Potential strike still looming at Aspen Planers.
United Steelworkers Union Local 1-417 President Marty Gibbons says the workers employed by the local sawmill, and 3,000 forestry workers in the region are in a legal position for a work stoppage.
The Interior Forest Relations Board met some of the unions demands last month, but with talks stalled again Gibbons says a strike could happen at anytime.
"The one thing about rotating strikes is there are always so much more enjoyable for the employer when they are a surprise. So, at this point in time we are in a legal strike position. And, our membership is pretty angry, so I can't guarantee there is not going to be a strike."
The last contract for workers at Aspen Planers and other forestry workers in Local 1-417 expired July 1st.
Union members around the region have staged rotating strikes this month to show their displeasure.
Influenza cases are on the rise as we approach the holiday season.
Dr Danuta Skowronski of the BC Centre for Disease Control says it's been pretty quiet up to this point, but there's always a heightened chance the virus could spread over the holiday season as people gather to celebrate with friends and family.
She's urging people to get their flu shot now, to protect themselves.
"We're anticipating further increases going into the holiday season, which means the virus is going to be ping-ponging across age groups as they're mixing during social gatherings."
H1N1 has been the dominant strain so far, different from last year, when H3N2 was dominating, which Skowronski says targets the elderly mostly.