Stronger measures needed for B.C.'s forestry industry

In Northern B.C., declining forestry production in the face of strong demand is primarily a reflection of declining timber supply, according to the 2018 State of the North report.

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Here in the Northeast, 20% of local jobs are generated by the forest industry.

That may come as a surprise to some, but if you currently work in forestry in our region, you know all about the challenges facing today’s industry. Across the province, fibre costs are increasing while lumber prices continue to fall. Jobs are being lost because of a lack of supply.

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Source: Alaska Highway News