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Analysis: Protect caribou and communities

October 19, 2017

With the provinces due to submit caribou range plans to the federal government this month, the large mammal has become front page news again. Speaking for the Forest Products Association of Canada and its members, Derek Nighbor wants to emphasize that any plans for the recovery of woodland caribou should

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Plan for a strong future in forestry urges Unifor

October 19, 2017

TORONTO – The forestry industry is poised for a strong future if governments and all stakeholders act now, writes Unifor in a new policy publication. “After painful restructuring over the last decade, we see many opportunities to rebuild and create jobs that benefit our communities and sustain the environment,” said Jerry

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Catalyst Paper participating in local water use plan

October 19, 2017

Duncan, B.C. – A water use plan is being developed for the Cowichan watershed on Vancouver Island. The project is being jointly administered by Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Catalyst Paper and Cowichan Watershed Board. Catalyst Paper has a nearby mill in Crofton, B.C. The group notes that changes in

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Date set for COFI annual meeting

October 19, 2017

The BC Council of Forest Industries’ annual convention will be held April 4-6, 2018, in Prince George.  This event is the largest gathering of the forest sector in Western Canada. According to COFI, industry CEOs, executives, managers, suppliers, local and international businesses, financial institutions, law firms, and government leaders will

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Resolute receives award for bioeconomy leadership

October 19, 2017

Resolute Forest Products received an Industry Leadership in the Bioeconomy Award during Biomass North Forum 2017. This two-day gathering in Thunder Bay, Ont., explored the challenges and opportunities facing the forest bioeconomy. Resolute is a champion of Northern Ontario’s forest bioeconomy. In the past six years, the company has  opened a biomass pellet

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Resolute lawsuit against Greenpeace will continue, despite setback

October 17, 2017

Resolute Forest Products remains resolute in its legal battle in the United States against Greenpeace and Stand, despite a setback on Oct. 16. A judge in San Francisco dismissed the racketeering charges that Resolute had filed against the environmental activist organization, but left the door open for Resolute to try

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Irving planning legal challenge to water pollution rules

October 17, 2017

Facing 15 counts of dumping a harmful substance into the St. John River, Irving Pulp and Paper is planning a legal challenge to Canada’s environmental regulations for pulp and paper mills, CBC News reports. The company is charged under the Fisheries Act regarding effluent from its mill at Reversing Falls. According

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