Write your MLA to increase funding for BC Parks

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In their Report on the Budget 2016 Consultations, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has included a recommendation for the provincial government to increase funding for BC Parks in its 2016 Budget    This recommendation comes out of extensive public consultations conducted by the committee (see report – section under Environment).  The recommendation […]

Snowmobiles in Strathcona Provincial Park

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We have been receiving reports of recent snowmobile activity within the boundaries of Strathcona Provincial Park.  Thank you to members of our Island clubs for alerting us to this issue. We have developed a new survey which can be used to report any motorized activity observed within any provincial park.  If you have observed active […]

FMCBC representatives meet with GAS proponents

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A small team of FMCBC representatives sat down with some of the proponents of the proposed Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) resort in Vancouver on September 23. The four-season resort on Brohm Ridge is to include infrastructure for downhill skiing, mountain biking, and zip lining, as well as 22,000 beds. The proposed development has had little real […]

Support for a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen

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The FMCBC supports development of a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen. The BC Government has resumed discussions regarding protection of areas in this region and has put together an Intentions Paper which outlines a framework for protecting lands in the South Okanagan by establishing a National Park Reserve. At FMCBC’s Southern Interior Regional […]

Opposition to Jumbo Glacier Resort stands firm through wins and losses

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After more than two decades of opposition to Jumbo Glacier Resort, wilderness conservationists and backcountry recreationists received some good news last month from Province — the determination that the project has not been substantially started and that its Environmental Assessment Certificate has now expired. The FMCBC submitted a letter supporting Minister Mary Polak’s determination, the […]