Log shortages due to wildfire, a long winter, and mountain pine beetles, cause mill curtailment and layoff’s at B.C. mills 

A lagging lumber supply has led West Kelowna’s Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. to let go of at least 20 employees.

Nick Arkle, Gorman’s co-CEO, told Okanagan Edge the mill has cut down its third shift over the past few weeks as it adjusts to a dwindling supply of logs left over from the Mountain Pine Beetle’s massacre of B.C. forests.

The mountain pine beetle lays its eggs under tree bark, and in high enough numbers can devastate forests.