VERNON, British Columbia – With more than sixty fires burning in the Cariboo area, several of which are threatening the community of Williams Lake and surrounding rural communities, Tolko’s Lakeview and Soda Creek divisions will not operate tomorrow, Monday, July 10. Moving forward, Managers will meet daily to determine operating status and these updates will be communicated via Tolko’s website and social media channels: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TolkoIndustries/posts/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/TolkoIndustries.
Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our employees; many of whom have been displaced from their homes. Our message to our employees is to stay safe and look after your family and home. We are taking inventory of employee location and the status of homes and family safety, so we can determine how best to provide support and assistance.
At the mills, asset protection will be in place 24/7. We have our onsite team conducting fire protection tasks. We continue to work with BC Fire Services and will provide regular fire updates and information for employees as it becomes available.
For more information contact:
Janice Lockyer, Communications Advisor
Tolko Industries Ltd.