First off everyone should know there are no such thing as “FALLERS” anymore. All logging in the interior of BC is being one by mechanical harvesters.
Some of the operators don’t even carry a chainsaw with them as in the story of a couple of dimwits I personally know that had to stay in the bush overnight because of windfalls across the road and no saw to cut them away.
There are probably 200 plus logging truck loads of wood taken out of the North Thompson region every day destined for parts unknown.
We, the people, get about .25 cents for a log the size of a telephone pole.
Our forest harvesting should go back to the tenured model where the wood is processed and any value added operations done where it is harvested. The small towns in the interior have been decimated by the Lieberal grab and run sale of out forests. The remind me of a bunch of kids that have stolen a case if chocolate bars an are eating them as fast as they can before they get caught.
By the way, comparing the Lieberals to prostitutes are giving the honorable prostitutes a bad name.
There was a day when the priority of government was maximizing benefits received from public forest lands by the broad community. Pulp and paper, lumber and value added wood products were produced all over British Columbia. Direct employment in the industries created many support jobs and communities thrived.
Today, government cares little about local communities and more about financial health of the large, mostly foreign owned, resource companies that fill Liberal Party coffers. Values added in the forest industry are a fraction of what they once were because corporations can invest less capital and profit more by exporting raw logs.
Government spends its time and attention promoting natural gas production although that is an industry that has employed well less than 0.3% of the provincial workforce. By comparison, at its peak in the last 25 years, forestry provided 4.7% of direct employment in British Columbia, 15 times the contribution of oil and gas extraction in the past five years.