011 10:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has announced the completion of the sale of the Big River Sawmill in Saskatchewan to Carrier Forest Products Ltd.. On January 5, 2010 EACOM acquired the mill, which was ... Lire la suite...


Cascades announces closure of its Burnaby container mill

21 Septembre 2011 10:00

Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, has announced that its Norampac division will close its containerboard ... Lire la suite...


Tentative deal reached over Marathon Pulp's environmental clean-up

20 Septembre 2011 08:00

For two years there has been an ongoing dispute as to who is responsible for the environmental clean-up at the dormant pulp mill in Marathon, Ontario. The Chronicle Journal is ... Lire la suite...


List of NewPage Port Hawkesbury's creditors

20 Septembre 2011 00:00

Ernst & Young, acting the CCAA Monitor for NewPage Port Hawkesbury, has released a list of the company’s creditors. The document is 11 pages long and lists both the secured and ... Lire la suite...


It's National Forest Week

19 Septembre 2011 09:00

A statement from the Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources, on National Forest Week: “Forests are fundamental to our well-being. They play a major ... Lire la suite...


Lecours Lumber receives FSC certification

16 Septembre 2011 22:00

Lecours Lumber Co. Limited, a privately-owned company, based in Calstock Ontario, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program (FSC® C107217). Lecours Lumber is ... Lire la suite...


What has happened in Powerview-Pine Falls, Manitoba since the Tembec mill closed?

16 Septembre 2011 15:00

It has been two years since the Pine Falls Tembec paper mill in Manitoba made paper. On the Labour Day weekend in 2009, Tembec locked out its workers after they rejected ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury idled today

16 Septembre 2011 09:00

The second paper machine is being idled today at NewPage in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Last week the newsprint machine was shut down, and today the super calendar paper machine ... Lire la suite...


Cascades invests $3.7 million in upgrades at its Breakeyville, Quebec mill

16 Septembre 2011 09:00

Cascades has recently added new deinking equipment to their Breakeyville, Quebec plant, and the cost of $3.7 million. Strategically focused on producing deinked kraft pulp of the highest quality, this strategic ... Lire la suite...


Ligni Bel Ltd. reduces workforce at its Scotsburn mill due to NewPage Port Hawkesbury closure

14 Septembre 2011 09:00

Ligni Bel Ltd. has laid off 80 employees, half of its workforce, at its Scotsburn lumber mill in Nova Scotia due to the shutdown at NewPage Port Hawkesbury. The Ligni Bel ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater voices concern over new forest management approach in Abitibi River Forest

13 Septembre 2011 18:00

AbitibiBowater Inc. is echoing the concerns of Ontario Northeastern municipal leaders with regards to the newly proposed forest management approach on the Abitibi River Forest that would result in the ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater fire in Thunder Bay sends 5 to hospital

13 Septembre 2011 12:00

Last night a structural fire broke out in AbitibiBowater‘s No. 5 paper machine in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 5 people were sent to hospital. 4 of them were suffering from smoke inhalation, and 1 ... Lire la suite...


Taiga Building Products reports net earnings of $3.6 million in latest quarter

12 Septembre 2011 19:00

Taiga Building Products has reported a net profit of $3.6 million in its latest quarter ending June 30, 2011. This result can be compared to a $5.3 million net profit reported over the same ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth Lumber's President and CEO Richard Huff announces retirement

09 Septembre 2011 14:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. President and CEO Richard Huff announced his retirement today. In his place the Board of Directors of Ainsworth has appointed Jim Lake, currently Vice President, Operations ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia's $15 million plan to keep NewPage contractors afloat for 3 months

09 Septembre 2011 11:00

Nova Scotia‘s Premier, Darrell Dexter, has released a 7 point plan for keeping the supply chain for the NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill ready for if/when the mill is sold ... Lire la suite...


Ontario moves to reduce harvestable timber levels in Abitibi River Forest for caribou conservation

09 Septembre 2011 09:00

Ontario has released its management plan for the Abitibi River Forest in Northeastern Ontario. The plan would see an immediate 25% reduction in harvestable timber, with a 65% reduction in less than 30 ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's Gatineau workers vote in favour of new contract

09 Septembre 2011 08:00

The workers of AbitibiBowater‘s Gatineau mill have voted 97% in favour of a new labour agreement. This may lead to the company restarting one paper machine at the mill. AbitibiBowater ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater might restart a Gatineau paper machine, IF the workers agree to a new labour agreement

08 Septembre 2011 19:00

AbitibiBowater is considering restarting one of the paper machines at its Gatineau, Quebec mill – a year after they were shut down. But only if the workers agree to a new ... Lire la suite...


Conifex intends to acquire lumber distribution and transportation businesses

08 Septembre 2011 14:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has announced that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the commodity lumber distribution business owned and operated by Welco Lumber Corp. and ... Lire la suite...


Wilderness Vegetation Mangement's assets to be auctioned this month

08 Septembre 2011 14:00

The assets of Wilderness Vegetation Management will be auctioned off this month. Wilderness operated out of Wawa and Heyden, Ontario. The company had been involved in treeplanting, right-of-way clearing, roadside & ... Lire la suite...


Tembec receives $75 million loan to upgrade Temiscaming boilers

07 Septembre 2011 18:00

Tembec is receiving a loan for $75 million from the Quebec Government – through Investissement Quebec – to upgrade a boiler at their mill in Temiscaming. The money will be used to upgrade ... Lire la suite...


So what happens now to the plan to burn wood for power in Port Hawkesbury?

07 Septembre 2011 09:00

Remember the plan to burn wood in Port Hawkesbury to create power for Nova Scotia Power? You may have been thinking that plan was dead now that the NewPage mill ... Lire la suite...


NewPage files for creditor protection

07 Septembre 2011 07:00

NewPage Corporation announced today that, to facilitate an orderly debt restructuring and position the overall business for long-term success, its corporate parent, NewPage Group Inc., and certain of its U.... Lire la suite...


West Kelowna wildfire forces evacuation of 550 residents

06 Septembre 2011 21:00

A wildfire on the west side of Okanagan Lake led to the evacuation of at least 550 residents and campers in British Columbia last night. Strong down slope winds and aggressive ... Lire la suite...


Canfor restarts Vavenby sawmill

06 Septembre 2011 21:00

Canfor Corporation is pleased to announce the successful restart of the Corporation’s Vavenby sawmill. The September 6, 2011 restart follows a $24 million capital investment which included a new canter line, a ... Lire la suite...


According to the Premier of Nova Scotia, NewPage has filed for creditor protection

06 Septembre 2011 21:00

It has been 2 weeks since the Mayor of Port Hawkesbury, Billy Joe MacLean, announced that NewPage Corp. had filed for creditor protection. Today, Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia is ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater receives FSC certification for Black Spruce and Dog River-Matawin Forests

06 Septembre 2011 18:00

AbitibiBowater announced today that it has received Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification for the Black Spruce and Dog River-Matawin Forest areas, north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. This area covers approximately 2.5 ... Lire la suite...


$6.5 million given to New Brunswick mills through Pulp & Paper Green Transformation Program

06 Septembre 2011 18:00

Two pulp and paper mills in New Brunswick, AV Nackawic and Twin Rivers, received funding for three projects through the Canadian Government’s $1-billion Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. ... Lire la suite...


Grand Council Treaty #3 calls for judicial review of AbitibiBowater's hydroelectric dam sale

02 Septembre 2011 22:00

Earlier this year, AbitibiBowater sold their 75% stake of their 8 hydroelectric assets in Ontario for $300 million (Cdn). Yesterday, the Grand Council Treaty #3 filed an application for a judicial review with the ... Lire la suite...


Ontario helps Ainsworth Lumber (Barwick) & AbitibiBowater (Fort Frances & Iroquois Falls) with their power rates

02 Septembre 2011 19:00

Through their Northern Industrial Electricity Rate program, the Government of Ontario is helping 3 more companies with their power rates. Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. in Barwick, Ontario will be receiving $1 million ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury misses 2 scheduled payments to contractors

02 Septembre 2011 14:00

NewPage Port Hawkesbury has now missed 2 scheduled payments to its contractors, trucking companies, and road builders. One operator estimates they are currently owed about $4 million. Claude Bourgeouis, president of the ... Lire la suite...


Concern that Brown Spruce Longhorn presence in New Brunswick could close borders

02 Septembre 2011 10:00

Andrew Fedora, executive director of the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners, who also is on the steering committee of the National Task-force set up for the pest, is expressing ... Lire la suite...


Free Offer: Publications available this month

02 Septembre 2011 09:00

There are many free subscription offers available to us this month. Here are a few you may be interested in, or you can browse through more free publications. Chemical Engineering ... Lire la suite...


Brown spruce longhorn beetle found in New Brunswick

01 Septembre 2011 13:00

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the brown spruce longhorn beetle (BSLB) near a campground within the Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick. This is ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Forest Products Association members see value of shipments slide in latest quarter

01 Septembre 2011 13:00

Shipments of lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association-member companies totaled approximately $550 million for the 2nd quarter of 2011. These numbers represent a significant decrease of $43 million ... Lire la suite...


Atikokan Forest Products & Northern Wood Products equipment to be auctioned off

01 Septembre 2011 09:00

The equipment of the Atikokan Forest Products and Northern Sawmills will be auctioned off this month. Both sawmills were formerly owned by the Buchanan Group. Atikokan Forest Products Auction – September 27 & 28, ... Lire la suite...


Interfor certifies 700,000 ha to SFI Forest Standard

30 Août 2011 21:00

As part of its broad commitment to sustainable forest management, Interfor announced today it has achieved third-party certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standard for its recently acquired Grand ... Lire la suite...


Southern Ontario County fines landowners for cutting down their own trees

30 Août 2011 20:00

Don and Donna Kowaluk live in a rural, agricultural area of southern Ontario, near Strathroy. About 15 years ago, 22,500 trees were planted on the Kowaluk’s property. Last winter, the Kowaluk’... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp shut down for 4 days last week for repairs

30 Août 2011 09:00

Northern Pulp, of Abercrombie, Nova Scotia, took 4 days of downtime last week to make repairs to one of its boilers. A tube leak was discovered in relation to one of ... Lire la suite...


NewPage Port Hawkesbury stops accepting wood

30 Août 2011 09:00

NewPage Port Hawkesbury announced last week that it would not be accepting wood from private land owners after Sunday. Contractors who work for NewPage were told to stop cutting and ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater announces plan to restart Ignace, ON sawmill

29 Août 2011 13:00

AbitibiBowater announced today a capital investment plan that will lead to the restart and upgrade of its currently idled sawmill located in Ignace, Ontario. The C$32 million investment includes the ... Lire la suite...


Sino-Forest executives ordered to resign

26 Août 2011 10:00

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has ordered the senior officers and directors of Sino-Forest Corporation to resign. The OSC has also stopped trading the company’s shares. The OSC believes ... Lire la suite...


NewPage is in talks to obtain debtor-in-possession financing

26 Août 2011 09:00

The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning that NewPage Corp. is in talks with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. to obtain roughly $600 million in so-called ... Lire la suite...


New school in Fredericton to be heated with wood pellets

25 Août 2011 21:00

A new school being constructed in Fredericton, New Brunswick will be the first in the province to be heated with wood pellets. The school will be equipped with a wood ... Lire la suite...


Louisiana-Pacific curtails OSB production in Dawson Creek, B.C.

24 Août 2011 20:00

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) has announced that its Dawson Creek, B.C., mill will curtail press production of oriented strand board (OSB) beginning Aug. 25. The mill will continue to manufacture LP ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater to invest in Iroquois Falls mill

24 Août 2011 14:00

AbitibiBowater has announced a reconfiguration and capital spending program for its paper mill located in Iroquois Falls, Ontario. The investments will improve overall product quality and the mill’s competitive ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia commits to keeping forestry contractors working when NewPage idles its mill

24 Août 2011 13:00

Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia, is saying this afternoon that the province will commit to a program that will see forestry contractors in the woodlands continue to work in ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Ainsworth 100 Mile House OSB plant damaged equipment

24 Août 2011 13:00

On August 20th, a fire broke out at Ainsworth‘s 100 Mile House OSB plant in British Columbia. The fire appears to have been started when flakes from a sheet of ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber doubles loss in second quarter

24 Août 2011 09:00

EACOM Timber Corp. has recorded a negative EBITDA of $10,026 ($3,238 for the quarter ended March 31, 2011). The net loss and comprehensive loss for the quarter amounted to $13,662 ($6,132 for the preceding quarter). EACOM ... Lire la suite...


Sault Ste. Marie's St. Marys Paper and Flakeboard Company receive power rebates

24 Août 2011 08:00

Both St. Marys Paper and Flakeboard Company Ltd. of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario will be receiving help with their electricity rates from the Government of Ontario. The Northern Industrial Electricity ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia's Premier offers help to NewPage Port Hawkesbury

23 Août 2011 12:00

The Premier of Nova Scotia, Darrell Dexter, met with NewPage Port Hawkesbury‘s top mill managers this morning. Dexter has offered the province’s assistance for marketing the mill’s ... Lire la suite...


Could Catalyst Paper merge with AbitibiBowater?

23 Août 2011 10:00

Catalyst Paper is seeking to merge with another company, and AbitibiBowater may be the most likely possibility. That is the topic of Gordon Hamilton‘s analysis of Catalyst Paper in ... Lire la suite...


Reactions to NewPage Port Hawkesbury's indefinite closure

23 Août 2011 09:00

Reactions of shock and despair are being heard in Nova Scotia today, after NewPage‘s decision to indefinitely closing the Port Hawkesbury mill. The mayor of Port Hawkesbury, Billy Joe ... Lire la suite...


Downtime at NewPage Port Hawkesbury

22 Août 2011 11:00

NewPage Corporation today announced that, based on its assessment of current market and economic conditions, it has decided to take downtime on both paper machines at its Port Hawkesbury mill ... Lire la suite...


Ontario's fire update: 953 forest fires have burned 618,187 hectares of forest

19 Août 2011 22:00

20 new fires were reported in the province of Ontario on Thursday August 18, most of them caused by lightning in both the northeast and the northwest regions of Ontario. Numerous lightning ... Lire la suite...


Red Rock Mill Inc. and its president hit with hefty fines under the Environmental Protection Act

19 Août 2011 20:00

Red Rock Mill Inc., and its president Robert Van Patten, have been hit with hefty fines by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. The course case against the mill and ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater receives power rebate in Thunder Bay, Ontario

19 Août 2011 11:00

Through the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) program, Abibow Canada Inc. will receive energy rebates of two cents per kilo-watt hour (kWh) to help manage electricity costs and improve energy ... Lire la suite...


Conifex posts net quarterly loss of $3.6 million

19 Août 2011 08:00

Conifex Timber Inc. is reporting a net loss of $3.6 million in their second quarter. EBITDA improved by $0.5 million compared to the previous quarter and $0.1 million compared to the same quarter ... Lire la suite...


Enligna Canada in receivership; Pellet mill closes in Nova Scotia

18 Août 2011 21:00

Enligna Canada closed its wood pellet mill in Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia several days ago. Today comes the news that the company has formally been placed in receivership and 50 people ... Lire la suite...


Granisle and Lake Babine Nation get their own community forest licence in British Columbia

18 Août 2011 14:00

The Government of British Columbia has granted a community forestry license for the Village of Granisle and the Lake Babine Nation. A community forest agreement will diversify the local economy ... Lire la suite...


Dog trained to sniff out Asian Longhorned Beetles in trees

18 Août 2011 11:00

The United States Department of Agriculture has a blog post online about how a homeless beagle was trained to sniff out Asian Longhorned Beetles in trees. The Asian Longhorned Beetle ... Lire la suite...


Tembec reaches settlement with its workers at Matane, Quebec pulp mill

18 Août 2011 11:00

Tembec reached a settlement with its Matane, Quebec high-yield pulp mill employees who, last night, voted to end the strike. Employees will return to work gradually as of August 22 and ... Lire la suite...


Peter Lineen appointed as new CEO of BC Forest Safety Council

18 Août 2011 09:00

The BC Forest Safety Council's board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Lineen as the new CEO of the forest sector's health and safety association. Lineen, ... Lire la suite...


Burns Lake Community Forest fined for visual quality objectives infraction

17 Août 2011 11:00

Recently, the Burns Lake Community Forest in British Columbia was fined $7,500 by the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations for clearcutting a forest that was determined by the ... Lire la suite...


Grassy Narrows First Nation win legal battle that may end clearcut logging in their Territory

17 Août 2011 10:00

The Grassy Narrows First Nation (Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek) won a major victory yesterday in their more than decade long battle to stop clearcut logging in Grassy Narrows' traditional territory in ... Lire la suite...


Greenstone and Ginoogaming First Nation push to reopen idled mills

16 Août 2011 21:00

Back in 2009, a consortium formed in Northern Ontario with the goal of reopening the wafer-board facility and plywood plant in Greenstone, Ontario. (Greenstone is a new town that was formed ... Lire la suite...


Former Acton Plywood mill sold in New Brunswick

16 Août 2011 13:00

The former Acton Plywood Inc. mill in the Miramichi area of New Brunswick, has been sold for more than $5.2 million to Quebec businessman Pierre Seguin. Seguin placed his bid for ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia releases new Natural Resources Strategy

16 Août 2011 12:00

Nova Scotia has released its new, long-awaited, Natural Resources Strategy. Read the new strategy: The Path We Share: A Natural Resources Strategy for Nova Scotia, 2011-2020 Read the Action Plan: ... Lire la suite...


NewPage reports net quarterly loss of $132 million; Costs increasing at NewPage Port Hawkesbury

15 Août 2011 09:00

NewPage Corporation has posted a net loss of $132 million in the second quarter of 2011 on net sales of $888 million. Higher average paper sales prices were offset by lower sales volume ... Lire la suite...


Alberta accepting applications for FireSmart community grants

15 Août 2011 08:00

The Alberta government is helping municipalities located in the province’s Forest Protection Area reduce the risk of wildfires to their communities. Alberta’s more than 300 at-risk forest-area communities can ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's sawmill workers in Thunder Bay vote to join the CEP

13 Août 2011 10:00

Maintenance and production workers, 150 in total, at AbitibiBowater‘s sawmill in Thunder Bay, Ontario have voted to join the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP). CEP conducted a 6 ... Lire la suite...


Ontario has spent $107 million fighting forest fires so far this year

13 Août 2011 08:00

Fighting Ontario’s forest fires has already cost about $107 million this year. This number is expected to increase over the next few weeks, with the end of the fire season ... Lire la suite...


Domtar's Kamloops mill loses power in storm

12 Août 2011 08:00

On Wednesday evening, an intense thunderstorm shut down the operations at Domtar‘s pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia. During the storm, the mill’s backup system kicked in when ... Lire la suite...


Howe Sound Pulp & Paper's boiler upgrade nears completion

12 Août 2011 08:00

The $37 million dollar upgrade of the boiler at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper in British Columbia is nearing completion. During the upgrade, the bottom one-third of the boiler was removed ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia's long awaited Natural Resources Strategy to be released next week

11 Août 2011 23:00

Nova Scotia is finally going to release its new Natural Resources Strategy next week. The process begin in 2007 with a citizen engagement phase, followed by a phase of technical expertise ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater announces closure of its Saint-Prime, Quebec remanufactured wood mill

11 Août 2011 18:00

AbitibiBowater has announced the closure of its re-manufactured wood mill in Saint-Prime, Quebec. The closure is being blamed on current economic conditions, and the decline in U.S. housing starts. ... Lire la suite...


Firefighters catch a break in Ontario; New restricted fire zone in B.C.

11 Août 2011 14:00

Ontario’s Fire Conditions Ontario‘s fire conditions are easing thanks to the weather. A slow-moving system has brought cloud and rain to Ontario. The improving situation has allowed the ... Lire la suite...


Domtar's emissions in Kamloops narrowly pass air quality test

11 Août 2011 09:00

The air in Kamloops, British Columbia had been improving around Domtar‘s pulp mill, but that trend suffered a set back in July. The British Columbia Ministry of the Environment ... Lire la suite...


Stella-Jones reports quarterly net income of $17.3 million

11 Août 2011 08:00

Stella-Jones Inc. has reported a net income of $17.3 million in its second quarter on sales of $180.3 million. Sales were up $13 million, or 7.8%, over last year’s second quarter results. Stella-Jones ... Lire la suite...


Rumours persist that NewPage Port Hawkesbury is about to be sold

10 Août 2011 20:00

The Cape Breton Post is reporting today that the streets of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia are buzzing with rumours that the NewPage Port Hawkesbury paper mill is about to be ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia Lumber Trade Council comments on latest softwood lumber case

10 Août 2011 20:00

The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) commented today on the filing of the U.S. Statement of Case in the arbitration under the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) on BC ... Lire la suite...


Global Sticks of Thunder Bay, ON relying on Minnesota for 95% of its wood supply

10 Août 2011 20:00

Global Sticks opened its value-added operation in Thunder Bay, Ontario in May. The company makes wooden sticks for many uses, including: food industry, e.g. apple sticks, corn dog sticks, ... Lire la suite...


