Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

We can “cut less and do more” to foster a healthy forest economy in Nova Scotia

So said Robert Taylor, President of Taylor Lumber Co., in a presentation to the Nova Scotia Legislature Resources Committee today. The theme of the session was sustainable forestry. The other presenter was Jeff Bishop, Executive Director of Forest Nova Scotia. … Continue reading

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Cape Breton Post: NAFTA sides with PHP

& “U.S. Department of Commerce must now reconsider border duties”. View CB post Article (April 17, 2017) Tip of the Hat to Treefrog News for this item.

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Panta Rei blog explores the economics of forestry in Nova Scotia & changes in forests and employment

Soren Bondrup-Nielsen has posted several pieces about forestry on his Panta Rei blog: Analysis of the economics of forestry in Nova Scotia Full title: Analysis of the change in labour force adjusted for volume and area harvested within the forestry … Continue reading

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Resolute suit related to PHP still underway

Montreal based Resolute Forest Products’ suit related the Dexter government’s deals with the Port Hawksbury Paper (PHP) mill continues. View US paper company claims $52 million under NAFTA (Printing Industry news, March 8, 2017). With the Trump government wanting to … Continue reading

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Subsidizing industrial forestry in Nova Scotia, continued?

Word on the Street has it that the Liberal government is about to announce big forestry changes and that the troops are being asked to prepare for public backlash. I would like to think the changes finally put an end … Continue reading

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Forest NS releases industry economic impact analysis

Good PR but the report lacks critical analysis “Over the past year, Forest Nova Scotia worked with Gardner Pinfold Consultants to conduct an analysis of the economic impact of the Nova Scotia Forest Industry. The results, finalized in December of … Continue reading

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Low pulp prices hurting the forest economy

Since July 2016, HC Haynes Nova Scotia Wood Prices have had this notice: NOTE: PULP INVENTORIES ARE EXTREMELY HIGH AT BOTH PULP MILLS. IT IS ADVISED TO AVOID HIGH % PULP STANDS AND MAKE LARGE PULP (3.5″ TOP MIN.). FURTHER … Continue reading

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Port Hawkesbury Paper proud of FSC certification audit

“The Cape Breton paper company says it is the only industrial company in the Maritimes that’s independently certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forest Management Standards. And in its fifth year of operation, the … Continue reading

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