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Fintry Provincial Park Info

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Fintry Provincial Park is located approx. half way down Westside Road from either the Vernon BC or Kelowna BC ends of Westside Road.  Its approx. a 45 minute drive from Kelowna BC or Vernon BC.  Westside Road BC is narrow and windy.

Park Size: 361 hectares for the Park and 523 hectares for the Protected Area

Fintry Provincial Park offers 100 vehicle accessible campsites. 70 of these sites are reservable between May 16 and Sept 4. The park is open from April 1 to Oct 31 after which the gate to the campground is locked. The campsites are arranged in two areas that differ dramatically in landscape.

Campsites #1 - 50, at Fintry Provincial Park, has been upgraded and redeveloped in order to reduce the environmental impact on the old growth forest. Previously, campsites were not defined and allowed multiple campers in an area, and as a result of the upgrading, please be advised that the campsites will be redesigned as individual campsites.

Sites 51-100 were built in 1999, most are located in an open, grassy area rimmed by aspen, cottonwood and other shrubs. They are arranged in two loops and include seven double sites. Shade is limited on some of the sites, but the well-spaced sites separated by tall grass are somewhat private. The sites are fairly large gravel pads with a picnic table and a fire ring.

All camping areas are accessed off the main road into the park. After driving past the historic barns and through the grassy delta, the group site is on your left, the road to the manor house, day-use beach parking, boat launch and sites 51-100 just past that on the right and access to sites 1-50 straight ahead.

2010 Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $30.00 per party / night
BC Senior's Rate (Shoulder Season only): $15.00 per senior's couple/night

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Fintry Provincial Park pamphlet explaining guidelines for dogs June 2016


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Keep your dog on leash, observe dog closure areas, pick up after your dog.

Campground staff are able to issue verbal and written warnings, and evict violators from the Park.  BC Park Rangers can issue violation tickets for a variety of offences including unrestrained domestic animal, allowing a dog to pursue wildlife, and failure to dispose of excrement.  Fines range from $115 to $345.

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PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
ORDER OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL
Order in Council No, 0880 , Approved and Ordered JUL 23 1998

PARK AND RECREATION AREA ORDER (1998)

Whereas Fintry Park, a Class "A" park, has been included in the Park Amendment Act, 1997; the Minister is authorized to manage and administer, in conjunction with Fintry Park, District Lot 2921, Osoyoos Division of Yale District, containing approximately 129.5 hectares, and the Park Act and Park Act Regulations shall apply as though the property was a "park" as defined in the Park Act ,so long as the property is leased to the Crown. and That part of District Lot 686, KDYD within ODYD as shown on Plan 37552, and containing 1.195 hectares be added to Fintry Park on expiry, being November 30, 2011, or cancellation, or surrender of the lease which encumbers said parcel.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0880_1998

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PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
ORDER OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL
Order in Council No. 576, Approved and Ordered JUL - 4 2002

Executive Council Chambers, Victoria
On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that the Park and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90, is amended by repealing Schedule Band substituting the attached Schedule B.
April 30, 2002
O.C. 867/90

SCHEDULED
USE OF HUNTING WEAPONS IN PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS
Fintry Protected Area

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0576_2002

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$1.5M Invested Into Provincial Park
1075kiss.com - 10/21/2016 - by Pete McIntyre

The Fintry Manor House in Fintry Provincial Park is being preserved for future generations, as part of a 1.5 million dollar investment from the province.

The park on the west side of Okanagan Lake between Vernon and Kelowna, includes 360 hectares of the former Fintry Estate, a heritage site.

Upgrades include $700,000 to reconstruct the interior of the Manor House, a historical building commemorating Capt. James C. Dun-Waters.

Known as the "Laird of Fintry," Dun-Waters bought and named the land in 1909 and built many of the heritage buildings that exist in the park, including the Manor House.

The Manor House interior reconstruction work, which includes a new meeting room, caretaker's suite, office space and an accessible washroom, will be completed in 2016. Historical features throughout the park also include an octagonal barn and several additional farm buildings, as well as clothes and artifacts.

Along with the Manor House, upgrades to Fintry Provincial Park also include waterfall trail staircase repairs and safety fencing, a new sani-station, and a new water system reservoir, which ensures an adequate supply of potable water.

Fintry Provincial Park features a campground, beach, triple waterfall and a protected-area home to California bighorn sheep habitat.

