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News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 16, 2019  

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for downturn in BC forestry

Shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills, hundreds out of work, economic growth predictions slashed.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
September 9, 2019  

West Fraser to vary schedule at 5 BC mills to reduce production

Estimated reduction of up to 100 million board feet through the end of the year.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
May 15, 2017  

Quebec lumber workers among the first to feel duty inspired layoffs

Resolute cuts shifts at seven sawmills, delays the start of forest operations, affecting 1,282 workers.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 26, 2017  

Trump’s trade actions bring uncertainty to Canadian lumber country

Also fears of anti-dumping duty on softwood, renegotiating NAFTA and a border tax.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2017  

Trump proposes tariff of 20% on Canadian softwood lumber

First shot in renewed hostilities over price of wood heading into the US market.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
June 20, 2016  

Sawmill jobs at risk as softwood lumber deal with US fades

US proposal would put a 24% quota on Canadian imports.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 12, 2016  

WorkSafeBC sued over 2012 mill explosions

Family members allege provincial agency was negligent in its inspections and investigations of the sawmills

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations General
August 26, 2014  

Ex mill worker in BC accused in fatal shooting may get severance

Accused is part of an arbitration settlement worth $1.2 million involving more than 260 laid off mill workers.

News General
January 23, 2013  

Interfor invests $80M in US South

Acquires Rayonier’s wood products business in Georgia.

News Forestry General
August 16, 2012  

Cut more timber to fight pine beetle: BC report

70% of Central Interior’s marketable timber decimated by 2021 if action not taken.