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Long Weekend Blitz Worked says Victoria

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 5:50 AM

Victoria, B.C. – The May long weekend was a busy one for conservation officers and resource officers.

According to the provincial government more than 250 enforcement actions were taken as part of stepped up patrols to ensure British Columbians played safe.

The enforcement actions took place between May 20 and May 23 and included charges, warnings, arrests, 24-hour licence suspensions, seizures and more.

“The joint enforcement effort focused on environment, and fish and wildlife regulations, as well as the use of parks and recreation areas,” reads a government news release.

“Patrols targeted recreation sites, backcountry access, angling, boat safety and hunting activities throughout British Columbia.”

The enforcement actions focused on the following activities:


  • Off-road vehicle use
  • Open liquor in motor vehicles
  • Illegal hunting
  • Illegal fishing
  • Loaded firearms in vehicles
  • Illegal bonfires, campfires and related fire violations
  • Littering
  • Boat safety
  • Prohibited and unlicensed drivers
  • Unlawful use of recreation sites


A regional breakdown in terms of where those more than 250 enforcement actions were taken was not available.



How much did all that overtime pay cost the taxpayer?

    If the revenue from the tickets were applied directly against the expenses, probably not much … many highway patrols in the States are cost recovery.

    However, in BC, we have the provincial general revenue filter.

Good, I wish this would happen in Alberta. Every year people camp on crown land and leave behind broken lawn chairs, tents, coolers, garbage, half burnt green trees that they knocked down with their vehicles, broken bottles, beer cans. Bunch of mouth breathing slobs.

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