Home building retail chain, Lowe’s, is closing 27 of its Rona stores across the country in February, including three in Northern Ontario.

Two stores in Sault Ste. Marie and one in Sudbury are on the list for closure. Lowes says the stores are under-performing and that it is focusing on its most profitable operations.

Lowe's bought Rona in 2016 in a two-billion dollar deal.