BC’s Lumber Trade Suffers in Wake of Vicious Summer Wildfire Season

Damage that the worst forest-fire season in BC has done to the province’s forest industry is showing up in trade statistics that show overall exports down 14 per cent to the end of August, according to BC Stats.

Understandably, the fires that raged across BC’s Interior and consumed 12,158 square kilometres of forests, pushed timber companies out of the woods, diverting their employees to fight forest fires instead of harvesting logs for processing. read more >>