2008-08-07

Chief wants pine beetle action

B.C. First Nations groups are calling on the federal government to protect the province's most threatened communities, before it's too late.

The call for action is in response to the wave of red, dying trees as the Mountain Pine Beetle moves into the South Okanagan.

The head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, says that with the forest full of dying trees, it's a recipe for disaster and wants the federal government to do something about it.