Posts Tagged ‘pulp’

Cryptominers seeking unused mill space in Quebec

February 8, 2018

MONTREAL – Reuters reports that at least two Canadian pulp and paper companies are reviewing offers by cryptocurrency miners who want to lease excess mill space in Quebec. Electricity prices in Quebec are among the lowest in North America. Resolute Forest Products and Fortress Global Enterprises said they have received interest

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Leadership transition at Resolute; Garneau retires

February 1, 2018

MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products has appointed Yves Laflamme as the company’s new president and chief executive officer, succeeding Richard Garneau. Garneau announced his retirement on Feb. 1. Laflamme has held progressively senior positions within Resolute, frequently on the wood products side of the business. “The Resolute Board of Directors enthusiastically supports Yves Laflamme’s selection,

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Book about N.S. pulp mill raises ire

December 7, 2017

Controversy once again dogs the Northern Pulp mill in New Glasgow, N.S., after a signing event for a book about the history of the mill was cancelled. The Coles bookstore in New Glasgow informed author Joan Baxter that her book signing for The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest

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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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Domtar workers approve new collective agreement

September 26, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Members of Unifor Local 10-B voted 80 per cent in favour of a new four-year contract that helps secure the future of Domtar’s Kamloops pulp mill with significant investments over the next two years. “Our new collective agreement is good for workers and good for the community,”

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