US builder confidence uptick signals turning point for housing

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 19, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

An uptick in US builder confidence signals turning point for housing. In related news: single-family starts tick-up in December, and building materials price growth slows. Meanwhile, the future of forestry in British Columbia is discussed at the Natural Resources Forum and the BC Truck Loggers Conference. Related commentary includes:

  • Kevin Falcon says the NDP process for getting permits needs fixing
  • Unifor points to the damage done when the Liberals were in power
  • David Elstone looks to the data to understand what is happening
  • Linda Coady says its fibre shortages, cost issues and skill shortages

Other headliners include: Kruger’s all-electric trucks; Structurlam’s temporary curtailment in Arkansas; Cascades’ sustainability nod; Maine’s Ashland mill status; and Waratah’s 50-year celebration. Meanwhile: BC reaches agreement with Blueberry First Nation; and a new Centre for Sustainable Building in Toronto. 

Finally, carbon offsets take a hit as researchers encourage carbon capture and storage.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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