MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin Donna Barnett took up the issue of the Norbord OSB plant month long production suspension in the legislature today. The plant is suspending operations in May due to a lack of timber.
Barnett says “Companies like Norbord need to establish a secure and long term supply of fibre to ensure a reliable supply of products, there’s lots of ways we can do that like providing immediate access to timber damaged by pine beetle and wildfires that has to be harvested soon before it is no longer commercially viable.”
“Jobs in my riding are depending on it,” said Barnett. “I am willing to sit down with forest minister Doug Donaldson anytime and provide whatever cooperation it takes to make this happen, But we have to act immediately.”