Author Archive | Steve Corscadden

Have your say: The Canadian government opens its public consultation on banning handguns and semi-auto rifles.

Prime Minister Trudeau has asked the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, to lead an examination of a ban on handguns and “assault weapons” in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians.
The Government of Canada says they would like to hear your views.
This is your chance to have your say directly to the government. Consultations are available from October 11 to November 10, 2018. Please do this right away.
To make your voice heard, go to:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/police/crime-and-crime-prevention/reducing-violent-crime-dialogue-handguns-assault-weapons.html

 

Moose Hunting Regulations for the North Part of the Skeena Region.

The following was just received from the Senior Wildlife Biologist of the Skeena Region:

CLICK HERE to see a brochure that was developed to help hunters interpret the moose hunting regulations for the north part of the Skeena Region. It was designed to be printed and folded into a 3-sided brochure. The summary of the northern moose regulations on page 71 of Hunting and Trapping Synopsis covers the new regulations, however this brochure is more comprehensive.
The brochure will also be posted online in the next few days.
More detailed maps of new antler restricted areas can be found here in the Skeena tab:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/regulations-synopsis#maps

 

The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the approval of the $9.3-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion

Vancouver Sun
Updated: August 30, 2018

The Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday released its long-anticipated decision on the Kinder Morgan Trans Canada pipeline. The ruling pleased environmentalists and other anti-pipeline protesters, and shocked proponents of the project such as business and trade organizations. Here are five key details: Continue Reading →

Nanaimo IPSC BC Qualifiers Report

On July 14th and 15th, Nanaimo Fish & Game hosted our annual IPSC BC double qualifier, two separate matches held on consecutive days. More than 100 shooters from all over the province (and one from Grand Cayman Islands!) braved the scorching heat to come out and shoot seven stages (mini matches) consisting a total of 212 rounds each day. When the smoke cleared and the computer finished crunching the numbers, the winners were announced.
Sundays course of fire was a variation of Saturdays. Same number of stages and rounds, different start positions. There were a few different shooters and a few less shooters. The heat was taking its toll.
On behalf of myself and the rest of the match committee (Kevin Wheatcroft, Jurgen Brandmeier and Rob Clarke), I would like to thank everyone who came out and shot the match, our helpers for set-up and tear-down and congratulate all of the division and class winners. We’re looking forward to doing this all over again next year. I would also like to thank Norm Wolf who came out and photographed the event for us.  CLICK HERE to see the winners.

Jim Wilbur.

 

Federal Government to take a serious look at banning handguns

The Globe and Mail
Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief
Ottawa
Published July 26, 2018

In the wake of the recent Toronto shooting a recent Globe and Mail article quoted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he will decide in mid-August whether to pursue a ban on handguns as part of a new legislative agenda he would outline in a fall Throne Speech, a senior official says.
Mr. Trudeau has asked a team of advisers to examine the pros and cons of proroguing Parliament and starting over with a fresh policies and priorities for the period leading to the election in October, 2019. The official said the Prime Minister wants them to report in time for the Liberal cabinet retreat on Aug. 22 in Nanaimo, B.C.
Apparently they don’t think there will be much opposition to this so if they don’t hear from the 2.1 million law abiding Canadians who obey the law and didn’t hurt anyone they just might get away with this.

  • Click here to find your member of parliament – call and write him or her.
  • Join or renew your membership with your favourite shooters’ rights group.

 

Vancouver Island Marmot release

On June 26 2018 the Marmot Recovery Foundation released the first 3 marmots of the season.
Born in captivity at the Calgary Zoo, this the first time these marmots have experienced the wild, and the speed with which they made that transition was impressive. Within moments the marmots were exploring the world around their new home, and sampling the local vegetation.
There are still more marmots from the Toronto Zoo to be released, but it is great to see the first ones out adapting so quickly after their release!

 

BC Government creates Wild Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board

With pressures mounting on wild salmon stocks, the British Columbia government is bringing together experts from around the province to develop a strategy for restoring and sustaining B.C.’s salmon populations, announced Premier John Horgan.
The Wild Salmon Advisory Council will provide key insights and guidance on protecting wild salmon and maximizing the value of this important resource for British Columbia. Premier Horgan announced the new council alongside Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. Continue Reading →

Bill C-71: What it Means, How it hurts you.

May 29, 2018 (Canadian Shooting Sports Association) — Two leaders of Canada’s firearm community joined forces to help journalists, policymakers and responsible gun owners understand how Bill C-71, the government’s first proposed firearm legislation in a generation, aims at the wrong target.
The Bill C-71 Book: What It Means, How It Hurts You, and 3 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Block It is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of the draft law.

CLICK HERE to download the book.

CLICK HERE to read the submission on Bill C71 by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

 

BCWF letters to Minister Goodale regarding Bill C-71

As most of you are aware BILL C-71 – An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms is working its way through the system to become law. To read the act CLICK HERE .
Victor Skaarup, the Chair of the BCWF Recreational Shooting Sports Committee, recently sent out copies of the letters from the President of the BCWF to Minister Goodale regarding Bill C-71 that relate to the email calls for action sent to BCWF members.
He asks that your continue to encourage people to write the minister with cc’s to their Member of Parliament and to phone/meet with their local MP.
To read all of the letters CLICK HERE.