2011-07-08

Alberta government wants other provinces and Ottawa to help fight pine beetle infestation

It’s time for the federal government and other provinces to help Alberta hold the line against the mountain pine beetle, Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight says.

“This is an extremely serious situation for Alberta and it’s getting to be an issue that’s of serious concern and high risk to the boreal forest east of us as well,” Knight said Thursday.

“We are going to ask for this to be looked at as a bit of a shared responsibility for us to manage this thing inside of Alberta to the best of our ability.”