Errant travel nets fines for snowmobilers


By Lynn Mitges
Larger issue is sense of ‘entitlement’ in backcountry

The disturbing news of March 20 — in which six people were fined for snowmobiling in the non-motorized area of the Callaghan Conservancy, plus one man who was fined for cutting timber without a permit in a restricted area — is not the fact that any of the perpetrators were caught, but their failure to grasp that they were doing anything wrong. Conservation officer Tim Schumacher, who is based in Whistler, said the six young snowmobilers — in their late twenties — were cooperative, but he doesn’t think they fully understood the impact of their actions.…

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March 29, 2017

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