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Hello,

I wanted to let you know that harvesting will be starting on cutblocks located on the road system that joins Sawmill FSR at 29.5km. Harvesting activities will continue for the next 2-3 months. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

Regards,

Dwayne Paradis RPF, P.Ag.

Natural Resource Technician
Tk’emlúpsemc Forestry Development Corp.
345-345 Chief Alex Thomas Way
Kamloops, B.C.   V2H 1H1
Office: 250-828-9829
Cell:      250-851-1634


 
 
Private land issue:

I have property at Lac Le Jeune at the west end of the lake. each year I have problems with snowmobilers trespassing on my private property. I have it signed and posted with No Snowmobiling or No trespassing signs. It seems as if once they get on a machine they lose their ability to read. Have you any suggestions to aleviate the problem?

The Ridgemountain Forest Service Road goes through our place, and as long as they stay on the part of the road that is not maintained I have no problem, but unfortunately, many of them do not. I do not want to involve the police, and with help I would rather solve the problem at this level.

I would appreciate a response so we could talk this over. I realize that it is probably not your members that create a problem but maybe they have some ideas that would help Thank you very much Jocko Creek Ranch
 
 
Hi,
I’m just writing to let you know about 15 brand new, rustic cabins that we have built just west of Golden, BC.  I thought that you may have members that would like to sled the Golden area and we are perfect for that.  Each cabin has 2 queen beds and a 3 piece washroom.  We have a huge bonfire pit which we use year round plus all guests are welcome to use our covered dining area which has a bbq, propane 2 burner stove, kettle and coffee maker.  To break in to the market we are offering an Opening Special of just $69 / per night for one or two people in a cabin.  We are new which means that our budget is stretched to the absolute limit however any help that you can offer getting the word out to your members would be greatly appreciated.   I really think that your members would love the cabins as they are isolated, semi-wilderness, clean and comfortable.  There is more info on our website at www.mountainviewcabinsbc.com or on our Facebook page under Mountain View Cabins BC.  
Please let me know if you have any questions or have any suggestions on how best to get the word out to your members.  
Best regards, 

  jim noonan
Mountain View Cabins,
2383 Forde Station Road,
Golden, BC  
V0A 1H1
 
 

Dear Mr. Denomey, Mr. Reeves and members of the Kamloops Snowmobile Association,

The Mountain Resorts Branch (MRB), Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is the Provincial agency which administers the Sun Peaks Master Development Agreement (MDA) and adjudicates tenure applications within the Sun Peaks Resort Controlled Recreation Area.  Consistent with the Sun Peaks MDA completed in 1993, the Province recently provided authorizations to the resort required for the development of Lift 15, ski runs and related access in the Gils/Mt. Tod area of Sun Peaks Resort.  This will extend the resort’s Operating Area further north in close proximity to the northern Controlled Recreation Area boundary.   Due to the inherent conflicts between motorized and non-motorized recreation and the overriding Public Safety objective, Sun Peaks Resort will now manage public snowmobiling access routes within the Sun Peaks CRA along designated routes from Parking Lot P6 only, restricting all snowmobile access to the Gils and Mt. Tod alpine areas.

The Sun Peaks MDA provides the Resort with the right and responsibility to control public access within the CRA for the purpose of Public Safety and to facilitate their resort development and operations.  The MDA states that Sun Peaks is required to “control, regulate, prohibit and direct the movement and activities of skiers and all other persons within the Controlled Recreation Area; regulate and prohibit access and entry of all persons to the Controlled Recreation Area….; evict persons from the Controlled Recreation Area; and regulate and prohibit the use and movement of vehicles of any nature whatsoever within the Controlled Recreation Area….” 

Recognizing our common interest in Public Safety and the purpose for the establishment of the Controlled Recreation Area, the Province is supportive of this change in public access and we are currently working with the Provincial Recreation Sites and Trails Branch and Sun Peaks Resort to engage stakeholders, most notably the Kamloops Snowmobile Association (KSA), regarding proposed changes to in order to get feedback on the proposed changes and on snowmobiling interests in the greater Sun Peaks area.  The Province will also be facilitating a snowmobiling education campaign, with ‘Sun Peaks Snowmobiling Education Weekends’ planned for December 20th, 21st and 27th, 28th.  We would like to meet with you and other KSA representatives to better understand how this change affects the KSA’s activities and interests.

