A letter to the minister of forests

Editor, The Times:

Editor, The Times:

I am hoping that the citizens of Clearwater who are concerned about the timber supply in the North Thompson Valley being processed elsewhere will consider writing to the Minister of Forests for the province. Ask him to have it remain here in the valley where our friends can find work in the processing of it, after all it is our timber.

Canfor only bought the right to harvest; they do not own the trees in our area

This is a copy of the letter I have sent to Minister Donaldson:

To: The Honorable Doug Donaldson

Dear Sir:

As a member of the small community of Clearwater, I ask you to assure us that the timber supply from Canfor’s Vavenby sawmill will remain in our area to benefit the people who live here.

I believe that it would be completely unjust for that timber to be trucked to another mill while the skilled workers who reside here and many of whom have worked at the Vavenby sawmill for many years would not benefit from the lumber produced.

It’s not just the workers who would be affected. The closure of this sawmill would have a profound effect on the whole community.

Yours sincerely,

Jean Nelson



newsroom@clearwatertimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Highway 5 road conditions for Dec. 13

What motorists can expect

Editor, The Times:

To the folks of Clearwater and area

Fundraiser gives food bank a needed push

Event offered a silent auction, bake sale, crafts and a concert by Wells Gray Lively Arts Society

Hospital auxiliary draws raffle winner

Auxiliary invites Michelle Hall of the RCMP to make the draw

VIDEO: Feds give update on flying clearance for Santa’s sled

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has this message for the country’s children

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

Wagon wheels can now be any size: B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

Sentencing for B.C. father who murdered two young daughters starts Monday

The bodies of Aubrey, 4, and Chloe, 6, were found in Oak Bay father’s apartment Dec. 25, 2017

B.C. vet talks tips for winter travel with pets

Going to see the vet the day before a trip is never a good idea

B.C. driver has car impounded for speeding to church

The driver, who said he was late to church, was clocked travelling 150 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone

Cranbrook man calls for ban after dog caught in leg hold trap

Black Lab loses teeth after biting at trap in pain and panic

B.C. Crown corporation immune from taxation, but may still have to pay GST: court

British Columbia Investment Management Corporation may still be on hook for GPS payments

Most Read