The upgrades at Fintry Provincial Park are part of more than $13-million that the province is investing into provincial parks in B.C. in 2016-17.

Mary Polak, Minister of Environment, thanks the Friends of Fintry Provincial Park Society.

"(Their) hard work has helped preserve, restore and interpret the heritage buildings, which are a key part of the unique history of this area," says Polak.

Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, says the park provides a step back in time for visitors with its unique cultural history.

"The historic Fintry Manor House provides a look at the life of the 'Laird of Fintry', who bought and named the land in the early 1900s, and built many of the heritage buildings in the park. These upgrades will ensure these important historical sites will be preserved for future generations to enjoy."

Eric Foster, MLA for Vernon-Monashee, says the upgrades will help enhance the visitor experience of this special place, which is already enjoyed by so many.

Source: http://www.1075kiss.com/top-news-stories/2016/10/21/15m-invested-into-provincial-park

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.pdf icon October 24, 2016 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of RDCO Board meetings are not usually posted to RDCO's website until after the following meeting which would be November 10th.  If the minutes are not posted here yet, you can check RDCO's website to see if they are posted there yet.  If you want a copy of the minutes before then, contact RDCO who will have a copy of the minutes at their office within 7 days after you request a copy of the minutes.  This is in accordance to Local Government Act Procedure Bylaws and Enforcement section 794 (5) and Community Charter Other records to which public access must be provided section 97 (2)

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.pdf icon April 14, 2016 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Nothing was mentioned in the Highlights about Director Baker talking about naming Fintry’s boardroom ‘Ben Lee Meeting Room’

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8. DIRECTOR ITEMS
- Director Baker noted that Friends of Fintry are working with BC Parks and Ben Lee’s family to name Fintry’s boardroom ‘Ben Lee Meeting Room’.

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We were told that it is a $115 fine for a dog off leash in a park.

Park Act and Regulations
The Park Act provides for the establishment, classification and management of parks, conservancies and recreation areas. Under the authority of the Park Act, there are three classes of parks: Class A, B and C. Class A parks and conservancies are established by inclusion in the schedules to the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act or by order in council under the Act. Class B and C parks and recreation areas are established by order in council under the Act.

The Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation provides regulations around the requirement for permits; public conduct and enforcement; the use of motor vehicles, vessels and aircraft; the use of firearms for hunting and fishing; waste management; camping and picnicking; fees; and the authority of park rangers.

Protected Areas of British Columbia Act
Protected Areas of British Columbia Act consolidates in its schedules most of the Class A parks, conservancies and ecological reserves for the purposes of the Park Act and the Ecological Reserve Act. The Act ensures that the boundaries of these areas cannot be modified to remove lands except by an Act of the Legislature. There are four schedules in this Act:
Schedule A includes those ecological reserves with Official Plans (i.e., mapped boundaries) or updated metes and bounds descriptions.

Schedule B includes ecological reserves which have been continued by adoptive reference to their original orders in council and their boundaries are defined by either metes and bounds or “as outlined in red on the map” descriptions.

Schedule C includes many of the older Class A parks (those established prior to 1995) (eg: Fintry Provincial Park and Protected Area) and those established since 1995 which do require the enabling provisions of section 30 of the Park Act which grandfathers pre-existing uses and allow range tenures to continue.

Schedule D includes newer Class A parks established since 1995 or older parks which have had recent additions which require the enabling provisions of section 30 of the Park Act to allow pre-existing uses and range tenures to continue.

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/aboutBCParks/legis.html

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Provincial Parks
All provincial parks are highly protected Crown lands and managed to high standards. There are three classifications of provincial parks: Class A, Class B or Class C parks.

Class A Park
The majority of the provincial parks in the system are Class A parks. These parks are lands dedicated to the preservation of their natural environments for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of the public.

Protected Areas
Protected areas are established by order in council under the Environment and Land Use Act. The Environment and Land Use Act is a broad piece of legislation which empowers a Land Use Committee of Cabinet to ensure that all aspects of the preservation and maintenance of the natural environment are fully considered in the administration of land use and resource development.

Protected areas generally have one or more existing or proposed activities that are not usually allowed in a park (e.g., proposed industrial road, pipeline, transmission line or communication site). Allowable activities and management direction are determined by specific provisions and any special conditions when the area is established as well as relevant sections of the Park Act and Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation as identified in the order in council.

Protected area designations under the Environment and Land Use Act are by order in council.

