CJOB News Team reporting
The Manitoba government is ramping up the subsidy paid to municipalities and trappers who help get rid of problem beavers. It's increasing from 15-dollars an animal to 20-dollars. Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie says beavers can cause flooding that damages roads or fields. Western Manitoba has been hardest hit. A problem beaver management program in Manitoba offers workshops for local officials and landowners to manage beavers using non-lethal methods.