Tree Frog Forestry News

Clearwater mayor optimistic a decision will come soon on proposed Canfor cutting rights transfer

By Colton Davies
RADIO NL 610
November 7, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The mayor of Clearwater says stakeholders involved in a proposed forest tenure transfer in his region are waiting on the province to make a decision. Merlin Blackwell says he thinks a decision will come soon on Canfor’s proposed $60-million-dollar transfer of its cutting rights to Interfor. “That said, unlike Fort St. James, there’s no indication that a mill will come back.” …Canfor proposed the sale in June to Interfor and it needs provincial approval under the newly-created Bill 22. “I think because of the statuatory decision-making process and the Minister of Forests being in that position, they do have to stand a little bit back on that. But I do have a feeling – this is my personal feeling – that we will have a deal on that, and it won’t be too far off.”

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