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Irving Paper’s trade battle gets tougher with Trump administration

March 28, 2017

New Brunswick’s largest forestry company is continuing its battle against punishing trade duties imposed on some of its paper exports to the United States. Irving Paper Ltd. is pursuing the fight with the International Trade Commission in Washington over supercalendered paper made in Saint John. The provincial and federal governments

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Opinion: Shipping raw logs out of B.C. is bleeding our forest industry and communities dry

March 28, 2017

Early this month, a paper mill on Vancouver Island was forced to shut down for six days because of a “lack” of raw material to run the mill. The mill, owned by Catalyst, stands at the waterfront in Port Alberni, a city that was once the economic envy of much

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The science behind the magic of a wood fire

March 28, 2017

Sitting at home, on a cold winter’s evening, curled up in a warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate in hand, the sound of the whirling fan in my gas fireplace is just not the same as the crackle of the wood fireplace of my youth. A gas fireplace

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Forestry worker seriously injured in grizzly bear attack on central coast

March 28, 2017

Update: A Campbell River man attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday will undergo a second surgery and spend up to six weeks in hospital in Victoria, family members say. Ryan Arsenault, a forestry engineer in his 30s, was mauled by a grizzly while working at a remote logging camp about

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Tembec expects $55 million from Quebec rebate program for big electricity users

March 28, 2017

One of Quebec’s largest forestry companies says it expects to qualify for $55 million of electricity rebates due to a four-year capital investment program centred at its Temiscaming manufacturing site. Montreal-based Tembec Inc. (TSX:TMB) says its $136-million capital program will improve the competitiveness of its Quebec plants, particularly the specialty

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A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA

March 28, 2017

The most common uses of Canadian dairy normally include milk, cream, yogurt, butter and cheese. But a new report suggests an altogether different application: use it as a bargaining chip. A free-market think tank suggests offering American negotiators in upcoming NAFTA talks more open trade in dairy, in exchange for

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Forest sector sees some opportunities in federal budget

March 28, 2017

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in today’s federal budget. In the budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, he earmarked: $1.8 billion to support clean technology. It is critical that the forest products sector is central to the government’s clean

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