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July 20, 2017 - Montreal-based Tembec's acquisition by Florida-based Rayonier Advanced Materials is not running as smoothly as the two groups initially hoped. 

Tembec's top two shareholders, Oaktree Capital Management and Restructuring Capital Associates (RCA), are in opposition of the acquisition, citing unfair prices for shareholders. They said they will vote against the takeover next week on July 27.

Oaktree and RCA make up 37 per cent of Tembec's shares. The acquisition requires support from two-thirds of Tembec's shareholders. Read the full story here.
July 17, 2017 - Kadant Inc. has completed its acquisition of the forest products business of NII FPG Company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of equipment used by sawmills, veneer mills, and other manufacturers in the forest products industry, for approximately $173 million, net of cash acquired, subject to a post-closing adjustment.
July 17, 2017 - The forest sector in B.C. is coming to life with a photo contest that celebrates those who live, work and play in the province's forests. Check out some of the submissions for the BC Council of Forest Industries and CFI photo contest that have come in from Saanichton to Chetwynd.
July 14, 2017 - Effective July 13, 2017, the allowable annual cut for Canadian Forest Products Ltd.’s Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 18, northwest of Clearwater, is 175,000 cubic metres, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today.
July 13, 2017 - On June 28 and 29th FSC Canada held its Annual General Meeting in Montreal where nearly 100 members, certificate holders and stakeholders attended to hear about the organization’s recent success and learn about its upcoming National Forest Management Standard.
July 13, 2017 - The first of 310 firefighting personnel from other Canadian agencies began arriving in British Columbia on July 9, 2017, to help the BC Wildfire Service get the upper hand on the 225 wildfires that are burning in the province.
July 12, 2017 - Engineering researchers are putting an innovative two-storey structure made of cross-laminated timber panels through a series of seismic tests to determine how it would perform in an earthquake.
July 11, 2017 - The Forest Practices Board has postponed its audits planned for the southern and central Interior of British Columbia, due to the current forest fire situation.
July 10, 2017 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Quebec City. This finding was outside of the regulated area, which includes southwest Quebec, from Pontiac to Acton, and all of southern Ontario.
July 7, 2017 - Wildfires are cropping up across B.C. and growing quickly as the province deals with record-dry weather. Crews are tackling fires near the following locations: 
July 7, 2017 - Revelstoke, B.C.-based Canyon Creek Contracting has been handed a $13,783.82 fine by WorkSafeBC over the death of worker in 2015. 
July 6, 2017 - Two forest sector projects in La Tuque, Que., are getting financial assistance from the federal government through the Quebec Economic Development Program.
July 5, 2017 - The Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) is pleased to announce that as of July 1, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. has joined the association. Pinnacle is a manufacturer of wood pellets with seven manufacturing facilities in Alberta and British Columbia and shipping capacity through the Port of Prince Rupert. The company’s new plant at Entwistle, in Parkland County, represents an $85 million investment in Alberta’s economy.
July 4, 2017 - Private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia say their concerned a forestry consortium is putting them out of business by flooding the pulpwood market. 
July 4, 2017 - Municipal councillors in northern Alberta are concerned the province's caribou range plans are a cookie cutter solution that will harm forest industry operations in the area. 
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