If a protest happens in the forest

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DALHOUSIE, N.B. — Loggers in northern New Brunswick warn they may again target logging roads and the truckers using them if they don’t get back to work soon.

The group is taking a wait-and-see approach after receiving job offers from the province and the Bowater paper mill here.

The 40-some protesters have delayed traffic on a logging road in their community of Lorne, N.B. on two occasions in the last month.

They are trying to encourage log haulers not to go to work until they met with representatives of the company and the government, according to the group’s spokesperson.

“There is a high unemployment rate here. People realize they aren’t allowed to cut wood on Crown land, but it’s all they had,” says the individual in explaining what sparked the protests.

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