2010-10-06

Additional $1 million in funding every year for Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition

The Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC) will receive an additional $1 million in funding every year from the Province to find new opportunities for affected forestry workers throughout the region.

“The pine beetle epidemic is one of the most serious challenges our area has ever faced. However, I believe in the strength of our community and through the Beetle Action Coalition, we’re going to find solutions,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “All indications are that our forest industry is strengthening, so this additional funding comes at a great time.

“As Parliamentary Secretary for Pine Beetle Community Recovery, the Beetle Action Coalitions have been a major priority for me. I know the work they do is vital to protecting and creating jobs for forestry workers.”