Why Did The British-Colombia

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British-Columbia (B.C.) has four main industries that thrive in its economy: mining, agriculture, fishing and forestry. Forestry is still considered B.C.’s number one industry. In the past, this industry required a lot of strength and man-laboured activity. They used saws and axes to cut down the trees. It was only later that the donkey engine and the first electrical saw, the Swede Saw were invented. Horses, oxen and trains transported trees. Forestry was very important to the First Nation cultures. Their houses, boats and clothing were made from cedar found on the Island. Because felling and hauling one tree was extremely laborious, loggers wanted the biggest trees. This technique was extremely wasteful, because they left behind the smaller
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