2012-10-23

Saskatchewan hires B.C. firm in battle against pesky mountain pine beetle

Saskatchewan is trying to stop the spread of the mountain pine beetle by hiring a B.C. company to help cut, pile and burn infested trees in the province's southwest.

Duncan Henderson Contracting will get up to $240,000 over three years to remove infested lodgepole pine in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

The Saskatchewan government says historically, outbreaks have been limited by the cold climate.