Houston Mayor and Chamber call for Appurtenancy Clause reinstatement

By Logan Flint
My Bulkley Lakes Now
May 14, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Calls for the province to reinstate the Appurtenancy Clause are being made by the District of Houston and Houston District Chamber of Commerse. The clause was removed in 2003 and calls come following Canfor’s recent announcement to end re-investment into the Houston sawmill. “The ongoing shifts in forestry policies have placed considerable strain on our communities,” said Chamber Chair Amber Oevering. “It is crucial to reinstate the Appurtenancy Clause to protect communities like ours and enhance the sustainability of the local economy.” If the clause is reinstated, it would ensure timber is processed in a community near to where it was harvested. In a statement, Houston Mayor Shane Brienen said “We, along with other forestry-dependent communities, call on the Provincial government to address our concerns and implement necessary changes to the tenure system to keep logs local. A comprehensive plan needs to be developed to carry us through the mid-term.

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