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October 27, 2017 3:28 pm

Bugs and Park Plans To Be Discussed at Council

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 5:58 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Two presentations will  kick off  this evening’s  regular meeting of Prince George City Council.  One deals with  a park,  the other  with  a  pest.

The Douglas Fir beetle is the latest pest to be damaging forests in the region.  According to the presenters,  the Douglas Fir Beetle’s presence in the Prince George region has  grown from just over 1300 hectares to  8127 hectares between 2015 and 2016.

There are mitigation measures that can be taken,  and presenters are hoping the City of Prince George will enter into a partnership to stem the  spread of the  beetle.

The Blackburn Community Association will be making a  presentation asking for use of  park space  to  create a bike park.

The Community Association has already  received a preliminary budget  from  developers of another  bike park in the City,  and  has  made an application to  the Rotary Club to help fund the development.

The bike park  would be designed to accommodate  all  ages and skill levels.


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