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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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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