The Hemisphere: Pushbutton Logging

Amid national excitement over gushing oil wells, ore-rich mines, expanding factories and mammoth power projects, many Canadians tend to forget that their biggest industry is still based on the nation's trees. The output of Canada's pulp and paper industry last year hit a walloping $1¼ billion. In domains now pushed clear up into Arctic watersheds, the industry pays more workers more wages, and operates on more invested capital than any other business in Canada. But in the new Canada the venerable giant, in pace with headlong progress, has gone streamlined.

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