2007-11-08

The Government of Canada and the City of Kamloops announce new funding for jobs removing beetle-infested trees

Betty Hinton, Member of Parliament for Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and Terry Lake, Mayor of the City of Kamloops, today announced joint funding for a project that will help minimize the fire hazard from dead and dying trees infested with pine beetle and create jobs for 12 local workers.

“Our government is pleased to partner with the City of Kamloops and the Community Futures Development Corporation of Thompson Country to help adults and young people in Kamloops who require employment and career assistance,” said Ms. Hinton. “This project builds on our previous initiatives to eliminate the pine beetle and reduce fire risk, and provides local workers with experience in forestry-related jobs.”