Canada’s accelerator fund to trigger 750,000 housing starts

The Tree Frog Forestry News
March 5, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Canada says its housing accelerator fund will result in 750,000 new homes in the next decade. In related news: Mercer launched a mass timber erection division; Artificial Intelligence is coming to the construction sector; and forest investors must assess what to do with their trees.  Meanwhile: US LBM acquires Homestead Building Systems; and Do it Best and United Hardware plan to merge.

In Forestry/Climate news: BC seeks input on expanding the Great Bear Rainforest’s conservation area; BC’s fire prevention budget called inadequate given trends; a new Tongass forest plan will focus on climate change and tourism; ENGOs sue to block a California post-fire salvage logging project; and FSC says two of its New Zealand based certification bodies are required to improve.

Finally, David Elstone opines on the upside of British Columbia’s Land Act mess.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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