Canada’s Liberal Party has introduced a bill to amend acts and regulations related to firearms with the goal of making the pubic more safe and to get firearms out of the hands of gang members and other criminals, thus reducing crime and gun violence. What the legislation actually does is impact law-abiding licensed gun owners while doing nothing to address crime and gun violence. If enacted, the new bill will:

  • Require that anyone selling a non-restricted firearm call the Registrar of Firearms with the purchaser’s firearms licence information and obtain a reference number that will be associated with the sale.
  • Require businesses that sell firearms to log specific information about the sale of a non-restricted firearm for a minimum of 20 years.
  • Require a separate short term authorization to transport a restricted firearm to a gunsmith or gun show.
  • Put the control of classifying firearms back into the hands of the RCMP.

The Federal government has also consented to providing Quebec with a copy of the old firearms registry should Quebec ask for it.

Full text of Bill C-71

Status of the bill and debate.

What can you do?

Sign the petition against bill C-71

Send a letter to the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. (cc MP Bob Zimmer)

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

House of Commons Ottawa, ON

K1A 0A6

Example letter

You can use the letter as is, edit it to suit your needs, or write a new letter of your own — in any case, make sure you let Minister Goodale know how you feel. Your self-addressed envelope does not require a postage stamp.


Photo of John Holdstock

Applications are now being accepted for the John B. Holdstock Scholarship. The Holdstock Scholarship is administered through the BC Conservation Foundation and the North Peace Rod and Gun Club have been long-time contributors to this endowment.  The successful applicant of this scholarship must be a resident of British Columbia and a student attending university or college in the sciences or related outdoors field.

The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

More information.

The success of our annual fundraiser not only depends on the attendees on the night of the event, but also on the many volunteers and especially on the hundreds of donors and sponsors. The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to express our sincere appreciation to the many donors and sponsors of the 2018 fundraiser.

2018 Sponsor 2018 Sponsor
Ace Instruments Lakepoint Golf & Country Club
Aiken Crk Gas Storage Lube-X Jiffy Lube
Alan White M and N Ventures
Anne Musgrove Mackeno Ventures (Jim & Margaret Little)
Ashworth custom Knives Macro Industries
Backcountry Magnum Wear Parts
Bailey Helicopters Marcy’s Bright Ideas
Baron Oilfield Supply Mark Meiers
Barry & Lynn Holland Mary Parslow
BC Hydro Fish & Wildlife Compensation Mastec Canada Inc.
Beards Brewing McCaffrey Wildlife Art Studio
Bert Aubin- Bala Ventures LTD McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd.
Big Horn Spring & Brake LTD Melissa McCartney
Blooming Smiles Midnight Sun Landscaping
Bob Zimmer Mike Kroecher
Bold Promotions MNP
Brandt Tractor LTD MountainCor Properties Inc
Braun’s Flooring Murray GM FSJ
Brogan Safety Supplies Northern Snubbing
Butcher Block Northern Spring, Brake & Steering
Butler Farm Equiptment Northland Security Guard Services Ltd.
Canadian Tire Northern Metallic Sales
Cancor Rathole Inc Norweld Stress
Canol Outfitters NPRGC
Casey’s Pub NPSS Metal Shop
CCT Controls Peace Country Rentals
Chad Bordeleau- Century 21 Peace Hotshot Services (Trevor Dorie)
Challenger Inspections Peace River Building Products
CNRL Peace Taxidermy
Co-Op Bulk Plant Penny Boden
Cornerstone Yoga PJ Contracting
Crook Ventures LTD Pomeroy Hote;
CWL Energy Management Pro Pile Inc.
D&T Disposals Rapid Wireline
Dan Bridge Raven Oilfield
Dan’s Oilfield Rentals Rec-Pro & Arctic Spas
Dave Middleton Esquire Rick Taylor Studios
Deb Bowyer River Rats Club
DGS Astro Paving Rivers Sand & Gravel Inc
Ditmarsia Holdings Ltd Rob Sandberg W/ Sun Life Financial
Don Hoffman Rogers Trucking Inc.
Dr. Mike Zarchynski- North Peace Chiropractic Roland Triebel Jewellers
Drifters- Michelle Pringle Rosebrook Flooring
Driving Force Roy Northern Land & Environmental Services
Ducks Unlimited Sand & Stone Jewellery
Dunn Hiebert & Associates Sandy Troudt
Dunvegan Garden’s Secure Energy Services
Elite Technologies Sikanni River Outfitters
Epscan Industries Silver Sage Outfitters
Fedderly Transportation Ltd Steel Toes
Fisher King Charters Strait Energy
Frontier Law Sunrise Tannery Ltd
Gar-North Tammy Gulevich
Gas Drive Taylor Inn
Gaslink Industries Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd.
Gilpin Family (Jeff & Susan) Teresa Raabis
Goodlo Holdings The Brick
Grabher’s Last Stamd Bison Ranch The Hair Bin & Spa
Grand Slam Contracting Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Greg Pallister Trailblaz’n Power
Guy Lahaye Trojan Safety
Harvest Wine Outfitters Tryon Engineering Inc.
Hiighmark Oilfield Services Tryon Land Surveying Ltd.
Hilltop Enterprises Tuchodi River Outfitters
Hi-Performance Motor Sports Twylight Pressure Controls
Home Hardware Viper Innovation Inc.
Jackfish Dundee’s Pub Viterra
JD Knives & Custom Works Wash Zone
K&G Hiebert Ventures ltd Wild Sheep Society of BC
Kosick Aggregates Ltd World Gym
Kosick Auction Services Yellowhead Road & Bridge
L. Haugen Zoofoods

