Canada’s worst spring wildfire season could further delay home construction – News Block

Global News has the story.

Canada’s worst spring wildfire season is forcing the forestry industry to close sawmills, driving up lumber prices and delaying production for months just as home construction has slowed due to higher costs and a tight labor market.

Fires are burning in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, all provinces with active forest industries.

Meanwhile, the situation has prompted the Canadian Home Builders Association to speak about the need to revamp building codes to reflect more frequent and intense weather events.

Anne Gaviola has more about how the wildfires are affecting an industry already struggling to keep up with demand.

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