Cascades posts net quarterly profit of $117 million

10 Août 2011 09:00

Cascades Inc. has posted its second quarter results, showing a net profit of $117 million, compared to a net profit of $28 million in the same quarter of 2010. Commenting on the second ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater reports a net quarterly income of $61 million

10 Août 2011 08:00

AbitibiBowater Inc. today reported net income for the second quarter of 2011 of $61 million on sales of $1.2 billion. These results compare with a net loss of $297 million on sales of $1.2 billion ... Lire la suite...


Another AbitibiBowater mill sold for scrap

09 Août 2011 13:00

AbitibiBowater has sold its former newsprint mill in the state of Alabama to a scrap metal firm. The mill stopped making paper in December, 2008. Unlike the Canadian mills that have ... Lire la suite...


The latest fire update from Ontario

09 Août 2011 13:00

Over 26,000 lightning strikes caused the start of 81 new fires across the province between August 2nd and 4th. There have been 24 times more hectares burned in Ontario compared to this time ... Lire la suite...


Norampac workers in Trenton temporarily back to work

06 Août 2011 13:00

Back in June, the workers at Norampac in Trenton, Ontario were given indefinite layoff notices. However, 137 employees have just been called back to work. The re-opening is said to be ... Lire la suite...


New Brunswick needs to build a new market for its lumber

06 Août 2011 11:00

New Brunswick‘s lumber producers have been too focused on the American market, and have suffered for it. In 2001, exports to the U.S. were worth more than $599 million and ... Lire la suite...


Softwood lumber dispute's next round set to begin August 9

06 Août 2011 11:00

On August 9, the United States will makes its case to the London Court of International Arbitration that British Columbia is subsidizing timber prices for pine-beetle damaged trees. The London Court ... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser receives electricity rebate in Kenora, Ontario

05 Août 2011 22:00

Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, in Kenora will receive electricity rebates of two cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to help manage their electricity costs and improve their energy efficiency and sustainability. The province ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth records net loss of $13 million in its second quarter

05 Août 2011 22:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. is reporting a net loss of $13 million in its second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2011 was $2.7 million compared to $35.1 million in the same ... Lire la suite...


PRT sees 41% increase in seedling order volume over last year

05 Août 2011 22:00

PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund has seen a 41% increase in seedling order volume over 2010, mainly attributable to improving forestry markets due to stabilization of the US housing market and growth ... Lire la suite...


Interfor reports net quarterly loss of $5.3 million

05 Août 2011 21:00

International Forest Products Limited (“Interfor”) has posted a net loss of $5.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. Lumber production in the second quarter was 325 million board feet, down 7 million board ... Lire la suite...


Kenora Forest Products accepts wood supply offer

05 Août 2011 15:00

Kenora Forest Products has accepted a wood supply offer from the province of Ontario. The offer is for 101,000 cubic metres per year of merchantable spruce, pine and fir. The company’... Lire la suite...


DuPont volunteers to suspend sales of its herbicide Imprelis®

05 Août 2011 15:00

DuPont Chemical produces a herbicide, called Imprelis®, that was developed by its scientists to be “a post-emergent broadleaf weed control product that provides turf professionals with an innovative solution to ... Lire la suite...


Millar Western aims to turn organic matter in their wastewater into electricity

05 Août 2011 15:00

Millar Western Forest Products plans to pre-treat their waste water at their Whitecourt mill, to collect a biogas, to generate electricity. An anaerobic hybrid digester will be installed to pre-treat ... Lire la suite...


Tolko's Lakeview mill will restart on Monday

05 Août 2011 09:00

Tolko Industries shut down its Lakeview division in Williams Lake, British Columbia on July 25th because the wet weather conditions were making it impossible to move logs from the wood ... Lire la suite...


B.C.'s cool, wet summer means a break from fighting costly wildfires

05 Août 2011 08:00

The taxpayers of British Columbia are having a bit of a vacation from the high cost of fighting the province’s wild fires. The summer has been mainly cool and ... Lire la suite...


Carrier Forest Products to re-start sawmill & planer near Big River, Saskatchewan

04 Août 2011 13:00

Carrier Forest Products Ltd. plans to re-establish the mill complex near Big River, Saskatchewan. The sawmill and planer mill development will employ up to 110 people directly when running at capacity ... Lire la suite...


Prince Albert mill reopens, work underway to retrofit the mill

04 Août 2011 09:00

Yesterday, the new Prince Albert Pulp Incorporated sign was unveiled in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Ed Roste, Paper Excellence vice president in charge of the mill, held a press conference to ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products records net quarterly income of $12.1 million

04 Août 2011 08:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has posted a net income of $12.1 million in its second quarter of 2011, on sales of $218.7 million, which compared to a net income reported in the second ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek posts net quarterly earnings of $5.6 million

04 Août 2011 08:00

Fibrek Inc. has recorded net earnings of $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2011, compared with net earnings of $10.3 million in the corresponding period of 2010. Commenting on these results, Pierre Gabriel ... Lire la suite...


Timberwest appoints Bev Park to the role of Interim President and CEO

03 Août 2011 08:00

The Board of Directors of TimberWest Forest Corp. has announced the appointment of Bev Park to the role of Interim President and CEO effective September 8, 2011 following the resignation of Paul ... Lire la suite...


Ontario calls in help from the U.S. to fight fires

02 Août 2011 21:00

Fire burns on the ground as fire 'RED 84' starts to flare up under hot, dry and windy conditions PHOTO: MITCH MILLER / ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES 140 forest fires continue ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper posts net loss of $47.4 million in second quarter

01 Août 2011 09:00

Catalyst Paper has posted a net loss of $47.4 million on sales of $297.8 million during the second quarter of 2011. The net loss increased from $12.9 million on sales of $303.6 million during the ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports net income of $26.2 million in latest quarter

30 Juillet 2011 19:00

Canfor Corporation has reported net income of $26.2 million for the second quarter of 2011, compared to $32.3 million for the first quarter of 2011 and $43.7 million for the second quarter of 2010. For the ... Lire la suite...


Norbord records net earnings of $1 million in its second quarter

30 Juillet 2011 19:00

Norbord Inc. has recorded earnings of $1 million in the second quarter of 2011. These results can be compared to the company’s $2 million loss in its first quarter of 2011, and net ... Lire la suite...


Canfor proceeding with capital improvements in Grande Prairie and Prince George

29 Juillet 2011 07:00

Canfor Corporation has announced that, following a review with its Board of Directors, Canfor will be proceeding with capital improvement projects totaling $46.7 million at its Grande Prairie, Alberta facility and ... Lire la suite...


BC Forest Safety Council releases report reviewing the Khaira Enterprises situation

28 Juillet 2011 09:00

Roger Harris, the BC Forest Safety Ombudsman, has released a report titled, “If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it… Review of failures ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reports net earnings of $54 million in second quarter

28 Juillet 2011 08:00

Domtar has posted its second quarter results, showing net earnings of $54 million compared to net earnings of $133 million for the first quarter of 2011 and net earnings of $31 million for the ... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber reports net quarterly loss of $261 million

28 Juillet 2011 08:00

Acadian Timber has reported a net loss of $261 million in its second quarter ending on June 25, 2011, on net sales of $11.7 million on sales volume of 243 thousand m3. “The market for ... Lire la suite...


Conifex Timber joins the Forest Products Association of Canada

27 Juillet 2011 10:00

The Chairman of the Board of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Jim Lopez, today announced that Conifex Timber Inc. has become the newest member of FPAC. The Association ... Lire la suite...


Khaira Enterprises still hasn't paid its workers from last summer

27 Juillet 2011 08:00

Last summer, an investigation found that Khaira Enterprises Ltd.‘s silviculture camps in Golden, Revelstoke, Texada Island, Powell River, Salmon Arm and Kamloops, British Columbia were imposing poor living and ... Lire la suite...


Latest update on Northwestern Ontario's forest fires

26 Juillet 2011 20:00

The members of the Mishkeegogamang First Nation who were evacuated last week have returned to their community from Dryden and Sioux Lookout. The 153 residents are the first to come home ... Lire la suite...


Tembec posts net quarterly earnings of $19 million

26 Juillet 2011 12:00

Tembec has posted net earnings of $19 million in the June 2011 quarter compared to net earnings of $59 million in the June 2010 quarter. Operating earnings before depreciation, amortization and other specific or ... Lire la suite...


Kimberly-Clark posts record net sales in second quarter

25 Juillet 2011 20:00

Kimberly-Clark Corporation posted their second quarter results today, showing a net income of $408 million, down from $498 for the same quarter in 2010. The company’s second quarter’s net sales were ... Lire la suite...


Friday's Ontario forest fire update

22 Juillet 2011 16:00

Current Status of Fires: Current number of fires burning in Ontario: 111 Hectares covered by fire, to date: 493,000 Cloud cover and some precipitation over parts of Northwestern Ontario slowed the fires ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber reports quarterly earnings of $10 million

22 Juillet 2011 12:00

West Fraser Timber has reported earnings of $10 million and a diluted loss per share of $0.09 on sales of $720 million in the second quarter of 2011. “Historic low housing starts and economic ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Appoints Jo-Ann Longworth as Chief Financial Officer

20 Juillet 2011 21:00

AbitibiBowater Inc. today announced that Jo-Ann Longworth will become Chief Financial Officer, effective August 31st, 2011. Ms. Longworth succeeds William G. Harvey, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Harvey ... Lire la suite...


Latest update on forest fire evacuations in Ontario

20 Juillet 2011 18:00

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), the Canadian Forces and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada are working closely with threatened First Nations communities and host ... Lire la suite...


Canfor's Vavenby mill to reopen Sept. 6

18 Juillet 2011 21:00

Canfor‘s Vavenby mill, in British Columbia, is scheduled to reopen on September 6. Approximately 50 people will return to work at the mill in September. The Vavenby mill was indefinitely closed ... Lire la suite...


Latest update on evacuations in Ontario due to forest fires

18 Juillet 2011 10:00

Smoke caused by numerous forest fires continues to cause concerns in many First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario. First Nations officials in Cat Lake and Keewaywin have decided to evacuate ... Lire la suite...


B.C. lumber exports to China surpass exports to U.S. for first time

17 Juillet 2011 19:00

In May, softwood lumber exports from British Columbia to China amounted to 746,000 cubic metres – up 157% by volume over the same month last year. Pat Bell, former B.C. Forests minister ... Lire la suite...


Tolko employees return to work on Monday

16 Juillet 2011 14:00

Laid off Tolko workers in Lumby, Armstrong, and Heffley Creek will be returning to work on Monday. These workers were the 260 employees who were laid off two weeks ago when ... Lire la suite...


Crown Fibre Tube Inc. receives $120K from Nova Scotia

16 Juillet 2011 14:00

Crown Fibre Tube Inc., of Kentville, Nova Scotia, will be receiving $120,000 from the province to increase productivity, efficiency and lower the cost of its goods. The company will use the ... Lire la suite...


Northwestern Ontario is now a restricted fire zone

16 Juillet 2011 14:00

A Restricted Fire Zone Order has been declared for Northwestern Ontario in an area bounded by the CNR rail line, just north of Opasquia Provincial Park, west of Wabakimi Provincial ... Lire la suite...


AbiBow Canada Inc. signs an exclusivity agreement to sell forested properties near Timmins, ON

15 Juillet 2011 10:00

AbiBow Canada Inc., a subsidiary of AbitibiBowater Inc., has entered an agreement with Ring of Fire Resources Inc. to provide an exclusive right to sell a 100% title and interest in ... Lire la suite...


Government of Canada extends FPInnovations' transformation program with a $25 million commitment

15 Juillet 2011 09:00

Canada’s forestry innovation hub, FPInnovations, has welcomed Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver‘s announcement of $25.5-million towards the 2011-2012 Transformative Technologies Research Program (TTP). This program focuses on ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber's dormant Eurocan mill in Kitimat, B.C. sold to Kitimat LNG

15 Juillet 2011 09:00

West Fraser Timber‘s dormant Eurocan linerboard mill in Kitimat, B.C. has ben sold to Kitimat LNG. The industrial site will be used as a work camp and lay-down ... Lire la suite...


Tembec invests $6 million in its Béarn, Québec sawmill

14 Juillet 2011 19:00

Tembec today announced a $6-million investment in its Béarn sawmill, located in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, in Québec. Support from the Province of Québec in the amount ... Lire la suite...


Local 74 in Espanola, ON ratifies 5-year deal with Domtar

14 Juillet 2011 13:00

CEP‘s Local 74, in Espanola, Ontario, has voted 80.9% in favour of ratifying a 5-year deal with Domtar. Details of the deal: 5 year deal retro-active to May 1, 2009 0% increase in first 3 years ... Lire la suite...


B.C. logging company wins First Nation Entrepreneurial Award

14 Juillet 2011 10:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) are pleased to announce that Percy Guichon, the Chief of the Alexis Creek Indian Band, and ... Lire la suite...


Tentative agreement at Domtar's mill in Espanola

13 Juillet 2011 09:00

A tentative agreement has been reached in Espanola, Ontario between Domtar and Local 74 of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. A ratification vote will be held today. In ... Lire la suite...


Video: Building Firewise communities

11 Juillet 2011 09:00

The National Fire Protection Association in the United States, has a Firewise Communities program that encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and ... Lire la suite...


Photos of Northwestern Ontario's RED 74 fire

10 Juillet 2011 09:00

Here are some photos from the fireline with Ontario MNR FireRangers on fire “Red 74″, located 128 km north of the town of Red Lake, Ontario. Helicopter lands to drop of firefighters ... Lire la suite...


J.D. Irving holding job fair to fill 200 positions in NB. Free training to chosen candidates

09 Juillet 2011 14:00

J.D. Irving is looking to hire 200 workers in New Brunswick, and with the cooperation of the provincial government, the company will be covering the costs of training the new ... Lire la suite...


New ‘Ontario Wood' program announced

07 Juillet 2011 20:00

Ontario has introduced a new “Ontario Wood” logo that will make it easier for the people of Ontario to choose and purchase wood from their own province to support their ... Lire la suite...


Winter survival rates of mountain pine beetle in Alberta

07 Juillet 2011 20:00

Mountain pine beetle populations experienced varying degrees of over-winter survival in Alberta in 2010-11, ranging from moderate to high survival in the northwest and central parts of the province to ... Lire la suite...


Ontario evacuating some residents from Deer Lake

07 Juillet 2011 07:00

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is working with First Nations officials, provincial ministries, federal departments and the Canadian Forces to evacuate Deer Lake residents who are most at risk from nearby ... Lire la suite...


New nano material developed from wood and straw pulp is stronger than steel

06 Juillet 2011 20:00

It's super strong, it's green and it's providing new opportunities for business in Alberta. It's called nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and Alberta is about to become a leader in its production ... Lire la suite...


Tuesday's lightning keeping Northwestern Ontario fire crews busy

06 Juillet 2011 13:00

Fire crews in Northwestern Ontario have been very busy this week dealing with new fires. On Tuesday, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources recorded over 7,100 lightning strikes in a 24-hour ... Lire la suite...


Last call for proposals for Forest Industry Transformation Funding

06 Juillet 2011 12:00

The Government of Canada today officially launched the second and last Call for Proposals under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program. The IFIT program aims to support Canada's ... Lire la suite...


Save Dubreuilville & Wawa initiatives

06 Juillet 2011 10:00

Northern forestry towns, across our country, are facing unknown futures with the downturn in the forest industry. These towns grew and thrived around a central employer – a lumber or pulp ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper pays over $10.7 million in tax payments to North Cowichan

05 Juillet 2011 08:00

Property taxes were due yesterday in North Cowichan, British Columbia. Catalyst Paper made a big payment to North Cowichan, paying over $10.7 million of its outstanding property tax bill. This leaves ... Lire la suite...


Red Rock Mill Inc. court case put over until August

03 Juillet 2011 12:00

The environmental charges against Red Rock Mill Inc. and the president of the company, Robert Van Patten, will be heard in a Thunder Bay, Ontario courtroom on August 16. The company ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater announces debt reduction initiatives

01 Juillet 2011 11:00

AbitibiBowater has announced that, with the proceeds from the sale of its 75% indirect interest in ACH Limited Partnership, the company recently redeemed approximately $270 million of its debt. With these disbursements, ... Lire la suite...


New Brunswick delays Crown land logging plan for another 6 months

29 Juin 2011 19:00

The New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources is delaying the release of the next 5-year Crown land logging plan for another 6 months. Minister Bruce Northrup already delayed releasing this plan ... Lire la suite...


Ontario adds a new provincial park, and increases the size of 2 others

29 Juin 2011 19:00

Ontario announced the creation of a new Ontario Provincial Park today, called DuPont. DuPont Provincial Park is on the St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg. The park includes a mature hardwood ... Lire la suite...


New satellite imagery of forest fires burning in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories

29 Juin 2011 12:00

Here is a satellite image from June 26 of the forest fires currently burning in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. (click to download a larger image) The image was taken ... Lire la suite...


Tolko wrapping up short curtailment after wet weather slows log deliveries

28 Juin 2011 20:00

Tolko‘s Soda Creek division in British Columbia reopened on Monday after a six day curtailment due to weather-related harvesting curtailments. “With the wet weather we've had we just ... Lire la suite...


Niska North Inc. accepts wood supply offer

27 Juin 2011 21:00

Niska North Inc. of Chapleau, Ontario has accepted a wood supply offer from the province for 97,800 cubic metres per year of white birch, poplar, red and white pine, and other ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp invests $10 in innovation

27 Juin 2011 08:00

Canfor Pulp Products Inc., which owns 49.8% of Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP), has announced three major new investments in innovation for the company in a ceremony on Friday, opening the ... Lire la suite...


Cause of North Enderby Timber fire still unknown

26 Juin 2011 18:00

Officials have spent a week sifting through the damage a fire caused at North Enderby Timber on June 17, but have been unable to pinpoint the cause of the fire. A ... Lire la suite...


Taiga Building Products reports net quarterly loss of $1.8 million

26 Juin 2011 18:00

Taiga Building Products has reported a fourth quarter net loss of $1.8 million compared to net earnings of $1.1 million in the same quarter last year. For the company’s fiscal year ... Lire la suite...


Rosko Forestry Operations accepts wood supply offer

24 Juin 2011 13:00

Rosko Forestry Operations Ltd. in Kirkland Lake has accepted a wood supply offer from the province of Ontario for 138,500 cubic metres per year of merchantable cedar, spruce, pine, fir, white ... Lire la suite...


Umoe Solar creates 0 jobs, take government grants, exports Crown lumber, and now costs taxpayers another $11 million

24 Juin 2011 09:00

Norway’s Umoe Solar cancelled their plans to build a solar cells plant on the site of the former UPM Kymmene paper mill site in Miramichi, New Brunswick in 2010. THE ... Lire la suite...


Don Demens named Western Forest Products's new Chief Operating Officer

24 Juin 2011 09:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has announced that it has appointed Don Demens as Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation. Mr. Demens has been Western’s Senior Vice President of Sales ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper schedules downtime in Quebec

23 Juin 2011 14:00

White Birch Paper Company is halting production at its 3 Quebec mills during the last week in June. The 3 mills are: Quebec City Masson Angers Riviere de Loup Production of newsprint ... Lire la suite...


Tolko announces temporary curtailment of veneer & plywood production

23 Juin 2011 08:00

Tolko Industries Ltd. has announced that due to continuing poor market conditions, it will temporarily curtail panel production. White Valley Division's veneer operation at Lumby, BC, and Armstrong Division's plywood ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater, Weyerhaeuser, and Wincrief Forestry Products accept wood supply offers

22 Juin 2011 13:00

Ontario has announced 3 more wood supply offers. The latest offers go to: AbitibiBowater in Fort Frances, has accepted a wood supply offer for 317,500 cubic metres per year of merchantable and ... Lire la suite...


Alberta's climate corporation distributes $15 million to 3 renewable-energy projects

22 Juin 2011 11:00

The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. (CCEMC) is an arm’s-length corporation created by the Alberta province government. CCEMC collects money in from emissions violations and invests the money ... Lire la suite...


Kruger schedules downtime at 3 paper mills in Quebec

22 Juin 2011 11:00

Kruger Inc. has scheduled a production shutdown for three of its Quebec paper mills: Trois-Rivières Brompton Wayagamack These mills will be shut down between June 23 and June 28, 2011. This temporary ... Lire la suite...


Fire destroys planer at North Enderby Timber

21 Juin 2011 20:00

On Friday a fire destroyed a planer at North Enderby Timber in Enderby, British Columbia. Close to 30 people work at the planer. Eight of the workers have been temporarily laid ... Lire la suite...


Toronto's Ash tree removal plans

21 Juin 2011 11:00

Due to the Emerald Ash Borer invasion, the city of Toronto estimates that by 2017, all of the ash trees in the city will be dead or dying. The emerald ash ... Lire la suite...


Wilderness Committee files legal action against Manitoba to clarify logging ban

20 Juin 2011 19:00

The Wilderness Committee has filed a legal action against the Manitoba government, with the intent of clarifying the recent ban on logging in Manitoba provincial parks. Despite bringing in a ... Lire la suite...


TimberWest receives final court approval for acquisition by BCIMC and PSP Investments

20 Juin 2011 08:00

TimberWest Forest Corp. has announced that the British Columbia Supreme Court has issued a final order approving the statutory plan of arrangement under which British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and ... Lire la suite...


Official announcement for the addition of CWP's Hardwood team

20 Juin 2011 00:00

We are pleased to announce the addition of Bruce Oliver and Mike Greetham to the CWP family. Mike and Bruce have been selling North American hardwoods to the Middle East ... Lire la suite...


