It’s not just the workers in the mills that are being hit hard by curtailments.

David Elstone, executive director of The Truck Loggers Association, which represents forestry contractors across the province, predicts the industry will take a 25 per cent hit in the upcoming months which could lead to bankruptcies and more layoffs.

“The challenge is that there’s the entire supply chain that feeds that sawmill and that’s largely my membership, the logging contractor and their suppliers, that are working to maintain that supply chain when the sawmill does not need logs,” said Elstone.

“There is no revenue for those businesses, because that’s what their job is — to deliver logs.”

With files from Daybreak North

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