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Some downtime extended at Canfor mills in northern B.C., others to resume operations

Prince George sawmill continues to operate
(via Hanna Petersen)

Canfor is making some changes to its mills after curtailments and downtimes were issued

Canfor spokesperson Michelle Ward says the downtime at Houston, Isle Pierre, Polar and Radium has been extended until the middle of May, at the least. 

Meanwhile, on May 11, the Plateau, Chetwynd and Elko mills will start to resume operating at four-days per week.

That same day, WynnWood will operate at full capacity (five-days per week). 

"We are continuing to assess market demand and operating economics, and will make capacity adjustments to align supply with demand as necessary," Wood said in an emailed statement to PrinceGeorgeMatters.

"I know that the challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic are having a very significant impact on our employees, their families and our operating communities, and thank our people for their continued support and commitment."

Canfor's sawmill in Prince George continues to operate with measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.