Province mergers forestry, wildlife divisions

The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government plans to deploy more conservation officers.
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The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government is merging its forestry and wildlife divisions to create the Newfoundland and Labrador Resource Enforcement Division. Officials say the merger will increase the number of conservation officers available for fish and wildlife enforcement. The new division is scheduled to begin taking shape in May. “What this basically means is not only more officers, but more nodes, or places of service. And that’s really important,” Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne told CBC Radio’s Labrador Morning.

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