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August 17, 2020
BC forest industry going full-tilt due to record-breaking lumber prices
Finally, some good news for B.C.’s forestry sector. After hundreds of jobs were lost and a number of sawmills shut down in the last few years – lumber prices are on a surge. “Most of my members are working flat-out which is good because six months ago there were lots of layoffs and downtime. And now they are working six or seven days a week,” says Jeff Bromley, the wood council chair of -the United Steelworkers. “I’m just coming out of Castlegar and was with a union member there. That Interfor mill is ...
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