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Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs – survey  

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND,  ASSOCIATED PRESS, PWC — Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday shows that they are not even ranked among the top ten

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Cold snap killing off mountain pine beetle

January 22, 2020

EDMONTON, CTV NEWS — Albertans may have survived last week’s extreme cold snap, but experts are hoping mountain pine beetles did not. In recent years the tree-killing pests invaded the forests of Jasper National Park, leaving red, dead pines in their wake, and have since moved into communities like Hinton

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U.S. housing market short 3.8M new homes

January 22, 2020

PRNewswire — As the new decade begins with a strong economy and low-interest rates, homebuyers still face a big hurdle — extremely low inventory. An analysis released today by realtor.com found that the 5.9 million single-family homes that were built between 2012 and 2019 are simply not enough to offset

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Susan Irving new CMO for Kruger Products

January 22, 2020

Nancy Marcus to retire as CMO effective March 1, 2020; Susan Irving formerly of PepsiCo to become new CMO for Kruger Products MISSISSAUGA, CNW- Nancy Marcus joined Kruger Products in 2001 as vice president of Marketing and became a key member of the executive team where she has been focused on building the company’s brand portfolio

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UNIFOR not included in the forestry transition team

January 20, 2020

HALIFAX TODAY — UNIFOR’S Atlantic regional director Linda MacNeil says they are trying to work with the government, and Northern Pulp to find a clear path forward that will protect workers and keep the forestry industry alive in Nova Scotia. MacNeil told  NEWS 95.7 it is a frustrating time but

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Bullish lumber market forecast for 2020

January 20, 2020

THE CANADIAN PRESS — Financial analysts say Canadian production cutbacks and a consumer-driven recovery in housing starts in the U.S. could mean better times for lumber and panel products this year. In a research report, RBC analyst Paul Quinn estimates B.C. lumber producers have permanently closed mills accounting for 18

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B.C. lends $5M to forestry contractors

January 20, 2020

CBC NEWS — The province is making $5 million available in loans to help contractors who are in danger of losing their equipment due to a forest industry strike on Vancouver Island. According to CBC News, B.C. Premier John Horgan says the program for struggling contractors will be available by

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