Tree Frog Forestry News

US housing starts rebound, Steelworkers reject Western’s offer

The Tree Frog Forestry News
November 19, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

US housing starts rebound despite a slight drop in homebuilder confidence, pointing to housing market strength. In other headlines: the Steelworkers Union rejected Western Forest Products’ offer and their request for binding arbitration. Meanwhile: a Marshall Plan to rescue the BC Interior; Canfor shareholders to vote on going private; and Irving Tissue invests in Georgia, big time.

In other news: Mosaic employs cameras to deter backcountry vandals; opposition rises to US Roadless Rule changes; and Scientist uncover resistance genes for the deadly ash tree disease.

Finally, Sierra Pacific’s Red Emmerson; Vancouver Sun’s Gordon Hoekstra and BC conservation officer Blake Parker are recognized for their good works.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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