Logging Indicators

“It is understood the company is willing to commit to rebuilding the Babine sawmill at a cost of approximately $100-million, but will only proceed if it believes it has a sufficient supply of wood fibre to feed the facility, which employed about 250 people before the explosion and fire. That supply of timber could come from an increase in the amount of forest land Hampton is allowed to log or from other existing forest licence holders in the area willing to provide fibre to the mill. As well, the provincial government could increase the region’s allowable annual cut and create new forestry licences that would drive a further expansion of logging near Burns Lake. For example, the government could loosen restrictions on the cutting of old-growth forest areas and reduce certain limitations on logging in other areas.”

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Letter to Hampton Affiliates outlining government’s commitments here

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