Another pile of my brothers, over at Elk Falls, just got told to, "Fuck off! We don't need you assholes no more," by their bosses. If I am still keeping count, and keeping count is getting easier and easier every year, that leaves 29 mills operating on the coast. There will probably be less than two dozen sawmills still sharpening their saws by year end. It is a motherfucker of a situation. Those of us who remain feel like the last of the West Coast Whalers, scanning the horizon for something to kill, but seeing only the approach of bad weather and David Suzuki.
Oh well - the forest industry's loss is the dope industry's gain.