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/aboutBCParks/prk_desig.html

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Fintry Protected Area was established on April 18, 2001, to enhance the ecological viability of the existing Park. This protected area protects important California bighorn sheep habitat and provides increased representation of the North Okanagan Basin ecosection by capturing an increased elevational gradient as well as providing a spectacular canyon and hiking and viewing opportunities.

Fintry Park and Protected Area size: 361 hectares for the Park and 523 hectares for the Protected Area

Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas (except for the designated pet beach) or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/fintry/

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“protected area” for the purpose of this policy means Crown land established or continued as a park, protected area, recreation area, or conservancy under the Park Act, the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, or the Environment and Land Use Act, and does not include ecological reserves.

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/permits/consultation/docs/draft_research_permits_operations_policy.pdf

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Pets
In the frontcountry parks (i.e. vehicle accessible camping), pets must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the day-use/beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behavior and must dispose of their excrement.

Refer also to backcountry/wilderness area pet information.

Pets In the Backcountry
Taking pets into the backcountry, especially dogs, is not recommended, and in some parks is not permitted. Although some people feel that their pet is a part of the family, they can disturb other campers, foul trails and create potential for problems with bears.

Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted in Bowron Lake, Garibaldi, Kokanee Glacier and Cathedral provincial parks. Refer to the specific BC Parks Protected Area web page or consult with BC Parks staff to determine whether pets are permitted where you intend to visit.

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/campingEthics.html

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Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas (except for the designated pet beach) or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/fintry/#PetsOnLeash

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Offence Act
VIOLATION TICKET ADMINISTRATION AND FINES REGULATION

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014 and 2015 for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 116/2015, June 12, 2015]

Schedule 1

Enactments for Which a Violation Ticket or Appearance Notice May Be Issued
1A Police Officer
[see also item 1B] Every provision of the following enactments, the contravention of which constitutes an offence, other than those provisions referred to in Column 3:
Enactments for Which a Violation Ticket or Appearance Notice May Be Issued

(s) Wildlife Act and regulations made under the Wildlife Act
Enactments for Which an Appearance Notice May Be Issued but a Violation Ticket May Not Be Issued
Sections 7 (1), 22, 24 (6), (7) and (14), 26 (1) (a), (b), (e), (f) and (g), 27 (2), 28, 81, 82 and 96 (1) of the Wildlife Act;
Section 2.08 (3) of B.C. Reg. 338/82, the Wildlife Act Commercial Activities Regulation

(m) Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90
Enactments for Which an Appearance Notice May Be Issued but a Violation Ticket May Not Be Issued
Sections 3 and 15 of the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90

7B A park ranger as defined in the Park Act
[see also item 7A]
Enactments for Which a Violation Ticket or Appearance Notice May Be Issued
The provisions, referred to in Column 1 of Schedule 2, of the following enactments:

(c) Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90
Enactments for Which an Appearance Notice May Be Issued but a Violation Ticket May Not Be Issued
Sections 3 and 15 of the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90

9B A conservation officer as defined in the Environmental Management Act [see also item 9A]
The provisions, referred to in Column 1 of Schedule 2 or 4, of the following enactments:
(c) Forest and Range Practices Act and regulations made under the Forest and Range Practices Act
(d) Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and regulations made under the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act
(f) Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90

Enactments for Which an Appearance Notice May Be Issued but a Violation Ticket May Not Be Issued
Sections 3 and 15 of the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90

28B A natural resource officer as defined in the Natural Resource Compliance Act [see also item 28A]
Enactments for Which a Violation Ticket or Appearance Notice May Be Issued
Every provision of the following enactments, the contravention of which constitutes an offence, other than those provisions referred to in Column 3:
(b) Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90

Enactments for Which an Appearance Notice May Be Issued but a Violation Ticket May Not Be Issued
Sections 3 and 15 of the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/LOC/complete/statreg/--%20O%20--/Offence%20Act%20[RSBC%201996]%20c.%20338/05_Regulations/16_89_97%20-%20Violation%20Ticket%20Administration%20and%20Fines%20Regulation/89_97_02.xml#Schedule1

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Offence Act
General offence

5 A person who contravenes an enactment by doing an act that it forbids, or omitting to do an act that it requires to be done, commits an offence against the enactment.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96338_01#section5

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This Act is Current to October 28, 2015
Park Act
PARK, CONSERVANCY AND RECREATION AREA REGULATION

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014 and 2015
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 112/2010, May 1, 2010]

Division 1 — Interpretation
"backcountry" means an area in a park, conservancy or recreation area that is not frontcountry;
"frontcountry" means an area in a park, conservancy or recreation area within one kilometre of either side of the centreline of a park road or a highway;

Division 3 — Public Conduct and Enforcement
Eviction
9 (1) A park ranger may order a person who does anything contrary to this regulation to leave a park, conservancy or recreation area, or a specified portion of it, within a period of time specified by the park ranger, and every person so ordered must comply with the order and leave the park, conservancy or recreation area, or the specified portion of it, within that specified period of time.

