Support for UBCM Community Forest Pricing Resolution

Correspondence from Powell River Community Forest suggests UBCM resolution regarding stumpage rates

By Paul Galinski
Powell River Peak
April 8, 2022

City of Powell River councillors have taken issue with a potential provincial initiative to harmonize stumpage rates, which could affect Powell River Community Forest’s revenues.  At the April 5 committee of the whole meeting, council reviewed correspondence from Chris Laing, who manages the community forest’s logging operations, asking for support in a request from the BC Community Forest Association.  City chief administrative officer Russell Brewer said the ask is that council consider submitting a resolution to Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).  “If the committee wished to do so, they could send it to council to forward onto UBCM,” added Brewer.  . …Mayor Dave Formosa said “If [the provincial government] changes the stumpage rate to the community forest, it’s going to take a big chunk of that money out. We need to get behind this resolution to UBCM. We should also probably send a letter from the city saying we do not support the change.”


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