TOP 5 for the Adventurer

 

6(I couldn’t keep it to 5) ADVENTURES IN GOLD RIVER

  1. AIR NOOTKA– Charter the plane and head out to the hot springs.
  2. GET WEST ADVENTURES-Cruise, relax and explore the beautiful scenery on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC
  3. UPANA CAVES-20 minutes out of Gold River on the way to Tahsis. Fantastic set of caves to explore
  4. KAYAK THE GOLD OR HEBER-Here are some people who have done it…the smiles say it all!
  5. FISH THE NOOTKA SOUND-Weither you are in your own boat or chartering or going to a lodge.  The beauty of the Nootka Sound will keep you coming back for more
  6. E&B HELICOPTER-Heli adventures! Hiking, glaciers, fishing.  

Open fires to be prohibited in Coastal Fire Centre

Via Province of BC:BC Gov News

Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, all open fires (including campfires) will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.

The Fog Zone is a two-kilometre strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from Owen Point (near Port Renfrew) north to the tip of Vancouver Island and around to the boundary of the District of Port Hardy. This strip extends inland two kilometres from the high tide point. A map of the Fog Zone is available online at: http://ow.ly/bCJc30caIul

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing this prohibition due to increasing temperatures and no precipitation in the weather forecast. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre (with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”). It does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

The following activities are prohibited within the specified area:

  • campfires
  • Category 2 open fires
  • Category 3 open fires
  • fires burning woody debris in outdoor stoves
  • the use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/openfireregs

This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

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BCWF Kid’s Camp July 17-19

The British Columbia Wildlife Federation Vancouver Region is holding a Kids Camp at the Courtenay Protective Association land on Comox Lake. The dates are from July 17 -19th 2017 and kids from the ages of 10 -14 can participate. The kids get to learn many outdoor skills, participate in archery, cowboy action shooting, etc. Three days of fun camping on Comox Lake.

This is a excellent chance for kids to spend time in a beautiful outdoor environment at Comox Lake and learn skills in the outdoors from qualified instructors. The cost is provided by the BCWF and the Local Rod and Gun Club.

The criteria we will use to choose participants is:

-the kids have to be between the ages of 10-14
-the kids or family has to be members of the Gold River Rod and Gun Club.
-we desperately need adult volunteers to chaperone the kids so the kids with volunteers will be given top priority. The event cannot happen without adult volunteers.

Please contact Karen Bogie at rgr [dot] ronbogie [at] gmail [dot] com or Gary Foster at gfoster07 [at] hotmail [dot] com

This is a great summer camp for kids and family.

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Campfires to be banned in most of Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Aug. 17, 2016, campfires and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.

The Fog Zone is a band of land two kilometres wide that runs from Owen Point near Port Renfrew to the district boundary of Port Hardy.

Anyone lighting a campfire or conducting a Category 3 burn anywhere in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the Fog Zone, must extinguish any such fires by noon on Aug. 17, 2016. The existing Category 2 open burning prohibition remains in place.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://ow.ly/jdO5301kS32

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing the additional prohibitions due to increasing temperatures and because there is no precipitation currently forecasted for the region. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2016 or the public is otherwise notified.

The following activities will not be allowed:

~ campfires, as defined by the Wildfire Regulation (burning of woody debris)
~ open fires (using woody debris) in an outdoor stove
~ tiki torches
~ the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
~ the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

The campfire ban and Category 3 prohibition cover all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the Fog Zone. They do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department.

These prohibitions do not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

A map of the affected area is available online at: http://ow.ly/cL6L303gphO

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

Twitter at: https://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

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B.C. publishes updated hunting and trapping regulations

Via BC Gov News:

The Province has released the 2016-18 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, detailing the most up-to-date rules and regulations for hunters throughout British Columbia.

The synopsis includes 85 regulatory changes aimed at conserving wildlife and their habitats, enhancing the quality of data collected, protecting at-risk species and livestock.

The Province updates the synopsis every two years in response to the most current scientific information about wildlife populations and sustainable use. The new rules are in effect from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

In preparing the synopsis, the Province consulted with a wide range of stakeholders including conservation and hunting organizations, local government and First Nations. The Province also posted proposed changes for public comment on its angling, hunting, and trapping public engagement website.The site has now  been updated with decision statements for each of the proposed regulation changes at:http://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/

The synopsis is available online and in hard copy at sports stores, outfitters and other hunting licence vendors throughout B.C.

Quick Facts:

  • There are more than 100,000 resident hunters in the province.
  • Sustainably-managed hunting contributes over $350 million each year to B.C.’s economy

Learn More:

Read the new hunting and trapping synopsis: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/regulations-synopsis

See the current edition of the freshwater fishing regulations:http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/

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BC Family Fishing Weekend June 19

BC Family Fishing

BC FAMILY FISHING WEEKEND

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend is an annual celebration of the great sport of fishing and 2016 marks the 17th annual. Residents of the province are encouraged to get together with family and friends to go fishing.

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th, the Gold River Rod and Gun Club along with the Family Fishing Society of BC will be sponsoring a Family fishing event at Star Lake from 9 am – noon. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event where there will be lots of fun, prizes for the kids and snacks for everyone. NO fishing license is required for this event!

For more information check out the BC Family Fishing website at www.bcfamilyfishing.com or the Gold River Rod and Gun Club website at http://rodandgun.info

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Open burning will be restricted in Coastal Fire Centre Today at Noon

Via https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016FLNR0087-000769

Effective at noon on Friday, May 13, 2016, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited in most areas of the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2016, or until the public is otherwise notified.

The prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of the area known as the “Fog Zone” and the Haida Gwaii Forest District.

The Fog Zone is a strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from Owen Point (near Port Renfrew) north to the tip of Vancouver Island and around to the boundary of the District of Port Hardy. This strip extends inland two kilometres from the high tide point. A map of the Fog Zone is available online: http://bit.ly/1GMvwnU

Specifically, this prohibition applies to:

The burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide.
The burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres.
The use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, or burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description. The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice).
This prohibition does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local authorities to see if there are any other fire restrictions in effect.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://bit.ly/1GlhE9l

A map of the affected area is available at: http://bit.ly/1TApT1V

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. People lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from the campfire area, and they must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. Campfires must be fully extinguished when not attended.

Any person lighting larger fires (or more than two fires of any size) must comply with open burning regulations and must first obtain a burn registration number by calling
1 888 797-1717.

Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

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