4 new wood supply offers accepted in Thunder Bay

17 Juin 2011 21:00

Four new wood supply offers have been accepted in the Thunder Bay, Ontario area. The government of Ontario has offered a wood supply to: AbitibiBowater has accepted two offers totalling 621,600 ... Lire la suite...


Updates from Miramichi

17 Juin 2011 10:00

The Miramichi region of New Brunswick was hit hard when the forestry sector collapsed. For a time last year, there wasn’t a single mill left operating on the Miramichi. ... Lire la suite...


Biomass Secure Power announces approval of new pellet plant in B.C.

16 Juin 2011 14:00

Biomass Secure Power Inc.has announced a Project start date of July 1st 2011 for the construction of their first 500,000 tonne/yr whitewood pellet plant has been accepted by its Board ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber announces first quarter results

16 Juin 2011 11:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has announced its first quarter results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2011. On June 30, 2010, EACOM completed the acquisition of the Domtar forest products business, which transformed EACOM ... Lire la suite...


Alberta firefighters fighting biggest fire they've ever fought

16 Juin 2011 08:00

The Richardson fire in Alberta, is the biggest wildfire that firefighters have ever fought in the province. The fire is located roughly 60 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, and has burned 595,000 ... Lire la suite...


Short curtailment at Tolko's Lakeview mill

15 Juin 2011 08:00

Tolko‘s Lakeview mill, in British Columbia, is undergoing a “short-term closure” starting today, due to weather-related harvesting curtailments. 185 employees are temporarily laid off. It has been a long wet ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper achieves company-wide FSC certification

15 Juin 2011 08:00

Catalyst Paper has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) controlled wood and chain-of-custody certifications at its three Canadian manufacturing operations. Catalyst had already implemented FSC chain-of-custody at its recycle mill in ... Lire la suite...


TimberWest acquisition approved by company unitholders and optionholders

14 Juin 2011 21:00

TimberWest Forest Corp. has announced that the company’s unitholders and optionholders have approved the proposed acquisition of TimberWest by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and the Public Sector Pension ... Lire la suite...


Domtar's new Paper Trail

14 Juin 2011 20:00

Domtar has created an online tool called the “Paper Trail” that allows customers to see the environmental impacts of Domtar’s specific paper grades. The reports that are produced for ... Lire la suite...


Nominations are open for a joint FPAC-AFN Business Leadership Award

14 Juin 2011 08:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today announced that nominations are open for a joint FPAC-AFN Business Leadership Award. The award recognizes ... Lire la suite...


Formaldehyde, widely used in engineered wood products, declared a human carcinogen by the U.S.

14 Juin 2011 08:00

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added formaldehyde to a list of carcinogens. In addition to being used in medical laboratories and mortuaries as a preservative, ... Lire la suite...


Conifex and B.C. Hydro reach a deal for energy purchase in Mackenzie, B.C.

14 Juin 2011 08:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has finalized an Electricity Purchase Agreement (EPA) and a Load Displacement Agreement (LDA), through a subsidiary company, with BC Hydro in connection with the company’s planned ... Lire la suite...


Ontario Minister of Northern Development, Mines & Forestry responds to Dubreuilville

13 Juin 2011 19:00

From Michael Gravelle – Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, in response to Dubreuilville, Ontario fights to save their mill… and their town The wood supply competitive process ... Lire la suite...


Dubreuilville, Ontario fights to save their mill… and their town

13 Juin 2011 14:00

The Corporation of the Township of Dubreuilville, Ontario, has issued a press release today: Dalton McGuinty Liberals Continue to Destroy Northern Towns Dubreuilville, the most forest dependent community in Ontario ... Lire la suite...


Forestry sector training in Dryden, Ontario

12 Juin 2011 19:00

240 residents of Northern Ontario will begin training this year in Dryden, Ontario for jobs in the forest sector. With $3.6 million support from the Northern Training Partnership Fund, the Two Feathers ... Lire la suite...


Layoffs at Tembec's sawmill in Cochrane, ON expected to end soon

10 Juin 2011 21:00

There are 120 unionized Tembec employees on lay off from the company’s sawmill in Cochrane, Ontario. This is the fourth layoff at the sawmill in the past 2 years. Jamie Klomp, ... Lire la suite...


Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Ltd. receives wood supply offer in Ontario

10 Juin 2011 21:00

Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Limited has received a wood supply offer for their sawmill in Hornepayne, Ontario. The company has accepted the offer of 220,000 cubic metres per year of wood ... Lire la suite...


Satellite imagery of Alberta and Saskatchewan wildfires

10 Juin 2011 08:00

This is a satellite image from NASA‘s Earth Observatory, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on June 8, 2011. The area shown is northeastern Alberta ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater shares audio recording of Richard Garneau's address at annual meeting

09 Juin 2011 20:00

After closing its doors to the media this morning, AbitibiBowater has released an audio recording of President and CEO Richard Garneau‘s address to the annual meeting today, without Garneau’... Lire la suite...


Domtar workers schedule strike vote in Espanola, ON for next week

09 Juin 2011 19:00

The largest union local at Domtar‘s mill in Espanola, Ontario has schedule a strike vote for next Thursday, June 16. The local, The Communication, Paper and Energy Union of Canada, ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater keeps public and media out of its annual meeting

09 Juin 2011 11:00

AbitibiBowater is not letting the public, nor the media, into their annual meeting today in Montreal. Annual meetings are usually open to the public in Canada, but AbitibiBowater said their ... Lire la suite...


FREE: Leafsnap tree species identification for iPhone & iPad

09 Juin 2011 09:00

Leafsnap is a revolutionary new electronic field guide for identifying trees. Unlike any other tree identification app, Leafsnap requires you to use your iPhone or iPad to take a photo ... Lire la suite...


Partners in Protection wants $1 million to promote a National FireSmart initiative

08 Juin 2011 08:00

Partners in Protection is a non-profit group made up of volunteers from: Canadian Forest Service Parks Canada provincial & territorial governments industry some municipalities in Western Canada The group is seeking $1 ... Lire la suite...


Kitwanga mill opening pushed back one week due to wet weather

08 Juin 2011 08:00

The opening of the Kitwanga sawmill in British Columbia is being pushed back from June 6 to June 13 due to the wet weather. The management of the mill hopes the extra ... Lire la suite...


Is the sale of Atikokan Forest Products still possible?

07 Juin 2011 10:00

In early May, EACOM Timber Corp. announced it had entered into asset purchase agreements with PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed receiver of each of Northern Sawmills Inc. and ... Lire la suite...


TimberWest's “go-shop” process has not resulted in a superior proposal

07 Juin 2011 10:00

TimberWest Forest Corp. has announced that its 60-day “go-shop” solicitation process has not yielded a superior proposal, indicating that the proposed acquisition of the Company by two leading Canadian pension ... Lire la suite...


Forest Products Association of Canada gives a thumbs up to the federal budget

06 Juin 2011 20:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is welcoming the budgetary measures contained in today’s Federal Budget that support the industry and the 240,000 Canadians who work in the sector. “... Lire la suite...


Sino-Forest responds to allegations that caused their stock to drop 71% last week

06 Juin 2011 10:00

Last week, a short-seller, Carson Block, and his investment firm, Muddy Waters Research, who were never heard of before, made allegations against Sino-Forest Corporation that caused Sino-Forest’s stock to ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater receives 1,400 suggestions for its new name

05 Juin 2011 20:00

AbitibiBowater is eager to re-brand their company with a new name. In a letter to their customers, AbitibiBowater said, “Following the challenging period of our restructuring, it is important to ... Lire la suite...


CelluForce – a joint venture between Domtar and FPInnovations

05 Juin 2011 20:00

Domtar and FPInnovations are pleased to announce CelluForce, the corporate identity chosen for their new joint venture, launched in July 2010. CelluForce will manufacture nanocrystalline cellulose, a recyclable and renewable nanomaterial, ... Lire la suite...


Forest fire threat evacuates 2 northern Saskatchewan communities

02 Juin 2011 09:00

The residents of Wollaston Lake and Hatchet Lake First Nations are “facing imminent danger” due to a major forest fire in northern Saskatchewan. Smoke and shifting winds were hampering the ... Lire la suite...


Bark fire at AbitibiBowater in Thunder Bay

01 Juin 2011 08:00

Last evening a fire broke out in a pile of bark at AbitibiBowater‘s mill in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Winds were strong, and smoke was blown from the fire through ... Lire la suite...


Kruger obtains FSC Chain of Custody certification for several of its Quebec mills

31 Mai 2011 13:00

Kruger Inc., Industrial Products Division, today announced that its three Québec paper mills and its three sawmills have been awarded Chain of Custody (CoC) certification by the Forest Stewardship ... Lire la suite...


15 Southern Ontario high school students are travelling to Northwestern Ontario to learn about forest management

30 Mai 2011 21:00

Fifteen high school students from southern Ontario high schools will be joining northwestern Ontario high school students for a three day course in forest conservation in Dryden from May 31 – June 2, 2011. ... Lire la suite...


Wet'suwet'en win harvesting injunction against Canfor in B.C.

30 Mai 2011 21:00

The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted an injunction which restrains Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (“Canfor”) from engaging in timber harvesting activities within a culturally vital portion of Ilk K’... Lire la suite...


Interfor gets a new logo

30 Mai 2011 19:00

Today, International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) introduced a new corporate identity as part of its plan to reposition the company’s global brand. The implementation of a new integrated brand ... Lire la suite...


Aftermath of a forest fire: Slave Lake

28 Mai 2011 20:00

The Edmonton Journal has excellent coverage this weekend of Slave Lake, Alberta, as the residents begin to re-populate the town. At least 430 homes were destroyed by a forest fire almost 2 ... Lire la suite...


Pilot killed in helicopter crash has been identified

28 Mai 2011 20:00

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Slave Lake, Alberta last week while fighting the forest fires, has been identified as Jean-Luc Deba, 54, of Montreal. Deba worked for Campbell ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater closes sale of its 75% interest in Ontario Hydro Assets

27 Mai 2011 18:00

AbitibiBowater announced today the closure of the sale of its 75% indirect interest in ACH Limited Partnership to a consortium formed by a major Canadian institutional investor and a private Canadian ... Lire la suite...


Howe Sound Pulp and Paper's boiler upgrades begin next week

27 Mai 2011 08:00

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper is notifying the town of Gibsons, British Columbia, that there is a chance they may catch a whiff of rotten eggs next week when the ... Lire la suite...


Conifex reports net quarterly loss of $3.6 million

26 Mai 2011 19:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has reported a net loss of $3.6 million in its latest quarter. A year ago, Conifex reported a net loss of $1.6 million in the first quarter of 2010. First ... Lire la suite...


Previous owners are responsible for cleaning up Thunder Bay Fine Papers site

26 Mai 2011 09:00

An environmental review tribunal has decided that the environmental concerns of the idled Thunder Bay Fine Papers mill are the responsibility of its former owners: Superior Fine Papers and Cascades ... Lire la suite...


Introducing the new Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation

26 Mai 2011 08:00

Communities in the Marathon, Ontario area, including the First Nations and partners from the forest industry, have come together and are proposing a new body called the Nawiinginokiima Forest Management ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek and the Saint-Félicien mill employee union sign new collective agreement

25 Mai 2011 18:00

The members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP, local 24-Q) have voted in favour of a new collective bargaining agreement based on the agreement in principle ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper updates downtime schedule for its Powell River and Snowflake mills

25 Mai 2011 09:00

Catalyst Paper has indicated that total downtime at its Powell River and Snowflake mills in the second quarter is expected to be 25 days rather than 14 days as previously announced. In ... Lire la suite...


“Asia's worst environmental criminals” taking over Canadian pulp mills

25 Mai 2011 08:00

A scathing article was published yesterday about Paper Excellence and the horrible financial and environmental track record of its parent company, Asia Pulp and Paper – the forestry arm of the ... Lire la suite...


TimberWest posts improved quarterly results

21 Mai 2011 22:00

Higher volumes and prices in Asia and lower costs resulted in much stronger operating results for TimberWest in the first quarter of 2011. TimberWest reported EBITDA of $16.2 million for the quarter, ... Lire la suite...


Helicopter pilot dies in crash near Slave Lake, Alberta

20 Mai 2011 22:00

A helicopter pilot was killed today when his Bell 212 crashed near Canyon Creek – near Slave Lake, Alberta. The pilot was working in Alberta as part of the fire fighting effort. ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater files tax appeal in Fort Frances, Ontario

20 Mai 2011 15:00

AbitibiBowater has filed an appeal with the Municipal Property Assessment Corp.’s Assessment Review Board for its mill property in Fort Frances, Ontario. The appeal covers the years: 2009, 2010, 2011 AbitibiBowater wants ... Lire la suite...


KD Quality Pellets of New Liskeard, Ontario accepts a wood supply offer

19 Mai 2011 15:00

KD Quality Pellets, a logging company of New Liskeard, Ontario, has accepted a new wood supply offer from the Province of Ontario. The offer is for 90,000 cubic metres per year ... Lire la suite...


Canadian Wood Council releases statement about fire safety of wood buildings

19 Mai 2011 08:00

The following has been written by By Michael Giroux, President, Canadian Wood Council In the last few weeks, including just today in B.C., there have been many outrageous comments ... Lire la suite...


BCGEU releases B.C. forest sector crisis report

19 Mai 2011 08:00

A new report prepared by the British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), with contributions from residents of forest-dependent communities, finds B.C. forests are in crisis due to ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek posts profit of $3.5 million in first quarter of 2011

18 Mai 2011 20:00

Fibrek Inc. has posted a net profit in its first quarter of $3.457 million. This can be compared to the net loss of $1.7 million the company reported in the first quarter ... Lire la suite...


Meet our new Minister of Natural Resources – Joe Oliver

18 Mai 2011 12:00

MP Joe Oliver was selected today to head Canada’s Natural Resources portfolio. Joe Oliver, MP for Toronto’s riding of Eglinton-Lawrence, is a new Member of Parliament. Joe Oliver’... Lire la suite...


Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement celebrates 1st anniversary

18 Mai 2011 11:00

Environmental groups and forest products companies that signed the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) say significant strides have been made in the past year to turn the landmark agreement into ... Lire la suite...


Interfor reports net quarterly loss of $1.7 million

18 Mai 2011 08:00

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) has reported a net loss of $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2011. Included in the company’s accounts for the quarter was the effect of ... Lire la suite...


Transportation bottleneck in British Columbia

17 Mai 2011 21:00

Wood products from British Columbia traditionally have moved south to the United States by way of rail or truck, and to a lesser degree, by sea. Now with the demand ... Lire la suite...


Ontario passes Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act

17 Mai 2011 19:00

Ontario passed its Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act (Bill 151) in its legislature today. The Act changes the forest tenure system and provides a more competitive market environment in the allocation ... Lire la suite...


Firefighting assistance on its way to Alberta

17 Mai 2011 09:00

To keep up to date with the fire situation in Alberta, use these helpful links from the Government of Alberta: On the Web On Twitter On Facebook The Canadian Interagency ... Lire la suite...


TimberWest releases comments on “Hul'qumi'num matters”

17 Mai 2011 09:00

TimberWest Forest Corp. has released comments on matters raised by the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group regarding the proposed purchase of TimberWest’s stapled units by two leading Canadian pension ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater posts net quarterly income of $30 million

16 Mai 2011 20:00

AbitibiBowater has posted a net income of $30 million in its first quarter of 2011 on sales of $1.185 billion. The first-quarter result marks the company’s strongest operating performance in 4 years and ... Lire la suite...


Fires devastate Slave Lake, Alberta

16 Mai 2011 08:00

A fast moving wildlife has moved into Slave Lake in Northern Alberta. The truth of the devastation is not yet fully known. Here is what we know so far: around 6... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber acquires remaining stake of Elk Lake sawmill

14 Mai 2011 15:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Liskeard Lumber Limited to acquire the remaining one-third of the Elk Lake sawmill, near Elk ... Lire la suite...


Will a power hike in Nova Scotia close Bowater Mersey?

14 Mai 2011 09:00

Nova Scotia Power has just applied for yet another rate hike. This time they are requesting a hike of 13.5% from their two largest customers – Bowater Mersey and NewPage Port Hawkesbury. ... Lire la suite...


Kruger and Industries Perron partner to restart two lumber mills in Mauricie, Quebec

13 Mai 2011 14:00

Kruger Publication Papers Inc. (KPPI) and Industries Perron today announced the formation of a partnership to create a new commercial entity that will manufacture value-added lumber products. The announcement was ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth posts net income of $77.7 million in its first quarter of 2011

13 Mai 2011 10:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has posted a net income of $77.7 million on sales of $71.5 million in its first quarter. These results can be compared the net income of $16.4 million Ainsworth ... Lire la suite...


PRT plans to convert to a corporation

13 Mai 2011 10:00

PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund has announced that, in accordance with its previously announced intention to convert to a corporation, it has entered into an arrangement agreement under which the ... Lire la suite...


Sale of Northern Pulp to Paper Excellence complete

12 Mai 2011 14:00

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC and Atlas Holdings LLC completed the sale of Northern Resources Nova Scotia Corporation to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corp of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, the ... Lire la suite...


Cascades posts net loss of $8 million in its first quarter

12 Mai 2011 10:00

Cascades Inc. has posted a net loss of $8 million in its first quarter on sales of $774 million. By comparison, in the first quarter of 2010, Cascades posted a net profit of $1 ... Lire la suite...


NewPage posts net quarterly loss of $88 million

12 Mai 2011 09:00

NewPage Corporation has posted a net loss of $88 million in its first quarter on net sales of $904 million. Sales are up 11% over the first quarter of 2010. The increase was primarily ... Lire la suite...


McKenzie Forest Products files for bankruptcy protection

12 Mai 2011 08:00

After learning their Hudson sawmill had not received a wood supply from the province of Ontario, McKenzie Forest Products filed for bankruptcy protection on April 26. Except for a brief opening ... Lire la suite...


Update on lignin production in Thunder Bay

11 Mai 2011 19:00

FPInnovations in partnership with the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio Economy (CRIBE), Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), and AbitibiBowater is now producing its first batches of operational lignin ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia: The Woodbridge Report

11 Mai 2011 09:00

The much anticipated Woodbridge Report was released in Nova Scotia yesterday. The Nova Scotia Government has decided to reduce clearcutting in the province by 50% over the next 5 years. Peter Woodbridge ... Lire la suite...


Workers on strike at Tembec's pulp mill in Matane, Quebec

10 Mai 2011 15:00

Following a breakdown in labour discussions between Tembec representatives and the union representatives at the Tembec high-yield pulp mill located in Matane, Quebec, unionized employees did not report to work ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia invests $5 million into reducing clearcutting

10 Mai 2011 12:00

Nova Scotia is making a $5-million investment will help the province achieve its target of reducing clearcutting to 50% of the total harvest over the next five years. The funding, announced ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net loss of $1 million in its first quarter

10 Mai 2011 11:00

Western Forest Products is reporting a net loss of $1 million in its first quarter of 2011, on sales of $180.8 million, compared to a net income of $9.1 million a year earlier. Highlights ... Lire la suite...


Springer Creek Forest Products mill soon to be indefinitely idled

09 Mai 2011 18:00

Springer Creek Forest Products in Slocan, British Columbia will be indefinitely idling its mill in the next few weeks. The mill was restarted last June after a 14 month closure. General ... Lire la suite...


Canfor announces its new executive team

07 Mai 2011 17:00

Canfor Corporation is announcing the membership of its new executive team. David Calabrigo – Senior VP, Corporate and Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary Alistair Cook – Senior VP, Wood Products Operations – ... Lire la suite...


Jet fuel will be made from wood in White River, Ontario

06 Mai 2011 12:00

Rentech Inc. has accepted a wood supply offer from Ontario and has big plans for White River, Ontario. Rentech is a leading-edge clean-energy solutions company that plans to use its ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports net income of $32.3 million in first quarter

05 Mai 2011 08:00

Canfor Corporation has posted a net income of $32.3 million for the first quarter of 2011, compared to $55.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 and $35.5 million for the first quarter of 2010. Lumber ... Lire la suite...


First wood framed housing project in Richmond, B.C. lost in massive fire

04 Mai 2011 10:00

A massive fire destroyed the controversial wood-framed housing project being constructed in Richmond, British Columbia last night. The building was taking advantage of British Columbia’s Wood First initiative and ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber posts profit of $19 million in first quarter

03 Mai 2011 20:00

West Fraser Timber has posted a profit of $19 million in its first quarter of 2011 on sales of $687 million. “We are pleased with our operating performance which produced another quarter of ... Lire la suite...


Why isn't St. Marys Paper restarting operations after repairs? Because it has no orders

03 Mai 2011 19:00

The Sault Star is reporting that St. Marys Paper has isolated the mechanical problem with its paper machine #5, but because of the downtime caused by the repair, their customers have ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's Fort Frances mill to get new general manager

03 Mai 2011 19:00

Andre Bernier will begin his job next week as the new General Manager at AbitibiBowater‘s Fort Frances mill in Ontario. Bernier will bring more than 30 years of experience working ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership report first quarter results

03 Mai 2011 08:00

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI) have announced its first quarter 2011 results as well as the results of Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (the Partnership) in which CPPI has a 49.8% ownership. The ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber to purchase assets of Northern Sawmills and Atikokan Forest Products

03 Mai 2011 08:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has announced that it has entered into asset purchase agreements with PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed receiver of each of Northern Sawmills Inc. and Atikokan ... Lire la suite...


