WorkSafeBC Revises Rules, Cracks Down On Sawmills

B.C. forest companies face new, prescriptive regulations that define how much sawdust can settle in a wood-products plant before it is considered a hazard, almost two years after the deaths of four workers in sawmill explosions. The new regime has been rolled out in...

West Fraser Timber CEO Says U.S. Housing Market Improving

The head of West Fraser Timber warned Tuesday that demand for lumber can be volatile through the winter as the recovery in the U.S. housing market continues to be slow. Lumber prices were up in the third quarter, helping boost the Vancouver-based company’s...