Corner Brook council rejects Kruger’s plan to cut wood near city water supply

By Alex Kennedy
CBC News
June 2, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

A bid from Corner Brook Pulp and Paper to harvest wood in a local watershed has hit a brick wall at city council. The Kruger-owned company had asked for permission to cut wood near the city’s water supply. The proposal involved harvesting 330 hectares of forest inside an 11,000-hectare protected lake area, as well as the construction of a 2.75-kilometre access road. City council rejected the proposal at its meeting on Monday. “When it comes to drinking water, we’re the ones. The buck stops here,” said Coun. Pamela Gill, who spoke at length about her concerns at the meeting. In a subsequent interview with CBC News, she said that while she isn’t fully opposed to cutting in the watershed, she didn’t feel enough information was given to make a properly informed decision.

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