The Ministry of Forests says it's investigating Meadow Creek Cedar — but won't say what the investigations entail.

Province investigating Meadow Creek Cedar

Local politicians met with the Ministry of Forests at the recent Union of BC Municipalities convention to talk about Meadow Creek Cedar.

Three local politicians met with the Ministry of Forests at the recent Union of BC Municipalities convention to talk about Meadow Creek Cedar, but it remains to be seen what might come from it.

Regional director Andy Shadrack, in whose area the troubled operation lies, along with Kaslo village councillor Molly Leathwood and Regional District of Central Kootenay chair John Kettle, discussed their concerns about the company’s silviculture and reforestation practices with Tony Widesky, the ministry’s regional executive director.

Ministry spokeswoman Cheekwan Ho said it was the first the ministry had heard of those specific concerns, but they will be investigating.

“There are some other investigations underway, but since they are in progress, the ministry can’t currently comment,” Ho said.

The Forest Practices Board is also reviewing a report on the company’s practices following an investigation launched in the spring.

The company has been beset by a littany of troubles, including complaints of workers not getting paid, illegal use of immigrant labour, and dozens of workplace safety infractions.

Meadow Creek Cedar is also in creditor protection. The latest 60-day extension to come up with the remaining money owed expired on October 8.

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