B.C. logs should be processed here

Re: “Blame game is on as softwood lumber deal expires,” Oct. 14.

Interesting article on the defunct softwood deal. All those raw logs cluttering up the landscape, and not bound for the U.S. Yet.

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Damndest thing — I remember when those raw logs would be cut into lumber in B.C., with people employed in B.C. mills, earning good, living wages and paying lots of taxes, in B.C. Sadly, those mills had to close, as did many pulp mills, due to “lack of “fibre.” That missing “fibre” now goes to China and our friend and neighbour, the good old U.S. of A.

Anybody else out there see anything wrong with this picture?

Mark Salter

Comox

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