Mayor warns of low wood supply

By Chris Bolster
Powell River Peak
November 15, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

BC coastal communities dependent on wood fibre are stepping up their advocacy for changes to provincial forestry practices that will help keep region’s mills operating, according to City of Powell River mayor Dave Formosa. Formosa addressed city council during its November 2 meeting and referred to a meeting of mayors and senior officials from BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations that was held in Victoria on October 30. “It was quite a meeting,” said Formosa. “Basically, we talked about the urgency for fibre in the industry.” Five mayors from Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast communities, along representatives from first nations and industry, met with the government officials to talk about changes that could implemented to improve the amount of wood fibre that is available for sawmills and pulp and paper operations.

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