The UK towns and cities facing ‘double distress’ as coronavirus recession bites

Communities already gripped by unemployment are set to be plunged deeper into misery as the coronavirus jobs crisis unfolds, a report warns tonight. Neighbourhoods battling “employment deprivation” face being hit harder by looming job cuts, according to a study by the Communities in Charge campaign. It says: “We found that 44% of neighbourhoods in the […]

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Old-growth logging ban would severely damage forest-reliant towns

Article content continued I’m not afraid of dialogue. All of us — community members, industry, labour, environmentalists and politicians — need to have a conversation about the future of the forest industry. The conversation should be framed with an acknowledgment that forestry is a sustainable industry and B.C. has the highest environmental standards in the […]

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