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The Willamette National Forest next summer will employ up to 89 temporary workers with duty stations in Westfir/Oakridge, McKenzie Bridge, Sweet Home and Detroit, plus two positions out of the forest’s headquarters in Springfield. more »

Nov 25, 2015 12:00 AM News

Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced today the permanent closure of its sawmill in Canal Flats, British Columbia, which has a two-shift production capacity of 180 million board feet more »

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 AM News

The federal government has announced funding for two projects that will connect workers with careers in the forest products and wood manufacturing sectors. more »

Aug 5, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The unexpected closure of the paper production operations at the Howe Sound Mill owned by Paper Excellence could cost more than 130 jobs, says Unifor Local 1119. more »

Jul 31, 2015 12:00 AM News

Spring break-up is fast approaching. Most of us are very familiar with the oldies song, “Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do” by Neil Sedaka. more »

Jul 7, 2015 10:28 AM Guest Columns

More than 550 Unifor members in the Dryden-based Domtar Pulp Mill and Woodlands operations have ratified new collective agreements in overwhelmingly positive votes held late last night of 80 and 97 per cent in favour. more »

Jun 15, 2015 12:00 AM News

More than 550 Unifor members in the Dryden-based Domtar Pulp Mill and Woodlands operations have ratified new collective agreements in overwhelmingly positive votes held late last night of 80 and 97 per cent in favour. more »

May 15, 2015 12:00 AM News

Calling First Interstate Bank’s actions “reprehensible,” Missoula County District Judge Ed McLean this week upheld a jury’s decision to award a defunct logging company more than $17 million in damages – and tacked on $7.5 million in attorney fees. more »

May 13, 2015 12:00 AM News

Province to Make Forestry Sector Eligible for $2.7B Jobs and Prosperity Fund more »

May 12, 2015 12:00 AM News

Two of the country's largest unions in the pulp and paper sector have agreed to work jointly in the next round of pulp and paper bargaining in Western Canada. more »

Apr 7, 2015 12:00 AM News

Spring break-up is fast approaching. Most of us are very familiar with the oldies song, “Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do” by Neil Sedaka. more »

Mar 9, 2015 12:00 AM Guest Columns

Parliamentary Secretary Kelly Block,has announced an investment of $20.6 million in forest sector innovation to help create and protect jobs for Canadians. more »

Mar 6, 2015 12:00 AM News

Reporter Jean-Paul Gagné, in an article published in Les Affaires , the high cost of wood in Quebec responsible for loss of many jobs and caused the provincial government to lose considerable tax revenue. more »

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM News

As a follow-up to yesterday's announcement, we regret to report that a contract truck driver was fatally injured while working at the Crofton mill. more »

Dec 27, 2014 12:00 AM News

An agreement between Unifor Local 10B and Domtar sets the stage for an expanded commitment to apprenticeship training that will help to keep good jobs in Kamloops. more »

Nov 25, 2014 12:00 AM News

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the permanent closure of its Laurentide paper mill in Shawinigan, Quebec. more »

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM News

Forest Resources Association (FRA), along with other business sectors that use migrant and seasonal guestworkers from abroad, are advocating that recent Department of Labor rulemakings regulating the program are replaced with more workable rules. more »

Aug 6, 2014 12:00 AM , News

A new study reveals that California's historic drought will cost the state $2.2 billion in 2014 and result in the loss of more than 17,000 jobs. more »

Aug 6, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Timber is big business in Tennessee. About $1 billion worth of the state's tree products is shipped abroad every year. more »

Jul 7, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Andrew Macklin | Wood Business: Fortress Paper Ltd. announced that it has approved an employee reduction plan that will result in a reduction of approximately 16 per cent of the salaried staff in the Company's dissolving pulp segment. more »

Jun 4, 2014 12:00 AM News