Last Friday (April 15) in Williams Lake, the B.C. Liberal government announced it is continuing to provide funding, with a $9-million infusion, to help the province’s three beetle action coalitions (BAC) continue their front-line battle against the mountain pine beetle epidemic.
However, this is the same funding program that was announced by then premier Gordon Campbell during last year’s Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention.
When he stepped down as B.C. Liberal leader a short time later, there was some confusion and concern as to whether the funding promise was still on the table.