2008-11-01

Steps taken to make logging roads safer

Forest companies and government and safety agencies have joined in a plan to keep roads safe in the Nukko and Ness Lake areas where about 15,000 truck loads of beetle-killed timber will be hauled this winter.
The volume being hauled will amount to 250 loaded logging trucks travelling through the rural residential area northwest of the city each day, five days a week. Canfor is slated to begin hauling in the second week of November, with Carrier Lumber starting in early December.

Timber will be hauled 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday, until mid-March. The plan is not to haul on weekends.

Reid Lake area resident Nancy Harris welcomed the planning, saying it has improved substantially from the previous year when significant amounts of beetle-killed timber were first pulled from the area.