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December 4, 2019

Feds delay decision on potential Northern Pulp review

The new federal environment minister has pushed the Nov. 26 deadline to Dec. 20, saying he needs more time to examine the file.

Millar Western announces new CEO with J. Craig Armstrong set to retire

Millar Western has announced its current president CEO, J. Craig Armstrong, is retiring effective January 1, 2020, and will be replaced by David Anderson.

Ontario redesigns forestry funding program to emphasize competitiveness

The new Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (formerly the Forestry Growth Fund) will provide up to $10 million per year in funding over five years.

West Fraser named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2020

It’s the seventh time that the forestry company has landed on Mediacorp’s list, this time lauded for its community support and employee benefits.

Northern Pulp says it’s ‘confident’ in science of focus report

Northern Pulp has released a statement addressing the submissions made by five federal departments during a public consultation process.

Contractor fined $65K for worker injury during paper mill demolition

A contracting company has been fined $65,000 for a worker injury during a demolition of the former Norampac kraft paper mill in Red Rock, Ontario two years ago.
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Pulp, paper and packaging face a decade of transformational change

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Cascades, Resolute named to Canada’s top corporate R&D spenders list

Research Infosource Inc., an R&D research firm, compiles the Top 100 ranking based on companies who that have made financial commitments in increase Canada’s global competitiveness in the knowledge economy. » Read More

Irving Pulp & Paper applies for permit to infill water lot to address flooding

The company has applied for a permit to infill a water lot on Lee Cove that it owns beside its Saint John, New Brunswick mill. » Read More

Union maintains support for Northern Pulp effluent treatment plan

The union representing workers at Northern says it supports the pulp and paper mill’s proposed effluent treatment facility. » Read More

Voith completes acquisition of BTG for EUR 319 million

The Swiss-based BTG provides optimized and customized solutions for a range of applications, primarily for paper manufacturers. » Read More

Genome project to identify feedstock composition for pulp and paper processing

Genome British Columbia is heading up a new project at Canfor that will accurately and quickly identify the tree species present in pulp and paper feedstock. » Read More

TC Transcontinental to sell paper, woven polypropylene packaging operations for $239M

Hood Packaging Corporation will acquire TC Transcontinental’s paper and woven polypropylene packaging business. » Read More

BIOFOR International 2020

February 3-6, 2020
Location: Montreal, QC
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TissueWorld Miami 2020

March 11-13, 2020
Location: Miami, FL
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March 15-17, 2020
Location: New York, NY
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Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference

March 24-26, 2020
Location: Stockholm, SWE
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April 26-29, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA
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May 27-30, 2020
Location: Jasper, AB
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32nd International Mechanical Pulping Conference

June 7-10, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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International Pulp Week

June 14-16, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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