Please contact me directly to coordinate a convenient meeting time to discuss the proposed changes at Sun Peaks Resort.

Kind regards,

Bill Hunter

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Bill Hunter | Senior Manager, Major Projects | Mountain Resorts Branch

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

510 - 175 2nd Ave, Kamloops, BC  V2C 5W1
Phone: 250-371-3917 | Fax: 250-371-3942


 
 
General Membership Meeting Thursday Oct 23 2014

2nd Meeting of the 2014/2015 Season
At the North Shore Cottonwood Community Centre
730 Cottonwood Ave

Thursday Oct 23 2014 7:00pm

Membership books have arrived so you can pick up your 2014 - 2015 membership. You can also purchase memberships  at the dealers or on line at www.kamloopssnowmobile.com . The Quad Raffle tickets are now available, contact Ian at email@kamloopssnowmobile.com Also if you can help with ticket selling in the Mall please contact Lyle at email@kamloopssnowmobile.com Lyle has made a great contribution in past years and needs a new crew to take over from him. Please help!!

 
 
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General Membership Meeting


1st Meeting of the 2014/2015 Season
At the North Shore Cottonwood Community Center
730 Cottonwood Ave
Thursday Sept 25 2014 7:00pm

The Quad Raffle tickets are now available and can be sold as of Sept 11 2014, if you want books please contact Ian at 250-371-1662. Also if you can help with ticket selling in the Mall please contact Lyle at 250-554-3779. Lyle has made a great contribution in past years and needs a new crew to take over from him. Please help

FUTURE MEETING DATES:


Dates are set up Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec 18, Jan 22, Feb 26 Mar 26 and possibly April 23. This is the 4th Thursday of each month except Dec. Meeting place is the North Shore Cottonwood Community Center 730 Cottonwood Ave Kamloops 7:00pm.


 
 
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Hi Kamloops Snowmobile Association!

Spruce Wilderness Lodge is located off Jamieson Creek FSR at 55km on the east end of Bonaparte Lake and will be open year round!  We have cabins and chalets available for rent throughout the winter season.  A large parking area for sleds, trucks and trailers.  It is our first year open over winter and we would love to have you come check us out one day before the snow falls to see if you would be interested in reserving some accommodations for your winter rides.  If you do decide to come and see us we welcome any feedback on what your club would need to make Spruce Wilderness Lodge a destination for group.  Our website for more information on rates and photos of the accommodations is www.sprucewildernesslodge.com

Thanks for your time and if you have any questions please email me back!

Cheers,
Lisa & Steve Merrick

Caretakers @ Spruce Wilderness Lodge





 
 
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To ABCSnow Member Clubs:

It is with a heavy heart that we advise of the sudden passing of Al Hodgson.  Al’s contributions to the sport of snowmobiling were endless and he will be greatly missed.








A Celebration of Life for Al Hodgson is being held at:   

Chapters Viewpoint
610 Columbia Street
Kamloops, BC
Thursday
Sept 4, 2014
5:00 PM

This event will be done "Al style" with appies, photos, video clips, tall tales, short stories, and refreshments.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Canadian Avalanche Centre.

Kind Regards,

Kim
Kim Smith
Administration (ABCSnow)
Association of BC Snowmobile Clubs
info@abcsnow.ca

Telephone:  604 534 0537
Toll Free:  1 888 766 9612


 
 
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March General Membership Meeting

At the North Shore Cottonwood Community Centre
730 Cottonwood Ave
Thursday March 27 2014 7:00pm

Please attend and bring a friend or two.

 
 
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Reminder February General Membership Meeting

At the North Shore Cottonwood Community Centre
730 Cottonwood Ave
Thursday Feb 27 2014 7:00pm
Please attend and bring a friend or two.