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It has not been a good month to work in Cumberland County’s forests.

Premier John Horgan promised to help B.C.’s coastal-logging sector suffering through a now-unprecedented seven month strike and on Thursday offered a $5-million gesture to assist contractors at-risk of losing equipment to the banks.

WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock praised the Senate for ratifying the U.S. – Mexico – Canada (USMCA) trade agreement and issued the following statement: 

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops council has made changes to a pair of bylaws that impact the taxes and fees it receives, though neither directly impacts the average homeowner.

The United Steelworkers opted to take strike action last summer and the USW and Western Forest Products are still at odds over concessions.

Rayonier Inc. and Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Rayonier will acquire all of the outstanding limited partnership units of Pope Resources for consideration consisting of equity and cash.

(UPM, Lahti, 16 January 2020 at 15.00 EET) – The new bio-boiler plant has been put into operation at UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill. It replaces the combined heat and power plant which was built in 1962. The modern bio-boiler plant not only improves the mill's energy efficiency but also environmental performance, occupational safety and fire safety.

TOKYO - Recyclable cardboard beds and customizable mattresses for athletes to sleep on during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled this week, as organizers aim to provide comfort at the athletes village while fulfilling environmental sustainability goals.

Scientists warn a timber industry proposal to allow some logging in national parks and on other public land to reduce bushfire risk is an "incredibly misleading" idea that could actually make forests more flammable.

On a Saturday in December, a group of conservationists gathered for a picnic not far from Douglas-Apsley National Park.

THE INDUSTRIAL UNION on Sunday announced roughly 14,000 of its members at hundreds of workplaces are to take part in a series of strikes and sympathy strikes set to begin on 27 January and end on 9 February.

Egypt’s Minister of Finance Mohamed Maeet revealed in a meeting with members of parliament’s Industrial Committee on Monday morning that imported production inputs and raw materials necessary for the local paper industry will be exempted from the value-added tax (VAT).

Vancouver, B.C. – The Board of Directors of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on the Common shares and Class B Common shares in the capital of the Company, payable on January 10, 2020 to shareholders of record on December 27, 2019.

Montréal, December 12, 2019 - Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B) announces its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2019, which ended October 27, 2019.

2020 Base EPS Estimated at $3.65 to $3.75

Robust business model driving profitable growth

FORT MILL, S.C.– Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) (TSX:UFS) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sun Life to purchase group annuity buy-out contracts and to transfer approximately CDN $360 million (US $271 million) in obligations and related assets from its defined benefit pension plans in Ontario, Canada.

Cascades Inc., a leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging and hygiene solutions, announced today that it has completed its previously announced private offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2026, US$300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2028 and Cdn$175 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2025.

Two Sides North America has released three new fact sheets addressing key environmental topics related to paper and print.  Download them by clicking the links below.

For the sixth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs receives the highest rating level in EcoVadis, thus continuing to be in the top of the companies being evaluated.

Taco Bell plans to make all of its consumer-facing packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable worldwide by 2025, the quick-service restaurant said this week.

In the middle of this year, Laakirchen Papier AG invested around EUR 4 million in the process optimisation of its paper machine 11 (PM 11) for the manufacture of eco-friendly publication papers.

The recently published Pro Carton Carbon Footprint for Carton Packaging report demonstrated that the carton industry is not only reducing its CO2 emissions but, in declaring a very low carbon footprint of 326kg CO2 per tonne of converted cartons, that its environmental impact is much less than most other packaging materials.

New research shows that while marketing professionals believe sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging is vital, their understanding of processes and terminology is poor.

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