Tree Frog Forestry News

Canfor to curtail operations, US housing sales up but starts down

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 25, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

Lumber market woes and high fibre costs are leading to more curtailments at Canfor’s BC operations. In related news: US housing sales are up in March despite the unexpected drop in starts reported last week. Elsewhere: Resolute renews labour agreement for three US mills; and Nova Scotia has a new Minister on the Northern Pulp mill file.

In Forestry/Climate news: BC’s isolated First Nation communities need more wildfire support; balance is key to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act; Meares Island celebrates historic Clayoquot Sound blockade; Ontario cancels tree planting program; Nelson, BC wants to control private forest lands; and tropical tree losses persist at high levels.

Finally, Canada invests in net-zero buildings, while wood products are touted in the UK, Japan and Dubai.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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