Tag Archives: British Columbia

Paper Excellence Canada extends curtailment of paper operations at Catalyst Crofton mill

While market conditions continue to support the restart of our pulp operations and employment of more than 300 workers, the curtailment of paper operations at Crofton is being extended to the end of November. The continued curtailment means that approximately 70 paper operations employees will not return to work in November. Paper Excellence Canada continues […]

West Fraser to sell two pulp mills in Western Canada to Atlas Holdings

West Fraser Timber and Atlas Holdings recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of West Fraser’s Quesnel River Pulp mill in Quesnel, British Columbia and its Slave Lake Pulp mill in Slave Lake, Alberta to Atlas. Atlas owns and operates several pulp, paper and wood products businesses in Canada and the […]

Paper Excellence Canada to restart pulp operations at Catalyst Crofton

Paper Excellence Canada is pleased to announce the resumption of kraft pulp operations at its Catalyst Crofton mill, bringing more than 300 workers back to their jobs. While market conditions allow for the restart of our pulp operations, the curtailment of paper operations at Crofton is being extended to the end of October. “In spite […]

Canfor to build new state-of-the-art mill in Houston, Canada

Canfor Corporation announces a substantial investment of approximately $200 million in the construction of a cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Houston, British Columbia. This state-of-the-art facility, characterized by its cost-efficiency and high productivity, is set to boast an impressive annual production capacity of approximately 350 million board feet. Don Kayne, President and CEO, shared his sentiments […]

Paper Excellence Crofton mill extends shutdown

Members of Unifor Local 1132 at the Crofton mill in British Columbia, Canada, received notice that the scheduled restart of the mill, slated for the end of the month, has been delayed by at least another 30 days, leaving workers and their families in the lurch. “A few months ago, the company stood beside federal […]

Paper Excellence Canada permanently curtails Catalyst Paper Tiskwat

Paper Excellence Canada announced today the permanent curtailment of Catalyst Paper tiskwat, its paper mill in Powell River, BC. “It was a difficult decision to curtail tiskwat indefinitely in December 2021,” said Stew Gibson, Chief Operating Officer. “Following a comprehensive review of options, it has been determined that a restart of a pulp or paper […]

Canfor Pulp Reports Results for Second Quarter of 2023

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI) today reported its second quarter of 2023 results. Overview Q2 2023 reported operating loss of $38 million; net loss of $28 million, or $0.44 per share Significant deterioration in global pulp market fundamentals throughout the quarter driven by record high pulp producer inventory levels and weak global pulp demand Completed […]

Canfor Pulp’s Northwood Pulp Mill Resuming Production after BC Port Strike Ends

Canfor Pulp Products said that production will resume at its Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, this week. On July 13, Canfor Pulp curtailed production at the Northwood Pulp Mill due to limited storage space for pulp products that could not be transported overseas as a result of the labour dispute at […]

Canfor Pulp Temporarily Curtailing Northwood Pulp Mill Due to Ongoing labor Dispute at B.C. Ports

Canfor Pulp Products is announcing the curtailment of its Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, effective July 13, 2023. The curtailment is due to limited storage space for pulp products that cannot be transported overseas due to the ongoing labor dispute at B.C. ports. The downtime is expected to remain in place […]

Western Forest Products announces temporary production curtailments in British Columbia

Western Forest Products Inc. recently announced plans to temporarily reduce its lumber production over the next month by approximately 19 million board feet due to weak market conditions. The temporary reduction in lumber production will be spread across certain sawmills in the Company’s British Columbia manufacturing platform through the remainder of June and into early […]