2008-11-27

Alberta may clear cut trees to stop pine beetle

Alberta may clear cut trees in a popular recreation area west of Calgary to help thwart the spread of the voracious mountain pine beetle.

New reports suggest the number of the timber-killing beetles in southwest Alberta has doubled.

About three-quarters of the infested region consists of provincial parks in an area that Albertans call Kananaskis Country, along the eastern edge of Banff National Park.