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55 minutes ago

Tom Shypitka

Ellis is the man…..man. ...

4 hours ago

Tom Shypitka

The proposed LEH for Bighorn in Region 4 was absent for this years proposed regulations until just the other day where it appears it was snuck in just days before the proposed regulation consultation would end. It appears now those concerned can voice their opinion until Feb. 11th.
This 11th hour reinstating a proposal is poor governance and the reason why many conservationists don’t trust government.
The following message is from the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund. Do you agree?

“Let’s make some noise about this one, respectfully. It has been proven time and time again LEH is not the answer in a situation like this. Look at the Salmo herd, Philips creek, Mt. Assiniboine. Making bighorn sheep in the Kootenay’s a once in a lifetime opportunity is not the answer. The Wild Sheep Society of BC is firmly against this as it does not address any real issues and instead of managing Wildlife, the ministry is attempting to manage people. Reach out to your local MLA’s, your local ministry office and make your opinion known, it’s time to stand up and make your voice heard.”

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
[email protected]
(250) 387-6240
[email protected]
(250) 304-2783

Russ Laroche, Regional Executive director
[email protected]
(250) 825-1103

Irene Teske, wildlife biologist (Cranbrook)
[email protected]
(250) 420-6341

Region 4 FLNRO office, 250 489-8540 (Cranbrook)
250 354-6333 (Nelson)
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The proposed LEH for Bighorn in Region 4 was absent for this years proposed regulations until just the other day where it appears it was snuck in just days before the proposed regulation consultation would end. It appears now those concerned can voice their opinion until Feb. 11th.
This 11th hour reinstating a proposal is poor governance and the reason why many conservationists don’t trust government.
The following message is from the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund. Do you agree?

“Let’s make some noise about this one, respectfully. It has been proven time and time again LEH is not the answer in a situation like this. Look at the Salmo herd, Philips creek, Mt. Assiniboine. Making bighorn sheep in the Kootenay’s a once in a lifetime opportunity is not the answer. The Wild Sheep Society of BC is firmly against this as it does not address any real issues and instead of managing Wildlife, the ministry is attempting to manage people. Reach out to your local MLA’s, your local ministry office and make your opinion known, it’s time to stand up and make your voice heard.”

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
                         FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
                         (250) 387-6240
                         katrine.conroy.MLA@leg.bc.ca
                         (250) 304-2783
                         
Russ Laroche, Regional Executive director
                         Russ.Laroche@gov.bc.ca
                         (250) 825-1103

Irene Teske, wildlife biologist (Cranbrook)
                      Irene.Teske@gov.bc.ca
                      (250) 420-6341

Region 4 FLNRO office, 250 489-8540 (Cranbrook)
                                         250 354-6333 (Nelson)

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Thank you for the tag Mr. Shypitka however that is not our statement or the position of the Wild Sheep Society of BC Our official position regarding Region 4 LEH can be viewed here: docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.wildsheepsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/W...

Thanks for posting this and the support Tom.

Glad you are such a strong advocate for the hunting/conservation community, keep it up!

That’s a statement from the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund Tom, thank you for your continued support

Thanks for getting involved and commenting Tom!!

Thanks for posting !!

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6 hours ago

Tom Shypitka

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1 day ago

Tom Shypitka

Ellis Ross cares about proper wildlife management and this is the main reason why I am supporting him in the BC Liberal Leadership race.
If you are a BC Liberal member please zoom in on Monday January 24th at 7:00 mountain time for a discussion on Wildlife, habitat and land access issues that matter to you.
7:00 MOUNTAIN TIME JAN. 24thJoin us for a virtual discussion on Monday at 6 PM PST 7 PM MST! Register by visiting: www.ellisrosscampaign.ca/wildlife
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Ellis Ross cares about proper wildlife management and this is the main reason why I am supporting him in the BC Liberal Leadership race.
If you are a BC Liberal member please zoom in on Monday January 24th at 7:00 mountain time for a discussion on Wildlife, habitat and land access issues that matter to you.
7:00 MOUNTAIN TIME JAN. 24th

1 day ago

Tom Shypitka

Roadwork and a full highway closure today on HWY 3 east of Elko. Slow down and watch for workers. Here is the full update from Mainroad:

“Stakeholder Notification

Event Type: Temporary Traffic Closure – Highway 3, 4.5km east of Elko

Please be advised of a short-duration, full highway closure of up to one hour, between 10:00am – 1:00pm, on Highway 3, at 4.5km east of Elko. There will be 15-minute closures with a Single Lane Alternating Traffic pattern following the main closure until 5:00pm.

Access will remain for emergency vehicles and the work is weather dependent. The closure is necessary for safety to the motoring public while blasting rock material to be used for repair flood sites in the Elk Valley.

When: Friday, 21 January, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

A full highway closure will be in effect for up to 1 (one) hour. Please see traffic delay location below.

Drivers are reminded to obey signs and traffic control personnel and watch for roadside workers.

Please show respect for all roadside crews – Slow Down.

Our 24-hour communications and dispatch office will pass on all your observations and concerns to our crews when contacted. Please visit www.drivebc.ca
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Roadwork and a full highway closure today on HWY 3 east of Elko. Slow down and watch for workers. Here is the full update from Mainroad: 

“Stakeholder Notification

Event Type: Temporary Traffic Closure – Highway 3, 4.5km east of Elko
 
Please be advised of a short-duration, full highway closure of up to one hour, between 10:00am – 1:00pm, on Highway 3, at 4.5km east of Elko. There will be 15-minute closures with a Single Lane Alternating Traffic pattern following the main closure until 5:00pm.
 
Access will remain for emergency vehicles and the work is weather dependent.  The closure is necessary for safety to the motoring public while blasting rock material to be used for repair flood sites in the Elk Valley.
 
When: Friday, 21 January, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
A full highway closure will be in effect for up to 1 (one) hour. Please see traffic delay location below.

Drivers are reminded to obey signs and traffic control personnel and watch for roadside workers. 

Please show respect for all roadside crews – Slow Down.

Our 24-hour communications and dispatch office will pass on all your observations and concerns to our crews when contacted. Please visit www.drivebc.ca”
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