Mill, First Nations, sign MOU to create forestry jobs in Merritt, B.C.

An important step has been taken to ensure the future of the forestry sector in Merritt.

The Lower Nicola Indian Band Development Corporation, Stuwix Resources Ltd and Aspen Planers have announced they’ve signed a long-term memorandum of understanding agreement that sets out a framework for negotiating business agreements related to the parties timber and sawmill interests.

Chief Aaron Sumexheltza says it was necessitated by the Tolko mill closure in Merritt in December 2016 which cost the community more than 200 jobs.