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Posted: March 21, 2019

MLA worried about caribou conversation

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok says he is worried about the provincial government’s plans regarding mountain caribou and the lack of public input being considered.

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok

Clovechok reported this afternoon (March 21) he had just taken part in “some conversation on caribou with Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNROD) “and it’s very worrisome.

“My fellow rural MLAs and I just got off a call with FLNROD staff on the section 11 issue on caribou. They tell us that they will be making their “draft” agreement public, along with maps etc. later today. But here’s the rub; after affected areas have been waiting for months for discussion opportunities the government has limited the time to two months to talk to all stakeholders. Not good enough!” Clovechok said in an e-mail to e-KNOW.

With that brief timeline in mind, the MLA is urging constituents to speak out.

“I encourage everyone who has an interest in this issue to make sure you bring all your concerns and ideas forward. Stay in touch with our offices and we will provide updates as we get them; assuming they give them to us,” he said, hinting any public discussion held by FLNROD may simply be window dressing.

“Having listened to them today, their “draft plan” seems like more than just a draft. Stay tuned and please get engaged,” Clovechok stated.

Find out more and post your thoughts to the ministry.

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