(2) If no period of time is specified in an order issued under subsection (1), the order is effective immediately.
(3) The order issued under subsection (1) must specify the period of time during which the order is to remain in effect, but in no case may it remain in effect for more than 72 hours from the time the order is issued.
(4) A park ranger may use reasonable force to remove a person from the park, conservancy or recreation area, or the specified portion of it, if that person fails to comply with an order under subsection (1).
(5) A person who is ordered to leave the park, conservancy or recreation area is not entitled to a refund of any fee which may have been paid by the party or group of which that person is a member.

Control of domestic animals
19 (1) Except as authorized by a park officer, a person must not allow a domestic animal to enter or remain in any part of a park, conservancy or recreation area that is

(a) a beach within a campground or day use area,
(b) a public building or structure, or
(c) an area in which domestic animals are prohibited by a sign or other device

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a domestic animal that is used to guide a blind person.

(3) Except as authorized by a park officer, a person must not allow a domestic animal to enter or remain in frontcountry or in backcountry that is less than 2,000 hectares in size unless the domestic animal is
(a) restrained by a leash not longer than 2 metres, or
(b) confined in a container, enclosure or motor vehicle.

(4) A person must not allow a domestic animal in a park, conservancy or recreation area to
(a) cause an annoyance,
(b) injure a person,
(c) damage property or vegetation, or
(d) chase or molest wildlife.

(5) Except as authorized by a park officer, a person must not allow a domestic animal to enter or remain in Bowron Lake Park or Garibaldi Park.

(6) A person who has a domestic animal in a park, conservancy or recreation area must dispose of excrement from that domestic animal in a manner and at a location where the excrement will not cause a public inconvenience or annoyance.

(7) A park officer may order a person who contravenes this section to remove the domestic animal from the park, conservancy or recreation area.

Division 9 — Park Rangers
Park ranger responsibilities
56 The following enactments are prescribed for purposes of section 4 (3) (b) of the Act:
(a) regulations under the Ecological Reserve Act;
(b) sections 12 and 13 of the Environmental Management Act;
(c) section 9 of the Firearm Act;
(d) Liquor Control and Licensing Act ;
(e) Motor Vehicle Act and regulations under that Act;
(f) Motor Vehicle (All Terrain) Act and regulations under that Act;
(g) sections 4, 5 and 8 of the Trespass Act.

Source:  http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/180_90_00

Source:  http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/180_90_01

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Offence Act
VIOLATION TICKET ADMINISTRATION AND FINES REGULATION

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014 and 2015 for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 116/2015, June 12, 2015]

Schedule 2

Forest and Range Practices Act
section 58 (1) (a) Disobey non-recreation order - Fine $100, Victim Surcharge Levy $15, Total $115
section 58 (1) (b) Disobey recreation order - Fine $100, Victim Surcharge Levy $15, Total $115

Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation, B.C. Reg. 180/90
section 19 (1) Domestic animal in prohibited area - Fine $100, Victim Surcharge Levy $15, Total $115
section 19 (3) Unrestrained domestic animal - Fine $100, Victim Surcharge Levy $15, Total $115
section 19 (4) Allow prohibited act by domestic animal - Fine $100, Victim Surcharge Levy $15, Total $115

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/89_97_01

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This Act is Current to October 28, 2015
This Act has "Not in Force" sections. See the Table of Legislative Changes.
PROTECTED AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ACT
[SBC 2000] CHAPTER 17

Parks
2 The parks named and described in Schedules C (eg: Fintry Provincial Park) and D are continued or established as Class A parks for the purposes of the Park Act.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/00017_00

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This Act is Current to October 28, 2015
This Act has "Not in Force" sections. See the Table of Legislative Changes.
PROTECTED AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ACT
[SBC 2000] CHAPTER 17
Schedule C

