05/06/2013 11:38 EDT | Updated 07/06/2013 05:12 EDT


BURNS LAKE, B.C. - The steel trusses of a new multimillion-dollar sawmill formed the backdrop for Liberal Leader Christy Clark as she touted her government's forests strategy during a campaign whistlestop Thursday in Burns Lake, where little more than a year ago an explosion and fire at the previous mill devastated the community.

Clark offered her condolences to the families of two men killed in the January 2012 explosion, and commended the distance the community has come since then.