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Forestry rally to take place in Prince George

A rally for forests and forestry workers will be held Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Canada Games Plaza.

The rally follows the announcement on Thursday that Canfor plans to shut down its pulp line this year at the Prince George Pulp and Paper mill.

The closure will result in about 300 jobs being lost.

BC Premier David Eby will be in Prince George this week and will give the keynote address at the B.C. Natural Resource Forum which runs from Tuesday to Thursday at the P.G. Conference and Civic Centre.

Eby is deploying a crisis team to Prince George to help those workers with government support available, including retraining programs.

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