Credits: YVES CHARLEBOIS/QMI AGENCY
QUEBEC CITY - Three native chiefs in northern Quebec have agreed to temporarily lift a logging-road blockade.
The chiefs said they'll let logging trucks through to forests while band members consider a provincial offer of expanded timber rights and revenues.
The Atikamekw bands agreed to the 48-hour truce following a meeting with government officials, including provincial Minister of Native Affairs Geoff Kelly.
Wemotaci Chief David Boivin said the province agreed to provide royalties and stumpage fees.
He says he expects Premier Jean Charest to confirm the deal in writing.
Natives erected barricades on June 25 to block logging trucks about 500 km northwest of Quebec City.
The blockade has put 300 loggers out of work.