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#1 Jackerbie

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:35 PM

There's nowhere to put this so thought I'd start a Provincial Parks thread

 

The BC government has published the complete list of park land acquisitions over the 2019-2020 fiscal year. A handful of Vancouver Island parks saw expansion, including Octopus Island Marine Park (Quadra Island), Cowichan River Park (Duncan), and Cape Scott (North Island). In total, 16 parks were expanded.

 

Via https://www.cowichan...park-expansion/


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#2 Nparker

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:45 PM

That's a lot of additional space for homeless campers.



#3 AllseeingEye

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:41 PM

There's nowhere to put this so thought I'd start a Provincial Parks thread

 

The BC government has published the complete list of park land acquisitions over the 2019-2020 fiscal year. A handful of Vancouver Island parks saw expansion, including Octopus Island Marine Park (Quadra Island), Cowichan River Park (Duncan), and Cape Scott (North Island). In total, 16 parks were expanded.

 

Via https://www.cowichan...park-expansion/

 

 

Great news: any policy or legislation that further protects the Cowichan ecosystem is by definition a progressive move. The Cowichan is one of only 40 heritage rivers in Canada, proposed initially in 1997 and formally so designated in 2003. Its diverse topography and geography is truly a gem therefore anything and everything governments can do to enhance and fortify it is something that benefits all of us IMO.

 

Fun fact: the region was so renowned for its salmon/trout runs its season by season fishing conditions and results were posted in fishing clubs in London as far back as the 1900's.


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#4 JanionGuy

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:46 PM

Fun fact: the region was so renowned for its salmon/trout runs its season by season fishing conditions and results were posted in fishing clubs in London as far back as the 1900's.

 

Haig Brown was born in england.  Probably sent back news.



#5 JanionGuy

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:46 PM

Mike Harcourt's NDPs spearheaded much land preservation in B.C.


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#6 AllseeingEye

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:15 PM

Haig Brown was born in england.  Probably sent back news.

 

More likely as a result of news sent and brought back by the earliest European settlers and their families, the first of which arrived decades before Haig-Brown, in 1862 in the case of the first "white" Cowichan Bay settlers from England. Either way it points to the very long and productive history of this special place.


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#7 JanionGuy

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:21 PM

More likely as a result of news sent and brought back by the earliest European settlers and their families, the first of which arrived decades before Haig-Brown, in 1862 in the case of the first "white" Cowichan Bay settlers from England. Either way it points to the very long and productive history of this special place.

 

yes.  But I think Haig Brown popularized the "Cowie" among others as a fly fishing destination, centuries after Izaak Walton popularized "the ancient and modern practice of fishing".


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#8 todd

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:29 AM

That's a lot of additional space for homeless campers.

and octopus.

 

 

https://youtu.be/LFDccEaBHQU


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