Resolute Forest Products will permanently shutting down a paper machine in Iroquois Falls in six months.
The machine shutdown will impact 70 workers, but the northeastern Ontario mill will continue to make newsprint on its remaining machine.
Resolute said the machine was operating at less than 60 per cent of its annual production capacity, producing 30,000 tonness of specialty and construction grade papers.
The company said markets for these products have been declining and are expected to keep declining. The Montreal-headquartered forestry producer said of the mill's 240 employees about 60 to 70 are eligible for retirements. Those remaining will either transition to new duties or could be moved to other Resolute operations if possible.