Tag Archives: Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Illegal dumping under investigation

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is seeking information concerning illegal dumping that took place on Houle Road near Kimberley. Sometime between August 8 and Aug. 16., somebody dumped a quantity of dirt, wood, cement and garbage … > Read More

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Better business certainty with new guide outfitter licence

New five-year guide outfitter licences will save guides time and money, while lowering the administrative burden of government, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations stated in a May 26 press release. While the one-year licensing option will … > Read More

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Elizabeth Lake drainage assessment approved

An engineering assessment will be completed on the Elizabeth Lake drainage basin from the watershed to the City of Cranbrook storm water system. The need for an assessment was the key action item to come out of a stakeholders meeting … > Read More

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Concern expressed over proposed Whitetail subdivision

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW A subdivision proposal for a property east of Whitetail Lake has alarm bells sounding for Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) directors. Village of Canal Flats Mayor Ute Juras May 2 suggested the regional government should send … > Read More

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Wolf management plan released

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations last month released the province’s wolf management plan. The plan fully recognizes that the fundamental goal of wolf management in British Columbia, as with all other provincial game species, is to … > Read More

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Province forming angling review committee

If you are interested in helping shape fisheries policy in the East Kootenay, then the province would like to hear from you. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is forming a Classified Waters Review Committee. The purpose … > Read More

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Two prescribed burns scheduled in region

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning to conduct two prescribed burns in the East Kootenay in April. The timing of the burns is dependent on weather and site conditions. The first burn is tentatively scheduled … > Read More

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Province takes aim at feral pigs

It is now legal for licensed hunters to harvest feral pigs anywhere in the province, under a new regulatory amendment designating the animal as ‘Schedule C’ wildlife. Feral pigs are invasive animals that have escaped farm environments and established themselves … > Read More

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Wildlife Interpretive Centre Committee struck

The Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretive Centre (the Centre), operated under the umbrella of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA), is beginning a process to examine options for its future operations. In support of this process, the CVWMA Interpretive Centre … > Read More

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Cougar hunting season closing in the East Kootenay

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is closing the cougar hunting season in the East Kootenay, effective midnight on Saturday, Feb. 15. The closure covers the Columbia River valley from Mica Creek in the northeast to the … > Read More

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