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Loggers rolling in to town

More than $35 million worth of equipment will be on display at the annual Interior Logging Association convention at Kal Tire place this weekend.

Hundreds of people within the industry are expected to attend the event that will also feature guest speakers, displays, information booths and other activities.

Wayne Lintott, with the Interior Logging Association, said one area the industry is continuing to focus on is safety.

“Safety is a big issue with the contracting base,” said Lintott. “We've improved on our safety records over the last few years due to the B.C. Forest Safety Council's participation...to help the guys get better health and safety programs in their businesses.”

Lintott said local contractors are keeping busy, although things will slow down over the next few weeks due to spring break up.

While the focus of the convention is for loggers, Lintott said it is open to everyone and is a good opportunity for people to check out the machinery and methods of logging used in the forest industry.

The convention runs through Saturday.

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