Kinder Morgan is removing vegetation to create a fire break in the areas in which its Trans Mountain pipeline operates.
Audience with Ross yielded no assurances as federal governments continue to negotiate.
More than 8,500 people in BC have been ordered to leave their homes due to the wildfires.
Victory in the latest trade battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal.
Disrupting the lumber trade between Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick would hurt good-paying jobs.
Current duties would cost Canadian producers an estimated $1.7 billion a year
Preliminary anti-dumping duties expected average around 10%, added to previous levy.
Levies on Canadian softwood sent to the US currently range from three to 24%.
Plan expected to include EI enhancements for laid-off workers and funds to assist with exploring new markets and innovations.
Province guaranteesCorner Brook Pulp and Paper with a bank loan, and in return takes security interest in company’s power assets.
Merged company will keep Canadian headquarters in Montreal.
Proposed takeover requires approvals from courts, regulators and shareholders, and is expected to close in the second half of 2017.
Gains in March were led by the building material and supplies subsector.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says everything is on the table in terms of possible help for the industry.
Resolute cuts shifts at seven sawmills, delays the start of forest operations, affecting 1,282 workers.