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Canadian Lumber Mill Prices of Wood Producers

Volume 51 No. 14, April 6, 2001 A Spot of Empathy – Part Two Last week in Part One, I and my compassman had just been invited to supper at a bush mill—a mill whose fate we were in the process of sealing. This week we pick up on the story just as we arrive [...]


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Market Prices for Lumber Stumpage Products

Volume 50 No. 42 -  October 20, 2000 Prodding the Elephant Although the B.C. coastal forest industry has been in dire straits since the bottom fell out of the Japanese hembal market a couple of years ago, you can’t say the provincial government has been busting its ass to help out. Industry has been bringing [...]


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Quebec Lumber Prices Down

Volume 50 No. 21 – May 26, 2000 Under the Guise of Safety Ithink I’m starting to hate the word ‘safety’. You can’t go anywhere or do anything anymore, without someone first stuffing this bothersome word up your nose, then proffering all manner ofbrightly colored and obtrusive safety equipment to put on, followed by instructions [...]


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Canadian Business Forest Products

Volume 50 No. 13 – March 31, 2000 The SLA in Review This week the Canada U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) http://www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/softwood-bois_oeuvre/other-autres/agreement-accord.aspx  turned four years old, which means there is barely a year left before it expires, and if I’m not mistaken, lapses into oblivion. It certainly has been a political ‘hot potato’ over the [...]


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Industry Mills Strike Raises Lumber Forest Prices

Volume 50 No. 26 – June 30, 2000 Sleuthing Out the Real Culprit Over the years, I’ve taken my share ofjournalistic 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 to [...]


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Lumber Market Week Production Prices

Volume 50 No. 20 – May 19, 2000 Analysis of a Market Downturn ust let lumber prices start into one of those frequent and always catastrophic price dives and like magic we all go into a flap wondering how low might prices go, how long might they remain there, and how come we didn’t see [...]


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