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All Club facilities closed Until further notice re COVID-19 concerns

To All Members

I regret to inform all members of the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club, due to the COVID 19 Virus, our facilities at the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club will be closed until further notice.  We will be adhering to the strict recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as to when businesses and or facilities such as ours should resume operations.  I believe safety is our upmost responsibility, therefore, I feel very confident that all members understand our decision.

In Solidarity,
John Noble
President
Nanaimo & District Fish & Game Protective Association

COVID-19 scams are spreading like the virus

B.C., Federal Serious and Organized Crime
2020-03-19 09:38 PDT

British Columbians are being targeted by fraudsters who want to profit from consumers’ fears and desire to protect themselves from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is reporting that scammers are setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information.
The emails and posts may be promoting awareness and prevention tips, and fake information about cases in your neighborhood. They also may be asking you to donate to victims, offering advice on unproven treatments, offering protective gear or detection kits, or fake home sanitizing services.
There are currently no vaccines or drugs approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. The current forecast to have efficient vaccines available for general public is months away and will be communicated via legitimate government and health authorities.

For full details click here COVID-19 Scams to the RCMP B.C., Federal Serious and Organized Crime

Ottawa’s “buy back” is a multi-billion boondoggle

In his Mandate letter to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Prime Minister Trudeau gave the highest priority to prohibiting and confiscating “military-style assault rifles.” Speculation about the cost of this “buy back” has zeroed in on how much owners will be paid for surrendering their guns. CBC reported that Minister Blair claimed the cost for the “buy back” of roughly 250,000 firearms would be between $400,000 and $600,000. That is, if owners comply.
My best estimate is that confiscating 250,000 firearms would cost the Canadian taxpayer between $1.6 billion to almost $5 billion in the first year. My back-of-the-envelope estimate of the governmental costs of collecting 250,000 guns required to be surrendered has been extrapolated from the New Zealand template. The detailed calculations are posted on the website, https://justiceforgunowners.ca.

Article Submitted by Gary Mauser, PhD Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, BCWF Chair Firearms Committee.

To read the entire article CLICK HERE.

 

The Club is open again least until the next storm.

We had to close the club on Wednesday and Thursday due to the heavy accumulation of snow. We opened it on Friday but I guess we were a bit optimistic when the forecast said the storm was over. Saturday dawned and the facilities were buried in snow so we had to close it again.

A special thanks to Larry McFarlane who spent three days on the club tractor clearing the parking lot and caretaker Wayne who spent those days shoveling and clearing all the walkways. It seemed they just got finished on the first day and had to start from scratch again the next day as the snow just kept coming. Saturday was a full day of plowing and shoveling again.

We are going to open it tomorrow and hope it is really the end of the storm this time but all the ranges will be very hard to use as they have a heavy accumulation and no one has had time to work on them.

 

 

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Nanaimo & District Fish & Game Protective Association will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday, January 19, 2020, starting at 10:00am.
The agenda will include the election of an executive Board of Directors for the new year, a financial report for the previous year, presentation of budgets for the coming year, and all other business of the club.
Please consider allowing your name to stand for a position on the executive, or if you know anyone who would be interested, please nominate him or her for a position.
Banquet tickets will be on sale at the end of the meeting.

**Members, please check your membership cards to make sure they have not expired –  a current membership is needed to vote at the AGM.