Two pulp and paper unions and Canfor reached a tentative deal, establishing the pattern for Western Canadian forestry. In other Business news: our summary of the final TLA panel on modernizing forest policy in BC; the TLA’s perspective; and related coverage by Vaughn Palmer and Nelson Bennett. Meanwhile: paper shortages are impacting newspapers; structural panel consumption is up but production is down; lumber volatility is at a 75-year high; and the Alberta industry warns of soaring power rates.
In Forestry/Climate news: BC First Nations push for forest policy revamp; search for missing Fairy Creek protester grows tense; New Mexico takes action on rising wildfire risk; a new film pans logging in the Tongass; an interview with Asia Pulp and Paper’s sustainability expert; and weather disasters begets a call for mandatory insurance.
Finally, a scaled down Rolls-Royce replica built out of wood. And yes, you can drive it.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor