Campbell River city council appeals to forest minister to take steps to protect forestry

By Alistair Taylor
Campbell River Mirror
June 1, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The forest industry in B.C. is in crisis and all levels of government need to take action to protect this vital industry, Campbell River Mayor Kermit Dahl says. “The decline in the forest sector isn’t just a stat(istic),” Mayor Dahl told city council’s May 23 regular meeting. “It’s a real crisis impacting people and communities. All levels of government need to take action to protect good forestry jobs and ensure a sustainable future for this critical industry.” Dahl was inspired to make the comment after Canfor’s recent news about a sawmill closure and pulp mill curtailment in the Prince George …Coun. Ron Kerr put forward a motion that the city of Campbell River send a letter to the Minister of Forests expressing concern about the provincial government’s recent management and forest practices and the impacts to local communities. And that a letter be forwarded to other communities who are dependent on the forest sector. The motion passed.

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