FINTRY PARK
All those parcels or tracts of Crown land, together with all that foreshore or land covered by water, situated in Osoyoos Division, Yale District and contained within the described boundaries as shown on the Official Plan deposited in the Crown Land Registry as Plan 11 Tube 1916; except (1) that part of the Westside Road right of way shown on Plan 10540; and (2) a 30 metre, unsurveyed portion, being a section 42 Transportation Act highway, as shown on BC Hydro Plan plan prepared by Fred Peters dated 1999/01/06, being Job No. 7430-710403 (A), Sheets 1 and 2.
The whole park containing approximately 357 hectares.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/LOC/complete/statreg/--%20P%20--/Protected%20Areas%20of%20British%20Columbia%20Act%20[SBC%202000]%20c.%2017/00_Act/00017_04.xml#ScheduleC

OKANAGAN LAKE PARK
All those parcels or tracts of Crown land, together with all that foreshore or land covered by water, situated in Osoyoos Division, Yale District and contained within the described boundaries as shown on the Official Plan deposited in the Crown Land Registry as Plan 22 Tube 1914; except the right of way of the Okanagan Highway No. 97 and the land required for the right of way expansion of Highway No. 97, as shown on Kamloops Land Title Office Plans H578, KAP36630 and KAP77074.
The whole park containing approximately 90 hectares (69 hectares of upland and 21 hectares of foreshore).

OKANAGAN MOUNTAIN PARK
All those parcels or tracts of Crown land, together with all that foreshore or land covered by water, situated in Similkameen Division, Yale District and contained within the described boundaries as shown on the Official Plan deposited in the Crown Land Registry as Plan 8 Tube 1911; except (1) the part of Lake Shore Road lying between Sections 17 and 18 of Township 28; and (2) the foreshore fronting Lots 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of District Lot 2521S, Plan 40167.
The whole park containing approximately 11 038 hectares (10 839 hectares of upland and 199 hectares of foreshore).

TREPANIER PARK
All those parcels or tracts of Crown land, together with all that foreshore or land covered by water, situated in Kamloops Division, Yale District and Osoyoos Division, Yale District and contained within the described boundaries as shown on the Official Plan deposited in the Crown Land Registry as Plan 7 Tube 1892; except (1) a 30 metre right of way centred on Ministry of Forests' Trepanier Creek Road No. 0941-01; (2) a 30 metre right of way centred on forest resource road (Bear FSR Connector) accessing Cutting Permit 1, Timber Sale A186671 from Ministry of Forests' Bear Road No. 7720-01; (3) Mineral Claim "PT 2" 374908; and (4) Mineral Claim "PT 1" 374907.
The whole park containing approximately 2 884 hectares.

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This Act is Current to October 28, 2015
This Act has "Not in Force" sections. See the Table of Legislative Changes.
PARK ACT
[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 344

Definitions
1 In this Act:
"park" means Crown land established or continued as a park under this Act or the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act;

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Official plan
7.1 (4) Copies of official plans must be available for public inspection in the Crown land registry during regular business hours, and a person may obtain a copy of an official plan on payment of a fee prescribed under section 6 (3) of the Land Act.

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Park categories
12 (1) The minister may specify a park to be in one of the following categories:
(a) category 1, if the main purpose of the park is the preservation of its particular atmosphere, environment or ecology;
(b) category 2, if the main purpose of the park is the preservation and presentation to the public of specific features of scientific, historic or scenic nature;
(c) category 3, if the main purpose of the park is to offer enjoyment, convenience and comfort to the travelling public;
(d) category 4, if the main purpose of the park is to offer recreational opportunity to the public of a particular community or area;
(e) category 5, if the main purpose of the park is to offer opportunities to participate in a specific recreational activity;
(f) category 6, if the park has 2 or more purposes.
(2) The development and improvement of a park must be
(a) if the park is in category 1, directed toward and limited to that necessary to the preservation, for public enjoyment, of the atmosphere, environment and ecology of the park,
(b) if the park is in category 2, directed toward and limited to that necessary to the preservation, for public enjoyment, of the scientific, historic or scenic features of the park that are specified or described by the minister,
(c) if the park is in category 3, directed toward and limited to those necessary to the beautification of the park and the provision of facilities necessary to the enjoyment, convenience and comfort of the travelling public,
(d) if the park is in category 4, directed toward the provision of recreational opportunities for the community or communities specified or described by the minister,
(e) if the park is in category 5, directed toward and limited to those necessary to the adaptation of the park to a single special use designated by the minister, and
(f) if the park is in category 6, directed and limited in accordance with a zoning plan, which must be prepared by the director, allocating various lands of a single park to 2 or more of the purposes enumerated in subsection (1).
(3) A person must not carry on, in any park, any activity that will restrict, prevent or inhibit the use of the park for its designated purpose.
(4) [Repealed 2006-25-12.]

