Saskatchewan pilots join Quebec foresters in fight to halt spruce budworm

Michael Yaholnitsky is the president of Miccar Aerial Applicators, the Yorkton, Sask., company whose planes took part in SOPFIM operations to halt the spread of the spruce budworm. (Julia Caron/CBC)

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Canada's political leaders could learn a thing or two about interprovincial co-operation from the pilots helping to save Quebec's most valuable forests from the scourge of the spruce budworm.

Throughout June and early July, the airport in Mont-Joli, in Quebec's Lower Saint Lawrence region, buzzed with activity, as five planes owned by a company based in Yorkton, Sask., carried out targeted spray operations, beginning as soon as dawn broke each morning.

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Source: CBC News

 

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