E-letter: Big box forever? Not so sure

Whether in trade, association or consumer magazines, newspapers and broadcast, a good editor is a skeptic. Being a skeptic means not accepting everything people...

Warning WMC

It is our understanding an entity claiming to be the "Wood Manufacturing Council" is looking to the industry for input. Please be aware that Wood...

E-letter: Opening pitch

There is a lot to like as we enter the summer of 2017. Granted, my associates in the consumer press will find something negative...

E-letter: The media the enemy — is Trump right?

The Boston Globe earlier this month asked editors across the country to join them in admonishing President Trump for his use of the term fake news...

Commentary: Give business a chance

As it turned out, 2014 was a very good year for Canada’s secondary wood-products sector. Manu­facturers are amazingly positive following the U.S. housing crash...

E-letter: Have and have-not sectors

The art of politics is a powerful art, indeed. I see in the recent kerfuffle in the States over trade that Canada’s dairy sector...

Ideas and energy

What a spring! The river behind the house is back down, and the mink family across the river is getting ready to start its fishing...

Best face, according to plan

Let’s be honest. Most of us will never hit the big time. I am not going to replace Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and you...

E-letter: Clouds from both sides now

Watching politics these days is like watching a cloud of mosquitoes. If you focus on any individual, it can go in any direction, but...

Bully vs. bully

Autumn is slowly settling on the valley. The river out back is running low and clear — a departure, this year, from the norm. August was as...