Yukon firewood shortage hits home for Mount Lorne senior

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A firewood shortage in the Yukon had a senior worried about heating his home in the middle of a cold snap, while those in the forestry sector say this was an outcome they warned the government about back in the summer.

Werner Rhein heats his log cabin in Mount Lorne with a wood gasification boiler. He said it’s an efficient system but despite his efforts to ration fuel, he was quickly running out. When Rhein contacted CBC News last Tuesday, he only had enough firewood to last about another week.

“I don’t call that living …[I] live from my hand into my mouth day by day,” Rhein said about not

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