Enderby checks out community forest

Enderby officials are trying to stimulate the local economy.

Enderby officials are trying to stimulate the local economy.

Council members recently met with Ministry of Forests officials to discuss the possibility of establishing a community forest.

“We won’t know for three to six months if we will get an invitation to apply,” said Mayor Dee Wejr.

The goal of a community forest is to ensure a supply of wood fiber to local businesses as a way of creating employment.

“We have met with the Splats’in First Nation and we plan to partner with them,” said Wejr.