Youbou petition asks TimberWest to ‘Save Our Holmes’

By Lexi Bainas
Lake Cowichan Gazette
October 18, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Youbou residents are circulating a petition to urge TimberWest not to log the southern slope of Mount Holmes above the community. According to Kim Ring of the Save Our Holmes action group, the petition is worded as a letter to the forest company. It explains they became organized after the recent town hall meetings initiated by the company Aug. 28, Sept. 7 and 20. …Residents tell TimberWest they are pleased with the idea of paving the road from Youbou to Cottonwood Creek. …“From these meetings arose the very real threat of logging the south slope of Mount Holmes and a community wide awareness of the impact this would have on our community.

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