Tag Archives: Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Fairmont and Wapiti ski areas secure futures

Fairmont Hot Springs and Elkford’s Wapiti Ski Area now have more secure futures, thanks to renewed operating agreements with the province. The operating agreements for Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Area and Wapiti Ski Area last for 30 years each, and help … > Read More

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Message from the Mayor – November

By Mayor Ute Juras Village of Canal Flats It has been a few weeks now since the mill has closed and it has made out little town very quiet. The Worker Transition team is still meeting and will continue to … > Read More

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Free permits ensure firewood cut legally

During these cool autumn evenings, many British Columbians are starting to light their fireplaces or wood stoves to help keep their homes warm. However, people who cut or use firewood must ensure that it was harvested legally. The Ministry of … > Read More

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Off-road vehicle registration mandatory on Nov. 1

Off-road vehicle registration and safety provisions are mandatory on Crown land effective Nov. 1, following passage of regulations in support of the Off-Road Vehicle Act. The new regulations will promote safe and responsible use of B.C.’s backcountry, and include provisions … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the Oct. 2 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board meeting. West Fernie engineering contract scope expanded The engineering services contract with the Kerr Wood Leidal / MPE Engineering team … > Read More

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Weeds in the backcountry

This time of year is perfect for backcountry trips by ATV, mountain-bike, foot, or horseback. In order to preserve the important characteristics of our backcountry ecosystems, users should be aware of unintentional sources of weed contamination while in the backcountry. … > Read More

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Province to fund urban deer cost-share program

East Kootenay communities that have been wrestling with the urban deer issue may be getting a little help following a provincial government announcement this morning (Sept. 24). Responding today to a series of recommendations made by the Union of BC Municipalities … > Read More

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Two ecosystem restoration burns planned

The BC Wildfire Service is planning to conduct two ecosystem restoration burns in the East Kootenay Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 24, if weather conditions permit. These controlled burns are part of the Rocky Mountain Ecosystem Restoration Program developed by … > Read More

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Regulatory changes to angling management

Regulatory changes to Kootenay angling management announced today will help ensure a quality fishing experience, reduce crowding on popular rivers and support trout conservation, says the provincial government. The main change is implementation of a booking system for non-resident anglers … > Read More

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Outdoor water use changes coming on Wednesday

With ongoing hot, dry weather following a low snow pack winter, creeks and rivers are suffering from extreme drops in water levels. “We are very nervous about the levels in our reservoir,” stated City of Cranbrook chief administrative officer Wayne … > Read More

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