On Dec.8, 2018 I posted an article on the club website announcing that the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club had won a precedent setting ruling in its case against the Douglas Lake Cattle Company. BC Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Grove rendered his decision that the public should be able to access fishing lakes near Merritt, BC.
The decision is being received as a declaration affirming public rights to access water bodies at a time when private interests are rapidly closing them off.
Despite this there has been very little press coverage and you hardly ever hear anyone in the outdoor recreation community discussing it.
On Jan. 16, 2018 Emily Senger published an article in MACLEANS which provides a good overview of what happened in this case and where it may lead in the future.
To read the full article CLICK HERE.