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Do you think us housing starts will recover this summer (2011)?

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Do modern timber harvest practices take environmental concerns seriously enough?

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Does increased paper production in emerging nations like china and india mean the end of the north american and european paper industry?

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Will china's growing hunger for timber cause a threat to global supply from new zealand's forestland?

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Will russia eventually develop a thriving sawmill industry?

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Home Lumber Wholesalers Sales Prices

Volume 52 No. 5, February 1, 2002 A Reflection of the Facts With the new year barely underway, predictions on the forthcoming performance of the economy are emanating forth like meteor showers on a hot August night. One headliner after another makes its brief appearance at the podium, then in true meteoric fashion, fizzles into [...]


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Mountain Pine Beetle Attacks the Lumber Industry

Volume 50 No. 47 -November24, 2000 Compliments of the Parks Department Last week, loggers in the B.C. central interior began ramping up a campaign to wage war on an infestation of mountain pine beetle http://mpb.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/biology/index_e.html  taking place in an area south of Burns Lake. For those unfamiliar with it, the mountain pine beetle is a [...]


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Market Lumber Prices for Japanese Hemlock Products

Volume 50 No. 40 – October6, 2000 The Plight of B.C.’s Hemlock It’s an easy quest these days, to dig up depressing information on the state of the B.C. forest industry. In the years I’ve been in this business, I haven’t seen the industry facing a more unpredictable future. It’s important to maintain a positive [...]


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Housing Starts Lumber Market

Volume 50 No. 20 – May 19, 2000 Analysis of a Market Downturn Just 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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Logging Traders Buying Market

Volume 50 No. 18 – May 5, 2000 The Trouble with Public Opinion Last week, one of our local newspapers ran a story about a poll that was done by a polling company called View points Research. The poll, part of a larger survey conducted by the company, was done to test public reaction to [...]


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Government Announced Mills Prices Higher

Volume 50 No. 30 – July 28, 2000 Reaching for Higher Ground emember the chorus to that good old religious song, “Higher Ground”? It goes like this: Lord lift me up and let me stand, By faith on heaven’s table land, A higher plane than I have found, Lord plant my feet on higher ground. [...]


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Quebec Week Lumber Prices

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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