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Saturday, November 17, 2018
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9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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Alberta attacks the Pine Beetle in GP

The latest chapter in a story, which has a familiar but ominous ring for many people in BC, is being written in western Alberta.

In an effort to stop the eastward spread of the tree-killing mountain pine beetle, crews armed with chainsaws and fire are fanning out this winter, from Grande Prairie in the North, to the Crowsnest Pass in the south.

The plan is to cut down and destroy infested trees before the next generation of bugs takes flight. The jobs of thousands of forestry workers and the environmental health of watersheds, that feed rivers across the Prairies, are at stake.

The insects, which have destroyed or infested up to 75 percent of British Columbia’s mature lodgepole pine, have flown deep into western Alberta, in search of more trees to ruin.

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