Williams Lake city councillor worries time running out to salvage B.C.’s wildfire-damaged timber

By Andrew Kurjata
CBC News
November 22, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Scott Nelson

The province needs to move faster on letting forest companies salvage timber damaged by this summer’s unprecedented wildfires, says a Williams Lake city councillor.  “I think that there’s a real disconnect between Williams Lake and Victoria with regards to capturing the opportunity of harvesting the burnt wood in the forest from the wildfire,” said Coun. Scott Nelson. “It should be a pretty significant priority for the province.” “Rural British Columbia’s got NAFTA coming down on it right now. In Williams Lake, we just had one of our sawmills burn down. We’ve known since the fires that this is going to be an emerging issue. It should be a top priority,” he said. “Let’s get the timber out of the woods.”

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