Canfor shutters Vavenby BC sawmill, Interfor buys cutting rights for $60 million

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada — Citing long-term log supply constraints, Canfor Corp. announced June 3 it would permanently close its Vavenby sawmill. The closure will become effective in July, following an orderly wind down, the company said. The news comes a little more than a month after Canfor announced a temporary shutdown of its British Columbia sawmills, Local news sources report more than 170 people will be affected by the Vavenby closure.