Forestry has traditionally been an important part of B.C.'s economy. But with threats like pests and the end of a softwood lumber agreement with the U.S., is the industry facing trouble?
The mountain pine beetle has had a huge impact on B.C.'s forest industry, but it's not the only issue facing the industry.
The Council of Forest Industries held its annual general meeting in Kelowna this week. One of the issues discussed was how the forestry industry can be competitive in the face of the pine beetle and other threats.
The conference winds up today, but before the conference began, Susan Yurkovich, president and CEO of the Council of Forest Industries spoke with Radio West host Audrey McKinnon.