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November 2, 2017
Forest fire-season in British Columbia got lumber exports down by 14%
Trade statistics in British Columbia show overall exports down by 14% at the end of August, due to the damage made by the forest-fire season. The fires that raged across B.C.'s Interior and consumed 12,158 square kilometres of forests, pushed timber companies out of the woods, diverting their employees to fight forest fires instead of harvesting logs for processing, 24H Vancouver reported. "This is almost unprecedented," said Peter Hall, vice-president and chief economist for Export Development Canada. "When something like that happens, clearly, you're not going ...
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