Canfor has announced it will make more curtailments to its sawmills in Fort St. John and around British Columbia and Alberta.

The one week curtailment to the city’s sawmill will begin on February 9th.

Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dave Lefebvre says the curtailments are a result of the ailing softwood lumber markets.

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The short-term cut-backs will affect 23 hundred people, 140 of which are in Fort St. John alone.

Mr. Lefebvre says he doesn’t know if there will be any more cut-backs.

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Other regions, including Grande Prairie, will face a two week curtailment. The cut-backs will remove 83 million board feet of production. The Company will also remove the third shift at its Quesnel operation, resulting in a further reduction of Canfor’s lumber production of approximately 100 million board feet on an annualized basis.