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.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor