Monday, December 16, 2019
ADVT 
National

First Nations Ban Limited-Entry Moose Hunt, Saying Situation Is ‘Dire'

The Canadian Press, 06 Sep, 2018
  • First Nations Ban Limited-Entry Moose Hunt, Saying Situation Is ‘Dire'
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — Two First Nations governments in the B.C. Interior are joining together to ban all limited-entry hunting for moose in their respective territories, while accusing the province of not taking effective action to protect the animals.
 
 
The Tsilhqot'in Nation and Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance say in a joint statement that record-breaking wildfires have made struggling moose populations in the region even more vulnerable.
 
 
The fires have created thousands of access routes for hunters and predators, while drastically reducing high-value moose habitat.
 
 
The First Nations say the situation is so dire that many locals are choosing not to exercise their Aboriginal rights to hunt moose and are going without their main source of winter food.
 
 
They say that while the provincial government continues to issue limited-entry hunting permits, they are asking all hunters to respect the ban they're imposing on their territories.
 
 
The provincial government could not immediately be reached for comment.

MORE National ARTICLES

Vancouver's Short-Term Rental Listings Drop By Half After New Rules Introduced

Vancouver's Short-Term Rental Listings Drop By Half After New Rules Introduced

The City of Vancouver says the number of short-term rentals listed online has dropped by almost half since new rules came into effect requiring operators to have a business licence.

Vancouver's Short-Term Rental Listings Drop By Half After New Rules Introduced

Metro Vancouver Sees House Prices Edge Lower For 2 Straight Months

Metro Vancouver Sees House Prices Edge Lower For 2 Straight Months

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices for detached homes, townhouses and condos have fallen for two consecutive months in Metro Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver Sees House Prices Edge Lower For 2 Straight Months

Canadian Backpack Makers Eye Expansion Abroad, Morph Into Lifestyle Brands

Canadian Backpack Makers Eye Expansion Abroad, Morph Into Lifestyle Brands

Canada's backpack makers are experiencing a boon beyond the traditionally busy back-to-school season as students and consumers with all types of carryall needs flock to their designs.

Canadian Backpack Makers Eye Expansion Abroad, Morph Into Lifestyle Brands

Dirt Laced With Glass, Plastic, Applied To Some School Fields On Sunshine Coast

Dirt Laced With Glass, Plastic, Applied To Some School Fields On Sunshine Coast
GIBSONS, B.C. — Students at seven schools on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver, must stay off the grass playing fields until further notice.

Dirt Laced With Glass, Plastic, Applied To Some School Fields On Sunshine Coast

B.C. Wildfire Service Says Some Campfire Bans Could Be Gone By The Weekend

B.C. Wildfire Service Says Some Campfire Bans Could Be Gone By The Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says cooler, wetter weather in the forecast means some of the campfire bans in effect across British Columbia could be lifted soon.

B.C. Wildfire Service Says Some Campfire Bans Could Be Gone By The Weekend

WATCH VIDEO: Suspect Sought In Vancouver Arson That Caused $100,000 In Damage

WATCH VIDEO: Suspect Sought In Vancouver Arson That Caused $100,000 In Damage

Surveillance images captured a man putting his hand into a hedge shortly before it caught fire on Aug. 21.

WATCH VIDEO: Suspect Sought In Vancouver Arson That Caused $100,000 In Damage

PrevNext