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December 1998 - January 1999

December 1998 - January 1999 Table of Contents


  • Loggers' 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.
  • Sound Logging
    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.
  • Getting a Grip on Hand-Helds
    LSJ profiles the rapidly expanding hand-held computer market, and delivers handson advice about what buyers should look for.
  • Big Deals
    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 Strawboard
    Manitoba is home to a new $140-million strawboard plant producing lsobord particleboard.
  • The Politics of Mushrooms
    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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