Logging of old-growth forest mulled by B.C. government

The B.C. government will examine the contentious possibility of opening old-growth forests to logging in parts of the province hardest hit by plummeting timber supplies.

It's an idea that both proponents and opponents say would require chopping protective measures that took years to create.

The government is now constructing ground rules so that by early 2013 it can begin revisiting the designation of some sensitive areas, mainly in the north-central triangle between Burns Lake, Prince George and Quesnel.