“We’re going to have a long dry summer, I mean just look, it’s a fire waiting to happen.”
That was how NDP MLA Scott Fraser described what he was seeing as he toured a cut block between Port Alberni and Lake Cowichan Wednesday.
It is where massive, valuable logs have been sitting untouched for up to two years in some places in tenures held by Western Forest Products.
“It’s rotting. It’s a fire hazard in what could be another bad fire season and there’s over a hundred workers who should be at work and they’re not so it’s impacting the local economy,” Fraser told CHEK News.