Architects Embrace the Beginning of the Timber Age

Wood is taking over from steel and concrete as the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, with architects praising its sustainability, quality and speed of construction.



The emergence of BC’s forest industry as a culture-defining economic behemoth that dominated the political and social landscape, begins with a man who went from hoeing potatoes to corporate colossus. more

May 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Today, the US Department of Commerce imposed punitive preliminary countervailing duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber in response to a petition filed by the protectionist lumber lobby in United States. more

Apr 25, 2017 12:38 PM Features

Canada's 202,000 forestry workers are waiting with bated breath to see if Prime Minister Trudeau has a plan to deal with US lumber tariffs—which could be levied as early as Tuesday. more

Apr 25, 2017 12:24 PM Features

The US Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. more

Apr 25, 2017 12:18 PM Features

The Government of Canada disagrees strongly with the US Department of Commerce's decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty. The accusations are baseless and unfounded. more

Apr 25, 2017 12:10 PM Features

New insights into the impact forests have on surface temperature will provide a valuable tool in efforts to mitigate climate change, according to a new research paper co-authored by Clemson University scientist Thomas O'Halloran. more

Apr 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

What forestry techniques do the best job of maximizing carbon storage in trees and soil -- while still allowing landowners to provide habitat for wildlife and harvest timber for profitable sale? more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Seventy years after American chestnuts all but died out, researchers will soon be applying with Canadian regulators to distribute a genetically modified version. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 AM Features

LEAF, a Toronto non-profit dedicated to the city's trees, runs an annual summer mentorship program aimed at exposing young women to the field of urban forestry. more

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be using genetic research to give natural selection a push in raising fish and growing forests that are more resistant to the ravages of climate change. more

Mar 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features