Concerns over logging plans in populated area of Barbers Bay

By Nicole Stoffman
Timmins Daily Times
September 6, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

A concerned resident of Quirion Road in Barbers Bay was looking forward to attending a town hall meeting in Connaught last Wednesday to contest plans to harvest the forest behind her home. However, after The Daily Press requested comment from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Abitibi Forest Management Inc. in advance of the meeting, it was cancelled. “It has been decided that the licensing for harvest block German 161 has been put on hold until further notice from the MNRF Timmins District Manager,” said Abitibi forester Aaron Palmer in an email to the Barbers Bay Residents Association (BBRA). “In addition, it has been brought to our attention that the media has been contacted, and the intent of this meeting was to have a constructive conversation solely between ARFMI, MRNF and BBRA rather than to provide responses to the media or press.” 

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