Teal-Jones halts logging operations, deepening crisis in strike-hit forestry sector

A ship loaded with raw logs sits docked in Port Alberni in 2017. Photograph By TJ WATT

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A move by Teal-Jones Group to shut down all its logging operations on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley highlights a deepening crisis in the coastal forest sector, the B.C. Truck Loggers Association said Tuesday.

Dave Elstone, executive director, said the latest news comes amid a lengthy strike at Western Forest Products and plans by Interfor Corp. to permanently close a sawmill in Maple Ridge.

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Source: Times Colonist

 

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