Lumber prices slowly easing after price spike during COVID-19, but Ontario companies face challenges

If you looked to undertake a home renovation project at some point during the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are you have noticed soaring prices for key items like wood. While industry experts said even though there has been a recent easing of prices, construction companies — especially ones dealing with multi-year projects and locked-in supply […]

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Home building on the rise in Saskatoon, creating ‘gold mine’ for lumber thieves: police

Home builds and renovations are on the rise in Saskatoon and the price of lumber is at an all-time high, leading some to take drastic — and illegal — measures. March saw more people in Saskatoon starting construction on their dream kitchen or new house; unfortunately, many sites have become targets for thieves, according […]

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Home project boom causing lumber shortages across Alberta

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be the perfect time to knock off home renovations with more people staying at home, but if you’ve had trouble finding the materials to get projects done, you’re not alone. “It’s a DIY boom like I’ve never seen in my life,” TimberTown manager Chris Dupont said. Read more: Calgarians turning […]

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Backyard Oasis: Showcasing beautiful backyards in the GTA – Toronto

If you ventured out to your local garden centre after nurseries got the green light to open in early May, you likely would have been met with long line-ups and limited plant material. Nurseries were unsure of how much to order, but then faced incredible demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. That same demand has reached […]

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