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Resources for journalists and other members of the media.

Release: North America sees record high lumber prices amid supply shortage. (April 9, 2021) Read here.

News Clips: Liz Kovach, WRLA president, talks about the historic cost of lumber

  • Listen: CBC Manitoba's Up to Speed with Faith Fundal interview (April 9, 2021)
  • Watch: Global News Saskatoon report (April 10, 2021)

News Clip: WRLA reports positive moves by Saskatchewan and feds. (Fenestration: Canada's Window & Door Magazine; December 4, 2020) Read here.

Release: 2021 WRLA Showcase with a Twist is Coming (January 11, 2021) Read more.

News Clip: Home renovation numbers on the rise in Saskatoon and surrounding area during COVID-19 pandemic. (Global News; October 29, 2020) Watch or read here.

News Clip: Liz Kovach, WRLA president, talks about the backlog of lumber and the higher prices due to pandemic projects. (CBC National; October 18, 2020) Watch here.

Release: 2021 WRLA Showcase changes format. (October 1, 2020) Read more.

Release: WRLA applauds Saskatchewan Party's election commitment of a new home renovation tax credit. (September 30, 2020) Read more.

Release: WRLA awards $20,000 in education grants. (September 17, 2020) Read more.

News Clip: Downturn in home renovation spending leads to lack of accessible supplies, contractors (Globe & Mail; August 28, 2020) Read here. 

News Clips: Liz Kovach, WRLA president, talks about the lumber shortage impacting the industry and consumers amid the COVID pandemic.

  • Global News, Toronto; August 28, 2020: Watch here. 
  • Global News Radio, Toronto; August 28, 2020: Listen here. 
  • Winnipeg Free Press; August 24, 2020: Read here. (Note: You must register to read the article, but content is free and does not require a paid subscription.)
  • CJOB, Winnipeg; August 19, 2020: Listen here.
  • CTV News Winnipeg; August 18, 2020: Watch here.
  • Global News Regina & Saskatoon; August 18, 2020: Watch here.
  • CBC Radio Noon, Manitoba; July 21, 2020: Listen here.

Release: WRLA Cancels Annual Calgary Classic Golf Tournament (August 7, 2020) Read more.

Release: WRLA launches "shop local" campaign. (June 29, 2020). Read more.

Release: Lumber and building supply industry provides more value than most retail sectors. (June 17, 2020) Read more.

Release: WRLA changes show name to the WRLA Building & Hardware Showcase (June 4, 2020) Read more.

News Clip: Liz Kovach, WRLA president, urges the government to provide more support to the LBM industry.  Watch here (approximately 30:50).

Release: WRLA calls on government for more support for LBM Industry. (April 26, 2020) Read more.

Release: WRLA Applauds Increase in Wage Subsidy. (March 27, 2020) Read more.

Release: Building supply industry must be deemed essential service. (March 26, 2020) Read more.

For media inquiries, contact:

Liz Kovach


Cell: 204-770-2416

Toll-free: 1-800-661-0253



Amber McGuckin

Marketing and Communications Manager

Cell: 204-390-7911

Office: 1-800-661-0253 ext. 4


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