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British Columbia looks to implement construction of mass timber buildings across the province

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced that the province is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry [...]

BC delays increase to log export restrictions in COVID-19 crisis

The B.C. government has delayed coastal log export reforms for a second time to deal with an industry slump [...]

First new B.C. sawmill in 15 years begins operations

Following a 2017 purchase of a former Coulson Manufacturing mill in Port Alberni, B.C., by San Group, British Columbia [...]

Hard hit for B.C. lumber exports in Q1/2020

B.C. exports fell by almost 15% in Q1 2020 from the same period last year, hurt by both the [...]

COVID-19 has led to nearly 45 mill curtailments in BC

B.C.’s Forests Minister says almost two dozen mills in the province have had to curtail or shut down [...]

Canfor to reopen 2 BC sawmills

Canfor has announced that it plans to reopen two B.C. area sawmills on Monday, 11th May. Its operations in [...]

BC government offers aid to forest companies

The British Columbia government is deferring a timber harvesting fee charged to forest companies in an effort to help the [...]

BC lumber exports fall 21% in Jan.-Feb. 2020

New figures from the provincial government show a sharp decline in commodity exports because of the coronavirus.    [...]

BC’s forest products sector, amid mill shuts, job losses, in worse crisis than during 2008 global meltdown

The crisis facing British Columbia's forest industry is intensifying as markets decline, mills shut and a strike involving 3 [...]

B.C. mass timber suppliers see surging sales in Canada, US

As the B.C. commodity lumber sector shutters mills, the B.C. value-added sector serving mass timber construction is [...]