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Defeating the Mountain Pine Beetle

Original Air Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Alberta's ongoing fight against the spread of Mountain Pine Beetle cost the Province $300 million over the past 6 years, and the government says the insects still managed to destroy 3.5 million trees last year. Mel Knight, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, wants other provinces to take up the battle, but some scientists say the effort puts industry over environment and is harming forests more than helping them. Should the Federal Government help Alberta fight the Mountain Pine Beetle? How is intervention affecting Alberta's forests, and can we win the beetle battle? Joining us for this discussion is Nigel Douglas, Conservation Specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association; and Sarah Boon, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Lethbridge.

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You know those interesting shops full of unique products that even grown-ups can’t resist? That’s Don’s Hobby Shop in Calgary—since 1949.

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