BC still trying to help businesses ousted by Aboriginal title, says minister

“A fund was made available to the Tsilhqot’in for property acquisition … but it appears that they weren’t interested in all of the tenures.” The Honourable Murray Rankin  The B.C. government still wants to find a way to compensate Chilcotin guide outfitters displaced by the Tsilhqot’in First Nation court case, says a top cabinet minister, despite problems […]

B.C. NDP refusal to compensate hunting guides sends a chilling message

Vaughn Palmer: In refusing promised compensation, NDP likely acted our of a fear of setting precedents for its secretive plans for Crown land. VICTORIA — While B.C. marked the 10th anniversary of the Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal title case this week, there was grim news for guide outfitters whose livelihoods were put at risk by the landmark […]

BC government won’t compensate business displaced by Aboriginal title

“Reconciliation should not leave people behind.” Scott Ellis While B.C. cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the landmark Tsilhqot’in First Nation court case in Nemaiah Valley on Wednesday, Doug McMann was 50 kilometres away watching his guide outfitting business, and his family’s livelihood, slip away. McMann had just received devastating […]

The NDP’s treasury board rejects principled reconciliation

TNG 10 yr celebration news release

Principled reconciliation must be more than signatures and celebrations. It must heal communities. The NDP has failed to achieve the goal of “principled reconciliation.” As anniversary celebrations are held on Tŝilhqot’in land this week, they serve as a glaring reminder to many that the BC government has unfinished business.  Download the full news release here […]

BCO: GOABC’s Stance on Predator Hunting

PREDATOR HUNTING is a controversial and highly emotional topic. But let’s go there. Fact is that humans have altered the landscape in ways that have substantially benefited predators. Their populations have increased dramatically throughout most of BC. Therefore, they need to be managed. Download the article here

Does Primary Prey Theory Protect Caribou in BC?

Caribou are listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).  The long-term conservation and eventual restoration of stable caribou populations are national and provincial priorities shared by hunters and other conservationists. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2021 The Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) and SCI Canada support conservation, stewardship, and sustainable use of wildlife.  […]

GOABC and SCI Canada Support Science-Based Predator Hunting

Gray Wolf

As leaders in advocacy for the freedom to hunt and science-based wildlife management, the GOABC and SCI Canada have together put forward their position on predator hunting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2021 SCI Canada and the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) support the Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation […]

BCO: Standing United on Primary Prey Theory

THE MISSION of the Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) is to promote the conservation, stewardship and sustainable use of wildlife. One way we accomplish this is by partnering with other organizations, provincially, nationally and internationally, thereby combining our efforts for greatest impact. Download the article here

Unlikely allies call on provincial government to protect fish and wildlife

As B.C. faces a biodiversity crisis, a new coalition of unlikely allies is calling on the provincial government to live up to its promises and protect ‘Beautiful British Columbia’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2021 Vancouver, BC – As B.C.’s landscapes are fragmented by industrial activities and the province faces biodiversity collapse, with more than […]

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