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Beetles are on the move in Aspen-area forests

February 22, 2021

ASPENTIMES.COM — The Roaring Fork Valley experienced a spread of Douglas fir, spruce, and western balsam bark beetles last year but the infestations remained light compared to many other parts of the state, according to the latest assessment. The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service released results of

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Prince George and UNBC lead the way to a low-carbon future

February 22, 2021

CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE — There’s nothing like a cold snap to prove the value of reliable energy and energy-efficiency. And with temperatures dropping to almost -40 degrees Celsius last week, the City of Prince George and the University of Northern British Columbia have two successes in downtown Prince George

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Alberta’s forest industry booming

February 22, 2021

CALGARY 660 NEWS – You might want to check out jobs in the forest industry if you’re looking for work in Alberta. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in demand for lumber and pulp products. Lumber prices hit record highs this week; Western SPF (spruce, pine, fir) reached $1,000

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Relentless home-renovation boom sends lumber prices to record

February 19, 2021

BNN BLOOMBERG — The relentless rise in lumber prices shows no signs of abating as the pandemic keeps people at home, spurring a home-renovation boom. Lumber futures climbed to a record US$1,004.90 per 1,000 board feet Thursday, rising for the eighth session in nine. Prices have climbed about 40 percent

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Rockshield Engineered Wood Products ULC announces restructuring proceedings

February 19, 2021

COCHRANE, ONTARIO, TIMMINSPRESS.COM – On February 8, 2021, Rockshield Engineered Wood Products ULC announced that it had commenced restructuring proceedings to restructure its business and financial affairs. Rockshield operates a premium hardwood core plywood manufacturing mill in Cochrane, Ontario. The mill is located in the heart of Northern Ontario’s renewable

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John Deere unveils new 768L-II Bogie Skidder

February 18, 2021

MOLINE, IL  – John Deere introduces the new six-wheel 768L-II Bogie Skidder, a true woodland warrior designed to conquer wet conditions and steep slope terrain. Incorporating the proven, durable features found on the John Deere L-II Skidder lineup, the new 768L-II maximizes productivity, performance, and comfort when carrying hefty loads

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NAR reports double-digit home price gains in all metros

February 18, 2021

U.S. Home prices increased in every metro tracked by the National Association of Realtors through the fourth quarter of 2020. NAR’s latest report showed that 88% of the metros it followed (161 areas) posted double-digit price gains in the fourth quarter of 2020. In Q3, only 115 metros experienced such

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