The Stand Up For The North Committee will be holding meetings in the Cariboo this week.

Coordinator Peter Ewart says they will be in Quesnel on Wednesday night at the Rec Centre and then at the Central Cariboo Arts and Cultural Centre in Williams Lake the following night.

Ewart says the meetings, starting at 7, are about the future of forestry in B.C….

“You know the softwood lumber agreement is connected to that but there are a lot of other factors such as the expected cut in the annual allowable cut that is going to come for Prince George, Cariboo and so on where there is gonna be a big reduction in that, you know the amount of timber that can be cut.”

Ewart says they’re not happy with the direction of forestry in B.C. and the committee has it’s own ideas, such as revived appurtenancy where companies have to process logs where they harvest them, but he says they also want to hear what ideas other people have.