B.C. Forestry: Why Is It Short of Timber?

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Margareta Dovgal delves into the complex issues behind the timber shortage in British Columbia and its profound impact on forestry communities.

Highlighting recent job losses due to mill closures by Canfor, Dovgal examines the broader implications for small, economically dependent towns. While the provincial government points to commodity cycles, industry leaders argue that policy decisions, particularly those related to timber harvesting restrictions, are to blame. The article also touches on the potential for First Nations to benefit from new forestry opportunities and the role of innovation in revamping the sector. As B.C. faces these challenges, the discussion extends to the future of other industries, such as LNG production and hydroelectric power.

For an in-depth analysis of these critical issues affecting B.C.’s economy and community well-being, read the full article.