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Northern Pulp receives initial order for voluntary creditor protection

Northern Pulp has received an initial order for voluntary creditor protection, which parent company Paper Excellence Canada says is a necessary step to keep its pulp mill in hibernation mode.

N.S. appoints board to oversee spending of $50M forestry trust

The government of Nova Scotia has appointed a three-member board to oversee spending decisions of a $50-million trust fund established earlier this year to support the province’s forestry sector.

N.S. forestry transition team establishes new vision for the sector

What will the future of the Nova Scotia forestry sector look like? After months of consultation by a government-appointed “forestry transition team,” the province has published its vision for the industry.

Our Summer 2020 issue is available now!

For the first time, we’re pleased to present the winners of our now annual Top 10 Under 40 contest – our industry’s shining stars. Here’s what else you will find in the issue.
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Sensor strategies: Calibration and correlation on the paper machine

Key to ensuring that online sensor measurements match offline measurements generated by mills’ quality labs is the practice of dynamic sensor correlation, which is leading many pulp and paper mills to establish a correlation strategy. » Read more

FPAC: Forestry’s HR leaders are helping to enable recovery in the sector

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) convened a working group comprised of the human resource leaders within its membership. Here’s what they’ve come up with so far. » Read more

Cascades launches produce packaging line made of cardboard and recovered plastics

Through these products, designed for producers, packers and retailers, Cascades uses different types of cardboard and recovered plastics to create recycled and 100 per cent recyclable products. » Read More

BC invests $300K in virtual forestry management tool and testing facility

An immersive visual analytics platform for forest operations and land management has received a $300,000 grant from the province of British Columbia for development and commercialization. » Read More

FSC Canada marks one-year anniversary of sustainable forestry standard

The standard was launched in June 2019 following six years of consultations with Indigenous, industry and community stakeholders. » Read More

Valmet to acquire partial ownership in valve automation company

Valmet will acquire a 14.9 per cent ownership in the future Neles Corporation from Solidium Oy on July 1. » Read More

A list of forestry events cancelled so far in North America due to coronavirus

Several forestry and pulp and paper events in North America have been postponed, cancelled or modified in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). » Read More