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Alberta Forestry Week Highlights Importance of Industry

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May 10, 2018 at 10:37 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

It’s Alberta Forestry Week and the province is highlighting the importance of maintaining forest sustainability.

Forestry is the fifth largest manufacturing sector in Alberta, with revenues of around $5.4 billion each year.

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier on the importance of forestry locally.

Over 18,300 people work in forestry in Alberta. While highlighting the importance of sustainable forestry in the province, Carlier says the week also serves as a reminder for people to be fire smart during the summer months.

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