Tree Frog Forestry News

Convoy aims to shine light on B.C.’s struggling forestry sector

By Dara Hill
Merritt Herald
September 25, 2019
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

Merritt was rumbling with excitement on the morning of Sept. 25, as an estimated 200 logging trucks took off for Vancouver to demand government action on B.C. struggling forestry sector. “We respectfully demand the B.C. and federal government engage in immediate action to rectify this dire and quickly deteriorating situation that sees the largest employment sector in British Columbia in dire straights,” a news release from the event organizers reads. …The project, dubbed the BC Logging Convoy, came together thanks to the hard work of local forestry professionals. “At over 63 years in business, we are the longest running logging company in Merritt B.C., and this is the worst crisis we have ever,” wrote Frank Etchart, owner of Nadina Logging, in a news release. “I care deeply about my town and my employees, and I feel it is my duty to protect my family and theirs.”
[This story has some great pictures]

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