Norbord and West Fraser have suspended operations at several B.C. sites due to wildfire activity and evacuation orders.

Norbord reported on July 10 that it was suspending production at its OSB facility in 100 Mile House in order to comply with evacuation orders. At the time of evacuation, the mill was secure and all employees were safely evacuated.

Similarly, West Fraser temporarily suspended operations in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Chasm. West Fraser mills in Williams Lake and Chasm have staff and resources that are being deployed to protect our facilities and the communities. In the case of our100 Mile House mill, the staff and community have been evacuated to comply with evacuation orders in the surrounding areas.

A media release by West Fraser on July 10 praised the “extraordinary efforts by our highly professional and dedicated employees” that helped safeguard the company’s affected assets.