BC Forests Minister says lack of fibre supply continues to be a hot-button issue for industry leaders

By Brendan Pawliw
My Bulkley Lakes Now
December 20, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Bruce Ralston

“He’s very bullish on British Columbia.” That’s from Forestry Minister Bruce Ralston regarding Canfor CEO Don Kayne who joined him on a recent five-day forestry sector mission in Japan. This comes despite a very tough year for the sector in the north – this includes Canfor shutting down its pulp line at the PG Pulp and Paper Mill. …“They committed to build a new mill in Houston, a 200 million dollar project so they are committed to BC in the long run.” …Fibre supply continues to be a hot-button issue in BC and Ralston noted the province is taking many steps in this facet including the collection of slash or residuals that would otherwise go to waste. …“The other big addition is burned wood. Given the forest fire seasons we have had, I am pressuring the ministry to issue the appropriate permits to cut some of the burned wood.

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