BC declares state of emergency as wildfires grow

July 21, 2021
Category: Today's Takeaway

BC declares state of emergency as wildfires grow and wind is expected. In related news: transportation challenges result in Canfor lumber production curtailments; forest treatments are proving to reduce fire intensity in Oregon; and wildfire updates from Ontario; Manitoba, Oregon and Montana. Is your emergency kit packed?

In other news: calls for old-growth protection continue in BC, as criminal contempt charges are now expected. US lumber dealers participate in White House supply-chain summit; and the USDA announces pandemic assistance for loggers and haulers. Meanwhile: CN Rail cashes in on the commodities boom; Weyerhaeuser sells some timber land to Hampton; and Stora Enso doubles its earnings in Q2. 

Finally, seems some of you may have missed Part 2 of our Softwood Lumber EdiTOADial.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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