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NO POLITICAL OPPORTUNITY WASTED – NO MATTER HOW MISGUIDED
Posted by Ryan Simper on 2nd May 2020

I remember vividly at the Taccom Industry Dinner in 2019 when John Hipwell, founder of Wolverine Supplies, stated after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award that if the Liberals held power after the Federal Election: “it’s over…we’re finished”. Mr. Hipwell was encouraging political involvement in a room full of industry members whose very professional lives depended on a political outcome. How many of them did so is unknown.
For my part, I dove right in and took the reins as the Campaign Manager for one of our local Conservative Party of Canada candidates. Political involvement has always been a big part of my life. As a firearm owner, politics is second nature and a means to an end in order to continue enjoying The Canadian Shooting Sports.
On October 21st, 2019, the numbers rolled in. My candidate lost and the Liberal Party of Canada maintained control of the House of Commons, albeit with a minority government. It was a dire outcome for The Canadian Shooting Sports Community. There was no question that soon, many firearms owned by some of the most highly-vetted and responsible citizens in the country would be prohibited. It was not a matter of if – but when. Continue Reading →

What to do about the Liberals Gun Ban

GUNPOST

I’m betting that you already know at least something about the recent gun bans in Canada that were done on May 1st.

Main reason for writing you is to give you some solid action items that YOU can take which can heavily impact the government decision.

If we all take action together, it is very likely that we can have this reversed. If we do nothing to challenge this, they will no doubt continue down this road until they prohibit our bolt action rifles, calling them “sniper rifles”.

First, we will just brief you on what happened. Continue Reading →

Liberals May Order Gun Prohibitions This Week, CBC Reports

Newest update: April 30 at 19:15 Toronto time.

CLICK HERE to see the list of banned firearms

RCMP Release about the Firearms ban

Canada’s governing Liberal Party may order new gun prohibitions this week as the first step in its mass confiscations against hunters, farmers, sport shooters and collectors, CBC News reported.

The Gun Blog estimates banning the 125,000 rifles and carbines named in this first wave of planned seizures will wipe out some $400 million invested in firearms and accessories. Continue Reading →

FIREARMS LICENSE EXPIRING AND RENEWALS

CSSA Special Report   April 23, 2020

April 2020
by Edward L. Burlew LL.B., Firearms Law Specialist

The COVID-19 crisis has created concerns among the many PAL and RPAL holders. The RCMP/CFC stated on March 30, 2020 that the production of firearms license cards is on hold until further notice,
In respect of renewals the RCMP/CFC advised, “ the processing of firearms licence renewal applications submitted by mail is on hold until further notice
We recommend submitting your application to renew your firearms licence via Individual Web Services (/en/firearms/individual-web-services)
Individuals can check the status of their firearms licence application via Individual Web Services (/en/firearms/individual-web-services).”
This does not fully answer all the concerns of PAL and RPAL holders whose licenses are about to expire.

CLICK HERE to see full report.

How to donate

To All Members and Nonmembers,

I would like to thank all members and nonmembers who, at this time, are considering donating to The Nanaimo Fish and Game due to the COVID 19 closure.  For those of you who are wondering how to donate funds, here are two methods.
Pay Pal is the easiest and quickest, and you just have to click on the DONATE section of the webpage, however the Club does pay a fee for this service.
If you are unfamiliar with this system, simply mail a cheque to this address:

PO Box 211
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5K9

Please do NOT drop off a cheque or cash with Wayne (our Caretaker) at the club.

Larry and Kathy McFarlane have donated $200 and would like to challenge all Life Members to meet or exceed their donation.

We are in this for the long haul so thank you to all whom are considering donating to our wonderful facility.

John Noble
President of Nanaimo & District
Fish & Game Protective
Association

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

Attention Nanaimo Archers-3D Shoot Cancellation

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and closures, the April 4-5, 2020 3D Shoot at the Courtenay Fish & Game has been cancelled.

It’s frustrating, but let’s all work together in stopping the spread of this virus by avoiding events, crowds, and staying home as much as possible.  Looking forward to this darn virus disappearing so we can all get back to the activities and friends we all enjoy so much.

Take care everyone.