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date: 29 May 2023

lumber industry. 

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Ian RadforthIan Radforth

No manufacturing industry has had a longer or larger impact on as many parts of Canada as the lumber industry. Sawmills and retail lumber outlets have peppered the country since the beginning of European settlement. In several regions of Canada in the mid-19th century, giant sawmills began devouring forest resources to produce vast quantities of sawn lumber for export. A basis was laid for one of Canada's largest export industries, one that has been fundamental to economic development in several parts of the country, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Its impact on the natural landscape has been equally significant.... ...

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