Barriere mayor says forest tenure sale from Canfor to Interfor could have local impact

The mayor of Barriere says the proposed Canfor forest tenure sale to Interfor could have ramifications for his community.

Ward Stamer says there are about 150 forest employees in Barriere, and in particular the local cedar mill needs all the stick it can get to avoid curtailments.

“We’re concerned that not only does that wood wind up staying in the valley but being utilized in the valley,” he said. “So, we’re going to continue to negotiate with the government and with Interfor and we’ll be able to announce, hopefully somewhere in the future where everyone can get together and come up with a good plan that will work for everyone.”

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