Announcements


A concerned group of residents from the Charlie Lake area are in the process of collecting signatures on a petition that supports the efforts of Pat Pimm’s MLA First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee with specific emphasis on two parcels of land on Charlie Lake and one parcel at mile 63.5 that have reserves put on them for consideration in negotiations with local first nations. 

More information is included on the petition website.

Please consider signing the petition.

Local regional wildlife biologists Mike Bridger and Audrey Gagné-Delorme, and Michel Lavaliere, Regional Fish and Wildlife Section Head, will be attending our October monthly meeting to tell us about some project proposals that they are working on. Mike will be talking about goats and sheep, Audrey about grizzly bears, and Michel about ecosystem restoration (prescribed burning).

Don’t forget the meeting date has been changed to Monday, October 24, 2016.

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

The date for the regular monthly meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club has been changed from October 31, 2016 to October 24, 2016 to avoid the conflict with Halloween.

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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Thursday, May 26

7:00-9:00pm       Sitka Elevate Hunting Film Tour at the Lido Theatre – $10/seat

 

Friday, May 27

Noon-6:00          Vendor Demonstrations & Presentations

 

Saturday, May 28

9:00-10:00         Vendor Presentations (Sitka, Badlands, Zeiss)

10:10-11:00        Backpacking Know How w/ Backpacking Specialist Jessica Kappel

11:00-12:30        Hide care and Caping Demo w/ Basil Szoo of Peace Taxidermy

12:30-1:15         Surviving a Grizzly Attack w/ Chris & Rob & inReach Satellite Communicator Rep Todd Fitzpatrick

1:15-1:45           Regulation Changes & Hunter Knowledge w/ BC Conservation Officers

1:45-2:30           Sheep Population Discussion w/ Ministry Biologists Chris Addison & Mike Bridger

2:30-5:00           Sheep Hunting Tactics w/ Premier Sheep Hunting Outfitter Clay Lancaster

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club property is included in the evacuation alert area of the Beatton Airport Road fire. The club remains open for business as per the usual operating hours. Please check back for updates should the fire situation change.

It is now time to renew your North Peace Rod and Gun Club memberships for the April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 period. Purchase your renewal or new membership at the club or at BackCountry. It’s also time to renew your hunting and fishing licence.

The annual general meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the clubhouse. There will be a regular monthly meeting followed by the election of officers.

Note that this date was chosen as the last Monday of the month (March 28) falls on Easter Monday.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00 PM

Where: North Peace Rod and Gun Club Charlie Lake

Presenter: Chris Addison, Director Resource Operations, FLNRO

The BC Government, along with local First Nations, has been working on a regional moose management plan. Chris Addison will give us an update on the process and outcomes to date.

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