B.C. vows to curb raw log exports, wood waste with sweeping policy reforms

Raw log exports overseas have increased over the past 20 years while numerous processing mills have shut down across the province. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

Industry News
Typography

The province has vowed to keep raw logs in B.C. after unveiling a two-year plan to revitalize forestry along the coast.

In a room filled with loggers, Premier John Horgan unveiled policy reforms aimed at incentivizing companies to process raw logs in B.C., with the goal of bucking a decades-long trend of local mill closures and increased log exports.

Read more...

Source: CBC News