Cons Spin Old Beetle Bucks as New Beetle Bucks

beetle.jpgI read about the $24.8-million the Cons are giving BC to battle the pine beetle blight in our forests. I hope people are not impressed with this because it is another sleight of hand trick being played on BC. No new money here. All we have had today is another repeat announcement of money already promised from a previous time. The Prince George Opinion 250 reports,

These are not new dollars

The money comes from the $200 million announced in January of this year, and that $200 million was part of the $400 million announced in the Budget of 2006.

CTV reports that forestry experts are warning,

“urgent action is needed to prevent flooding in areas ravaged by the mountain pine beetle epidemic”.

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