Canadian railway negotiations resume, lockout unlikely before July

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 17, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Canadian railway negotiations resumed today, CPKC Rail says lockout is unlikely before July. In related news: two views on what’s at stake for Canada’s economy. In other Business news: a new report on Northern BC’s economic headwinds; Chilcotin TsiDelDel Corp receives BC Job Fund support; and Portland-based Timberlab acquires American Laminators. Meanwhile: Hugues Simon succeeds Mario Plourde as Cascades CEO; wood is set to shine at the Paris 2024 Olympics; and BC’s Private Forest Landowners announce AGM plans.

In Forestry/Wildfire news: Canada boosts wildfire capacity in Manitoba; BC and Meta agree to amplify wildfire evacuation orders; Alaska funds wildfire mitigation efforts; Minnesota faces a firefighter shortage; and wildfire updates from Fort Nelson, BC; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Northwest Manitoba; and Isabella, Minnesota.

Finally, a heads up for next week — we’re partnering with the BC Forest Safety Council to host Forest Safety Awareness Week. And the week starts Tuesday as Monday is Victoria Day.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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