More than 50 forestry workers let go as Central Island sawmill closes

Approximately 60 people were let go when Errington Cedar Products foreclosed in October: (Errington Cedar Products)

By / Adam Chan

Dozens of Vancouver Island forestry workers were let go following the closure of a longstanding local sawmill in Errington, a Central Island community just east of Parksville.

The sawmill, Errington Cedar Products (ECP), underwent foreclosure in October and transferred control of operations to a bank this fall, according to a representative from the mill’s receiver, Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

According to the representative, approximately 60 people, including office staff, lost their jobs in the foreclosure. Since then, several employees have been employed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers at the facility.