Tolko's Logging Road Challenged in Court
November 5, 2011 | 10:41 am CDT

Tolko's Logging Road Challenged in CourtFLIN FLON, MB, CANADA -- Tolko Industries Ltd.'s plans for a logging road through Grass River Provincial Park is being challenged in court by the Wilderness Committee.

The Wilderness Committee, a non-profit wilderness protection group, claims the road would endanger the local caribou population. The group's legal action asks the judge to rule on whether Tolko, a diversified wood products company, has rights to build the logging road on national park land, according to CBC News. Two years ago Manitoba approved a law banning logging in provincial parks.

Tolko's product mix includes panel products, biomass for power and unbleached kraft papers.

In late Tolko has ait would curtail operations at its plywood mill near Lamloops, BC, from four shifts to three shifts. The cut backs impacted 30 workers.


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