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The BC Wildlife Federation and the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a town hall meeting at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Fort St. John Curling Rink.

If you are concerned about the future of fish and wildlife populations, and future generation’s ability to hunt, fish, camp, and recreate in British Columbia, you need to attend this meeting. Jim Glaicar, President of the BCWF will provide a provincial perspective, and we will also:

  • Discuss local wildlife and habitat management issues
  • Provide an update on First Nations land agreements
  • Introduce the local candidates for the North Peace riding for the upcoming May 9, 2017 provincial election

Town Hall Fort St. John Poster

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm made a presentation to the Peace River Regional District related to the activities of his MLA’s First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The North Peace Rod and Gun Club is represented on the committee.

The presentation included an outline of the committee’s activities, identification of the lands being held as of interest for First Nations, the committee’s recommendations to Government and the Government’s lack of response.

Both the Alaska Highway News and Energetic City have good coverage of the presentation:

Alaska Highway News

Energetic City

As a direct result of the Public Forum the North Peace Rod and Gun Club held back in March, 2016, MLA Pat Pimm has formally organized a group of stakeholders from the North and South Peace into a MLA’s First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and the BC Wildlife Federation have representation on the committee. The committee has met three times to date. The following is Pat Pimm’s press release describing the committee and it’s purpose:

For Immediate Release 

July 6th, 2016

MLA First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee 

This note is to inform Northeast BC residents that myself and Mike Bernier the MLA from Peace River South are in the process of organizing a group of local stakeholders and finalizing the committee membership to look at, comment on and make recommendations on some parcels of Crown land that has been set aside by Government that could possibly be involved in future Government to government discussions between the BC government and Treaty 8 First Nations.

In keeping with section 35 of the Constitution and previous direction from the Supreme Court of Canada, the Government of British Columbia is continuing to work with First Nations across the province to identify lands through the treaty process or other potential avenues to try to foster long term reconciliation and certainty on the land base. 

In the Northeastern part of British Columbia, we also have Site C that is presently under construction and could also see some lands being transferred to First Nations as an accommodation result of for some of their traditional territory. 

The purpose of this committee is to bring representatives from the Peace River region including the local MLA’s, Regional Provincial Ministry managers, former provincial ministry mangers, regional residents, local BCWF reps, local trappers associations reps, local guide and outfitter representatives, local grain growers representatives, local cattlemen representatives, local winter and summer recreational and back country representatives together in one venue to review Crown land parcels that have been identified as possible future land transfers.

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Voluntary registration of off-road vehicles such as ATVs, side-by-sides, and snow machines starts today, November 17, 2014. Registration becomes mandatory on June 1, 2015. There is a one-time fee of $48 per ORV and is payable to ICBC through an insurance broker. Provincial Sales Tax may also be due if the tax was not paid when you purchased your ORV.

The following documents explain the program in more detail:

ORV Government Press Release

ICBC ORV Registration and Licensing

ORV Provincial Sales Tax