Monday, December 19, 2011

OFIA challenging caribou protection

The Ontario Forest Industry Association is challenging caribou protection measures. The group is upset that the Provincial Environmental Commissioner has stated that the regulations won't impact the Northern Ontario forest industry. Spokesperson Scott Jackson says the measures will cause dramatic reductions in available wood supply across the North. The areas outlined as caribou management zones supply wood fibre to mills in Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Thunder Bay, Terrace Bay and Timmins.