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70 trucks and counting: B.C. loggers en route to Vancouver to protest job losses

By Ashley Wadhwani
Terrace Standard
September 25, 2019
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

It was an early-morning start for dozens of B.C. Interior loggers heading from Prince George to Vancouver to make noise over job losses in the province’s once-booming forest industry. The initial convoy left Prince George at 2 a.m. Wednesday, stopping through Williams Lake at 5 a.m. As the group heads to the Vancouver Convention Centre, up to 200 logging trucks are expected to join along the route. About 100 trucks from the north, including Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House, were seen on the roads in 100 Mile, receiving honks of support and more trucks as they travel through rural communities impacted by mill curtailments and closures. …It’s no doubt that the recent hits to the forest sector will be top of mind for mayors [attending the UBCM convention] in the Interior who have seen first-hand the job losses felt by their community members. READ MORE

Additional coverage:

100 Mile Free Press: Northern loggers help drive home forest industry job loss with Rally to Vancouver

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