Kelowna Tolko workers impacted

Changes are coming to Tolko's Kelowna mill.

A fibre shortage has forced the closure of its Quesnel sawmill and a shift reduction at its Kelowna operation.

Workers will see a drop from two shifts to one starting July 12th.

It will impact 90 employees.

Tolko's CEO said in a press release that it was a 'difficult decision'.

Tolko has owned the Kelowna mill since taking it over from Riverside Forest Products in 2004.