Newfoundland and Labrador gives $4.3 million to improve workers' skills at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper

02 Mai 2011 11:00

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing $4.3 million dollars to help the 450 workers at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper upgrade their skills. The hope is the training will improve ... Lire la suite...


Luc Langevin is the new President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Specialty Products Group

02 Mai 2011 10:00

Cascades Inc. has announced the appointment of Luc Langevin as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Cascades Specialty Products Group (SPG). Since 1995, Luc Langevin has occupied management positions within ... Lire la suite...


Forest Fire Links to Bookmark

02 Mai 2011 07:00

Today, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre begins its daily national fire situation reporting for the year. View the latest National Forest Fire Situation Report: Daily situation report Provincial/Territory ... Lire la suite...


All of St. Marys Paper employees indefinitely laid off

30 Avril 2011 16:00

St. Marys Paper in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario has laid off all of its employees, just 4 months after restarting operations. Two weeks ago the company laid off half of its ... Lire la suite...


Domtar and Wagner accept wood supply offers in Ontario

29 Avril 2011 12:00

Domtar and Wagner Ontario Forest Management Limited have accepted wood supply offers in Ontario. Domtar Inc. has accepted an offer of 626,000 cubic metres per year of merchantable and unmerchantable wood ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia Power's rate projections will hurt Newpage and Bowater Mersey

28 Avril 2011 09:00

Nova Scotia Power has provided a projection of the electricity rates for the upcoming years. And the news isn’t good for the province’s biggest consumers – namely Newpage Port ... Lire la suite...


Domtar posts first quarter net earnings of $133 million

28 Avril 2011 08:00

Domtar Corporation has reported net earnings of $133 million in its first quarter of 2011, compared to net earnings of $58 million in the first quarter of 2010. Sales for the first quarter amounted ... Lire la suite...


International Paper posts quarterly net earnings of $342 million

28 Avril 2011 08:00

International Paper has posted first quarter earnings attributable to common shareholders totaling $342 million compared with net earnings of $316 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and a loss of $162 million in ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper posts net quarterly loss of $12.9 million

27 Avril 2011 20:00

Catalyst Paper has posted a net loss of $12.9 million on sales of $303.6 million in the first quarter of 2011, reflecting a post-holiday season plateau in paper markets. Sales revenues were negatively ... Lire la suite...


Prince Albert pulp mill deal complete – Restart possible in 12 months

27 Avril 2011 20:00

Paper Excellence‘s purchase of the Prince Albert pulp mill in Saskatchewan has been finalized. The mill has been closed for 5 years. Paper Excellence plans to invest $200 million into the ... Lire la suite...


Ronald J. Arling is NewPage's newest Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

27 Avril 2011 19:00

NewPage Corporation has announced the appointment of Ronald J. Arling to the position of controller and chief accounting officer, effective April 25, 2011. Arling will report to the senior vice president and ... Lire la suite...


Tembec posts net quarterly earnings of $7 million

27 Avril 2011 10:00

Tembec has reported net earnings of $7 million on consolidated sales of $452 million in its second quarter ending March 26, 2011. Operating earnings before depreciation, amortization and other specific or non-recurring items (EBITDA) ... Lire la suite...


Smurfit-Stone posts net quarterly income of $54 million

26 Avril 2011 19:00

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has recorded a net income of $54 million in its first quarter. In its previous quarter, the company recorded a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $91 million. ... Lire la suite...


Mr. Jean-François Mérette leaving EACOM Timber

26 Avril 2011 19:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has announced that Mr. Jean-François Mérette, President and COO, Eastern Canada has advised that he will be leaving the company on June 18, 2011 to pursue other ... Lire la suite...


Whitesand First Nation accepts wood supply offer from Ontario

26 Avril 2011 11:00

The Whitesand First Nation, located north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, near Armstrong, has accepted a wood supply offer from the province of Ontario. The wood supply offer is for 149,000 cubic ... Lire la suite...


Kimberly-Clark posts quarterly net income of $372 million

25 Avril 2011 21:00

Kimberly-Clark has posted first quarter earnings of $350 million on sales of $5.03 billion. These results are down from the first quarter of 2010, when the company reported net income of $384 million on ... Lire la suite...


Tembec's non-operating U.S. subsidiary files for Chapter 7

25 Avril 2011 21:00

Tembec Inc. announced today that its non-operating U.S. Subsidiary, Tembec USA LLC has filed a petition seeking relief under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States. Tembec ... Lire la suite...


Cascades invests $3.5 million in its Forma-Pak plant in Quebec

22 Avril 2011 22:00

This week Cascades announced the inauguration of a new machine that will be used in the manufacturing of moulded pulp products at its Cascades Forma-Pak plant in central Quebec. Since 2010, ... Lire la suite...


The tires Kruger thought about burning are going away

22 Avril 2011 21:00

Newfoundland and Labrador have been stockpiling a massive amount of used tires simply because they have no method of disposing of them. Kruger, in Corner Brook, has looked into chipping ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper lays off half its employees due to mechanical problem

22 Avril 2011 08:00

St. Marys Paper, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, has laid off half of its employees. The super calendered paper mill has only been operational this time for four months, but ... Lire la suite...


United Steelworkers reach tentative deal with Interior Forest Labour Relations Association

21 Avril 2011 15:00

A tentative agreement has been reached between the United Steelworkers(USW) and the Interior Forest Labor Relations Association after an all-night bargaining session in Vancouver. The agreement has a 4 year ... Lire la suite...


Free: Tree identification app for iPhone

20 Avril 2011 11:00

Now you can have help identifying trees, for free, using your iPhone! Steve Nix (the forester who runs the http://forestry.about.com website), and app developer Ash Mishra, have ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan welcomes 4 upgraded firefighting aircraft

20 Avril 2011 08:00

Saskatchewan welcomed the arrival of the first of four CL-215T amphibious aircraft upgraded to the turbine powered model. The aircraft will be joining the province’s wildfire air tanker ... Lire la suite...


Forest workers ready to strike in British Columbia

20 Avril 2011 08:00

Forestry workers in British Columbia‘s southern interior are ready to strike. Last week the United Steelworkers union filed their required 72 hours notice of strike action against the member companies ... Lire la suite...


Carrier Lumber Products wants EACOM Timber's idled Big River sawmill in Saskatchewan

20 Avril 2011 08:00

Carrier Lumber Products is planning a major expansion. The company operates a mill near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and has made a pitch to take over the idled Big River sawmill ... Lire la suite...


Dalhousie University receives grant to study forest road crossings

19 Avril 2011 13:00

Dalhousie University‘s School of Resource and Environmental Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant to develop best management practices ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper cuts production at its Snowflake Mill in Arizona to balance inventory, then loses half of its inventory in a fire

19 Avril 2011 08:00

Last week Catalyst Paper announced it was curtailing production at its Snowflake Mill in Arizona by approximately 5,500 tonnes of recycled newsprint in order to adjust for limited availability of affordable, ... Lire la suite...


Goulard Lumber Limited accepts wood supply offer in Ontario

18 Avril 2011 15:00

Goulard Lumber Limited, of West Nipissing, Ontario, has accepted a wood supply offer of 59,700 cubic metres per year of white and red pine from the province of Ontario 20 new jobs ... Lire la suite...


New Boreal Business Forum unveiled by signatories of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

18 Avril 2011 09:00

Signatories to the landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) today unveiled a new Boreal Business Forum which is a roundtable comprised of CBFA participants, leading corporations and investors with a ... Lire la suite...


Forest biomass pilot plant funding in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

17 Avril 2011 16:00

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) has announced a $923,261 investment to expand Elementa Group's Pre-Commercial Demonstration Plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario This funding will allow ... Lire la suite...


50 new jobs at AbitibiBowater sawmill in Thunder Bay, Ontario

17 Avril 2011 16:00

Thunder Bay‘s AbitibiBowater sawmill will soon have 50 new jobs thanks to an $8 million investment from the company’s board of directors. With good news coming from the sawmill lately, ... Lire la suite...


NewPage names Curtis Short as interim Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

15 Avril 2011 11:00

NewPage Corporation today announced that Curtis H. Short, currently controller and chief accounting officer, has been elected as senior vice president and chief financial officer on an interim basis effective ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia invests $10 million in Harry Freeman and Sons Ltd.

14 Avril 2011 20:00

The province of Nova Scotia is investing $10 million in Harry Freeman and Sons Ltd., who operates Freeman Lumber in Queens County. This is a third investment in the company from ... Lire la suite...


Free access to current issue of The Forestry Chronicle

14 Avril 2011 10:00

The Canadian Institute of Forestry has made its current issue of The Forestry Chronicle free and open for all to read. The March-April issue focuses on vegetation management options and ... Lire la suite...


Forest Tech accepts wood supply offer from Ontario

13 Avril 2011 14:00

Forest Tech has accepted a wood supply offer from the province of Ontario for 7,000 cubic metres of cedar per year. Forest Tech operates a sawmill on Manitoulin Island. With the ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia forest products companies donate to Japan relief effort

13 Avril 2011 08:00

Canfor, Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, West Fraser, Tolko, and Interfor have each donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to provide immediate relief in Japan. The Province of British Columbia will ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia decides to lower the cap on electricity from biomass

11 Avril 2011 21:00

Nova Scotia has decided to lower the cap on the annual amount of new forest biomass that can be used to generate electricity by 30% – to 350,000 dry tonnes per year. The ... Lire la suite...


Tembec to proceed with construction of Next Generation Sustainable Fibre pilot plant

11 Avril 2011 13:00

Tembec has announced that it will proceed with the construction of a pilot plant for the development of a high performance structural product known as Next Generation Sustainable Fibre (“Next ... Lire la suite...


TimberWest to be acquired by two Canadian pension funds

11 Avril 2011 08:00

TimberWest has agreed to be acquired by Canadian pension funds, British Columbia Investment Management Corp. (bcIMC) and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). The transaction is for $1.03 billion cash, ... Lire la suite...


CEP not pleased with Ontario's limited forest tenure hearings

11 Avril 2011 08:00

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) has added their voice of displeasure to Ontario’s move to limit consultations on forest tenure changes to two hearings in ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater posts net profit of $4.24 billion in 4th quarter

08 Avril 2011 10:00

AbitibiBowater has posted a net profit of $4.24 billion (U.S.) in its fourth quarter of 2010. Over the full year of 2010, AbitibiBowater has recorded a net profit of $2.61 billion. The large ... Lire la suite...


Surprise Ontario court decision could be good news for protecting our pensions

08 Avril 2011 09:00

A surprise decision was reached by the Ontario Court of Appeal yesterday. The court ruled in favour of the former employees of Indalex, a failed manufacturer of aluminum products, who ... Lire la suite...


Ontario and Grassy Narrows First Nation sign Memorandum of Understanding

07 Avril 2011 14:00

The province of Ontario and the Grassy Narrows First Nation (Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek) have recommitted to working together to address the First Nation community concerns and the sustainable management of ... Lire la suite...


Forest Products Association of Canada launches Bio-pathways Partnership Network

07 Avril 2011 13:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Bio-pathways Partnership Network aimed at exploring new business ventures that will help exploit the ... Lire la suite...


Wawasum Corporation and South Wabi Sawmill accept Ontario wood supply offers

05 Avril 2011 20:00

Two more wood supply offers have been accepted in Ontario, creating 23 new jobs, and sustaining 3 existing jobs. Wawasum Corporation, near Greenstone, Ontario, was offered 113,000 cubic metres per year of poplar ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber sells Skeena Sawmills Division

05 Avril 2011 08:00

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has entered an agreement to sell its Skeena Sawmills Division to ROC Holdings Ltd. The Skeena Sawmills Division includes the Terrace sawmill and related Crown ... Lire la suite...


Explosion at Pinnacle Pellet in Armstrong, B.C.

04 Avril 2011 08:00

An explosion occurred at Pinnacle Pellet in Armstrong, British Columbia on Saturday night. The explosion caused a fire that quickly spread through the basement and into the attic. Two workers ... Lire la suite...


Forest tenure consultations scheduled only for Toronto, far from Ontario's northern forests

02 Avril 2011 08:00

The citizens of Northern Ontario are disgusted that the consultations for Bill 151, the Forest Tenure Modernization Act, will take place only in Toronto. “We didn’t have any input into ... Lire la suite...


Cheminis Lumber Ltd. accepts Ontario wood supply offer

01 Avril 2011 22:00

Cheminis Lumber Limited, of Larder Lake, Ontario, has accepted a wood supply offer from the Province of Ontario. The offer was for 28,300 cubic metres per year of conifer. The Cheminis ... Lire la suite...


The University of Toronto may lose its Faculty of Forestry

01 Avril 2011 21:00

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto has a bleak future due to low enrollment. The University of Toronto had the first forestry faculty in Canada, and the ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater closes one paper machine at Baie Comeau, Quebec

01 Avril 2011 19:00

AbitibiBowater has announced it will be permanently closing a paper machine at its Baie Comeau, Quebec mill. More than 90 jobs will be lost. Renaud Gagné, vice-president of the Communications, Energy ... Lire la suite...


Tolko Industries asks Williams Lake to reconsider its industrial tax rate

31 Mars 2011 20:00

Tolko Industries representatives have asked Williams Lake, British Columbia to reconsider their industrial tax rate. Tolko’s opinion is that economic conditions have been tough, and that industry in Williams ... Lire la suite...


Why McKenzie Forest Products didn't receive a wood supply

31 Mars 2011 20:00

The Sioux Lookout Bulletin has an in-depth article this week about McKenzie Forest Products in Hudson, Ontario, the possible reasons why it wasn’t granted a wood supply, and a ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater schedules another 2 week shut down in Fort Frances

31 Mars 2011 17:00

AbitibiBowater‘s Fort Frances, Ontario mill is in the midst of a scheduled shutdown from March 28, until April 11. Another two week shut down has been scheduled for May 2 until May 16. ... Lire la suite...


CEP pleased with Northern Pulp's acquisition by Paper Excellence

30 Mars 2011 15:00

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union is pleased that Paper Excellence will be purchasing the Northern Pulp and Northern Timber pulp and paper mills at Abercrombie Point, Nova Scotia. “The ... Lire la suite...


Paper Excellence to acquire Northern Pulp in Nova Scotia

30 Mars 2011 11:00

Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corp of Vancouver, B.C. has reached an agreement to acquire Northern Resources, the parent company of Northern Pulp Nova Scotia and Northern Timber, Abercrombie Point, ... Lire la suite...


Tembec closes sale of hydro-electric generating assets located in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

29 Mars 2011 14:00

Tembec has closed the sale of its hydro-electric generating assets located in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, to Gemini-SRF Power Corporation. Total consideration for the hydro assets, which have a capacity ... Lire la suite...


Ladysmith and Cowichan Bay sawmills stay closed for another week

29 Mars 2011 11:00

Western Forest Products sawmills in Ladysmith and Cowichan Bay will stay closed another week due to low log inventories. The company’s Alberni Pacific Division in Port Alberni was able ... Lire la suite...


International Paper agrees to purchase shares of Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills of India

29 Mars 2011 08:00

International Paper has entered an agreement to purchase 53.5 percent of the outstanding shares of Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited (APPM) of India for approximately US$257 million in cash. In addition, ... Lire la suite...


New research helps night-shift workers stay alert and productive

29 Mars 2011 08:00

Marc Hébert, an associate professor in ophthalmology at Université Laval, is an internationally renowned expert in depression-fighting light therapy and biological rhythms. Hébert has spent most of the ... Lire la suite...


Wood First initatives – spreading from B.C. across the country

28 Mars 2011 10:00

The Wood First initiative started in British Columbia. Their provincial government passed the Wood First Act in 2009 that requires wood to be considered as the primary building material in all ... Lire la suite...


Interior forest workers vote to strike in British Columbia

26 Mars 2011 07:00

Forest workers in the Interior of British Columbia have voted 95% in favour of a strike. 80% of workers voted, giving the United Steelworkers a strong mandate to press the Interior Forest ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec receives $6.1 million

25 Mars 2011 07:00

Fibrek‘s mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec will be receiving $6.1 million from the Federal Government under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. This funding will allow Fibrek to install ... Lire la suite...


Saskatchewan 2011 budget items

24 Mars 2011 06:00

Saskatchewan has released their budget for 2011. Items of interest for the forest industry are: $57.5 million: wildfire management $2.2 million: insect and disease control program (fight against mountain pine beetle and spruce ... Lire la suite...


Tolko might combine log yards to re-open Creekside mill

23 Mars 2011 09:00

The United Steelworkers Union and Tolko have reached an agreement on a “letter of understanding” to allow Tolko to improve their competitiveness by eliminating several positions in the company’s ... Lire la suite...


Reaction to the Federal Budget from the Forest Products Association of Canada

23 Mars 2011 08:00

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomed the forest industry measures contained in yesterday’s Federal Budget which support the industry and the 240,000 Canadians it directly employs. “The measures ... Lire la suite...


Reaction to the Federal Budget from the CEP

23 Mars 2011 08:00

“Today’s budget does nothing to repair Canada’s shattered economy or to help its victims rebuild their lives,” the president of one of Canada’s largest unions, the Communications, ... Lire la suite...


Log shortage halts work for many in British Columbia

22 Mars 2011 12:00

Arnold Bercov, president of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada Local 8, is very concerned that shipping raw logs out of British Columbia is coming at a cost to many ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reaches settlement with Windsor, Quebec regarding tax evaluation

21 Mars 2011 21:00

Domtar Corporation has reached a settlement in its dispute with the City of Windsor regarding the tax evaluation of Domtar’s Windsor mill. The agreement between the two parties is ... Lire la suite...


Corner Brook Pulp & Paper is considering alternative fuel sources

21 Mars 2011 09:00

Kruger‘s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper is looking few new types of fuel to feed its boiler. As the price of oil climbs, the mill is considering peat pellets ... Lire la suite...


PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund reports annual net loss of $36,000

18 Mars 2011 08:00

PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund has announced its fourth quarter, and annual results for the year ending December 31, 2010. For the year ended December 31, 2010, the Fund reported operating earnings of $2,811,000 and ... Lire la suite...


NorSask sawmill reopening, and hiring additional workers

17 Mars 2011 22:00

The NorSask sawmill in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan is in the process of hiring for 15 – 20 positions when it re-starts next week. NorSask Forest Products stopped operating the mill in March, 2009 due ... Lire la suite...


Call for arbitration in Fort Frances, Ontario

17 Mars 2011 21:00

From the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers: At the AbitibiBowater mill in Fort Frances Ontario, the collective bargaining process has moved from the bargaining table to Arbitration and the ... Lire la suite...


Four more companies accept wood supply offers in Ontario

17 Mars 2011 15:00

Four more companies have accepted new wood supply offers from the province of Ontario. The four companies are: Cyprien Lachance in Val Côté Long Lake Forest Products in Longlac ... Lire la suite...


Strike vote upcoming for workers in Kamloops, Merritt, Kelowna, Okanagan, and Cranbrook

17 Mars 2011 08:00

Over the next two weeks, about 3,000 forest workers in Kamloops, Merritt, Kelowna, Okanagan, and Cranbrook in British Columbia will be conducting a strike vote. The workers, members of United Steelworkers ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper trying to secure financing for cogen facility

16 Mars 2011 09:00

St. Marys Paper, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, negotiated for over a year to receive a 10-year energy purchase agreement from the Ontario Power Authority for a 35 megawatt facility. Now, ... Lire la suite...


More about AbitibiBowater's additional 40 megawatts, including 56 new jobs in Thunder Bay

16 Mars 2011 08:00

Yesterday we heard about a new agreement between the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and AbitibiBowater that will see AbitibiBowater increase its electricity generation capacity by 40 megawatts, producing enough additional power ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater to increase electricity generation capacity by 40 megawatts

15 Mars 2011 13:00

Through an agreement with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), AbitibiBowater will increase its electricity generation capacity by 40 megawatts, producing enough additional power for 38,000 homes. The project is expected to be ... Lire la suite...


Barrett Lumber to sell 141 hectares to Nova Scotia

15 Mars 2011 10:00

One of the co-owners of Barrett Lumber, David Barrett, said he has lost faith in the forest industry, and has decided to sell of 141 hectares of land to the province ... Lire la suite...


Fortress Paper posts quarterly net loss of $0.8 million

15 Mars 2011 08:00

Fortress Specialty Cellulose has reported a net loss of $0.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 on sales of $83.5 million. For the fourth quarter of 2009 the company report adjusted net income ... Lire la suite...


Tolko's Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan mill receives $1.3 million

14 Mars 2011 22:00

Tolko Industries Ltd.‘s Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan mill will be receiving $1.3 million under the Transformative Technologies Pilot Scale Demonstration Program to support innovation and help expand market opportunities. Other funding ... Lire la suite...


Smurfit-Stone's La Tuque mill receives $24 million

14 Mars 2011 22:00

Smurfit-Stone will receive $24 million from the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Programto substantially improve the environmental performance of its mill in La Tuque, Quebec. “Our Government’s top priority ... Lire la suite...


