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 renovation savings prove elusive as wood prices at record highs

Canadian consumers have many ways to save money on home renovations despite a pandemic-driven surge in demand that has jolted lumber and construction panel prices to all-time highs. However, such advice usually falls on deaf ears, experts say. Instead, customers are doubling down, switching to more expensive materials as the cost difference with wood […]

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Sky-rocketing lumber prices shock renovators: ‘It’s ridiculous’

As construction season kicks off, those looking to renovate this spring and summer might be stunned by the price of lumber. “It was a big shock to find out it was going to be that much more this year,” Andra McLachlan said. She’s on her second year of home and backyard renovations and is […]

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