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If Burns Lake mill rebuilds, other communities could lose out: MLA

After eight months and much heart-break and anxiety, Burns Lake got a message of hope yesterday. Hampton Affiliates CEO Steve Zika announced the company's intention to rebuild the mill, destroyed in an explosion earlier this year. A final decision won't be made until December. That's because the company wants the province to guarantee enough timber will be available to operate the mill.

Cariboo North Independent MLA Bob Simpson doesn't think this approach to the timber supply challenge will work. He tweeted yesterday, these decision delays are a "death by a thousand cuts" for Burns Lake. Simpson joined us by phone from Quesnel.

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