Posts Tagged ‘Quebec’

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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Truck driver shortages slowed production at Resolute, says ex-CEO

February 6, 2018

MONTREAL — A shortage of truck drivers curtailed Resolute Forest Products’ ability to ship wood chips to its mills last December, said the company’s former president and CEO, Richard Garneau. CTV News reports that Garneau discussed the transport problem during a conference call on Thursday, prior to his retirement from

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Komatsu to acquire Quadco and Southstar harvesting equipment

January 30, 2018

Komatsu is expanding its line of forestry equipment with the acquisition of the Quadco and Southstar forestry attachment operations from Prenbec Equipment Inc. of Quebec. The deal excludes the forestry equipment businesses of Tanguay and Forespro delimbers. The acquisition will be made through a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu in

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Quebec town using wood chips for traction on winter roads

January 25, 2018

The town of Rosemere, Que., is testing a novel product as a traction aid for icy roads: wood chips treated with magnesium chloride. According to a report on CBC News, Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram said the town is switching from conventional materials to something more eco-friendly and more efficient. “All this salt and

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Quebec pyrolysis plant gets $1.2 M in federal aid

January 22, 2018

SAINT-TITE, Que. – Four Quebec businesses are receiving repayable contributions of $2,856,500 through the Government of Canada’s Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) program. The investments were announced Jan. 19. Xylo-Carbone, a charcoal and bio-char start-up, is receiving a $1,200,000 contribution for the acquisition of production equipment, while three other local businesses have been granted contributions totalling $1,656,500 to

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Montreal park will lose 4000 trees in emerald ash borer cull

January 18, 2018

MONTREAL — Thousands of ash trees in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park will be cut down by March 2019 as part of a cull to combat the emerald ash borer. CBC News reports that about two-thirds of the ash trees in the park have been treated against the invasive bug, and

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Cascades offers employees $2000 for electric cars

November 28, 2017

SAINT-HYACINTHE, QUE – Tissue and packaging manufacturer Cascades is encouraging employees to switch to electric vehicles, with direct financial incentives and infrastructure development. The company has installed twenty-two 240‑V charging stations and one 480‑V fast charging station at its various plants in Kingsey Falls, Que. In addition, Cascades will offer a $2,000 financial incentive for

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