It’s a Good Thing: Can the B.C. forestry industry find its footing through technology?

By / Matt O’Grady, BCBusiness

A new project from the Digital Technology Supercluster offers hope for the future—through greater connectivity

This article was originally published in our April issue, and written before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. 

Sometimes when you’re looking for the root of a problem, the culprit is clear. With B.C.’s forestry sector, rotten roots could be seen everywhere in 2019, from high stumpage rates and low timber prices to limited log supply (brought on by pine beetles and forest fires), U.S. tariffs (brought on by Donald Trump) and, oh yes, a handful of mill strikes and shutdowns. So far in 2020, things don’t look much healthier.