2011-04-21

$3M More To Mitigate Pine Beetle Impact In Region

The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition has received a commitment from the provincial government on $1-million dollars a year over the next three years to continue its efforts to combat the economic impacts of the mountain pine beetle.

The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Innovation has announced a total of $9-million dollars over three years for the Omineca, Cariboo-Chilcotin, and Southern Interior.

OBAC Chair, Don Bassermann says, "This funding means the coalition can continue to implement the strategies and projects that have been so important to this region, helping us to achieve the long-term goals that will provide strength and resilience across all sectors and communities in the region."