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Quesnel fears loss of hundreds of mill jobs

Quesnel fears the loss of hundreds of mill jobs, amidst a timber supply crunch in British Columbia that was caused in part by the pine beetle infestation. Nearly 2,000 people are currently employed by the forest industry in Quesnel, and many more rely on money from local mills for their livelihood. More than 50 government officials, First Nations leaders, mill owners, foresters, environmentalists and citizens gathered in Quesnel to share their fears for the future with B.C.'s timber supply committee.
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