Howe Sound Pulp and Paper to Reduce Production

Port Mellon, British Columbia, Canada, 27 May 2009 -- Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership (HSPP) announced today that due to continued poor paper markets it will shut down its newsprint operations and kraft pulp from 05-15 June, removing 6500 metric tons from production.

HSPP operates a kraft pulp and newsprint mill at Port Mellon, British Columbia, with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tons of pulp and 230,000 metric tons of newsprint.

HSPP is equally owned by Vancouver-based Canfor Corporation and Oji Paper Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.