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This day in history: Dec. 3, 1990

MLA wants fair price for all A study released by the Ministry of Forests drew some comments from then-Peace River South MLA Jack Weisgerber on this day in 1990.
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This youngster was one of many locals who took to the Bear Mountain Ski hill on this day in history as it opened for the season. Bob Peterson, an executive for the club said it was the earliest the mountain had ever opened and they had the best snow conditions in years.

MLA wants fair price for all

A study released by the Ministry of Forests drew some comments from then-Peace River South MLA Jack Weisgerber on this day in 1990.

The comments were aimed at finding fairness for the price Louisiana Pacific (LP) paid for lumber, versus the cost to suppliers and contractors for hauling it to the plant.

The report revealed that LP wasn't paying an adequate return, and followed up with several recommendations including expanding the Crown land harvest beyond Dawson Creek's borders.

"This is a concern I expressed to the Forests Service more than a year ago and I was under the impression this was happening," Weisgerber said.

He later added that it was time to review stumpage rates.

"While I believe the suppliers, loggers and truckers are entitled to a fair return, so is LP. I don't begrudge them on their investment."

The MLA said what he wanted in the long run was a fair price for everyone.

 

Four vehicle pile-up leaves one man dead

Dawson Creek RCMP reported an unidentified man was killed in a four-vehicle accident on Highway 2 at the Tate Creek Road, the Peace River Block News reported.

The accident involved two southbound tractor trailers and two southbound pick-up trucks.

The lone male driver of one of the pick-ups was taken to Dawson Creek Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The vehicle he was driving was registered in Alberta.

No information about the man's identity was released at the time of the report.

 

Soil conservationist appointed

The Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, a division of Agriculture Canada, announced on this day in history that Keith Carroll was appointed to the Dawson Creek office as a soil conservationist.

At the time, Carroll had a life-long involvement with agriculture, having been raised on a farm.

He and his family moved to the city in 1978 after graduating from Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, majoring in crop science and working in Zambia.

Carroll was a crop instructor at Northern Lights College.

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