U.S. Senators ‘inaccurate’ on lumber claim: Premiers
Premier Christy Clark and other provincial and territorial leaders have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking him to refute the latest lumber trade action by U.S. interests. “Unfair and inaccurate allegations of Canadian lumber subsidies” have been made by 25 U.S. Senators to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, seeking...
U.S. senators turn up the heat in Canadian lumber dispute
The Canadian government fired back Wednesday at “inaccurate” claims from a group of influential American senators who are demanding the U.S. government support legal action against Canadian lumber exporters this October. B.C. Premier Christy Clark has already warned that “thousands” of West Coast jobs could be lost if the Canadian and...
Restoring Fort McMurray’s Urban Forest Our Greatest Challenge Yet
Like all Canadians, I watched the nightly news in disbelief as wildfires devastated the Fort McMurray region throughout the months of May and June. I read about how the blaze destroyed roughly 2,400 homes and buildings, and how 80,000 people were forced out of their residences for nearly a month....
Canfor explains its Upper Clearwater B.C. logging plans
Logging blocks under discussion on the shoulder of Trophy Mountain and on the west side of the Clearwater River would yield about 200,000 cubic meters of wood – equivalent to between 20 and 25 per cent of Canfor’s Vavenby division’s annual allowable cut, according to Peter Baird, Canfor’s general manager...
Toronto’s Norbord riding the rising wave of OSB sales
For years, it was known as the ugly duckling, cheaper alternative to plywood. One design maven described it as “like the turkey loaf of building materials.” But oriented strand board – OSB for short – has come into its own over the past 3 1/2 decades as a major player...
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