Tembec's Témiscaming mill receives $975,000

14 Mars 2011 22:00

Tembec will receive $975,000 for its mill in Témiscaming, Quebec under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program to substantially improve the environmental performance of the mill. Despite signs of ... Lire la suite...


Cascades' East Angus mill in Kingsey Falls, Quebec receives $3.1 million

14 Mars 2011 22:00

Cascades‘ East Angus mill in Kingsey Falls, Quebec will receive $3.1 million under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program to build a modern pulp recycling facility, substantially improving the environmental ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp's Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George receives $4.6 million

14 Mars 2011 21:00

A $2.5 million investment was announced today for Canfor Pulp’s Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia through the federal government’s Transformative Technologies Pilot-Scale Demonstration Program – a program ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper's Power River mill receives $13.3 million

14 Mars 2011 21:00

Catalyst Paper‘s Powell River mill has received $13.3 million under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program to substantially improve the environmental performance of the mill. “We appreciate the support ... Lire la suite...


Structurlam Products Ltd. receives $2.5 million

14 Mars 2011 21:00

Structurlam Products Ltd., a structural wood product producer in British Columbia, will receive $2.5 million under the Transformative Technologies Pilot Scale Demonstration Program to support innovation and help expand market opportunities. ... Lire la suite...


Nanaimo Forest Products' Harmac Pacific Mill receives $9 million

14 Mars 2011 21:00

Nanaimo Forest Products‘ Harmac Pacific Mill will receive $9 million under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program for three capital improvement projects to substantially improve the environmental performance of the ... Lire la suite...


AV Group receives $24 million for its Nackawic and Atholville facilities

14 Mars 2011 21:00

AV Group will receive $24 million under the Transformative Technologies Pilot Scale Demonstration Program and the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP). “This funding allows us to invest in ... Lire la suite...


Steve Thomson named B.C.'s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

14 Mars 2011 19:00

Christy Clark, the new Premier of British Columbia, appointed her new cabinet today. Clark has reduced the number of ministers from 23 down to 17. Steve Thomson has been appointed as Minister ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper's Port Alberni mill receives $4.7 million

14 Mars 2011 15:00

Catalyst Paper‘s Port Alberni mill in British Columbia will be receiving $4.7 million under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program to substantially improve the environmental performance of the mill. ... Lire la suite...


Cascades' Norampac-Cabano mill receives $3 million

14 Mars 2011 15:00

The Cascades' Norampac-Cabano mill in Cabano, Quebec will receive $3 million under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program to substantially improve the environmental performance of the mill. “The Norampac-Cabano ... Lire la suite...


Lumber stocks react to Japan's earthquake

14 Mars 2011 08:00

There has been a lot of analysis in the last few days concerning the impact the massive earthquake, and tsunami in Japan will have on North American timber markets. On ... Lire la suite...


Ontario appoints Dr. Leonard Ritter to chair Agent Orange panel

11 Mars 2011 11:00

Ontario has appointed Dr. Leonard Ritter of the University of Guelph as chair to a new Independent Fact-Finding Panel on the use of Agent Orange in Ontario during the 1950s, 60... Lire la suite...


Cascades sells Dopaco Inc. to pay down debt

11 Mars 2011 10:00

Cascades is selling Dopaco Inc. to Reynolds Group Holdings Limited for a cash consideration of $400 million (US). Dopaco Inc. is a leading manufacturer of cups and folding cartons for the ... Lire la suite...


Another fire at Pacific BioEnergy in Prince George

10 Mars 2011 14:00

There has been another fire at the Pacific BioEnergy wood pellet plant in Prince George, British Columbia. This morning’s fire was contained in a chip hopper. Crews from four ... Lire la suite...


Maritime Paper Products receives $2.1 million loan for new printing press

09 Mars 2011 19:00

Maritime Paper Products Ltd. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will be receiving a $2.1 million loan from the Nova Scotia Government to help finance a new printing press. The Nova Scotia Business ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Babine Forest Products has shut down the mill

09 Mars 2011 17:00

Babine Forest Products in Burns Lake, British Columbia is currently not operating due to a large fire at the mill last week. The fire damaged the main operating lines at ... Lire la suite...


Pacheedaht First Nation to receive forest revenue returns

09 Mars 2011 13:00

Pacheedaht First Nation is the 14th First Nation to sign a new type of agreement that sees a percentage of forestry revenue returned directly to the community, announced Forests, Mines ... Lire la suite...


Many calls received by Agent Orange hotlines in Ontario

08 Mars 2011 08:00

Here is an update on the calls received to Ontario’s Agent Orange hotlines from people who believe they were exposed during the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s. Ontario Government’s ... Lire la suite...


Central Newfoundland residents want to be able to cut firewood on AbitibiBowater's former woodlands

07 Mars 2011 22:00

Residents of central Newfoundland want firewood gathering restrictions eased on AbitibiBowater‘s former woodlands. Currently, firewood gathering is restricted to personal use only, and a permit is required that indicates ... Lire la suite...


Good news in Ignace, Ontario

07 Mars 2011 19:00

AbitibiBowater and Raleigh Falls Timber have signed a new agreement that will create 23 news jobs for truck drivers and wood harvesters in Ignace, Ontario. The new positions will start in ... Lire la suite...


Paper Excellence purchases Prince Albert pulp mill

07 Mars 2011 14:00

Domtar has sold its pulp mill in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Paper Excellence. Paper Excellence will be converting the mill so it can produce dissolving pulp for the production of ... Lire la suite...


United Steelworkers can proceed with their case against Weyerhaeuser

05 Mars 2011 22:00

The United Steelworkers have been granted approval from B.C. Provincial Court Judge Terese Alexander to proceed with their private action case against Weyerhaeuser over the death of sawmill worker ... Lire la suite...


B.C. may have trouble keeping up with the demand for their wood, due to low resources

05 Mars 2011 20:00

British Columbia‘s forest sector has been cut back so severely in recent years that now that demand for their wood is surging, the companies are having a difficult time ... Lire la suite...


Muskoka Timber Mills will expand with its new wood allocation

05 Mars 2011 20:00

Muskoka Timber Mills, of Bracebridge, Ontario, is one of the 11 companies who received a new wood allocation from the Ontario government as part of the recent provincial wood supply competition. ... Lire la suite...


Canada now has an official National Tree Day

04 Mars 2011 10:00

This week our federal politicians passed a motion in the House of Commons to declare an annual National Tree Day. National Tree Day will occur on the Wednesday of National ... Lire la suite...


Cascades announces $30 million investment for its Candiac tissue paper mill in Quebec

04 Mars 2011 10:00

Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, announces an investment that could total more than $30 million and ... Lire la suite...


Agent Orange fall out continues in Ontario

03 Mars 2011 10:00

In the days since the story hit the newswires that forest workers and junior rangers were possibly sprayed by Agent Orange in Northern Ontario, many more stories of Agent Orange ... Lire la suite...


Alberta's forest products shipments went up 25% from 2009 to 2010

02 Mars 2011 20:00

Total shipments of lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association-member companies for 2010 were up substantially over the previous year. Shipments increased from approximately $1.9 billion to $2.3 billion. ... Lire la suite...


Tembec closing Huntsville, Ontario sawmill for 1 month

02 Mars 2011 19:00

Tembec‘s hardwood sawmill in Huntsville, Ontario will be temporarily shut down for 1 month. 38 workers have been issued temporary layoff notices. The shut down will begin on March 5. Operations are ... Lire la suite...


More downtime at AbitibiBowater's Fort Frances mill

01 Mars 2011 17:00

AbitibiBowater has announced a 2-week shut down in Fort Frances, Ontario beginning on March 28. More than 500 employees will be affected by the shutdown of both the paper and pulp production. ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper announces capital upgrade for Port Alberni mill

28 Février 2011 22:00

Catalyst Paper has announced it will spend $4.7 million in Federal funding at its Port Alberni, British Columbia mill. The funding, coming entirely from the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper announces green-energy project for Powell River

28 Février 2011 20:00

Catalyst Paper has announced it will use $13.3 million in Federal funding for a new green-energy project at its Powell River mill that will produce low-carbon electricity and be one of ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper announces capital upgrade for Port Albertni mill

28 Février 2011 20:00

Catalyst Paper has announced it will spend $4.7 million in Federal funding at its Port Albertni, British Columbia mill. The funding, coming entirely from the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (... Lire la suite...


Is this the end of forestry in the Sioux Lookout area?

28 Février 2011 20:00

Dennis Leney, mayor of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, is quite concerned that the 230 sawmill and forestry jobs in the Sioux Lookout area may be lost forever. Located in nearby Hudson, the ... Lire la suite...


Canfor announces new bark burner for Plateau Mill

28 Février 2011 09:00

Canfor has announced it will be installing an new energy system at its Plateau Mill near Vanderhoof, British Columbia. Canfor plans to replace the mill’s beehive burner with a ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth Lumber records net income of $1.8 in 4th quarter

26 Février 2011 07:00

In the fourth quarter of 2010, Ainsworth Lumber Co. recorded a net income of $1.8 million, compared to a net loss of $12.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Over the full year ... Lire la suite...


Cascades reports net quarterly loss of $34 million

24 Février 2011 10:00

Cascades Inc. has posted a quarterly net loss of $34 million in its fourth quarter of 2010 on sales of $991 million. Over the entire 2010 year, Cascades is reporting a net earning of $17 ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports a net income of $4.0 million in fourth quarter

24 Février 2011 09:00

Western Forest Products Inc. has reported a net income of $4.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, on sales of $172.6 million. This result can be compared to the net income reported ... Lire la suite...


Rick Doman still wants to reopen the Ear Falls sawmill – maybe Fall 2011?

23 Février 2011 20:00

Rick Doman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EACOM Timber Corporation, still hopes to reopen the company’s sawmill in Ear Falls, Ontario. Doman said there are several issues holding ... Lire la suite...


Ontario proposes new Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act

23 Février 2011 19:00

The proposed Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act was introduced today. If passed, the act would change the forest tenure system and allow for greater market forces in the allocation and ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber's 100 Mile House mill returns to 5 day operation

23 Février 2011 18:00

West Fraser Timber‘s 100 Mile Lumber sawmill has moved to a 5 day per week operation schedule. For the last two years the sawmill and log yard have been operating on ... Lire la suite...


River West Forest Products opens Hanceville mill

23 Février 2011 08:00

Four First Nation communities have reopened the Sigurdson Mill in the Chilcotin District of British Columbia. Now renamed River West Forest Products, the mill that has sat dormant for the ... Lire la suite...


Ledwidge Lumber borrows $1.5 million from Nova Scotia

22 Février 2011 15:00

Ledwidge Lumber of Enfield, Nova Scotia is borrowing $1.5 million from the province’s Industrial Expansion Fund. The company will use the loan to maintain its wood supply during its slow ... Lire la suite...


Cascades sells its Norampac Avot-Vallée mill in France

22 Février 2011 10:00

Cascades Inc.has announced that it has reached an agreement on February 18, 2011, with OpenGate Capital a private equity firm, for the sale of its Norampac Avot-Vallée mill. The transaction ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater reports operating profit of $19 million in latest quarter

21 Février 2011 15:00

AbitibiBowater has posted its strongest quarterly profit figure since the company was formed 4 years ago, with an operating profit of $19 million (US). A strong contribution from market pulp helped AbitibiBowater ... Lire la suite...


Tembec is permanently closing its Tascheraeu sawmill in Quebec

21 Février 2011 10:00

Tembec is permanently closing its Taschereau sawmill in Quebec. The Taschereau sawmill has been idle since October 2009. Tembec is saying the closure is necessitated by the reality that there is ... Lire la suite...


Annual cut in B.C's Mid Coast timber area reduced by 23%

19 Février 2011 11:00

Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut for the Mid Coast timber supply area in British Columbia will be decreased by 23% to 767,000 cubic metres. “This new cut level reflects ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber reports improved results in 2010 compared to 2009

19 Février 2011 11:00

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported earnings after discontinued operations of $39 million or $0.89 per share on sales of $719 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. For the entire year (2010), West ... Lire la suite...


Timberwest announces improved fourth quarter results

18 Février 2011 23:00

During 2010, TimberWest delivered four consecutive quarters of positive EBITDA. Total EBITDA for 2010 was $21.2 million. This is a $28.5 million improvement over the ($7.3) million of EBITDA generated in 2009. Driving these improved results ... Lire la suite...


B.C. Forest Safety Ombudsman to review silviculture camps

18 Février 2011 23:00

A case involving what the provincial government called “unacceptable” treatment of 58 silvicultural workers will be examined by BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Roger Harris as part of a review of silviculture ... Lire la suite...


Cranbook planer mill staff will finally receive severance

18 Février 2011 13:00

After 3 years of negotiation with the United Steelworkers, Tembec has finally agreed to pay severance to the 16 employees of the Cranbook planer mill in British Columbia. The Cranbook planer mill ... Lire la suite...


Mackenzie Pulpmill idled due to structural damage

18 Février 2011 09:00

Production at Paper Excellence‘s Mackenzie Pulpmill in Mackenzie, British Columbia, has been idled due to structural damage at the mill. The problem started with a tube leak on a ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth completes acquisition of remaining 50% of Footner OSB mill in High Level, Alberta

17 Février 2011 20:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. announced today that it has completed the purchase of the remaining 50% of Footner Forest Products Ltd. and its oriented strand board (OSB) facility in High Level, ... Lire la suite...


Were Junior rangers sprayed with Agent Orange in Northern Ontario?

17 Février 2011 10:00

The Toronto Star is reporting this morning that they have obtained records showing that forestry workers in Northern Ontario, many of them who were students working in Ontario’s Junior ... Lire la suite...


NewPage posts net quarterly loss of $240 million

17 Février 2011 10:00

NewPage Corporation has posted a net loss of $240 million in their fourth quarter on net sales of $946 million. During the fourth quarter, NewPage announced plans to permanently close the Whiting, ... Lire la suite...


Patrick J. Moore will continue on as CEO at Smurfit-Stone

16 Février 2011 06:00

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. had previously announced that its CEO Patrick J. Moore would be retiring in March. Instead, Moore will now stay on until the acquisition of Smurfit-Stone by Rock-Tenn ... Lire la suite...


Full list of companies accepting new wood supply in Ontario

14 Février 2011 20:00

Company Jobs Allocation(cubic metres per year) AbiBow Canada Inc., Thunder Bay will produce stud lumber at their sawmill. Creating 50Sustaining 160 221,000 conifer Capital Power Income L.P., Calstockwill use sawmill ... Lire la suite...


11 companies accept new wood supply offers in Ontario

14 Février 2011 19:00

The province of Ontario has announced that 11 companies have taken up their new wood supply offers. The total wood supply offered to the 11 companies is 765,700 cubic metres per year. Ontario ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater pauses paper production in Fort Frances for 2 weeks

14 Février 2011 14:00

Paper production is being temporarily halted by AbitibiBowater at its Fort Frances, Ontario mill. The shutdown will be 2 weeks long and will begin on Feb. 21. The paper machines will resume ... Lire la suite...


Canada complys with softwood lumber ruling, raises export charges

14 Février 2011 12:00

Canada has decided to comply with the recent softwood lumber ruling and will be adding additional export charges of 0.1% and 2.6% for Ontario and Quebec, respectively. Last month, the London Court ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater is permanently closing its Coosa Pines, Alabama operation

14 Février 2011 10:00

AbitibiBowater announced today that it will permanently close its paper machine at its Coosa Pines, Alabama operation and cease its pilot project to manufacture recycled lightweight and ultra lightweight packaging ... Lire la suite...


Canfor will proceed with capital investment projects at Vavenby, Polar, and Plateau

13 Février 2011 20:00

Canfor Corporation has announced that, following a review with its Board of Directors, the company will be proceeding with capital improvement projects totaling $62 million at its Vavenby, Polar, and Plateau ... Lire la suite...


Canfor posts net quarterly income of $54.9 million

12 Février 2011 15:00

Canfor Corp. has posted a net income of $54.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to $33.5 million for the third quarter of 2010 and a net loss of $9.1 million for the ... Lire la suite...


Taiga Building Products reports net quarterly loss of $1.1 million

12 Février 2011 14:00

Taiga Building Products Ltd. has posted its third quarter results, ending on December 31, 2010, that resulted in a net loss of $1.1 million on consolidated net sales of $198.4 million. These results can ... Lire la suite...


Canfor's President & CEO, James F. Shepard, will retire in May

12 Février 2011 13:00

James F. Shepard, President and CEO of Canfor Corporation, has decided he will retire in May at Canfor’s next annual general meeting of shareholders. “Jim has decided to return ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater has sold its hydro assets in Ontario

11 Février 2011 18:00

AbitibiBowater announced it has signed a binding agreement for the sale of its 75% indirect interest in ACH Limited Partnership (ACH LP) to a consortium formed by a major Canadian institutional ... Lire la suite...


Retired workers rally in Fort Frances against AbitibiBowater

10 Février 2011 20:00

Retired union members held a rally this week in Fort Frances, Ontario to raise awareness of changes AbitibiBowater is making to their pensions, changes that they have not agreed to. ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products announces sale of non-core properties to TimberWest

09 Février 2011 22:00

Western Forest Products has signed an agreement to sell certain non-core properties to TimberWest Forest Corp. for the purchase price of approximately $21.9 million. The sale includes properties located in the ... Lire la suite...


Interfor creates new Vice-President, Sales & Marketing position

09 Février 2011 22:00

Steven Hofer has been appointed by Interfor‘s Board of Directors to the newly created position of Vice-President, Sales & Marketing. Interfor said today that Hofer’s appointment is a key ... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser was right – it doesn't look like the Wawa OSB mill will reopen

09 Février 2011 21:00

In December, Weyerhaeuser announced that it was unlikely its OSB mill in Wawa, Ontario would reopen. The Wawa OSB mill was closed by Weyerhaeuser at the end of 2007. At that ... Lire la suite...


Creditors approve Fraser Papers' amended restructuring agreement

08 Février 2011 15:00

Creditors at a special meeting in Toronto today have approved Fraser Papers‘ amended restructuring agreement today by a vote of 94%. Last month, creditors voted against Fraser Papers restructuring proposal because ... Lire la suite...


Vavenby workers vote for pattern 4-year agreement

07 Février 2011 18:00

One more piece has been put into place for Canfor‘s Vavenby mill in British Columbia to reopen this year. Unionized workers met over the weekend to discuss a number ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber Corp. appoints Marc Girard as Executive Vice-President and CFO

07 Février 2011 17:00

EACOM Timber Corporation has appointed Marc Girard as its Executive Vice-President and CFO. Girard replaces Michael Liggett, the former CFO who will remain with the company on a consulting basis. ... Lire la suite...


Port Alice Neucel speciality cellulose mill sold to Chinese textile firm

05 Février 2011 08:00

The Neucel Specialty Cellulose mill in Port Alice, British Columbia has been sold to Fulida Group Holdings Ltd. of China. Fulida will be taking over full ownership of the mill ... Lire la suite...


U.S. proposes new wood pallet treatment – could costs Canadian exporters millions

05 Février 2011 07:00

The U.S. is proposing a new heat treatment for softwood packaging material that originates in Canada to kill any pests. In particular, the U.S. is concerned with the ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reports net earnings of $325 million in 4th quarter

04 Février 2011 09:00

Domtar Corporation has posted net earnings of $325 million in their 4th quarter of 2010 compared to net earnings of $191 million in their 3rd quarter. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 amounted ... Lire la suite...


Join the Canadian Institute of Forestry

03 Février 2011 21:00

The Canadian Institute of Forestry has launched a membership drive to reach out to potential new members. The Canadian Institute of Forestry is the national voice of forest practitioners. Formed ... Lire la suite...


Update on Bill C-501

03 Février 2011 20:00

Press Release from Bruce Hyer, MP: Conservatives vetoed a motion in the House of Commons late Wednesday that would have allowed a compromise to be reached on Bill C-501, a ... Lire la suite...


Iroquois Falls mayor vows to stop dam sale

02 Février 2011 22:00

Iroquois Falls mayor, Gilles Forget, has vowed to stop AbitibiBowater from selling off its dams. Forget met with AbitibiBowater’s chief executive Richard Garneau last week. Forget said he was ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Tolko in Kamloops

01 Février 2011 20:00

Fire crews from Kamloops, B.C. spent several hours at the Tolko plywood mill near Heffley Creek yesterday fighting a stubborn fire. Operations Chief Andy Philpot says the blaze broke ... Lire la suite...


Protestors chained to trees near Ottawa

01 Février 2011 10:00

Members of the Algonquin First Nations have chained themselves to trees this morning in the Beaver Pond Forest, near Ottawa, Ontario. Developers are scheduled to clear a 29 hectare section of ... Lire la suite...


Atikokan Renewable Fuels lands Ontario wood supply offer

31 Janvier 2011 21:00

Atikokan Renewable Fuels has accepted one of Ontario‘s first new wood supply offers. The offer is for 179,000 cubic metres/year of poplar and birch fibre. This is in addition ... Lire la suite...


Paper Packaging Canada's new board of directors

31 Janvier 2011 20:00

Paper Packaging Canada is a national association that brings together the major players in the Canadian paper packaging industry. The organization has recently appointed a new Board of Directors: Chairman – ... Lire la suite...


Smurfit-Stone executives rake in millions

30 Janvier 2011 19:00

The executives of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. will rake in millions when the company is sold to RockTenn Co. RockTenn is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard, containerboard ... Lire la suite...


