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December 5, 2018

Northern Pulp: Senators, fisheries experts call on feds for assessment

Four independent senators and several fisheries researchers have called on the federal government to conduct a thorough environmental assessment on Northern Pulp's proposed effluent drainage pipeline.

Nova Scotia plans for reduction in clear-cutting

The Nova Scotia government has announced changes to its forest practices that it says will reduce clear-cutting on Crown land, increase ecological protection and biodiversity, and lead the province to a more sustainable forestry sector.

Ontario unveils $400M climate change plan

The Ontario government has released a climate-change plan that it says will lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce waste while keeping on target to meet Paris Agreement targets by 2030.

First Nation approves economic benefits on former Woodfibre pulp site

Woodfibre LNG, a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) project on the site of a former pulp mill seven kilometres south of Squamish, British Columbia, has had economic benefit agreements worth up to $1.8 billion approved by the Squamish First Nation.

Canada invests $467K for gender equality in forestry

The Canadian government has announced a $467,000 investment in the Canadian Institute of Forestry to fund a three-year project aimed at increasing women's economic security in the forestry industry.

Buckman announces paper chemicals price increase

The increases are being driven by rising raw materials, constraints from supply chain tightness and growing challenges associated with freight costs.

West Fraser announces temporary production curtailments in B.C.

West Fraser has announced the curtailments over the holiday period at four of its British Columbia sawmills, just weeks after announcing a permanent curtailment at its Quesnel and Fraser Lake mills.
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Irving Forest Services and J.D. Irving see success with virtual training

Irving Forest Services has seen success with virtual training through the Maintenance Management Professional program, which was designed for maintenance personnel and supervisors to learn effective management of physical assets. » Read More

Catalyst Paper orders temporary stop on two paper machines

British Columbia–based Catalyst Paper is in the midst of a 10-day curtailment on two of its machines that began November 30. » Read More

Kemira forms joint venture called NewCo for paper-sizing chemicals

NewCo will mainly produce AKD wax, a sizing chemical used in board and paper manufacturing, and its key raw material fatty acid chloride (FACL). » Read More

Intertek opens new TAPPI standards–based paper testing facility

Intertek, a global quality assurance provider, has opened a paper testing facility at its existing site in Chicago. » Read More

PaperWeek Canada 2019

Feb. 4-7, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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BIOFOR International 2019

Feb. 4-7, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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Mar. 24-26, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
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International Pulp Week

May 5-7, 2019
Location: Vancouver, BC
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PaperCon 2019

May 5-8, 2019
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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PACWEST Conference 2019

June 5-8, 2019
Location: Whistler, BC
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