Williams Lake, not Port, 2004 forest capital

  • Dec. 10, 2003 7:00 p.m.

It’s official-Williams Lake and not Port Clements is the forest capital of BC for 2004.
The announcement was made Friday by the Association of BC Forest Professionals, which said Williams Lake put a lot of effort into its bid.
That’s unlike Port Clements, which wasn’t really interested despite an idea by the QCI Chamber of Commerce to nominate it.
One Port councillor said the amount of work involved in filling out the application wasn’t worthwhile, and another said Port is the perfect forest capital since “everybody’s out of work and we have no money”.
Williams Lake, which takes on the title January 1, will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and hopes to create a greater understanding of the importance of the province’s forests.