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Increased helicopter traffic in Williams Lake skies starting this week

The province is warning residents around Williams Lake about the increase of helicopter traffic in area skies.

High populations of Douglas-fir beetles in the Cariboo regions will have helicopter harvesting begin this week and used on steep slopes to remove trees infested with beetles.

Officials say the operations will only happen during the daylight and won’t occur on any of the upcoming holidays.

Livestock and pet owners are asked to take some precautions as some animals are easily spooked by the noise of a helicopter.

Operations will begin near the Williams Lake Stockyards and above Mile 168 Road. Operations will then move to the South Lakeside area and wrap-up in mid-February.

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