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Norbord to indefinitely suspend operations at central B.C. mill on supply issues

TORONTO — Norbord Inc. says it plans to indefinitely suspend operations at its mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., because of “extraordinary circumstances” in the region.

The wood products company says the planned August curtailment will affect about 160 employees at the oriented stand board mill.

Official: Canada to announce ban on single-use plastics

TORONTO — The Canadian government plans to announce it is moving to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, a senior government official said late Sunday

The official said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would make the announcement Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Monday’s news conference.

Craft brewers eager for corner store sales

Ontario craft breweries are welcoming the provincial government’s move to expand beer sales to corner stores, saying the current system limits their products’ exposure to customers.

“I just think it’s fantastic news,” said Scott Simmons, president of the Ontario Craft Brewers, a trade association composed of nearly 100 brewer members.