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December 18, 2019

N.S. withholds Northern Pulp approval, requesting more data

Construction of Northern Pulp’s effluent treatment facility has been delayed again after Nova Scotia’s environment minister announced he would not approve the project proposal without further scientific information.

Paper and forestry products outlook negative in 2020, says Moody’s

Earnings from paper, paper packaging and market pulp will all decline primarily as excess supply causes prices to fall. Wood products is the only subsector that will see improvement.

Harmac Pacific to receive $800K for new sludge treatment system

Under the CleanBC Industry Fund, funded through carbon tax revenue, Nanaimo, B.C.–based Harmac Pacific will receive $862,5000 for a new sludge treatment system.

Cascades to purchase additional interest in Greenpac containerboard mill

Cascades is purchasing Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)’s interest in Greenpac Holding, a lightweight containerboard mill located in Niagara Falls, New York.

Port Hawkesbury Paper signs MOU to develop wind farm plan for green energy

Port Hawkesbury Paper, Canada Infrastructure Bank and IFE Project Management Canada will collaborate on a new wind farm project in Nova Scotia.

Canfor minority shareholders vote down Great Pacific takeover bid

Canfor will remain a public company after a minority shareholder vote yesterday that ended the arrangement agreement with Great Pacific Capital Corporation.
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Ontario develops forest road safety training for workers, public

A new health and safety training program addressing the safety of community members and workers accessing Ontario forests is now available across the province. » Read More

Fortress Global closes Thurso pulp mill, board resigns

Fortress Global Enterprises has laid off the remaining 73 staff at its dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec after announcing Dec. 10 that it has failed to secure a buyer for the company. » Read More

North American Wood Fiber Review acquired by Forisk Consulting

The forest industry and timber market research firm has acquired the North American Wood Fiber Review from Wood Resources International. » Read More

Kadant Johnson releases rotary joint for steam or thermal oil transfer

The ELSX rotary joint is designed to transfer steam or thermal oil into and out of rotating equipment. » Read More

Voith launches headbox service and spares program

The company says the service and spare parts program will help maintain optimum cross profiles over the lifecycle of a headbox. » Read More

S&P adds forestry to global ratings of green projects

S&P Global Ratings has expanded its Green Evaluation program to include forestry, as well as agriculture and waste. » Read More

Voith Group announces plan to be carbon neutral by 2022

The company says it will switch to purchasing carbon-neutral electricity in the near future and offset unavoidable carbon emissions with compensation measures. » Read More

Mapping the Course Conference 2020

January 23, 2020
Location: Vancouver, WA
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PaperWeek Canada 2020

February 3-6, 2020
Location: Montreal, QC
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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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Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition

June 10-11, 2020
Location: Prince George, BC
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International Pulp Week

June 14-16, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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