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Canadian Government Mills over Logging Industry Market Prices

Volume 52 No. 17, April 26, 2002 The Stupid Canadian Mills There is probably no more daunting task in the forestry business than logging. It isn’t difficult in the physical sense anymore because of advances in mechanization, but instead of being a burly six footer, you now have to have an iron clad constitution. Imagine [...]


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Market Lumber Prices down on Pulp Mills

Volume 50 No. 35 – September 1, 2000 Questions, Questions, Questions! There isn’t anyone in the lumber business these days who isn’t watching in abject despair as, week by week, lumber prices tumble lower and lower. WSPF 2×4, the bellwether commodity, started the year at $338 per thousand board feet (January 7) and this week [...]


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Industry Mills Strike over Forest Lumber Prices

Volume 50 No. 26 – June 30, 2000 Sleuthing Out the Real Culprit Over the years, I’ve taken my share of journalistic punches at the forest industry, especially where environmental issues are concerned. But while my comments have often been trenchant, I’ve always tried to be constructive not destructive. Unfortunately, the forest industry always seems [...]


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Canadian Forest Directory Mill

Volume 50 No. 12 – March 24, 2000 Forest Companies Sue B.C. Government Western Forest Products Ltd., (WFP) of Vancouver, B.C. has just launched a $450 million lawsuit against the B.C. government over a decision that was made five years ago to bring royalty fees on timber into line with stumpage charges. Combined with lawsuits [...]


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