Tolko cuts shift in Kelowna as forestry sector struggles
These are uncertain times for many Okanagan residents who work in the forestry industry. Dozens of mill workers are receiving layoff notices after Tolko announced its cutting a shift at its Kelowna operation. Meanwhile, its Armstrong mill is also facing a temporary closure. With more B.C. sawmills expected to close in the years ahead, Tolko’s Okanagan slowdowns are a symptom of larger challenges facing B.C.’s forestry sector.