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CN Strike Forces Further Downtime at Canfor Sawmills
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 20 February 2007 - Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP) announced today that it will be taking production downtime at its Mackenzie sawmill three production days earlier than the company announced last week, beginning 21 February, coupled with additional curtailments at other British Columbia mills in Vavenby, Houston, and at its Kyahwood remanufacturing joint venture located in Moricetown.

The additional three days of downtime at Mackenzie, the week of downtime at both Houston and Vavenby, and the three days at Kyahwood represent approximately 20 million board feet of additional production curtailment Canfor has had to take as a result of the Canadian National railway strike.

"The timing of the strike places an additional burden on our operations and is having a very negative impact on our company," said Jim Shepherd, president and CEO. "Over 1300 of our employees across British Columbia are being affected by this strike, not to mention other communities which also depend on reliable rail service," said Shepherd. "The magnitude of this strike warrants immediate action by the federal government to bring about a resolution," he concluded.

Canfor is a leading integrated forest products company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It has interests in 33 facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec in Canada and in Washington, North Carolina, and South Carolina in the United States. The company is the largest producer of softwood lumber in Canada. It also producing oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, remanufactured lumber products and specialized wood products. Canfor also owns a 50.1% interest in Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, which is one of the largest producers of northern softwood kraft pulp in Canada and a leading producer of high performance kraft paper. Canfor shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CFP).


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