FMCBC in the News
August 17, 2019 – Vancouver Sun
“But it may be too little, too late, said Barry Janyk, executive director of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. “Tourism takes in billions, but puts zero back in. You can’t keep milking the dry cow.”
July 27, 2018 – Star Vancouver
“The problem is that there’s no place that’s sacred anymore, and this is an issue that the provincial government is dealing with,” said Janyk. “I just talked to them last week; they’re just being inundated with applications for helicopter (tours), and it’s everything from biking, hiking, touring, seeing — now there’s kayaking.”
May 2, 2018 – CBC News
Should our parks exist solely to protect wilderness or can they be put to other uses?
April 30, 2018 – Vancouver Sun
The provincial government is considering stripping park status from some or all of Tetrahedron Provincial Park to allow the Sunshine Coast Regional District to tap into more drinking water.
April 30, 2018 – Coast Reporter
Sechelt Mayor Bruce Milne says the public consultation on changes to the boundaries or status of Tetrahedron Provincial Park for the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s (SCRD) Chapman water project is “entirely inadequate.”
March 16, 2018 – Alberni Valley News
MLA Scott Fraser corrals possible remedies to restricted backcountry access.
November 16, 2017 – North Shore News
Hikers and snowshoers who like to make fresh tracks and watch the sun rise from a backcountry mountaintop can again access Cypress Mountain Provincial Park in the early morning hours.
October 2, 2017 – Whistler Question
FMCBC sees new government as an opportunity to push for action.
March 27, 2017 – CBC News
Province has made moves to increase campsites, rangers and funding, but are they enough as visits skyrocket?
Nov. 2, 2016 – Mountain FM
The Executive Director for the Federation of Mountain Clubs British Columbia (FMCBC) says capacity issues and broken & missing signage are just a number of problems they’ve been hearing about in recent years, particularly this year within BC Parks.
Sept. 17, 2016 – News Talk 908 CKNW
There have been some concerns about how many people are going into the great outdoors—some damage on trails, for example. Do things need to change when it comes to how we use our hiking trails?
Sept. 16, 2016 – Global News BC
Should private commercial companies be advertising on B.C. government websites?
Sept. 16, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW
Steve Jones with the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. says his group was caught off guard when they saw a “Coleman” ad on BC Parks’ website.
Sept. 16, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW
Recent overcrowding at Joffre Lakes park has some wondering whether social media is to blame.
Sept. 11, 2016 – Global News Vancouver
Some of BC’s parks are in such bad shape they are now being targeted by an online campaign.
Sept. 9, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW
The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC has launched a campaign because they’re concerned about the status—the deterioration—of provincial parks.
Sept. 8, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW
The Federation of Mountain Clubs in B.C. is hoping their new campaign will say more than a thousand words and help them get more funding for provincial Parks.
Sept. 8, 2016 – Metro Vancouver
Park users decry overflowing parking lots, broken trails, missing signs and absent rangers as funding remains flat.
April 13, 2016 – The Squamish Chief
Park steeped in history has great trails and climbing areas.
Jan. 29, 2016 – Abbotsford News
The B.C. government has issued an environmental assessment certificate for Garibaldi at Squamish mountain resort, proposed as a major competitor for North Shore ski hills and Whistler-Blackcomb resort.
Oct. 30, 2015 – The Chilliwack Progress
Volunteers have put in hundreds of hours of sweat equity getting more than 70 km of trails back into tiptop shape for hikers.
Oct. 14, 2015 – The Columbia Valley Pioneer
As the deadline approaches for Jumbo Glacier Resort to have its environmental certificate renewed, the Ministry of Environment further explained some of the deadline’s intricacies.
Aug. 18, 2015 – Tri-City News
Coquitlam Search and Rescue volunteers will be busy on Tri-City trails for the rest of the summer in a bid to prevent hikers from getting lost in the backcountry.
Dec. 19, 2014 – The Georgia Straight
Those of us living in southwestern British Columbia are blessed with incredible natural surroundings.
May 13, 2014 – The Georgia Straight
Hikers, kayakers, snowshoers, and other non-motorized outdoor recreationists contribute billions of dollars to British Columbia’s economy every year.
March 14, 2012 – The Georgia Straight
Former Intrawest executives seek to remove strip of parkland for tower construction.
March 7, 2013 – The Georgia Straight
While the Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club says funding cuts have reduced trail maintenance, B.C. Parks has drafted a new strategy for the park’s future