Since May, B.C.’s Interior forest industry has been hit with a cascading series of sawmill production curtailments and permanent closures that have left some 3,000 workers at least temporarily out of work. On Tuesday, Forest Minister Doug Donaldson held out a $69-million, short-term lifeline to many of those workers in the form of early-retirement assistance, job-placement services, retraining programs, and make-work projects for logging contractors… Read full story

Support the KVR ‘Rails to Trail’ – Merritt to Spences Bridge. The TNRD has asked for letters/emails of support for it’s initiative to obtain a 5 year renewable lease of the ‘KVR’ RRRW from The Rotary Bridge on the Nicola to the edge of the LNIB Reserve.  The recently formed Thompson-Nicola Regional Trail Society has this Trail; a portal to the Trans Canada Trail at Brookmere/Brodie as it’s #1 priority…

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