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‘It’s challenging right now’: Future of forestry discussed at BCNRF – CKPGToday.ca

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By Caden Fanshaw

BCNRF

Jan 18, 2023 | 4:46 PM

PRINCE GEORGE – It was a busy first full day for the 20th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre. Several panels were held around forestry, the workforce, and partnerships with Indigenous people.

Stakeholders said the forestry sector is facing a triple whammy with market conditions, a skilled worker shortage, and a lack of fibre forcing changes in all corners of the province.

Jennifer Foster, Senior Vice President for HR and Corporate Affairs at Western Forest Products said the skilled worker shortage is one of those problems that keep her up at night.

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