The annual general meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be held at 7 PM on Monday, March 26, 2018.

The AGM will include the election of club executive and directors, and a motion to update the club’s constitution as per the new BC Societies Act’s requirements. The current constitution can be downloaded for your review. If you are a club member, and have comments on the constitution for the review committee, please go to the club’s contact page and select “communications” to send those comments in.



Seasonal Greetings from the North Peace Rod and Gun Club

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club will reopen on January 4, 2018 at 10 AM

Photo of Rich and Wanda Petersen

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Rich and Wanda Petersen. Rich and Wanda were great supporters of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club and longtime advocates for fish, wildlife and the habitats they live in. Rich was the president of the club multiple times, and his leadership took us through some hard times and was instrumental in making our organization what is is today.  The recent losses of Rich and Wanda leaves a huge hole in our club’s community and the greater communities of Fort St. John, Charlie Lake and the Upper Halfway River Valley.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be closed starting at 1 PM on Monday, December 4th, 2017 in honour of Rich and Wanda. Their memorial service will be held at 2 PM that day at the Pomeroy Hotel. 

Photo of Winter Range Burn for Stone's Sheep on the Tuchodi

Winter Range Burn for Stone’s Sheep on the Tuchodi

The next meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club is Monday, October 30, 2017. We have some special guests attending: Dr. Sonja Leverkus will provide an update on the ten-year burn plan that she is developing and Michel Lavallee, Section Head Fish & Wildlife, will outline government’s strategic plan for ecosystem work in the northeast.

Your input is required to provide suggestions for possible prescribed burn sites.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club range will be closed October 26, 2017 for snow removal.

Photo of a grizzly bear with an elk kill.

The BC Government is requesting comments on their grizzly bear policy, which ends the “trophy hunt” for grizzly bears. According to the policy, licensed hunters will still be able to hunt grizzly bears according to provincial regulations, but edible portions will have to be brought out of the bush and the hunter will not be able to keep the skull, paws or hide. BC’s First Nations will continue to be able to harvest grizzly bears and possess all parts of grizzly bears (including the “trophy parts”) when the harvest is done within traditionally used areas pursuant to Aboriginal or treaty rights (i.e. for food, social, or ceremonial reasons.)

Request for comment and policy documents (be sure to read them).

Photo of Burns on the Tuchodi

The next general meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club is on Monday, September 25, 2017. Some topics to be discussed are:

Update on the Tuchodi prescribed burns project

Update on the winter 2017 goat inventory work by Mike Bridger, biologist

Update on land transfers/Skooks Landing

Review and comments on proposed hunting regulation changes for 2018/2019

Grizzly bear regulation



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