Forest fibres key to reinvigorating rural B.C. towns, says resource adviser

By Jon Hernandez
CBC News
August 30, 2017

As interest in LNG projects wanes, and with the future of the mighty Site C dam called into question, a group of rural researchers are urging the province to think outside the box in hopes of reigniting some of B.C.’s rural economies. … “We’ve got all kinds of fibre laying on the ground everywhere,” said Grace McGregor, a member of B.C.’s rural advisory council — a group established by the previous government to come up with creative solutions to stimulate economic growth in rural B.C. McGregor and her colleagues have long advocated for the increased utilization of decomposing wood fibre ravaged by the pine beetle as well as logging waste.

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