70% of Central Interior’s marketable timber decimated by 2021 if action not taken.
A tiny insect that’s devouring BC’s forestry industry is now being fingered by industry and union officials as a key suspect in the deadly explosions of two sawmills over the past three months.
The pine beetle epidemic has chewed through BC’s forest industry and thousands of jobs are in danger within five years, says a confidential government report.
Canada is being brought before an international court by the US, which alleges BC is breaking the 2006 softwood lumber agreement by selling the province’s timber at artificially low prices.
Finding new customers will help the BC woods companies get through the slow times in the US while leaving BC and Canada in a much stronger bargaining position when the US market turns up.