Quebec halts logging in Péribonka area, will create a protected area

Quebec Environment Minister Benoit Charette. Photo by Ryan Remiorz /The Canadian Press

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The provincial government on Tuesday announced it had halted authorized logging operations along the Péribonka River in the Lac-Saint-Jean region, and that the area would be designated a protected zone.

“The Péribonka River is a jewel of our natural heritage and we must protect it,” said Quebec Environment Minister Benoit Charette in a communiqué.

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Source: Montreal Gazette

 

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