Norbord reports loss of $2 million in latest quarter, but positive results for 2010

28 Janvier 2011 13:00

Norbord Inc. has reported a net loss of $2 million in its fourth quarter, with earnings of $17 million for its entire operating year. “Our 2010 results exceeded our expectations,” said Barrie Shineton, ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Newsprint Company mill receives $1.05 million

27 Janvier 2011 20:00

The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport) was in Whitecourt, Alberta today to announce a $1.05 million investment at the Alberta Newsprint Company mill. The mill will receive funding under ... Lire la suite...


Tembec posts quarterly net loss of $12 million

27 Janvier 2011 11:00

Tembec has posted a net loss in its first quarter, ending December 25, 2010, on consolidated sales of $422 million. This loss can be compared to a net loss of $9 million in the ... Lire la suite...


Notices on their way to Ontario's wood supply applicants

26 Janvier 2011 22:00

Ontario has chosen the winners of its wood supply competition and notices have gone out to the applicants. The goal of Ontario’s wood supply competition was to attract new ... Lire la suite...


John Valley, Exective Vice-President at Tembec, announces retirement

26 Janvier 2011 19:00

John Valley, Executive Vice President of Tembec‘s Business Development and Corporate Affairs, will be retiring from the company effective January 31, 2011. An industry veteran, Mr. Valley joined Tembec in late 2005 ... Lire la suite...


Liquidation sale of Elk Falls paper and kraft mill

25 Janvier 2011 18:00

Catalyst Paper has listed the entire Elk Falls paper mill and kraft mill in Campbell River, British Columbia on Maynards Industries auction site for liquidation. Along with the Elk Falls ... Lire la suite...


Kimberly-Clark plans to get out of the pulp business

25 Janvier 2011 10:00

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has posted a fourth quarter net income of $520 million on sales of $5.075 billion, compared to fourth quarter earnings of $522 million on sales of $4.982 billion in 2009. The company announced ... Lire la suite...


Forestry companies and environmental groups propose solutions to Ontario government that protect jobs and woodland caribou in northern Ontario

24 Janvier 2011 23:00

The province of Ontario is proposing to protect woodland caribou habitat and protect economic growth in Northern Ontario. The environmentalists and forest companies who signed the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (... Lire la suite...


Smurfit-Stone posts quarterly net income of $49 million

24 Janvier 2011 22:00

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has posted a net income of $49 million in its fourth quarter, ending December 31, 2010. Patrick J. Moore, Smurfit-Stone’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Fourth quarter performance was strong, ... Lire la suite...


New Squamish Terminals Ltd. servicing agreement

24 Janvier 2011 21:00

A new servicing agreement is in place with Squamish Terminals Ltd., its pulp producing customers, and the railway. The deal will see the Canadian National Railway provide 7 day a week ... Lire la suite...


Many employees of Northern Hardwoods are owed around $20,000 each

24 Janvier 2011 20:00

The employees of Buchanan Forest Products‘ Northern Hardwoods sawmill were called to a meeting of the company’s creditors today. Northern Hardwoods is one of Buchanan’s two sawmills under ... Lire la suite...


Federal government invests in sustainable forest management research in Quebec's Eastern Townships

24 Janvier 2011 13:00

Natural Resources Canada Press Release: An agreement between Natural Resources Canada and the Fiducie de recherche sur la forêt des Cantons-de-l'Est will help expand our understanding of forest conservation, restoration ... Lire la suite...


Harmac workers still waiting for $6 million of unpaid vacation pay

24 Janvier 2011 10:00

Workers at the Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia are still waiting for approximately $6 million in vacation pay they were owed when the mill was bought by Nanaimo Forest ... Lire la suite...


More on today's softwood lumber ruling – Ontario's reaction

21 Janvier 2011 20:00

The province of Ontario has released its reaction to today’s ruling: Ontario is pleased with an international tribunal’s decision to limit an additional export tax on Ontario softwood ... Lire la suite...


Corner Brook Pulp and Paper drops idea of burning tires

21 Janvier 2011 19:00

Kruger‘s Corner Brook Pulp and Paper has dropped the idea of burning used tires for fuel. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has nearly two million used tires. Five ... Lire la suite...


Canada loses another round in the softwood lumber dispute

21 Janvier 2011 15:00

The London Court of International Arbitration tribunal has ruled that Canada breached its obligations under the anti-circumvention provisions of the Softwood Lumber Agreement and determined compensatory export measures to remedy ... Lire la suite...


Munsee Delaware Nation secures funding for accredited forestry program

21 Janvier 2011 13:00

The Munsee Delaware Nation is pleased to announce a major step forward in its bid to establish an accredited First Nations Forestry Training Program after receiving start-up funding from the ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp receives $28.1 million

20 Janvier 2011 18:00

Northern Pulp will be receiving $28.1 million through the federal government’s Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. Peter MacKay, MP for Central Nova, made the announcement today at Northern Pulp. ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia announces a federal/provincial $1.2 million program to boost First Nations forestry

20 Janvier 2011 09:00

$1.2 million in federal-provincial funding for the First Nations Forest Sector Technical Support Program will help First Nations with economic development in the forest and wood products industries, announced Minister of ... Lire la suite...


North American log and lumber exports to China up over 150% in 2010

20 Janvier 2011 09:00

China has come to the rescue for many sawmills and timberland owners in the US and Canada the past year. The value of softwood logs and lumber shipped from North ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia Lumber Trade Council responds to U.S. Arbitration Filing

19 Janvier 2011 09:00

The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) has responded to a request by the Office of the United States Trade Representative to seek arbitration under the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) ... Lire la suite...


U.S. initiates arbitration against Canada under the Softwood Lumber Act

18 Janvier 2011 15:00

The United States has decided to initiate arbitration against Canada under the Softwood Lumber Agreement to address timber pricing practices in the British Columbia (BC) Interior. The U.S. feels ... Lire la suite...


Coastal loggers get their chance to quiz their B.C. Liberal candidates

18 Janvier 2011 10:00

Members of the Truck Loggers’ Association (TLA), made up of independent logging contractors on British Columbia’s coast, will be gathering in Victoria tomorrow for their 68th annual convention. The ... Lire la suite...


Thunder Bay might buy two of Buchanan's waterfront mill properties

18 Janvier 2011 08:00

The new mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario – Keith Hobbs – wants the city to consider purchasing two waterfront properties owned by Buchanan Forest Products. With Great West Timber bankrupt, and Northern ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater names new executive team

17 Janvier 2011 09:00

AbitibiBowater today announced the selection of a new Executive Team, reporting directly to Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer. This leadership transition includes a number of senior management changes, ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater plans to continue cost-cutting at its mills

14 Janvier 2011 22:00

AbitibiBowater‘s new CEO Richard Garneau said the company needs to continue cutting expenses at its mills. In addition to labour expenses, he would like to see reduced fibre costs. ... Lire la suite...


Two of Buchanan's sawmills in receivership, two others placed with a bankruptcy trustee

14 Janvier 2011 20:00

Two of Buchanan Forest Products‘ idled sawmills are now in receivership: Atikokan Forest Products (Atikokan) Northern Sawmills (Thunder Bay) Two others have been placed under a bankruptcy trustee: Northern Hardwoods (... Lire la suite...


Four of Buchanan's sawmills in receivership

14 Janvier 2011 10:00

Four of Buchanan Forest Products‘ idled sawmills are now in receivership: Atikokan Forest Products (Atikokan) Northern Sawmills (Thunder Bay) Northern Hardwoods (Thunder Bay) Great West Timber (Thunder Bay) On January 4, 2010, ... Lire la suite...


Ontario government introduces changes to forest tenure system

13 Janvier 2011 15:00

The Ontario government is introducing enabling legislation to modernize its forest tenure and Crown timber pricing system to create new jobs and attract investment, while ensuring Crown forests continue to ... Lire la suite...


Two of Buchanan's sawmills in receivership

13 Janvier 2011 08:00

Two of Buchanan Forest Products‘ idled sawmills are now in receivership: Atikokan Forest Products Northern Sawmills Inc. On January 4, 2010, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. as receiver ... Lire la suite...


Canfor's Clear Lake lumber mill closes

12 Janvier 2011 23:00

Workers at Canfor‘s Clear Lake lumber operation in Prince George, British Columbia sent the last board ever through the planer this afternoon. Today marked the last day of operations ... Lire la suite...


Ontario launches new Industrial Conservation Initiative

12 Janvier 2011 23:00

Ontario‘s recently released Energy Plan aims to help Northern Ontario industries stay competitive with new programs that lower electricity costs. Starting this year, the new Industrial Conservation Initiative is ... Lire la suite...


Tembec announces upgrade for Matane, Quebec mill

11 Janvier 2011 10:00

Tembec has announced a capital investment totalling $25.7 million for its high-yield pulp mill located in Matane, Quebec. The investment will result in “energy, environmental and economic benefits”. Funding will come ... Lire la suite...


Union votes ‘no' to Fraser Papers' restructuring plan

10 Janvier 2011 15:00

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) and other major creditors of Fraser Papers today voted down the proposed Plan of Arrangements to complete the CCAA restructuring of the company. ... Lire la suite...


Tolko decides to permanently close Kelowna veneer operation

09 Janvier 2011 14:00

Tolko Industries Ltd. has decided to make the closure of its veneer operation in Kelowna, British Columbia a permanent closure. The 21 remaining workers of the veneer plant were laid off ... Lire la suite...


Smurfit-Stone Expands Chain-of-Custody Certification to Entire Mill System

08 Janvier 2011 10:00

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has announced that all of its U.S. paper mills have been recommended for chain-of-custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Programme for the Endorsement of ... Lire la suite...


Midway Lumber Mills employees ratify new contract

07 Janvier 2011 22:00

The workers of Midway Lumber Mills in Thessalon, Ontario will be back to work on Monday. Today the 64 members of the United Steelworkers Local 9260 ratified their new agreement by a 72% ... Lire la suite...


U.S. considering a levy on each Christmas tree sold, including those imported from Canada

07 Janvier 2011 21:00

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering placing a levy on each Christmas trees sold in the United States, whether they were grown in the U.S. or whether ... Lire la suite...


Cariboo's pulp mill receives $41.5 million

06 Janvier 2011 21:00

The Cariboo pulp mill in Quesnel, British Columbia will receive an investment of $41.5 million under the federal government’s Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister ... Lire la suite...


Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (Alpac) receives $62.9 million

06 Janvier 2011 21:00

Brian Jean, Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray–Athabasca, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced today that Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (Alpac) will be ... Lire la suite...


Irving Paper receives $10.4 million

06 Janvier 2011 14:00

Minister of Natural Resources Christian Paradis announced today that Irving Paper will receive $10.4 million under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. Irving Paper will use the investment to upgrade ... Lire la suite...


Twin Rivers Paper Company receives $21 million

06 Janvier 2011 14:00

The Twin Rivers Paper Company in Edmundston, New Brunwick, received $21 million today under the Canadian Government’s Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. The mill plans to use the investment ... Lire la suite...


Explosion and fire at Tolko's Soda Creek mill

06 Janvier 2011 14:00

An explosion caused a fire at Tolko‘s Soda Creek mill in Williams Lake, British Columbia on Monday afternoon. The explosion was a dust explosion caused by dust in one ... Lire la suite...


Domtar receives $24.8 million

06 Janvier 2011 13:00

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Windsor, Quebec today to announce an investment of $24.8 million for Domtar under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. Domtar received $143.5 million under this ... Lire la suite...


Strike continues as Midway Lumber Mills in Thessalon, Ontario

06 Janvier 2011 10:00

The 64 workers of Midway Lumber Mills in Thessalon, Ontario are still out on strike. The workers walked off the job on December 4th, resulting in a shut down of the ... Lire la suite...


Cause of explosion at Pacific BioEnergy Pellet Plant determined

06 Janvier 2011 10:00

The cause of the explosion and resulting fire at the Pacific BioEnergy Pellet Plant in Prince George, British Columbia on December 17, 2010 was been determined. The blast was ignited by sparks ... Lire la suite...


Roadside wood theft is a problem in the Hearst, Ontario area

06 Janvier 2011 08:00

Forest contractors are facing an increasing problem of roadside woodpile theft in the Hearst, Ontario area. It seems that people are stealing wood from log piles near roadways, likely for ... Lire la suite...


India's door is now open to B.C.'s lumber

05 Janvier 2011 18:00

Mike de Jong, a B.C. Liberal leader candidate, spoke at Carrier Lumber in Prince George today about lumber exports to India. Until recently, lumber exports from British Columbia to ... Lire la suite...


Alberta sees signs that it is winning the war against the mountain pine beetles

05 Janvier 2011 15:00

Alberta is seeing signs that it is winning the war against the mountain pine beetles, thanks to: the weather wisdom gained from B.C.’s mountain pine beetle fight an ... Lire la suite...


Alberta's forest industry launches WorkWild to raise awareness of forestry careers

05 Janvier 2011 11:00

Alberta’s forest industry has launched WorkWild, the most comprehensive forestry career awareness program in Canada. Developed by the Alberta Forest Products Association and industry partners, the program targets youth ... Lire la suite...


Salvage operation on-going in Red Rock, Ontario

03 Janvier 2011 08:00

The owner of the idled linerboard mill in Red Rock, Ontario is salvaging equipment from the mill while trying to attract a potential co-gen operator. The mill had two paper ... Lire la suite...


Nashwaak Valley Wood Energy to start second shift at pellet plant

29 Décembre 2010 23:00

Nashwaak Valley Wood Energy Inc. will be adding a second shift to its wood pellet plant near Fredericton, New Brunswick. The company is co-owned by 125 local shareholders – most of whom ... Lire la suite...


New Brunswick's plan to strengthen & renew their forest industry

27 Décembre 2010 10:00

The provincial government of New Brunswick will be taking a series of actions to strengthen and renew the province’s forest industry. An action plan has been drafted based on ... Lire la suite...


So how much does the CEO of Tembec make?

24 Décembre 2010 20:00

In the fiscal year of 2009, Tembec froze all salaries, and cut executive bonuses as part of the company’s move to cut expenses. Tembec’s executives had their bonuses reinstated ... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser thinks re-opening Wawa's OSB mill is unlikely

23 Décembre 2010 11:00

Weyerhaeuser has reviewed its Wood Products system capacity, and as a result, the company has determined that it is unlikely that its following mills will re-open: Wawa, Ontario OSB mill ... Lire la suite...


Frustration with Ontario's wood supply competition

21 Décembre 2010 21:00

When the province of Ontario announced a plan in November 2009 to free up 11 million cubic metres of unused wood fibre in the province through a wood supply competition, over 100 value-added ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber approves $230 million capital spending plan for 2011

21 Décembre 2010 20:00

West Fraser Timber as recently approved a $230 million capital program for 2011, with most of the money being aimed towards its solid wood operations. Additionally, West Fraser plans to spend $88.5 million ... Lire la suite...


Workers at Harmac pulp mill grumbling about their Christmas turkey bonus

21 Décembre 2010 20:00

Some workers at Nanaimo Forest Products‘ Harmac pulp mill are grumbling about their Christmas bonus this year. While the workers are each receiving a turkey for Christmas, there are rampant ... Lire la suite...


PRT announces intention to convert to a corporation

21 Décembre 2010 19:00

PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund announced today that it intends to ask its Unitholders to approve the conversion of the Fund to a corporation at its annual and special meeting ... Lire la suite...


Weyerhaeuser's Grande Prairie mill receives over $32 million

21 Décembre 2010 08:00

Weyerhaeuser‘s Grande Prairie mill in Alberta will receive over $32 million from the federal Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. Weyerhaeuser plans to use the investment towards a new turbine ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth enters into an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% interest of Footner OSB mill in High Level, Alberta

21 Décembre 2010 08:00

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Grant Forest Products Inc. to indirectly acquire the remaining 50% interest in Footner Forest Products Inc. and ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater resumes normal trading today

20 Décembre 2010 13:00

Now that AbitibiBowater has exited its credit protection period, the company’s new shares are available today for normal trading on the TSX under symbol ABH. Paul Quinn of RBC ... Lire la suite...


Coast Tsimshian Resources hands out dividend cheques

20 Décembre 2010 13:00

Coast Tsimshian Resources Limited Partnership is a forest company located in northwestern British Columbia, and is owned by Lax Kw'alaams First Nation. Six years ago, Coast Tsimshian Resources obtained timber ... Lire la suite...


Explosion at Pacific BioEnergy's pellet plant in Prince George, B.C.

19 Décembre 2010 19:00

On Friday night an explosion blasted the Pacific BioEnergy wood pellet plant in Prince George, British Columbia. The blast created numerous spot fires that were fought by 17 firefighters from 3 local ... Lire la suite...


Four senior AbitibiBowater executives split nearly $4 million

19 Décembre 2010 13:00

So by now you’ve read what David Paterson and Richard Garneau are due to receive by their employer, AbitibiBowater (if not, read this). But what about the rest of ... Lire la suite...


Our Arctic was once forested

18 Décembre 2010 21:00

While climate change researchers are worried that our Arctic may be warming, new evidence has shown that it was once much warmer, and was even forested. Researchers have found a ... Lire la suite...


Boniferro Mill Works employees have new contract

17 Décembre 2010 13:00

Employees of Boniferro Mill Works in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario have a new five year agreement. The new five year deal offers workers improved wages,work benefits and pension provisions. ... Lire la suite...


Sheraton Holdings Ltd. sawmill closes in B.C.

17 Décembre 2010 12:00

The board of directors for Comfor Management Services Ltd. (CMSL) has announced the closure of Sheraton Holdings Ltd.'s sawmill, 24 km east of Burns Lake, British Columbia. Quinten Beach, president ... Lire la suite...


Tembec investing in its Tartas, France specialty dissolving pulp mill

17 Décembre 2010 08:00

Tembec has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tembec Tartas SAS will be making an investment in a green energy project at its specialty dissolving pulp mill located in Tartas, ... Lire la suite...


Richard Garneau's contract & David J. Paterson's severance

17 Décembre 2010 08:00

AbitibiBowater recently announced that David J. Paterson will be resigning from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, as well as the Board of Directors, effective ... Lire la suite...


Domtar sells ownership interest in EACOM Timber

17 Décembre 2010 00:00

Domtar Corporation has announced that it has sold its 48,070,712 common shares of EACOM Timber Corporation by way of a block trade through Canaccord Genuity Corporation for CDN$0.51 per common share ... Lire la suite...


Canfor announces $145 million capital program

15 Décembre 2010 08:00

Canfor Corporation has announced that, following a review with its Board of Directors, the company will be proceeding with a 2011 capital spending plan for its lumber business of $145 million, of ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers files appeal again pension decision

14 Décembre 2010 11:00

Fraser Papers has filed an appeal against the pension decision of the Superintendent of Pensions that further cuts the pensions of former Fraser Papers employees in New Brunswick. When Fraser ... Lire la suite...


Aspen Planers workers accept final offer with hopes Savona will re-open

14 Décembre 2010 10:00

Aspen Planers unionized workers have accepted the company’s latest contract offer with hopes the shuttered Savona plant will reopen. Details were not given, but the vote is rumoured to ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia announces cut level reduction for the Merritt Timber Supply Area

12 Décembre 2010 15:00

British Columbia’s Chief Forester Jim Snetsinger has announced a reduction in the allowable annual cut for the Merritt Timber Supply Area (TSA). The annual allowable cut has been reduced ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper's Crofton pulp mill receives $2.5 million from the Government of Canada

11 Décembre 2010 22:00

The Government of Canada has invested $2.5 million into Catalyst Paper‘s pulp mill in Crofton, British Columbia. The investment is part of the Government of Canada’s Transformative Technologies Pilot ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater announces leadership succession plan – Richard Garneau to succeed David J. Paterson as President and CEO

10 Décembre 2010 14:00

Richard B. Evans, Chair of AbitibiBowater, today announced that David J. Paterson will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2011, having successfully led the company through the ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Emerges from Creditor Protection

09 Décembre 2010 14:00

AbitibiBowater is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its reorganization and has emerged from creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Protection Act in Canada and chapter 11 of the ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia releases third State of the Forests Report

09 Décembre 2010 13:00

The most intensive and thorough report ever produced on the state of British Columbia‘s forests suggests sound laws and policies, including public reporting by an independent Forest Practices Board, ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper expects to have its No. 5 paper machine up this week

08 Décembre 2010 19:00

St. Marys Paper, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, expects to have its No. 5 paper machine back in operation this week. President of the company, Gord Acton, said, “We’re grinding ... Lire la suite...


NewPage is closing its mill in Whiting, Wisconsin

08 Décembre 2010 11:00

NewPage Corporation plans to close its Whiting, Wisconsin mill at the end of February 2011. The Whiting mill currently operates two paper machines, which produce approximately 250,000 tons annually of coated paper ... Lire la suite...


Springer Creek Forest Products schedules 3 weeks of downtime

08 Décembre 2010 09:00

Slocan’s Springer Creek Forest Products has scheduled 3 weeks of downtime this Christmas. The mill usually takes downtime over Christmas, but this year it will longer. The mill’s general ... Lire la suite...


Northern Pulp loses 100 tonnes of bark to spontaneous combustion

07 Décembre 2010 21:00

The high winds in Nova Scotia overnight on Sunday stirred up a fire in Northern Pulp‘s bark pile. The bark pile is located at E.R. Langille yard in ... Lire la suite...


