2007-12-18

Natural Resources Canada: Government of Canada Announces Further Investments to Control the Mountain Pine Beetle in Alberta

Members of Parliament Mr. Chris Warkentin (Peace River) and Mr. Rob Merrifield (Yellowhead) today announced $4 million in funding for the monitoring and spread control of the mountain pine beetle in Alberta. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources.

"Today's investment further demonstrates our Government's commitment to fighting the spread of the mountain pine beetle eastward into the boreal forest and across Canada," said Mr. Warkentin. "This funding will give the province of Alberta greater capacity to initiate targeted control actions in priority infestation areas."