Eby talks wildfires, forestry and how Indigenous deal can be a B.C. template

By Marc Kitteringham
North Island Gazette
April 6, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Marc Kitteringham & David Eby

When B.C. Premier David Eby walked in to the Starbucks at Quinsam Crossing, he was followed by a coterie of other MLAs, assistants and RCMP. He sat down after ordering a coffee, and remarked on how nice and new the building looked. It was Eby’s first stop, albeit an unofficial one, on his trip to Campbell River to be part of the official signing of an agreement between the Nanwakolas Council and Western Forest Products to manage timber in the North Island. …“Its really a template for what we hope to do across the province: agreements between Nations and forestry supported by the local community where there’s economic development and opportunity and stability particularly for the forest industry, which we know is facing a lot of challenges right now around price and availability of trees. …“The really remarkable thing about wood products is that they’re part of the climate solutions,” he said.

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