Media Advisory - Forestry experts gather to strategize about industry renewal

PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor and other organizations representing the forestry industry will be hosting a community discussion on the future of Northern British Columbia's forests.

The discussion about BC's forestry industry comes on the heels of a $500-million investment in New Brunswick's forestry plan and the anticipated re-opening of a pulp mill in Chetwynd, BC.

"How we manage our forests will determine prosperity and sustainability in the north for generations to come," said Scott Doherty, assistant to the Unifor national president. "We can't wait for government to act—northern communities are taking charge and demanding action."

PRINCE GEORGE:
April 12, 2014
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
(Room 1-310A)
College of New Caledonia

MACKENZIE:
April 13, 2014
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Recreation Centre (upstairs)

Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged. With more than 300,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector.

SOURCE Unifor

For further information:

Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or  Ian.Boyko@unifor.org