General Info

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.

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.

In a scenario that sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, bull trout and other fish will travel in trucks past the Site C dam for 100 years as part of BC Hydro’s strategy to save the threatened fish species from disappearing from the Peace River.

The public hydro provider, which is in the early stages of building the $8.8 billion dam, declined to discuss its fish-saving plans. However, a review of reports filed by the Crown corporation reveals an elaborate and expensive plan that may not work, according to a U.S. fish biologist with bull trout expertise.

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Tim Roth and Fouru Outerwear are huge sponsors of Resident Priority in BC.
Tims company is based in Kelowna, and all his manufacturing is done in Canada.
Fouru Outerwear is attempting to give back to those that do their part for the outdoors.
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By joining the North Peace Rod and Gun Club, not only do you become a member of the BC Wildlife Federation, but you also get liability insurance provided by Capri insurance in Kelowna. Included in that insurance is liability related to the use of off road vehicles (ORV) while activity engaged in hunting and angling activities.

If you are operating your ORV on a Forest Service Road you must:

  1. Wear a helmet
  2. Carry a valid driver’s licence
  3. Show proof of a minimum of $200,000 liability insurance. The Capri insurance covers this if you are hunting or angling, but be sure to carry both your BCWF membership card and the Capri Certificate of Insurance.

These rules are nothing new and are not related to the new laws regarding ORV registration that came into effect in November 2014. The government recently extended the deadline for ORV registration to November 1, 2015.


QA_ORV Act_May2015


Here is the most recent report on the Moberly Lake trout rehabilitation project.

Executive Summary

Lake trout declines in Moberly Lake have been a matter of public concern since at least the early 1970’s. A series of standardised habitat assessments completed by Horne (2003) and Anderson (2007a) indicate that habitat quality is excellent, and that the long and varied history of harvest pressures was responsible for lake trout declines.

Lake trout stock assessment and mark-recapture work completed from 2005-2012 indicates that lake trout are at critically low abundance (less than 500 fish ? 35cm) and that a nearly total collapse in recruitment is occurring, the combination of which may lead to extirpation within a ten-year period (Anderson 2009).

The recruitment failures are believed to be the result of cultivation-depensation interactions within the larger fish community, and most likely involve lake whitefish (and/or perhaps slimy sculpins; Anderson 2009).

In collaboration with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC), a series of three rehabilitative stocking efforts have been undertaken in an effort to re-establish the species community balance in Moberly Lake and promote successful recruitment of lake trout to the population. To this end, the first successful egg-take was completed in fall 2010, using Moberly lake trout as brood stock. The progeny were hatchery-reared until release as large yearlings in the spring of 2012. The second egg-take was completed in the fall of 2012, again using native brood stock, with progeny intended for release in the spring of 2014. One last egg collection and subsequent stocking is planned for the fall of 2014 and spring of 2016 respectively.

The main intent of this report is to document the activities completed since the time of last reporting (2010-2012 inclusive), and provide an update on results of the continuing data analyses.

Complete Report

If you are applying for a restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence or an Authorization to Transport a restricted firearm and you are finding a long delay in receiving your documents, it may be because the Firearms Centre does not have proof of your membership to an approved range. Make sure you include a copy of your valid gun club membership when applying for either a PALR or ATT.

Technically you should not have to provide proof of membership to receive a new or renewed PALR, but we know of some cases where processing the application has been held up without providing proof.

Starting Monday, January 2, 2012 the range will be open:

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Statutory Holidays: July 1, 2012, August 6, 2012, and September 3, 2012

The range will be closed:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Christmas Break, and all statutory holidays other than those listed above.

The following membership fees will become effective on April 1, 2012. The amounts include HST.

Single: $90.00
Family: $100.00
Junior: $18.00
Senior: $25.00

There seems to be some confusion as to what information must be provided by, and also recorded in our log book, related to users of restricted and prohibited firearms at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club.

The following section are from the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations (SOR/98-212):

14. (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall keep records, with respect to the following users of restricted firearms or prohibited firearms, that include
(a) with respect to a member or officer of the club
(i) his or her name, address and phone number,
(ii) his or her membership card number, and
(iii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms or, if one does not exist, his or her date of birth; and
(b) with respect to a guest of a member or officer of the club
(i) the information required in subparagraph (a)(i), and
(ii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms, if one exists.
(2) Every record made under subsection (1) must be maintained for at least six years.
(3) At the chief firearms officer’s request, the operator of the approved shooting club shall submit to the chief firearms officer a report containing all or any requested part of the information described in subsection (1).

15. (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a chief firearms officer, supply a written description of the participation, if any, of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, in target practice or target shooting competitions within the previous five years, where subsection 67(2) of the Act applies to the member, officer or guest.

(2) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, supply to the requestor the description referred to in subsection (1) that concerns the requestor.

Sec. 67(2) of the Firearms Act deals with the renewal of your ATT and whether or not it has been used for the purposes that was originally stated on your application. As stated in 15(1) and (2), a chief firearms officer can ask the club for information from the previous five years related to your shooting activity to base his or her decision on whether or not to renew your ATT.

The membership card system the was discussed at the general meeting in January of 2010 is meant to track the status of members of the club and membership expiry dates. The system under discussion does not interphase with RCMP databases in any way.

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