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Fishing and Hunting COVID-19 Updates

Recent update to Province of British Columbia – B.C. Hunting Important Notices

A link to important information regarding hunting and angling services during COVID-19 has been posting to the website.

As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, THIS PAGE will provide updates regarding any changes implemented by the Province related to hunting and fishing activities.

As the Covid-19 situation rapidly evolves, the Resource Stewardship Division within the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development continues to modify our response accordingly.

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.    I believe safety is our upmost responsibility, therefore, I feel very confident that all members understand our decision.

This difficult decision was deemed necessary in order for the Club to do its part in keeping our members and public healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis. The Club will adhere to the recommendations of the BC Center for Disease Control and BC Chief Public Health Officer and the situation will continue to be monitored closely, so as to determine when Club facilities can reopen and resume normal operations.

Unfortunately, as it has with many other families and institutions, this has begun to take a financial toll. Understandably, renewals and new memberships have taken a sharp decrease. Our memberships go a long way towards the approximately $150k in fixed annual expenses (heating, hydro, insurance, etc.) the Club has whether it is open or not.

We are reaching out to you now in the hope that, if you have the means to do so, you will renew, purchase a new membership or even make a small donation to the Club. In recognition of your generosity and loyalty in these trying times, the Club will be extending the length of memberships to compensate for the time our members have lost due to the closure. This time will be added to your membership once the Club facilities have reopened.

Scroll down to see how to donate.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Stay safe and healthy

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.

 

 

Election 2019: Liberals Announce Gun Bans

September 20, 2019

At 11:40 EDT am today, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, deflecting away from proven allegations of racism roaring through the media, announced his government would – if elected – “Ban military-style assault weapons and will conduct a buy back program of these types of firearms.” He did not define what that nebulous term “military-style assault weapons” meant nor how the buy-back would be implemented. Continue Reading →