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A bitter debate over cutting B.C.'s old-growth forests

Vancouver Island's Clayoquot Sound. Manitoba's boreal forests. The Central Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. These picturesque locales have served as the battlegrounds over the controversy of clearcutting — the logging practice that strips a forest bare by cutting every single tree down. On one side are the environmentalists. On the other, logging companies. In the middle are native people. The fate of Canada's old-growth forests and the forestry industry as a whole rests in the balance in the 'war of the woods.'

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 Debate on whether logging should continue on old growth trees in British Columbia.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Oct. 12, 1990
Guests: Ruth Iron, Mary King
Host: Knowlton Nash
Reporter: Eve Savory
Duration: 3:35

Last updated: September 18, 2013

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