News Archive: April 2010

Catalyst Paper Q1 results hurt by lower paper prices, cyclical price recovery emerging

Richmond, (BC) – Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) has recorded a net loss attributable to the company of $44.1 million ($0.12 per common share) on sales of $273.3 million for the first quarter of 2010. The net loss increased from $35.8 million in the preceding quarter ($0.09 per common share), due to declining specialty printing paper prices and additional production curtailment. Higher restructuring, input and maintenance costs further impacted Q1 results.

Catalyst Paper to appeal tax ruling to Supreme Court of Canada

Richmond, (BC) – Catalyst Paper will seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, following dismissal of its appeal concerning the North Cowichan 2009 tax bylaw by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. In its April 22nd decision, the Appeal Court declined to strike down the tax bylaw while calling the “extreme imbalance” perpetuated by the District of North Cowichan a political problem requiring a policy decision by elected officials.

Catalyst Paper, City of Powell River achieve unique tax solution

Powell River, BC – Catalyst Paper and the City of Powell River have inked an agreement in principle to achieve the twin objectives of reducing the Class 4 property tax rate paid by the company’s Powell River mill while assisting the City in reducing significantly its capital expenditures for future municipal service infrastructure.

“Council committed to looking for solutions to the major industry property tax in Powell River,”
said Mayor Stewart Alsgard. “We have held frank, realistic discussions with Catalyst culminating in a very positive outcome that reflects the needs of the community and provides for a way forward under challenging circumstances.”

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