Pritchard residents concerned about logging in the watershed south of the community will have an opportunity to hear from industry and the provincial government at a community meeting.
Ken Gillis, a director with Thompson-Nicola Regional District, said Thursday an open house meeting will be scheduled in the next 30 days. No date is set. Representatives from Tolko Industries Ltd. and Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will be on hand.
“They’ll have reports from hydrologists and others that people in the area haven’t had access to,” Gillis said.
The regional district passed a motion in July asking the province place a stop-work order on logging due to concerns about potential impacts on water quality and quantity for about 110 rural households that depend on groundwater.
“They’re (Tolko) saying there will be no significant impact on the area to retain water,” Gillis said.
Concern is focused on Martin Creek and Laveau Creek.