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West Fraser faces severe weather and flooding in B.C.

Key Takeaway:

  • West Fraser Timber Co-operative Ltd. says severe weather and flooding in B.C. have disrupted highways and rail routes in the province, affecting its lumber and pulp shipments.
  • Heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides that have cut vital transportation routes in B.C., including highways and rail lines.

West Fraser Timber Co-operative Ltd. says severe weather and flooding in B.C. have disrupted highways and rail routes in the province, affecting its lumber and pulp shipments.

The forestry company says that its western Canadian lumber weekly shipments have fallen by as much as 30 percent in the second half of November.

West Fraser says its pulp shipments to the port of Vancouver, from where the majority of its export pulp ships, have averaged less than 20 percent of expected volumes.

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Heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides that have cut vital transportation routes in B.C., including highways and rail lines.

West Fraser says it uses alternative transportation routes and methods, but the magnitude and duration of the impact from current weather events remain uncertain.

The firm is expected to report its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 15.

Source-CTV News

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