The Wall Street Journal says the timing of Biden’s lumber duty hike is tragicomical, as home builders and lumber groups condemn its impact. In related news: Ontario lawmakers express disappointment; while Resolute says JD Irving used contacts to influence their rate. In other Business news: West Fraser announces some flood-related curtailments; Skeena Sawmills reopens; One Sky’s new OSB mill will co-locate with Paper Excellence; and Mexico approves CP’s railroad merger deal.
In other news: Kandola Forest Products seeks to bring mass timber to Quesnel, as wooden real estate expands in the US and Europe. Meanwhile: BC forestry workers hold rallies against old-growth deferrals, as activists say BC is too timber-centric, and blockades expand in Revelstoke.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor