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We are in the final stages of the review process of the club’s constitution for filing and meeting the new requirements of the BC Societies Act.

Download and review the revised constitution — the sections that appear in bold type in the document have yet to be approved by the club membership. A vote will occur at the May 28, 2018 meeting.

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.

The Mighty Peace 3-Gun League kicked off the 2018 shooting season at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club on May 12. 33 shooters from around the Peace Country enjoyed a warm and sunny day at the club.

Family-Fishing-Weekend-Poster

Please consider supporting this fantastic weekend of fishing fun by volunteering or by donating. If you can help out, contact Tammi at Backcountry (contact details on the poster).

Last year’s events.

Photo of Mountain Goats

Executive Summary 

Mountain goats are considered to be relatively plentiful within the Peace Region; however, there is a clear need to assess the abundance and distribution of this species in order to implement best management practices. To address these knowledge gaps, a 5-year regional population inventory was initiated in 2013. As part of this multi-year project, an aerial survey of mountain goats was conducted July 18th–22nd, 2017 (Year 4 of 5) in Wildlife Management Units 7-50, 7-51, and 7-54 in the Northern Rockies (Muskwa-Tuchodi area) of the Peace Region, British Columbia. During the survey a total of 821 mountain goats were observed, 623 were adults (males and females combined) and 198 were kids (young-of-the-year). A sightability correction factor of 1.54 (assumes 65% of mountain goats were observed) was applied to the total number of mountain goats counted, resulting in a population estimate of 1,264 individuals within the study area. The information obtained from this aerial survey will be used to delineate population management units and better inform management decisions for mountain goats, including sustainable harvest levels.

Full Report

Photo of Guy Lahaye at Firearms Roundtable

Photo Credit Matt Preprost Alaska Highway News

In the wake of new federal firearms legislation, Bill C-71, NPRGC president Guy Lahaye participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer on April 20.

Full story.

Don’t forget to send you letters on Bill C-71 to Minister Goodale. 

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.

PAL March 24, 2018 RPAL March 25, 2018

Or

PAL April 14, 2018 RPAL April 15, 2018

 

Firearms Courses Poster

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

As you most likely have heard, on January 5, 2018  CBSA issued a memorandum regarding the Canadian International Trade Tribunal decision on Centrifugal Opening Knives. CBSA resolved that centrifugal knives will be classified as prohibited weapons if the following conditions are met:

  1. knife has a blade that opens by centrifugal force, when the blade isreleased from the handle into the fully ejected and locked position with a simple and brisk outwardly flick of the wrist; and
  2. it includes knives that require some preliminary or simultaneous minimal manipulation of either a flipper or other non-edged parts of the blade.

While there seems to be wildly different interpretations of these parameters across the various crossings, one thing that is consistent is the ruling – the interpretation leaves enough room to imply that folding knives are no longer permitted to be imported into Canada.

A petition has been launched to repeal this Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s decision to prohibit the import of one-hand opening knives.

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