US builder confidence uptick signals turning point for housing

By The Tree Frog Forestry News

An uptick in US builder confidence signals turning point for housing. In related news: single-family starts tick-up in December, and building materials price growth slows. Meanwhile, the future of forestry in British Columbia is discussed at the Natural Resources Forum and the BC Truck Loggers Conference. Related commentary includes:

Kevin Falcon says the NDP process for getting permits needs fixing
Unifor points to the damage done when the Liberals were in power
David Elstone looks to the data to understand what is happening
Linda Coady says its fibre shortages, cost issues and skill shortages
Other headliners include: Kruger’s all-electric trucks; Structurlam’s temporary curtailment in Arkansas; Cascades’ sustainability nod; Maine’s Ashland mill status; and Waratah’s 50-year celebration. Meanwhile: BC reaches agreement with Blueberry First Nation; and a new Centre for Sustainable Building in Toronto.

Finally, carbon offsets take a hit as researchers encourage carbon capture and storage.