Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, class 'AGPressGraph\manipulator' does not have a method 'httpsCanonicalURL' in /home/cfnrfm/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 286
Latest Headlines
Home / 2018 / New fines for recreational vehicle use in sensative back country areas
New fines for recreational vehicle use in sensative back country areas
CFNR Logo

New fines for recreational vehicle use in sensative back country areas

Harsher and stricter penalties are on the way for those operating off-road vehicles in sensative areas.

Effective immediately, anyone caught operating an off-road vehicle or snowmobile within a sensative habitat will be fined 575 dollars.

Previously, those in violation would only be fined between 230 and 345 dollars and the amount was dependant on the severity of the violation.

Sensative areas include all BC Parks and protected animal habitats.

On top of the increased fines, those caught snowmobiling in caribou habitats may be subject to fines of up to 200 thousand dollars and 6 months jail time.

The changes are an effort to reduce the effects of back-country recreation on the populations of protected animals.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: