2012-08-14

Pesky beetle in Alberta gets extra attention from Saskatchewan

The fight against the spread of the mountain pine beetle has been taken up a notch as Saskatchewan plans to provide more money to help Alberta's effort to control the pest.

Saskatchewan is spending $800,000 to battle the creature that has ravaged timber lands in B.C. and parts of Alberta.

The money includes $450,000 Saskatchewan will pay Alberta to help stop the eastward spread of the mountain pine beetle through boreal forests.