Tree Frog Forestry News

CN Rail strike to exacerbate downturn in forest sector

The Tree Frog Forestry News
November 20, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

The CN Rail strike elicits calls for federal intervention due to concerns it is a trade roadblock that will exacerbate the forest sector downturn. In related (BC forestry strike) news: Western Forest Products’ disappointment, an MP’s call to return to bargaining; and Port Alberni’s support for affected workers. Meanwhile: Canada will announce new federal ministers for environment and forestry; Alberta to reduce forestry red tape; and Nova Scotia’s decision on Northern Pulp is coming soon.

In Wood Product news: the New York Times featured stories on the benefits of mass timber, and the architectural use of the scent of trees. Elsewhere, wood use is celebrated in New Hampshire (office buildings); BC (pools and ice arenas); and Australia (a Passive House-certified school).

Finally, stunning hardwood floors from long-lost Ottawa River logs.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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