Creation of the Northern Bioenergy Partnership

07 Décembre 2010 20:00

The Northern Bioenergy Partnership has been created by the B.C. Bioenergy Network, Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, and local bioenergy companies. The business plan for the partnership was developed by ... Lire la suite...


Ontario Premier asked to save Fryer Forest Products jobs

07 Décembre 2010 20:00

France Gélinas, Ontario MPP for the Nickel Belt riding, implored Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario government to immediately step in to help save 70 forestry jobs in the French ... Lire la suite...


True North Plywood shuts down in Cochrane, ON

07 Décembre 2010 09:00

True North Plywood has shut down in Cochrane, Ontario, indefinitely laying off its staff. The plant had directly employed 200 people, with 100 more in outsourcing. The town of Cochrane has lost 12% ... Lire la suite...


Conifex Timber Inc. appoints Kevin Horsnell as its Chief Operating Officer

06 Décembre 2010 20:00

Conifex Timber Inc. has announced the appointment of Kevin Horsnell as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Horsnell is a Forestry Graduate from the University of British Columbia and obtained his ... Lire la suite...


Midway Lumber Mills Ltd. employees on strike in Thessalon, ON

06 Décembre 2010 18:00

64 workers of Midway Lumber Mills Ltd. in Thessalon, Ontario walked off the job over the weekend. The workers, represented by the United Steelworkers, went on strike Saturday at midnight, citing ... Lire la suite...


Kruger Products completes implementation of innovative heat recovery technology in its Gatineau mill

03 Décembre 2010 15:00

Kruger Products, Canada’s leading manufacturer of quality tissue products, today announced that an innovative heat recovery technology is now operational in its Gatineau mill, which manufactures a wide range ... Lire la suite...


Harry Freeman and Son Ltd. lumber mill receives $750,000

03 Décembre 2010 14:00

The province of Nova Scotia has given a $750,000 loan to Harry Freeman and Son Ltd. for their lumber mill in Queens County through their Industrial Expansion Fund. Freeman Lumber has ... Lire la suite...


Massive forest fire in Israel

03 Décembre 2010 11:00

A massive forest fire inferno started yesterday in northern Israel. 41 people have already been killed and more than 15,000 have left the area. Most of the dead are prison guards who ... Lire la suite...


Stolen Christmas trees

03 Décembre 2010 10:00

About 100 Christmas trees were cut down and stolen from the Drysdale Christmas Tree farm north of Toronto last week. “They didn’t just wander in and take one or two,” ... Lire la suite...


Juniper, N.B. sawmill is permanently closing

02 Décembre 2010 14:00

Twin Rivers Paper Company is permanently closing its sawmill in Juniper, New Brunswick. The sawmill has only operating intermittently over the last several years. It is not yet known where ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth's 100 Mile OSB plant operating again after explosion

02 Décembre 2010 10:00

The Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.‘s OSB plant in 100 Mile House, British Columbia is back up and operating, 16 days after an explosion shut down the mill. Back on November 10, an ... Lire la suite...


Howe Sound Pulp & Paper and Metso sign agreement for Bubbling Fluid Bed (BFB) boiler conversion

01 Décembre 2010 19:00

Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Corporation of Port Mellon, British Columbia and Metso of Charlotte, North Carolina are pleased to announce an agreement reached in June 2010 to retrofit the existing Babcock ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers files restructuring plan

01 Décembre 2010 13:00

Fraser Papers has filed a consolidated plan of compromise or arrangement with the Ontario Court overseeing its restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). These materials will also ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia announces new strategic directions for forest management

01 Décembre 2010 13:00

The Nova Scotia government has announced 6 strategic directions for forestry in the province. The strategic policy directions are: Reduce the proportion of wood harvested by clear cutting to no more ... Lire la suite...


Plans to re-open Midway Mill in B.C.

01 Décembre 2010 10:00

A letter of intent has been signed with a company who plans to reopen and operate the Midway Mill in British Columbia. At an information session held last week in ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's deal with Ontario and Quebec

30 Novembre 2010 19:00

AbitibiBowater‘s subsidiaries, Bowater Canadian Forest Products Inc. (“BCFPI”) and Abitibi−Consolidated Company of Canada (“ACCC”), have entered into an agreement with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers Signs Agreement to Sell New Hampshire Paper Mill

30 Novembre 2010 13:00

Fraser Papers Inc. announced today that it had been advised by M&M Consulting and Contracting (M&M) that M&M would not be completing the acquisition of the company’... Lire la suite...


More rumours from Prince Albert – now an Indian company may buy the mill

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

The closed Prince Albert pulp mill in Saskatchewan is now rumoured to be of interest to a major company from India. Bill Boyd, Saskatchewan’s Energy Minister, said he met ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber records quarterly net loss of $10.5 million

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

EACOM Timber Corporation has released its first quarter of results since acquiring Domtar‘s forest products business on June 30, 2010. During the quarter, low lumber prices and a strong Canadian dollar ... Lire la suite...


EACOM Timber Corporation Secures $50 Million Credit Facility From GE Capital

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

EACOM Timber Corporation has entered into a three-year, $50 million revolving credit facility agreement with GE Capital in Canada. The facility will be used to fund working capital and general corporate ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp Income Fund Announces $100 Million Green Transformation Program Project Approval

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

Canfor Pulp Income Fund has announced that Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, in which the Fund has a 49.8% ownership, has received approval from the Canadian federal government for funding of its $100 ... Lire la suite...


Lecours Lumber Co. Limited Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

Lecours Lumber Co. Limited, owner and operator of a sawmill in Calstock, Ontario was fined $50,000 on November 23, 2010, for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused an ... Lire la suite...


Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear Newfoundland and Labrador's appeal

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear Newfoundland and Labrador‘s appeal concerning the environmental cleanup ruling regarding former AbitibiBowater properties. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador originally ... Lire la suite...


Domtar IS in talks to sell the Prince Albert mill

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

Domtar has confirmed that it IS in talks to sell its closed pulp mill in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, but it will not sell the mill to a company who wants ... Lire la suite...


B.C. Hydro supports upgrades at Harmac pulp mill

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

Nanaimo Forest Product‘s Harmac pulp mill is receiving monetary support from B.C. Hydro to modernize the mill’s vacuum pump system – the vacuum pump that draws water out ... Lire la suite...


Government wants Eurocan's “black liquor” money back from West Fraser Timber

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

The provincial government of British Columbia wants to get back the “black liquor” subsidy the federal government gave to West Fraser Timber for their Eurocan mill in Kitimat under the ... Lire la suite...


Layoffs at Groupe Savoie's Westville, Nova Scotia sawmill

30 Novembre 2010 11:06

Groupe Savoie is laying off close to 40 workers at its Westville division sawmill in Nova Scotia, the largest sawmill in the province. The layoffs will begin on December 10th. Some ... Lire la suite...


Domtar squashes Prince Albert / Paper Excellence rumours

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

There have been media reports today that the Communicat [...]... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater posts quarterly net loss of $829 million

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

AbitibiBowater has released its quarterly financial sta [...]... Lire la suite...


100 Mile House Lumber mill votes in favour of contract.. but still has no contract

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

Workers of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1-425, f [...]... Lire la suite...


Free Offer: New subscriptions available this month

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

If you haven't already applied for your free subscripti [...]... Lire la suite...


Hinton Pulp receives $37.85 million

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

West Fraser Timber Ltd.'s Hinton Pulp Mill in Alberta w [...]... Lire la suite...


Cascades posts net earnings of $30 million in its third quarter

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

Cascades Inc. has reported a net income of $30 million [...]... Lire la suite...


Alberta's fight against the mountain pine beetle

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

Alberta had a good year in its fight against the mounta [...]... Lire la suite...


Domtar Espanola receives $700,000

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

Domtar will be receiving $700,000 in funding under the [...]... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper co-generation plant is a go

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

St. Marys Paper and the province of Ontario have reache [...]... Lire la suite...


Taiga Building Products posts quarterly profit of $7.6 million

16 Novembre 2010 15:00

Taiga Building Products Ltd., out of Burnaby, British C [...]... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth records net income of $10.1 million in third quarter

05 Novembre 2010 09:50

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has recorded a net income of $10.1 million in the third quarter of 2010, compared to net income of $22.3 million in the third quarter of 2009, despite an increase ... Lire la suite...


Fibrek reports net earnings of $3.8 million in third quarter

05 Novembre 2010 09:46

Fibrek Inc. has reported a net earning of $3.8 million in its third quarter, compared to a net loss of $14.5 million in the third quarter of 2009. Consolidated sales reached $132.2 million, an ... Lire la suite...


PRT reports quarterly net loss of $798,000

04 Novembre 2010 18:38

PRT Forest Regeneration Income Fund has announced improved results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010. The Fund reported a net loss for the nine months ending September 30, 2010 of $617,000 compared to ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers Signs Agreement to Sell New Hampshire Paper Mill

04 Novembre 2010 18:32

Fraser Papers Inc. announced today that its subsidiary Fraser N.H. LLC, has reached an agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to MM Consulting and Contracting Company LLC. ... Lire la suite...


Conifex Timber restarts Mackenzie sawmill and appoints new COO

04 Novembre 2010 10:58

Conifex Timber restarted its Site II sawmill in Mackenzie, British Columbia on a one-shift basis on November 1, 2010. The output from this site is estimated to be 110 million board feet on ... Lire la suite...


NewPage reports net loss of $67 million

04 Novembre 2010 08:43

NewPage Corporation has reported a net loss of $67 million in its third quarter on sales of $943 million. These results can be compared to a net loss of $138 million in the ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper reports net earnings of $6 million

04 Novembre 2010 08:36

Catalyst Paper has reported a net income of $6.0 million in its latest quarter on sales of $322.3 million. This result contrasts with a net loss of $368.4 million on sales of $299.4 million ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reports net income of $6.9 million

02 Novembre 2010 20:54

Western Forest Products is reporting a net income of $6.9 million in its third quarter on sales of $175.5 million. For comparison, in the second quarter of 2010, the company reported a net ... Lire la suite...


Tolko Industries signs deals in China

02 Novembre 2010 09:28

Tolko Industries has signed two major new deals during the joint trade mission to China this week. These new contracts will see more than 364 million board feet of lumber heading ... Lire la suite...


Learn about the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre

01 Novembre 2010 20:53

Have you heard of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre? The mission of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre is to create innovative knowledge to expand the economic opportunities for the forest ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper appeals North Cowichan tax rate decision

01 Novembre 2010 18:57

Catalyst Paper will be appealing its North Cowichan, B.C. industrial tax rate court decision to the Supreme Court of Canada. Last year Catalyst Paper launched lawsuits claiming the industrial ... Lire la suite...


China trade mission

01 Novembre 2010 18:45

The Chief Executives of West Fraser Timber Co., Canfor Corp, Tolko Industries, International Forest Products, Conifex Timber left for a trade mission China on Thursday, along with other top industry ... Lire la suite...


Smurfit-Stone reports net quarterly income of $65 million

01 Novembre 2010 18:22

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has reported net income of $65 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010, compared with net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.41 billion, for the second quarter of 2010, ... Lire la suite...


Port Hawkesbury Biomass Co-Generation Project Proceeding

01 Novembre 2010 17:56

Nova Scotia Power and NewPage Port Hawkesbury are proceeding with the 60-megawatt biomass co-generation facility recently approved by the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board. The sale of certain mill assets ... Lire la suite...


Domtar reports net quarterly earnings of $191 million

30 Octobre 2010 17:55

Domtar Corporation has reported net earnings of $191 million in its third quarter, compared to net earnings of $31 million for the second quarter of 2010 and net earnings of $183 million for the ... Lire la suite...


Canfor reports quarterly net income of $33.5 million

30 Octobre 2010 17:49

Canfor Corporation has posted a net income of $33.5 million for its third quarter, compared to $40.4 million for the second quarter of 2010 and $4.1 million for the third quarter of 2009. Commenting on ... Lire la suite...


Ontario gives more money to St. Marys Paper

30 Octobre 2010 08:17

The province of Ontario is giving St. Marys Paper in Sault Ste. Marie a $8.8 million loan. The mill plans to reopen this December after being closed since March. The mill ... Lire la suite...


Norbord posts net quarterly loss of $7 million

28 Octobre 2010 07:45

Norbord Inc. has posted a net loss of $7 million in its third quarter. In comparison, Norbord recorded earnings of $37 million or $0.85 per share in the prior quarter and a loss ... Lire la suite...


Taiga makes list of B.C.'s fastest growing companies for 2010

27 Octobre 2010 21:56

Taiga Building Products has been secured the fifth spot in British Columbia's list of fastest growing companies in 2010. “About seven years ago, we re-focused the company on Canada in terms ... Lire la suite...


President of Smurfit-Stone announces intention to resign

27 Octobre 2010 21:39

Smurfit-Stone President and Chief Operating Officer Steven J. Klinger has announced his intent to resign from the company, effective December 31, 2010. Klinger will also resign from the company's Board of Directors. "... Lire la suite...


Acadian Timber posts net income of $1.5 million

27 Octobre 2010 20:38

Acadian Timber Corporation has posted a net income of $1.5 million in its latest quarter. Last year, in the same quarter, the corporation posted a net loss of $200,000. "Demand for softwood ... Lire la suite...


2 weeks, $24 million being spent at Nanaimo's Harmac mill

27 Octobre 2010 07:29

Within just two weeks, 800 contractors and workers are aiming to complete $24 million in updates at the Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The mill is down for its annual ... Lire la suite...


Canfor Pulp Income Fund posts strong third quarter results

26 Octobre 2010 07:32

The Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, 49% owned by the Canfor Pulp Income Fund, is reporting record sales of $247.9 million and net income of $54.5 million, or $0.76 per unit, for the quarter ended ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber posts profit of $45 million

25 Octobre 2010 21:01

West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. has posted a profit of $45 million in its latest quarter on sales of $707 million. “Although we are experiencing a slow recovery in some of our ... Lire la suite...


Steelworkers private criminal prosecution to begin process hearing tomorrow

25 Octobre 2010 20:45

On Tuesday a process hearing will begin in the United Steelworkers' (USW) private prosecution of Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. in connection with the death of millworker Lyle Hewer. Criminal lawyer Glen ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia creates new Ministry of Forests, Mines and Lands

25 Octobre 2010 14:18

British Columbia has merged departments to create the new Ministry of Forests, Mines and Lands. This shuffle will see the Minister of Forests and Range, Pat Bell, lead the new ... Lire la suite...


U.S. International Trade Commission decides coated paper imports hurt domestic industry

22 Octobre 2010 18:24

The United States International Trade Commission concluded today that their domestic industry is harmed by imports of coated free paper. As a result, antidumping and countervailing duties will be imposed ... Lire la suite...


Interfor posts net income of $1.5 million

22 Octobre 2010 10:02

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) has posted a net income of $1.5 million in their third quarter of 2010. Included in Interfor's accounts for the quarter was a gain of $4.8 million representing ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers posts net loss of $302.7 million

22 Octobre 2010 09:52

Fraser Papers has posted a net loss of $302.7 million or $6.03 per share in its second quarter, compared to a loss of $8.0 million or $0.16 per share in the second quarter of 2009. ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater's fate to be determined on November 5

20 Octobre 2010 16:34

The United States Bankruptcy Court are set to hear oral arguments on AbitibiBowater's fate on November 5. In the last 6 weeks, the U.S. bankruptcy court has examined AbitibiBowater's restructuring plan, ... Lire la suite...


Two mills reopen in McBride, British Columbia

19 Octobre 2010 13:45

Two mills have reopened today in McBride, British Columbia. The two mills are: National Choice Specialty Wood sawmill TRC Cedar mill The National Choice Specialty Wood sawmill will be exporting ... Lire la suite...


Christmas Tree Exporters fearing rising dollar

19 Octobre 2010 08:21

Again this year, the Canadian dollar is rising near Christmas tree exporting season, and that is making our Christmas tree growers nervous. The CBC interviewed Gordon Young, a grower near ... Lire la suite...


Sakaw Askiy Management Inc. to assume rights to the Prince Albert FMA

16 Octobre 2010 09:04

It was an historic day in Saskatchewan yesterday as a new company, Sakaw Askiy Management Inc., took over the Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement (FMA). Sakaw Askiy Management Inc. has ... Lire la suite...


Steelworkers, West Fraser Reach Tentative Deals in B.C.'s Northern Interior

16 Octobre 2010 08:54

The United Steelworkers (USW) has concluded a series of tentative agreements with West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. in British Columbia's northern interior. Members of USW Locals 1-424 and 1-425 members ... Lire la suite...


Norampac Trenton receives $83,000

15 Octobre 2010 12:02

Norampac Trenton, a division of Cascades Canada Inc., is receiving $83,000 from the Government of Canada's Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP). The investment will be used to improve the ... Lire la suite...


Historic Sustainable Forest License signed in Kenora

15 Octobre 2010 09:13

An historic, shareholder-managed sustainable forest license agreement was signed in Kenora, Ontario yesterday by Weyerhaeuser Canada president Anne Giardini, Ontario Forestry Minister Michael Gravelle, and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations Chief ... Lire la suite...


Forest Products Association of Canada requests improved rail service

14 Octobre 2010 11:55

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling on the federal government to act quickly and decisively on the problem identified by the Rail Freight Service Review panel. Early ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia approves NewPage plan to burn trees for power

14 Octobre 2010 09:23

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has just announced that its approval of the NewPage Port Hawkesbury and Nova Scotia Power's proposal to burn trees to create power. Approval ... Lire la suite...


Port Alberni buys shares in its own community forest

13 Octobre 2010 22:02

The City of Port Alberni, British Columbia, already owns the land of its new community forest. But that isn't stopping it from purchasing $125,000 worth of shares in the community forest. ... Lire la suite...


Wood biomass will heat 5 public buildings in PEI

13 Octobre 2010 16:22

Prince Edward Island has approved two proposals that will see five public buildings in the province heated by wood biomass. Atlantic Bioheat will supply biomass-based heat to M. E. Callaghan ... Lire la suite...


Harmac pulp mill receives $4.31 million

13 Octobre 2010 16:04

The Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia, operated by Nanaimo Forest Products, will receive $4.31 million from the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP) to improve the mill’s ... Lire la suite...


Gorman Brothers Lumber is expanding

13 Octobre 2010 15:59

West Kelowna Council has approved the Gorman Brothers Lumber company plans for expansion of their planer mill. The expansion required a Development Variance Permit Application because the expansion will be ... Lire la suite...


Stephen Frasher resigns as Western Forest Products' President & CEO

13 Octobre 2010 08:22

Stephen Frasher has resigned as President and CEO of Western Forest Products. The board of directors of Western has re-appointed Dominic Gammiero as CEO, in addition to his current role ... Lire la suite...


Tolko receives $2.26 million for The Pas

11 Octobre 2010 15:00

Tolko Industries Ltd. has received $2.26 million from the federal government for its kraft paper mill in The Pas, Manitoba. The funding comes from the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (... Lire la suite...


U.S. is not happy with BC's underpriced lumber exports

09 Octobre 2010 16:58

The United States has requested consultation with Canada under the Softwood Lumber Agreement. At issue is the apparent unfair under-pricing of timber harvested from public lands in the Interior region ... Lire la suite...


MPP wants Ontario to prevent sale of hydro dams in Iroquois Falls

07 Octobre 2010 20:47

Gilles Bisson, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Timmins-James Bay, wants Ontario to block AbitibiBowater from selling the dams in Iroquois Falls. Bisson said the Iroquois Falls pulp and paper ... Lire la suite...


Corner Brook Pulp and Paper considering burning tires for energy

07 Octobre 2010 09:05

Kruger's Corner Brook Pulp and Paper in Newfoundland is considering burning used tires as a fuel source. There are nearly two million used tires in the province of Newfoundland and ... Lire la suite...


Swedes look into black pellet production in B.C.

07 Octobre 2010 07:52

Vattenfall, a company owned by the government of Sweden, is exploring the idea of turning wood from British Columbia's northwest, into pellets to burn in European power plants. Officials from ... Lire la suite...


All smiles in Terrace Bay

05 Octobre 2010 05:39

There was an upbeat ceremony in Terrace Bay, Ontario yesterday to celebrate the restarting of the Terrace Bay Pulp mill. It was a long and emotional 19 months for the company ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater wants to sell former mill site in Kenora

04 Octobre 2010 20:45

AbitibiBowater is seeking the court's approval to sell the site of the former pulp and paper mill in Kenora, Ontario. The property is 160 hectares in size. The mill was demolished ... Lire la suite...


Prince Albert pulp mill saved from wrecking ball

04 Octobre 2010 20:33

The closed pulp mill in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan has won a reprieve from demolition. Saskatchewan's minister of Energy and Resources, Bill Boyd, said he is "very, very optimistic" that the ... Lire la suite...


RailAmerica to operate Ontario rail line for pulp and paper transport

04 Octobre 2010 20:12

RailAmerica, Inc. today reported that its subsidiary RaiLink Canada Ltd. has entered into a long term operating agreement with the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway to operate a portion of the ... Lire la suite...


Papier Masson's benefits to be scrapped

02 Octobre 2010 17:37

Papier Masson, a newsprint mill in Gatineau, is one of the four mills owned by the White Birch Paper company. The $243 million deal for the Black Diamond Capital Management group ... Lire la suite...


