Canada’s emergency preparedness minister says 2023 is on track to be the worst fire season ever. In related news: millions of Canadians will face extreme fire danger this summer; much of Quebec is in haze and smoke; Toronto is feeling the effects of Quebec fires; and specific fire updates from Quebec, Ontario and Michigan; and Port Alberni & Fort St. John BC. Meanwhile: Fungi may offer a ‘jaw-dropping’ solution to climate change.
In Business news: Paper Excellence’s owner could face parliamentary summons; stage set for Structurlam reopening; BC Asia trade mission seeks to diversify trade; a 10-story wood building seems earthquake proof; and push back and push forward on Australia’s native forest bans.
Finally, a recipe for gridlock for the BC forest products sector.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor