Port McNeill Mayor Shirley Ackland is taking the provincial government to the chopping block on the forestry industry.
Ackland says the government needs to take a look at their priorities and give more attention to the industry.
She says 150 mills have closed in B.C. over the last 15 years.
“We’re shipping a lot of that opportunity overseas, and we’re shipping them to Asia the logs, the raw logs, but many of them are going to mills in the United States, those are jobs that could be here in B.C.”
Ackland says the government should get mayors and First Nations around the table to discuss rebuilding jobs in forestry.
With files from Caleb Harder