RCMP de-escalated a road blockade protest in the BC Shuswap, as some residents refuse to obey wildfire evacuation orders. In related news: the US wants communities to plan for hotter weather; why wildfire fatalities are higher in the US; demand for Canadian water bombers is on the rise; Saskatchewan trains its Indigenous communities; and repeat fires are changing Canada’s boreal forests.
In Company news: Quebec’s Davidson Mill closure is permanent; Ontario invests in Niagara Pallet; the Texas timber sector is growing; and Resolute awaits Michigan solid waste ruling. Meanwhile; New Brunswick released its 2023 State of the Forest report; and the World Wildlife Fund applauds biodiversity framework funding.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor