Unions / Canfor deal sets pattern, establishes certainty

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 17, 2022
Category: Today's Takeaway

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

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