Canfor to close sawmill, curtail pulp line in Northern BC

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 10, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Citing fibre shortages, Canfor announced the permanent closure of its Polar Sawmill, suspension of its planned Houston mill, and curtailment of one line in its Northwood pulp mill. In related news: BC Minister is disappointed with Canfor’s decision, announces value-added funding for Tolko’s Heffley Creek and Lake Country operations. Meanwhile: Nova Scotia premier says Northern Pulp will never reopen; Interfor, Mercer and Conifex report Q1 losses, while Doman Building Materials and Suzano report Q1 earnings.

In other news: UK watchdog says carbon offsets are largely ineffective; Canada’s wildfire season is better than last year (so far), Canada releases wildfire projections and preparedness measures; BC’s rivers are receding due to drought; Vancouver’s urban forests are shrinking due to development; and Washington state’s Douglas-fir beetle damage reaches new high.

Finally, BC Forest Practices Board appoints members; and SFPA previews its 2025 EXPO. 

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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