Health representatives from the Atlantic provinces gathered in Halifax this week for the first Atlantic Mental Health Summit. They have been discussing ways the provinces can work together and raise the profile of mental health issues at all levels of government. During the summit they have also heard from national and international experts. Health Minister Maureen MacDonald offered to lead the summit at the Atlantic health minister’s meeting in January. “The great thing about a summit like this is we gather from all walks of life, social workers, practitioners and experts to share ideas and best practices,” said Ms. MacDonald during her opening remarks. “The knowledge that is shared here will help us make the right decisions for our province’s mental health strategy, as we work to provide better care, sooner.” Delegates are participating in sessions and workshops to discuss mental health and homelessness, child and youth mental health, mental health promotion and prevention, public policy and a national strategy. One in three Canadians experience mental illness in their lifetimes, and many more are directly or indirectly affected through their relationships with friends, family and co-workers. The province announced the 12 members of the Mental Health Strategy Advisory Committee in September to help fulfill a commitment to revamp mental health and addiction services. The summit ends today, Oct. 29.
Companies in this story: (TSX:CFP) VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. reported a loss in its most recent quarter compared with a profit a year ago as revenue fell.The forestry company says it lost $89.5 million or 71 cents per diluted share for the three months ended March 31.That compared with a profit of $112.2 million or 87 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.Sales for the first three months of 2019 amounted to $1.15 billion, down from $1.23 billion for the first three months of 2018.On an adjusted basis, Canfor says it lost $36.8 million or 29 cents per diluted share for the quarter compared with an adjusted profit of $145.4 million or $1.13 per diluted share a year earlier.On Monday, Canfor temporarily curtailed operations at its B.C. lumber mills due to low prices and the high cost of fibre. The curtailment is expected to reduce Canfor’s production output by approximately 100 million board feet.“While our B.C. based lumber business experienced significant challenges due to lower than anticipated market prices and difficult operating conditions, our U.S. South and European operations generated solid financial returns,” Canfor chief executive Don Kayne, said in a statement.“We look forward to adding a further 200 million board feet to our U.S. South operations during the second quarter with the upcoming close of the Elliott acquisition, which will help offset the escalating log cost and fibre supply issues impacting our B.C. operations.” The Canadian Press