Results of Catalyst Paper's vote

02 Octobre 2010 13:59

This week the unionized workers at Catalyst Paper, represented by the CEP, voted if they were willing to break their valid collective agreement to consider their employer's request for concessions. ... Lire la suite...


New tentative agreement for Georgia Pacific workers

01 Octobre 2010 13:27

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) has achieved the eastern pattern collective bargaining settlement for the pulp and paper sector for the Georgia Pacific mill in Niagara ... Lire la suite...


Domtar Announces Sale of its Woodland, Maine Market Pulp Mill

01 Octobre 2010 08:05

Domtar Corporation has sold its Woodland hardwood market pulp mill, hydro electric assets and related assets, located in Baileyville, Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, to International Grand Investment Corporation (IGIC). ... Lire la suite...


Catalyst Paper workers vote on breaking their collective agreement

01 Octobre 2010 07:47

The CEP union members at Catalyst Paper voted yesterday on whether they should break their valid collective agreement. The workers' current contract expires in 2012 and applies to all five Catalyst ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper sale approved

01 Octobre 2010 07:38

The courts have approved the White Birch Paper Company sale to the Black Diamond Capital Management group of funds. The company was sold at auction last week for $236 million. This ... Lire la suite...


Former St. Anne-Nackawic employees lose lawsuit against the CAW

29 Septembre 2010 18:55

Eight former employees of the St. Anne-Nackawic pulp and paper mill in New Brunswick have lost their lawsuit against their union, the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW) as well as the ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater wants to sell its fishing camp in Newfoundland and Labrador

28 Septembre 2010 17:17

AbitibiBowater is seeking the court's permission to sell its fishing camp at Hunt River and Char Lake in Newfoundland and Labrador. A mining company, 1512513 Alberta Ltd., has agreed to purchase ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers cancels agreement to sell New Hampshire mill

28 Septembre 2010 16:20

Fraser Papers Inc. has terminated the agreement to sell its paper mill in Gorham, New Hampshire because the purchaser could not secure sufficient financing to complete the transaction. Fraser Papers ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth downtime in 100 Mile House & Barwick

28 Septembre 2010 12:22

Ainsworth Lumber Co. has announced scheduled downtime for two OSB mills: 100 Mile House, BC - October 18 - 31 Barwick, ON - October 19 - 26 The OSB mills will be down for equipment ... Lire la suite...


Waiting for wood allocation in Mattawa

28 Septembre 2010 07:47

BioSila Mattawa Inc. purchased the former Tembec sawmill in Mattawa, Ontario for $1 from the Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corp. BioSila has plans for a wood pellet plant for Mattawa that will ... Lire la suite...


Winner of White Birch Paper Company to be determined by a judge

28 Septembre 2010 06:08

The winner of the White Birch Paper Company auction is not as clear as originally thought. Two groups of lenders participated in the auction last week. The two groups are: "... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater returns $133 million

27 Septembre 2010 12:04

AbitibiBowater is thanking a "very favourable financing environment" for their ability to return $133 million to bondholders who had chipped in for AbitibiBowater's bankrupty-exit financing. The company has signed up an $850 ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper Company Announces Results of Auction

23 Septembre 2010 18:53

White Birch Paper Company and its subsidiaries today announced that BD White Birch Investment, LLC (“BD White Birch”) has submitted the highest and best offer for the company’s operations ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater CCAA Plan of Reorganization Sanctioned by Quebec Superior Court

23 Septembre 2010 17:26

The Quebec Superior Court sanctioned AbitibiBowater's plan of reorganization today. As previously announced, on September 14 and 21, 2010, respectively, AbitibiBowater received approvals for its plans of reorganization from affected creditors under the ... Lire la suite...


Canfor announces intentions to close Clear Lake Lumber in B.C.

23 Septembre 2010 07:40

Canfor Corporation is permanently closing its Clear Lake Lumber operation near Prince George, British Columbia on January 13, 2011. Approximately 185 will be affected by the closure. 130 million board feet of production, annually, ... Lire la suite...


Taan Forest and B.C. Timber Sales aiming for FSC certification

22 Septembre 2010 12:23

The Haida Nation's Taan Forest and BC Timber Sales jointly manage 270,000 hectares of working forests on Haida Gwaii (previously known as the Queen Charlotte Islands). Together, the two parties are ... Lire la suite...


Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) adds 3 new members to its board

22 Septembre 2010 08:32

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that three new members were elected to its independent Board of Directors, supporting its balanced approach to responsible forest management. The new board ... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia will have higher power bills if we don't burn trees?

22 Septembre 2010 07:41

NewPage Port Hawkesbury and Nova Scotia Power continued to urge their biomass power generation project is approved immediately because it is in the "best interest" of electricity customers in Nova ... Lire la suite...


Asia Pulp & Paper disappointed in U.S. Coated Paper Duty decision

21 Septembre 2010 20:58

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), the leading exporter of coated paper from China and Indonesia, received today the lowest combined antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) margin among Chinese exporters, but ... Lire la suite...


U.S. announces duties on coated paper imports from China & Indonesia

21 Septembre 2010 17:34

Appleton Coated LLC, NewPage Corporation, and Sappi Fine Paper North America – together with the United Steelworkers (USW) welcomed the Department of Commerce's announcement of final antidumping and countervailing duty margins ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater restructuring receives creditor approval under U.S. Bankruptcy Code

21 Septembre 2010 13:09

Similar to a recent Canadian announcement on September 14th, AbitibiBowater has received the necessary creditor approval for its plan of reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, except ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Prices $850,000,000 Senior Secured Notes Offering

21 Septembre 2010 05:44

AbitibiBowater Inc. announced today the pricing of $850 million of 10.25% senior secured notes due 2018 in a private placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933. The closing ... Lire la suite...


White Birch Paper will be auctioned off on Tuesday

20 Septembre 2010 18:42

White Birch Paper Company will be auctioned off tomorrow, Tuesday September 21. White Birch indicated that operations will continue as normal during the sale process and that all bids are for ... Lire la suite...


With new labour agreement, Conifex sawmill can reopen in Mackenzie, B.C.

20 Septembre 2010 07:28

The Conifex owned sawmill in Mackenzie, British Columbia can resume operations now that a new labour agreement has been ratified with the United Steelworkers Local I-424. Details of the new ... Lire la suite...


Pinnacle Pellet breaks ground on new plant

19 Septembre 2010 17:28

Pinnacle Pellet has officially broken ground on a new pellet plant to be built near Burns Lake, British Columbia. The plant will produce wood pellets from mountain pine beetle killed ... Lire la suite...


CEP's annual convention

17 Septembre 2010 10:34

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) will be holding their annual convention in Toronto, Ontario beginning on Sunday. About 1,500 members are expected to attend. President of the ... Lire la suite...


NewPage expects approval of its biomass power plant in Nova Scotia

17 Septembre 2010 08:29

NewPage in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, is waiting for a decision from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board over their desire to build a biomass-fueled power generation station. The ... Lire la suite...


Interfor looking into building a co-gen plant in Grand Forks, B.C.

17 Septembre 2010 08:02

International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) is looking into overhauling its sawmill in Grand Forks, British Columbia, along with adding a co-generation station. “We are investigating the possibility of building a ... Lire la suite...


Pictou Landing First Nation files suit against Nova Scotia and Northern Pulp

17 Septembre 2010 07:50

The Pictou Landing First Nation has filed suit against the provincial government of Nova Scotia, Northern Pulp, and all the former owners of the Northern Pulp mill over their lack ... Lire la suite...


Annonce de l'ouverture d'un nouveau bureau de courtage à Vancouver

17 Septembre 2010 00:00

Montréal, 13 September 2010, Nous sommes fiers d'annoncer l'ouverture d'un nouveau bureau de courtage à Vancouver en Colombie-Britannique. Ce nouveau bureau positionne CWP d'un bout à l'autre du pays tout en ... Lire la suite...


B.C. office announcement

17 Septembre 2010 00:00

Montreal, September 13th 2010 We are proud to announce the opening of a new trading office in Vancouver, British Columbia. This positions CWP throughout the country and adds to the strength ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp exits creditor protection

16 Septembre 2010 18:00

Terrace Bay Pulp has been cleared for re-opening. The Buchanan Group has announced that late last night, it exited creditor protection. Now 340 people can be recalled to their jobs at ... Lire la suite...


West Fraser Timber doubles its dividend and starts spending

15 Septembre 2010 21:24

West Fraser Timber announced today that it was doubling its quarterly dividend to six cents a share today. The company has also initiated a $125 million capital spending program. "As a ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Norampac in Toronto

15 Septembre 2010 21:14

There was a fire at Norampac's corrugated cardboard factory on Evans Avenue in Toronto, Ontario today. Described as a 1 alarm fire, the damage to the facility is estimated at $100,000 - $150,000. ... Lire la suite...


Biomass power plant proposed for Dryden

15 Septembre 2010 11:58

Two Dryden business owners, Bryan Tardiff and Louie Ricci, are partnering with German owned Lambion Energy Solutions to propose a biomass driven power plant in Dryden, Ontario. The proposal would ... Lire la suite...


CEP's reaction to AbitibiBowater's restructuring approval

15 Septembre 2010 07:31

Canada's largest forestry union welcomes today's announcement that AbitibiBowater creditors have approved the company's restructuring plan, paving its way out of bankruptcy protection. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers President Dave Coles ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Creditors Approve CCAA Plan of Reorganization

14 Septembre 2010 14:54

AbitibiBowater is pleased to announce that the Company has received approval for its plan of reorganization from unsecured creditors under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in Canada. The plan ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater and Quebec make deal to protect employee pensions

14 Septembre 2010 12:24

Quebec has struck a deal with AbitibiBowater to protect employee pensions. Quebec's pension agency will allow AbitibiBowater to make reduced pension contributions while it continues its restructuring effort. Abitibibowater has ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reopens Ladysmith sawmill

14 Septembre 2010 11:59

Western Forest Products reopened its Ladysmith sawmill on Monday after being idle for more than 2 years. The sawmill is now producing construction lumber for the Chinese market. 30 workers have been ... Lire la suite...


Kyahwood sawmill reopens after 2 years

14 Septembre 2010 11:52

Kyahwood Forest Products reopened this week near Moricetown, British Columbia. The Kyahwood sawmill has been idle for almost two years. The closure was blamed on poor lumber conditions. The reopening ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Announces Private Offering of $750,000,000 of Senior Secured Notes

14 Septembre 2010 07:22

AbitibiBowater Inc. announced today the commencement of a private offering of $750,000,000 of Senior Secured Notes due 2018. The Offering is a component of AbitibiBowater's previously announced plans of reorganization and emergence ... Lire la suite...


NDP question Canada's AbitibiBowater payout

11 Septembre 2010 18:51

The New Democrats are calling for committee hearings into the Harper government's $130 million payout to AbitibiBowater after the company threatened a NAFTA challenge in its dispute with the province of ... Lire la suite...


Nine containerboard makers accused of price fixing

11 Septembre 2010 08:55

Nine containerboard makers have been accused of conspiring to fix the price of materials used to make cardboard boxes. The companies named in the suit are: International Paper Packaging Corp. ... Lire la suite...


Domtar continues to dismantle the dormant Prince Albert pulp mill

11 Septembre 2010 08:36

Domtar is continuing to dismantle its dormant pulp mill north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Shell Iogen had been interested in the facility to make it the home of the first ... Lire la suite...


Big bonuses for AbitibiBowater executives

11 Septembre 2010 08:13

AbitibiBowater is defending the $6 million in combined bonuses they are paying their executives while they work on restructuring the company. AbitibiBowater CEO David Paterson has pointed out that incentives are ... Lire la suite...


Tolko's curtailments to end on Monday

10 Septembre 2010 08:16

Tolko Industries will be ending its production curtailments in Armstrong and Williams Lake, British Columbia on Monday. In Armstrong, operations will begin on Monday at the planer mill and log ... Lire la suite...


Harmac loses an investor

10 Septembre 2010 07:42

Back in 2008, a four groups of investors formed Nanaimo Forest Products and purchased the Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia when its previous owner, Pope & Talbot, went bankrupt and ... Lire la suite...


Howe Sound Pulp and Paper receives $36.7 million

08 Septembre 2010 19:18

The Government of Canada is investing in the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership to improve the company’s environmental performance and help to drive the evolution of Canada’... Lire la suite...


Nova Scotia Power wants to keep its biomass analysis private

08 Septembre 2010 19:01

Tomorrow, a hearing will reconvene in Nova Scotia over Nova Scotia Power's request to spend $208 million to build a wood burning power generating plant with NewPage Port Hawkesbury. This hearing ... Lire la suite...


BC Hydro supports Howe Sound Pulp and Paper's energy efficiency and clean power generation plans

08 Septembre 2010 18:44

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper and BC Hydro have reached an agreement under BC Hydro's Integrated Power Offer that will not only reduce the mill's electricity consumption, but also enable ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Enligna Canada's pellet plant in Upper Musquodoboit

08 Septembre 2010 12:28

There is currently a fire burning at Enligna Canada's wood pellet factory in Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia. Two buildings are currently on fire. Ten fire trucks and firefighters from six ... Lire la suite...


Carrier Lumber workers win millions in severance

08 Septembre 2010 05:43

When Carrier Lumber permanently closed its sawmill in Valemount, British Columbia in 2009, close to 200 people were out of work. Yesterday, British Columbia's Labour Relations Board has upheld a ruling that ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater forecasts big profits

07 Septembre 2010 19:13

AbitibiBowater is forecasting big profits for its future. The company is projecting over $1.5 billion (U.S.) in net profits over the next four years. AbitibiBowater expects to overcome a projected ... Lire la suite...


Tembec permanently closes Pine Falls

02 Septembre 2010 19:38

Tembec has announced the permanent closure of its newsprint mill located in Pine Falls, Manitoba. The mill had been indefinitely idled due to a labour dispute on September 1, 2009. After examining ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Announces New Board of Directors for Restructured Company

02 Septembre 2010 09:10

AbitibiBowater announced today that nine individuals have been selected to serve, along with current Board Chairman Richard B. Evans and President and Chief Executive Officer David J. Paterson, on a ... Lire la suite...


Canfor workers head back to the bush

02 Septembre 2010 07:10

Now that the extreme fire risk has eased, the Canfor workers and contractors that were pulled from the bush can now head back to work. Workers were pulled from the ... Lire la suite...


Tolko extends curtailments

01 Septembre 2010 18:04

Tolko Industries Inc. is extending its curtailments at its Soda Creek and Armstrong stud operations in British Columbia. The curtailments will continue until September 6. After that time, a restart will ... Lire la suite...


NewPage elects Chan W. Galbato to Chairman of the Board

01 Septembre 2010 09:20

NewPage Corporation has announced the election of Chan W. Galbato to the Board of Directors of NewPage and its affiliates as chairman of the Board, effective August 25, 2010. Mr. Galbato takes ... Lire la suite...


EACOM posts loss of $2.5 million in its latest quarter

31 Août 2010 07:57

EACOM Timber Corporation has posted a loss of $2.5 million in its latest quarter, compared to a loss of $205,000 a year ago. (The quarter results do not include any operations of ... Lire la suite...


B.C's firefighting bill is up to $170 million

30 Août 2010 20:56

The cost of fighting forest fires in British Columbia this year has topped $170 million. As of yesterday, the fires had burned 322,349 hectares in B.C. More than half of that ... Lire la suite...


Fraser Papers will be late in filing second quarter results

30 Août 2010 18:22

Fraser Papers Inc.Fraser Papers Inc. announced today that the financial statements for the interim period ended July 3, 2010, including the related management discussion and analysis, and CEO and CFO certifications ... Lire la suite...


Terrace Bay Pulp hasn't reopened yet... but soon!

28 Août 2010 20:13

Terrace Bay Pulp is still putting the pieces together so that they can except from creditor protection and restart their idled mill. Right now, the company is aiming to emerge ... Lire la suite...


Atikokan coal-fired power station converting to biomass

27 Août 2010 07:31

The Atikokan, Ontario coal-fired power generation station has been given the go-ahead to convert to a biomass driven station. The province of Ontario has announced that the Ontario Power Authority ... Lire la suite...


Norampac expanding in St. Marys, Ontario

26 Août 2010 10:43

Norampac is about to begin construction on a million dollar expansion at its corrugated packing plant in St. Marys, Ontario. Located near Stratford in Perth County, St. Marys town council ... Lire la suite...


Premier Danny Williams pleased with AbitibiBowater deal

26 Août 2010 10:36

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is pleased with the recently announced deal that will see Canada pay AbitibiBowater $130 million to settle the pending trade war over the province's action ... Lire la suite...


Update on Peace Valley OSB

26 Août 2010 09:27

The fire at Peace Valley OSB in Fort St. John, British Columbia broke out in the blending area of the plant around 10pm on Monday night. Firefighters brought the fire ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater wins approval of court to borrow $1.35 billion

25 Août 2010 19:37

AbitibiBowater won approval of a U.S. court today to borrow $1.35 billion to fund the company's exit from bankruptcy. The Judge gave permission to borrow the funds after no objection ... Lire la suite...


Auction of White Birch Paper postponed

25 Août 2010 09:40

A creditor of the White Birch Paper company, has complained about the auction of White Birch Paper's assets. Service d'Impartition Industrial holds a $1.75 million construction lien on White Birch's FF ... Lire la suite...


Fire at Peace Valley OSB

25 Août 2010 09:27

A massive fire at the Peace Valley OSB mill in Fort St. John, British Columbia kept firefighters busy throughout the night on Monday. Damage to the mill was extensive. There ... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper wants more cash from Ontario

25 Août 2010 08:03

St. Marys Paper in Sault Ste. Marie has submitted its latest restructuring plan to the Ontario government - a plan that includes a funding request in the tens of millions ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater is permanently closing Dolbeau and Gatineau

25 Août 2010 07:34

AbitibiBowater is permanently closing its two idled paper mills in Quebec: Dolbeau, Quebec Gatineau, Quebec Dolbeau was idled in June 2009 putting 240 workers out of work. Gatineau was idled in April ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater Announces Intention to Withdraw NAFTA Notice of Arbitration - Settlement Agreement Reached with the Government of Canada for C$130 Million

24 Août 2010 17:18

AbitibiBowater today announced a formal settlement agreement with the Government of Canada with regards to its assets and rights in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, expropriated by the provincial government under ... Lire la suite...


Peter Brant sells his Picasso to try to save White Birch from bankruptcy

24 Août 2010 09:33

Peter M. Brant, American businessman and owner of the White Birch Paper Company has sold a painting by Pablo Picasso reportedly in an effort to save his White Birch Paper ... Lire la suite...


State of Buchanan's sawmills in Northwestern Ontario

24 Août 2010 07:16

With the Mackenzie Forest Products sawmill in Hudson, Ontario shutting down on Friday, that leaves all of Buchanan Forest Products sawmills in Northwestern Ontario sitting idle. Buchanan's sawmill operations in ... Lire la suite...


B.C. fires have burned more than 300,000 ha

23 Août 2010 20:57

So far the forest fires in British Columbia have burned over 300,000 hectares of forest making this season the worst in at least 12 years. Despite the pall of smoke that has ... Lire la suite...


Western Forest Products reaches agreement with the United Steelworkers

23 Août 2010 20:53

Western Forest Products has reached a new 4 year labour agreement with the United Steelworkers Union. Approximately 2,400 Western and contractor employees are covered under this contract which will expire on June 15, 2014. "... Lire la suite...


Deal to buy Pine Falls paper mill is dead

23 Août 2010 18:23

The group of employees that was interested in buying the idled Pine Falls, Manitoba paper mill, from Tembec, have decided not to proceed with an offer. The province of Manitoba ... Lire la suite...


Changes coming to Abzac in Fort Frances

23 Août 2010 10:16

Sonoco Products Company has purchased the business of the Abzac Canada-Fort Frances Division tube and core plant in Fort Frances, Ontario. The plant produces paper cores for use in rolls ... Lire la suite...


British Columbia continues to burn. Smokes drifts as far as Ontario.

21 Août 2010 18:36

Smoke from British Columbia's forest fires are choking out people all the way to Ontario. Health officials are urging anyone with respiratory problems to stay indoors. Even people without lung ... Lire la suite...


Ainsworth has new collective agreement with 100 Mile House workers

21 Août 2010 07:27

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. has reached a new 4 year labour agreement with the unionized workers at its mill in 100 Mile House, British Columbia. Members of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers ... Lire la suite...


AbitibiBowater upgrades LaTuque sawmill

21 Août 2010 07:21

AbitibiBowater is investing $1.8 million into its La Tuque sawmill in Quebec to enhance the mill's production. La Tuque is roughly 240 kilometres north of Quebec City. AbitibiBowater said employee wage concessions ... Lire la suite...


Crown wood to support economic development in Miramichi region

20 Août 2010 08:51

The New Brunswick provincial government will make available Crown wood to support three forestry operations in the Miramichi region. The provincial government’s plans entail: issuing a request for proposals (... Lire la suite...


St. Marys Paper hires Dennis Bunnell

20 Août 2010 07:33

St. Marys Paper in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario has been idle since March. With hopes of restarting the mill, St. Marys Paper has hired Dennis Bunnell, as its new chair ... Lire la suite...


CEP members ratify agreement with Ainsworth in Barwick