2012-03-28

Province could relax the forestry rules

Forestry rules protecting scenic corridors, wildlife and old growth may have to be relaxed or abandoned to secure enough timber for a new sawmill in Burns Lake.

British Columbia Liberal MLA John Rustad said that the province’s Burns Lake recovery task force, which began analyzing the timber supply weeks ago, is coming up against some hard numbers.

“It’s going to be very, very difficult,” he said.