Mayors and councillors from across the province are calling for a halt to logging of old-growth forests on Vancouver Island.
On Wednesday, delegates to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention endorsed a resolution put forward by Metchosin and championed by Metchosin Coun. Andy MacKinnon, a retired forest ecologist, calling for protection of the Island’s old growth from logging.
MacKinnon noted Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests are a limited resource. He said the province “routinely inflates” the amount of old growth remaining on the Island and the amount that is protected. read more >>