December 1998 - January 1999
December 1998 -
January 1999 Table of Contents
Blockade at Canada/US Border On Hold -- For Now
Canadian loggers working in Maine face a
barrage of protest from US loggers, but the issue goes beyond the attraction of getting
paid in American dollars.
Five First Nations bands have joined with
MacMillan Bloedel in a joint venture that is scheduled to start logging in the
controversial Clayoquot Sound area this coming summer.
a Grip on Hand-Helds
LSJ profiles the rapidly expanding
hand-held computer market, and delivers handson advice about what buyers should look for.
It was a year of big deals in the
Canadian forest industry, with global competition one of the driving forces in the
conolidation of the industry. And there's more to come, say industry analysts.
- Fields of
Manitoba is home to a new $140-million
strawboard plant producing lsobord particleboard.
- The Politics of
The annual pine mushroom picking season
in northwestern BC puts the region's forest management in the spotlight.
- Iron Inventor
Roger Sigouin, the inventor of the
bottom-to- top stroke delimber, is back putting his experience and expertise to work. The
result: the new Forespro stroke and telescopic boom delimber.
- Pioneer Spirit
The South Yukon Forest Corporation is
taking sawmilling in Canada's north to another level, opening a new $7.5-million mill at
Watson Lake. The mill will be a strong move towards the government's goal of having 60 per
cent of Yukon wood processed locally.
- Pearl of a
Machine for Oyster River
A customized Kobelco SK330, mated with
Waratah's Bigwood harvesting and processing head, is a productive - and portable - part of
the equipment line-up at TimberWest's Oyster River operation.
- Tech Update
- Supplier Newsline
- Industry Watch
Value-added faces more hurdles, but the
future appears unlimited
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