Posts Tagged ‘NB’

N.B. Premier “cautiously optimistic” about softwood exemption

February 8, 2018

After a recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. in Washington, New Brunswick’s Premier, Brian Gallant, said he remains cautiously optimistic that softwood lumber from his province will get an exemption from current tariffs. New Brunswick producers have previously been exempt from softwood lumber duties, but the

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NB invests $1M in Arbec OSB upgrade

February 1, 2018

MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Opportunities NB and the New Brunswick government are investing up to $1 million to support a $10-million upgrade of Arbec Forest Products’ production facilities in Miramichi. The investment will secure new equipment and technology for a facility that produces oriented strand board for the construction industry. It

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N.B. investigates cross-border log shipments

January 30, 2018

The New Brunswick Forest Products Commission is working with the Department of Justice and Public Safety to investigate the “misuse” of shipping documents used for transporting logs into the U.S., according to a report on CBC News. The case apparently involves the use of transportation certificates mandated by the provincial

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Decision favors forestry companies in N.B. marketing board dispute

December 13, 2017

CBC News reports that the New Brunswick Forest Products Commission agreed with J.D. Irving and other companies that the SNB marketing board overstepped its authority when it issued an order saying all wood had to be sold to the board and bought from the board.  According to CBC, JDI and the SNB

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NB takes steps to protect, promote forestry sector

December 5, 2017

FREDERICTON, NB – The New Brunswick government announced measures today to combat what it considers to be unfair trade actions undertaken by the United States government against New Brunswick’s softwood lumber industry. Among those measures is the hiring of an expert firm to conduct a review of the New Brunswick

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Softwoods will decline in Maritimes due to global warming: federal study

October 31, 2017

A study by Natural Resources Canada says climate change in the Maritimes may lead to a gradual reduction in the growth of softwood trees. A report by CBC News says the Natural Resources Canada study marks the first region-wide assessment of the composition and growth of the Acadian Forest to

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Wood marketing boards face legal challenges in N.B.

August 24, 2017

A University of New Brunswick historian says the province could be witnessing the collapse of its marketing board system for private woodlots, according to a story on CBC News. William Parenteau says the stakes are high as J.D. Irving Ltd. and other industry players have challenged the SNB Co-operative and its marketing board

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