Protecting Houston’s timber supply

Houston town council is writing a letter to the Ministry of Forests to protect the Houston saw mills' timber supply.

Houston town council is writing a letter to the Ministry of Forests to protect the Houston saw mills’ timber supply.

The Ministry of Forests is reviewing the timber supply area (TSA) after the Burns Lake Hampton mill explosion and fire, deciding how much cut to give the Hampton mill so they have the ability to restart, said Mayor Bill Holmberg.

Mayor Holmberg says no decisions were made about the timber supply, decision won’t be made until December, after the Morice TSA is reviewed.

The District of Houston is writing another letter to ensure that other mills don’t move into the Morice River TSA, the area logged by Houston Canfor, HFP and other Houston mills, said Mayor Holmberg.