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West Fraser Timber encouraged by outlook despite ongoing challenges: CEO

West Fraser Timber encouraged by outlook despite ongoing challenges: CEO

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. president and CEO Sean McLaren said he expects the company will continue to experience unpredictable challenges such as inflation risks and labour constraints.

Aging population will widen labour gap in Canadian agriculture: report

OTTAWA — Canada's agriculture industry will have a domestic labour gap of more than 100,000 jobs by 2030, according to a new report.
No backing down on climate action, Eby tells Globe Forum

No backing down on climate action, Eby tells Globe Forum

B.C. premier staking political career on strong climate action policies
NDP to move bill calling for ban of coal exports as Canadian output booms

NDP to move bill calling for ban of coal exports as Canadian output booms

OTTAWA — Canadian exports of the kind of coal used to make electricity hit an eight-year high in 2022 despite promises from the Liberal government to work on banning exports completely by the end of the decade.
West Fraser Timber loses US$153 million in fourth quarter, sales soften

West Fraser Timber loses US$153 million in fourth quarter, sales soften

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says it lost US$153 million in its fourth quarter, a steeper loss than US$94 million a year earlier. Sales for the quarter ended Dec. 31 were US$1.5 billion, down from US$1.6 billion.
Prince Rupert seeks new life for former pulp mill site

Prince Rupert seeks new life for former pulp mill site

City taking expressions of interest for industrial uses of old pulp mill site
Few to no wine grapes will grow in the Okanagan Valley this year, report predicts

Few to no wine grapes will grow in the Okanagan Valley this year, report predicts

The financial damage for wineries and vineyards could be $346 million and as much as $445 million when you include industry suppliers, logistics providers and distributors.
'Silent disaster’: Okanagan cherry growers likely facing worst year in string of bad years

'Silent disaster’: Okanagan cherry growers likely facing worst year in string of bad years

'It’s not looking good.'
Lundin Mining employee dies at Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal

Lundin Mining employee dies at Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal

VANCOUVER — Lundin Mining Corp. says an employee died Monday at its Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal.
Killer news for whales, anglers: Chinook abundance hits decades-high in B.C.

Killer news for whales, anglers: Chinook abundance hits decades-high in B.C.

Chinook staged major comeback in 2023, according to Sport Fishing Institute