Rick Fuerst, one of the organizers of a rally in Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals, talks to media following the event. (Thom Barker photo)

Rick Fuerst, one of the organizers of a rally in Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals, talks to media following the event. (Thom Barker photo)

Forest Industry poll

Poll: Do you appreciate the role the forestry industry plays in our local economy?

With new announcements from the government recently on old-growth logging, the potential effects to the industry in Smithers and other surrounding communities have the potential to be significant.

Smithers has long been a forest industry town, with many spin-off jobs related to the field, also potentially affected.

READ MORE: B.C. pauses logging on up to 2.6M hectares of old-growth forest

Do you appreciate the role forestry plays in our local economy?




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Supporters of the logging industry wave placards during a rally in Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)

Supporters of the logging industry wave placards during a rally in Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)