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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Province Makes Big Claims With New Forestry Strategy

A new forestry management strategy from the province claims it will encourage investment, maintain thousands of jobs, create hundreds of new jobs and manage Crown forests in a sustainable way.

The Alward government says the new plan is expected to lead to the harvesting of an additional 660,000 cubic metres of softwood on Crown land, creating more than an additional 500 permanent private-sector jobs and 1,200 construction jobs as mills modernize.

Premier David Alward says the strategy will be put boots in the woods by providing clarity and a framework for businesses and workers to plan for the future.

There is an announcement tomorrow (Thurs.) morning at the Irving Pulp and Paper mill on its New Brunswick forest products operation.