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One week later, Irving refinery remains a “hot zone”

October 15, 2018

A week after a fiery explosion at Canada’s largest oil refinery rocked the east side of Saint John, N.B., investigators say they have yet to examine the blast site because it remains a “hot zone.” At least four workers received minor injuries on

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Trans Mountain hearings set to meet February deadline

October 15, 2018

The National Energy Board has released a schedule that it says will allow it to reconsider its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in time to meet a February 22 federal government deadline. According to Canadian Press, the federal

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Irving Pulp and Paper to pay $3.5 million for dumping charges

October 15, 2018

Irving Pulp and Paper has pleaded guilty to three pollution charges issued under the Fisheries Act and has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million in penalties. This is the latest development in a case that has been ongoing for

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PACK EXPO International puts Chicago front-and-centre of the packaging universe

October 15, 2018

Since its inception way back in 1956, the biennial PACK EXPO International has created a reputation within the global packaging industry as being the biggest and most informative packaging event of the year. And no doubt this reputation will continue its

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Unifor members welcome Catalyst sale to Paper Excellence

October 12, 2018

Unifor members at three B.C. paper mills are welcoming news that a major paper manufacturer has stepped in to purchase the troubled Catalyst Paper. “A vibrant forestry industry is pivotal to so many B.C. communities,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “B.C.’s

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John Brooks acquires Innovation Process Control

October 12, 2018

John Brooks Company Limited announced that it has acquired Innovation Process Control Inc. “This acquisition will create greater customer value through a broader product offering, additional solutions and technical expertise relevant to the Canadian Industrial Manufacturing and Processing Sectors”, said

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Ottawa insiders doubtful of quick end to U.S. metals tariffs

October 12, 2018

Canada does not hold out much hope that Washington will quickly lift tariffs that it imposed on steel and aluminum exports and is resisting a U.S. push to agree to strict quotas, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Endress+Hauser Canada partners with Lumen to provide single source process control solutions

October 11, 2018

Endress+Hauser has concluded an agreement with Lumen that makes the independent electrical distributor its latest authorized channel partner. The move leverages the strategic relationship between Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd.  “The evolution to Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of

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Webinars explain advances in Geometric Process Control

October 11, 2018

A significantly improved user experience working with large datasets is among important new features introduced with the new version 2.8 of C Visual Explorer (CVE) from Process Plant Computing Limited (PPCL). A series of global webinars on 24 October will

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No end in sight for a contract as Alcoa lockout now in ninth month

October 10, 2018

The United Steelworkers (USW) says aluminum giant Alcoa is “not interested in settling a nine-month lockout” of 1,030 employees at its ABI smelter in Bécancour, Que. Alcoa has demanded more concessions from the locked-out workers even though the ABI smelter