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Canadian Lumber Prices Down Amongst Industry Producers

Volume 52 No. 7, February 15, 2002 A Dichotomy of Purposes Last week, I received an assignment from another publication to do an interview with a small contract logger in Washington State. I phoned the fellow up and went through my list of questions. My list included why he was buying the particular piece of [...]


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Little Demand for Lumber Market Prices

Volume 52 No. 50, December 13, 2002 The Noon Hour Movie Remember those cruddy old films that used to circulate through the high schools every now and then? Just before noon when the messages were read over the school public address system, the announcer would tell the entire school a film on blah blah blah [...]


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Government Coastal Forest Prices

Volume 50 No. 9 – March 3, 2000 The SUV Factor Who among us hasn’t sat in front of the boob tube on a miserable winter evening when suddenly a glossy ad for a high spirited sports utility vehicle (SUV) magically transports us to a beautiful day, a smiling crowd, and fun, fun, fun. The [...]


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Week Market Lumber Prices

Volume 50 No. 23 – June 9, 2000 The Hembal Factor If there were ever any doubts the forest industry is a cyclical business, youjust have to look at the past 12 months. A year ago lumber prices were rocketing upward, but the bubble burst in mid July when they reached $437; by the first [...]


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Week Prices Forest Market Mills

Volume 50 No. 22 – June 2, 2000 Footsie Under the Table If there was ever any doubt regarding the difficulty of resolving environmental conflicts over B.C. coastal old growth timber harvesting, it was expunged this week when negotiations between three principal environmental groups and six major forest companies fell apart. The talks, in progress [...]


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