On Tuesday, Aurora Cannabis Inc said it will shut down a facility in Edmonton, Alberta, adding to the woes of the cash-strapped Canadian pot producer, which has been reeling under the impact of the pandemic since last year.
The company said medical distribution from the Aurora Polaris facility that is being shut down will move to an adjacent factory called Aurora Sky, while manufacturing will move to its Aurora River factory in Ontario.
"We aspire to be a leaner, more agile organization that keeps pace with our competition and is on a path to profitability," a spokesperson for the company said in an email statement.
The company, however, did not disclose the number of employees that the move would impact. Aurora had announced staff reductions and plans to shut five facilities in June last year, hit by the pandemic's impact on the cash-strapped cannabis industry.
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