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.
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.
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.
Trump’s trade actions bring uncertainty to Canadian lumber country
Also fears of anti-dumping duty on softwood, renegotiating NAFTA and a border tax.
Trump proposes tariff of 20% on Canadian softwood lumber
First shot in renewed hostilities over price of wood heading into the US market.
Sawmill jobs at risk as softwood lumber deal with US fades
US proposal would put a 24% quota on Canadian imports.
WorkSafeBC sued over 2012 mill explosions
Family members allege provincial agency was negligent in its inspections and investigations of the sawmills
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.
Interfor invests $80M in US South
Acquires Rayonier’s wood products business in Georgia.
Cut more timber to fight pine beetle: BC report
70% of Central Interior’s marketable timber decimated by 2021 if action not taken.