Hundreds of jobs lost as BC forest companies close or curtail more than 24 mills.
Estimated reduction of up to 100 million board feet through the end of the year.
Shutdown will be complete by the end of 2019, after the mill’s remaining log and lumber inventories have been processed and shipped.
One line at the two-line mill will operate on a reduced schedule starting on Sept. 5.
More than 700 workers will be affected by the curtailments Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 at the Armstrong and Lumby plants.
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Deadline approaches for the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County to stop sending effluent into a lagoon.
Facing a January 2020 deadline to shut down a treatment facility that sends effluent into the Boat Harbour lagoon.
Temporary curtailment, expected to start in August, will impact 67 unionized employees.
Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.
CItes timber supply constraints owing to pine beetles, wildfires and pricing.
Companies cut back shifts, close mills as a lack of log supplies and low prices bite.
The thermo-mechanical-pulp biorefinery produces lignin and sugars for use in the development of wood-based products.
USW says previous inquiries into explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills raised more questions than answers.
Will reduce production output by approximately 100 million board feet spread across its BC mills.