Engineering shortage felt in the North

Posted on December 2, 2011 8:20 am

Northern British Columbia is facing a skilled labour shortage, something that will drive up the costs of projects while causing others to be put on hold which, in turn, will be to the detriment of the province’s economy.

Experts predicted just such a scenario and as mines open up in the north and the Asia effect boosts lumber sales while major projects like the Site C dam proceed, the pinch is already being felt by some.

Those facts come as no surprise to Dr. Albert Koehler, recently elected to Prince George city council.

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