[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence announced today the permanent closure of the Mackenzie Pulp Mill located in Mackenzie, BC. Production at the mill was originally curtailed in June 2020 due to market impacts caused by COVID-19 and lack of local economic fibre.

The B.C. government’s plan to break up large forest harvest licences and share the resource with secondary manufacturers and Indigenous communities hasn’t worked, so Crown timber rights will be redistributed by the government, Premier John Horgan has warned industry executives.

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc., a global leader in high purity cellulose pulp, and GreenFirst Forest Products Inc., a Canadian lumber company, announced today that the parties have entered into a binding asset purchase agreement  pursuant to which RYAM has agreed to sell all of its lumber and newsprint facilities and related assets located in Ontario and Québec.

Saint John, New Brunswick – J.D. Irving, Limited employees in New Brunswick have been invited to participate in COVID-19 vaccination clinics hosted by Hartland-based Pharmacy for Life, as part of the Government of New Brunswick’s plan to swiftly expand the distribution of vaccines across the province.

In the past, some of the opposition to logging in B.C. came from First Nations, many of whom saw their traditional territories heavily logged, while receiving few of the benefits.

ALPHARETTA, Ga.-- Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP) announced today that it had completed the previously announced agreement to acquire Global Release Liners, S.L., the parent company of Industrias de Transformacion de Andoain, S.A. (“ITASA”), from Magnum Capital and other minority shareholders.

LUKE — The owner of the shuttered Luke paper mill agreed Thursday to pay $650,000 to clean up toxic pollutants that have been seeping into the North Branch of the Potomac River.

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