Forestry industry proving to be vital in the province’s economic recovery

By / Tyler Klinkhammer

COCHRANE, AB— Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen visited Spray Lake Sawmills in Cochrane on Monday (Oct. 5) to discuss the forestry sector’s vital role in Alberta’s economic recovery.

“Since the spring, the lumber market here in the province of Alberta has taken off,” Dreeshen said. “It’s been booming for most of the year with record prices.”

According to a government release issued on Monday (Oct. 5), Canada’s lumber is now fetching record-breaking prices.