Logging Blockade Planned Near Burns Lake

By CKPGToday
July 4, 2018 - 11:23am Updated: July 4, 2018 - 12:35pm

PRINCE GEORGE - A logging road blockade is planned northwest of Burns Lake Friday morning. 

A group that claims to represent Hereditary Chiefs with the Lake Babine First Nation, says the band's elected officials did not receive permission from Hereditary Chiefs before signing logging contracts with Canfor and Hampton. 

The blockade is targeting Canfor and Hampton logging operations in the area.  The group says it will set up the blockade early Friday morning along the Babine Forest Service road, approximately 18 kilometres northwest of Burns Lake. 

Interview requests from Canfor and the newly elected Lake Babine Council have not been answered.  

The group says it will not remove the blockade until the logging halts.

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