Tag Archives: Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations

ORV use can cause environmental damage

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy exploring this province’s spectacular backcountry need to do it responsibly and be aware of his/her legal obligations, or else they may face hefty fines and possible jail time. Under the Forest and Range Practices Act, it … > Read More

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Voluntary ORV registration extended to Nov. 1

Mandatory off-road vehicle (ORV) registration is being deferred from June 1 to Nov. 1. The extra time provides additional time for off-road users to prepare for the mandatory registration, while the regulatory details are finalized on both registration and safety, the … > Read More

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Koocanusa patrols bolstered for long weekend

Extra enforcement will be taking place at Lake Koocanusa throughout the Victoria Day long weekend in an effort to keep the popular recreation area safe and clean, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced today. The multi-agency strategy is aimed at … > Read More

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11 wolves killed in South Selkirks

Wolf “removal activities” to help save caribou herds in the South Selkirk Mountains and South Peace have concluded for this year, the provincial government reports. The program began on Jan. 15 with a goal to remove wolf populations threatening caribou … > Read More

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Province grants $23,300 to fight invasive plants

The provincial government is providing $23,300 to the Regional District of East Kootenay to help control the spread of invasive plants, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced today. This is one of 29 grants, totalling $1,702,000, that are being distributed … > Read More

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Leave newborn wildlife in the wild

When it comes to newborn wild animals, mother always knows best, and so with fawning and calving season underway, provincial biologists are reminding people that newborn deer, elk or moose should not be touched or moved when encountered. People who … > Read More

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Prescribed ER burn season approaching

André Chalabi has been busy prepping for the first prescribed burns of 2015 in the Columbia Trench. Chalabi (pictured above) is Burn Boss with Wildfire Management Branch, (a division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, (FLNRO), … > Read More

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Clean bird feeders help keep populations healthy

Bird lovers are encouraged to help protect bird populations and prevent the spread of infectious diseases through the regular cleaning of bird feeders and birdbaths. During spring, many small migratory songbirds are returning home from winter retreats to the south. … > Read More

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Land and Land Title act changes introduced

A Bill was introduced yesterday in Victoria that could allow the provincial government to close certain Crown land areas “as required,” among other changes aimed at streamlining bureaucracy. Bill 25, introduced March 25, is intended to make it easier to regulate and … > Read More

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Fernie Council Connection

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the March 23 City of Fernie council meeting. 1. AGREEMENTS, LICENCES PERMITS & POLICIES 1.1 2015 Griz Days Partnering Agreement with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.  Council authorized the … > Read More

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