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A win for Kruger


August 23, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A rejected appeal has left forestry company Kruger content and the Betsiamites Innu blistering.

A rejected appeal has left forestry company Kruger content and the Betsiamites Innu blistering.

The Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed a request by the Innu that sought to prevent Kruger from harvesting burnt timber on Rene-Levasseur island. Kruger has pushed for the need to harvest the damaged wood quickly, so as to make use of the material before it becomes rotten or infested with insects.

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The Innu have confirmed their intent to return to court in an attempt to put a halt to all logging activities on the island.


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