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Many of the wooden corrals, gateposts, and log homes in the foothills west of Calgary were supplied by 
Brooks Sawmill near Cochrane. The family business has been in operation for nearly 100 years.

Family sawmill a link to the pioneer days of Alberta

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s well known that the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Revenant” was filmed in southern Alberta. What’s not is that a lot of building materials used to create the West of 1820s came from the Brooks Sawmill near Cochrane. The film is one of several westerns the sawmill has supplied among its highly eclectic client list. […] Read more

U.S. timber industry a cautionary tale for Canadian agriculture

Consumers are beginning to reject agriculture’s social 
licence to operate, and producers are paying the price

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s called social licence — and farmers will pay a steep price if they lose it. It happened to American logger Bruce Vincent, who offered his story as a cautionary tale to a rapt audience of beef producers at the recent Alberta Beef Industry Conference. “Our social licence to operate was rejected by the public,” […] Read more