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Timber supply prompts layoffs at Gorman
A lagging lumber supply has led West Kelowna’s Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. to let go of at least 20 employees. Nick Arkle, Gorman’s co-CEO, told Okanagan Edge that the mill has cut down its third shift over the past few weeks as it adjusts to a dwindling supply of logs left over from the Mountain Pine Beetle’s massacre of B.C. forests. For more, click here...

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Somass Sawmill
Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) (“Western” or the “Company") today announced the indefinite curtailment of its Somass Sawmill, located in Port Alberni, B.C. The Somass Sawmill has been temporarily curtailed since February 2017, prior to which it operated on a single shift basis. Western intends to offer voluntary severance to its Somass Sawmill hourly employees. For more, click here...

Tolko adds another mill to fire-related closure list
Due to fire activity in the Cariboo, Tolko Industries Ltd. will be curtailing its Quest Wood operation in Quesnel, B.C. as of Monday, July 24th. The mill employs approximately 200 people and produces 210 million board feet of dimension lumber on an annual basis. “With wildfires burning and the fire risk still at extreme levels, we are unable to conduct logging activities," said Troy Connolly, Senior General Manager, Lumber. For more, click here...

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