GLOBAL NEWS – It appears Tolko Industries will be laying off more people — two weeks after the company announced that it was permanently closing its Kelowna lumber mill.

According to a report by Global News, an email sent to Global Okanagan contained an unconfirmed one-page letter, titled, “Message from Brad to employees.”

Brad Thorlakson is the president and CEO of Tolko Industries.

The unconfirmed letter said the company will be eliminating “44 positions within Woodlands, Operations, and the Vernon office.”

“This decision was made after a long and careful review of the options, realizing that many good people would be affected,” continued the first paragraph of the letter. “This is in no way a reflection of the commitment or contributions of our employees.”

Global Okanagan has reached out to Tolko Industries for comment but has yet to hear back from the company.

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