Carrier Layoffs

Operations at Carrier Forest Products near Prince Albert, SK, are to cease entirely later in January, the Alberta government announced Friday.

The remaining 12 workers have been issued layoff notices.

According to Shane Vermette with the Alberta Ministry of Economy, all workers at the Prince Albert sawmill have been offered jobs at Carrier’s Big River, SK, operation.

He said they have the option of returning to the Carrier mill once it reopens.

Paper Excellence has indicated it will start production at the old Prince Albert pulp mill site by the summer of 2015. While a plywood mill in Hudson Bay, owned by Edgewood Forest Products, has indicated it may open in the next year or two, depending on international market prices, according to Canadian Press.