Forestry company cuts production at northern B.C. mills, expects to lose 147 jobs

Logs are pictured at a sawmill in Merritt, B.C. in February. On Wednesday, forestry company West Fraser Timber announced production curtailment at three of its mills. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

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A Vancouver-based forestry company says it is cutting production at three of its northern B.C. mills partly because of a lack of timber supplies, resulting in a loss of 147 jobs.

The job cuts, expected to take place over the fourth quarter, come as West Fraser Timber permanently cuts about 170 million board feet of combined production at its sawmills in Fraser Lake and Williams Lake, and about 85 million square feet of plywood production at its Quesnel operation.


Source: CBC News


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