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Prairie mill hit hard by softwood tariffs

LA RONGE, Sask. -- The widespread layoffs plaguing the logging industry as a result of U.S.-imposed tariffs have be...


LA RONGE, Sask. — The widespread layoffs plaguing the logging industry as a result of U.S.-imposed tariffs have begun to take their toll in the prairies as well.

More than 60 workers at a northern Saskatchewan sawmill are receiving pink slips because of the effects of the American softwood tariffs.

The one-month production freeze takes effect Dec. 21, as the company strives to reduce its inventory that has been accumulating since the implementation of the tariffs.

However, owners of the mill suggest that if the government can work out an agreement with the U.S. before Christmas, it’s possible employees will be back on the job sooner than expected.

In late August, 15 workers were laid off. The company was able to keep the rest of the employees because it found alternative markets for some of its lumber.


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