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96344_01#section12

(We tried to find out what category Fintry Provincial Park would be, but couldn't find anything)

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Park categories
12(3) A person must not carry on, in any park, any activity that will restrict, prevent or inhibit the use of the park for its designated purpose.

Authorities of director and officers
17 A director or any park officer acting on the director's behalf may do one or more of the following:

(a) enter on and inspect any land, road, structure or work in a park, conservancy or recreation area;
(b) order the repair, alteration, improvement, evacuation or removal of or addition to a structure or work in a park, conservancy or recreation area;
(c) order any person in any park, conservancy or recreation area to cease or refrain from an action, an omission or conduct that the director or park officer, in his or her discretion, considers dangerous to life or property or detrimental to the public interest;
(d) require any person in any park, conservancy or recreation area to inform the director or officer of
(i) the person's name, address and occupation,
(ii) any fact or intention relating to the person's use of the park, conservancy or recreation area, and
(iii) the person's conduct and activities in the park, conservancy or recreation area.

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Offences and penalties
28 (1) A person who contravenes any provision of this Act commits an offence and is liable to a fine of up to $1,000,000 or a term of imprisonment of not more than one year or both.
(2) A person who contravenes a regulation commits an offence and is liable to a fine of up to $200,000.
(3) When a contravention of the Act or regulations continues for more than one day, the person is guilty of a separate offence for each day on which the contravention continues.
(4) Section 5 of the Offence Act does not apply to this Act or the regulations.
(5) The time limit for laying an information for an offence under this Act is
(a) 3 years after the date that the facts on which the information is based arose, or
(b) if the minister issues a certificate described in subsection (6), 18 months after the date that the facts on which the information is based first came to the knowledge of the minister.
(6) A certificate purporting to have been issued by the minister, certifying the date that the facts on which the information is based first came to the knowledge of the minister.
(a) is admissible without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate, and
(b) is proof of the certified matters.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96344_01#section1

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Wildlife Act
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA USE AND ACCESS REGULATION
Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014 and 2015
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 68/2015, May 6, 2015]

No dogs in designated wildlife management areas in March or April
3 A person commits an offence if the person enters a wildlife management area, or a portion of a wildlife management area, described in Schedule 3 with a dog
(a) on or after March 1, and
(b) on or before April 30
in any calendar year.

Dogs must be on leash in designated wildlife management areas
4 (1) A person commits an offence if the person enters a wildlife management area described in Schedule 4 with a dog that is not
(a) under the direct control of a person, and
(b) restrained by a leash not longer than 2 metres.
(2) This section does not apply to a person who enters the wildlife management area in order to engage in lawful hunting.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/24_2015

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Regulations - Forest Practices Code of BC Act
FOREST RECREATION REGULATION


Contents

B.C. Reg. 58/99, O.C. 341/99
Deposited March 12, 1999
Consolidated to June 5, 2003

PART 4 - USE OF RECREATION SITES, RECREATION TRAILS, INTERPRETIVE FOREST SITES AND WILDERNESS AREAS

Pets

12 (1) A person who owns, or is responsible for, a pet must ensure that the pet does not, while on a recreation site, recreation trail, interpretive forest site or in a wilderness area

(a) present a threat to a person's property or to the life or safety of any person or animal, or

(b) cause an unnecessary disturbance to other persons or animals.

(2) A designated forest official, a designated environment official or a peace officer who determines that a person has contravened subsection (1) may require the person to

(a) keep the pet under physical restraint, or

(b) remove the pet from the recreation site, recreation trail, interpretive forest site or wilderness area.

Source: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/archive/fpc/fpcaregs/forrec/frr.htm#12

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Part 6 - Enforcement

Order to vacate

26 (1) On being satisfied that, with respect to a recreation site, recreation trail, interpretive forest site or wilderness area, a person has contravened the Act, this regulation or the Forest Fire Prevention and Suppression Regulation, a designated forest official, a designated environment official or a peace officer may, by notice served on the person, order the person to

(a) vacate a recreation site, recreation trail, interpretive forest site or wilderness area, and

(b) not enter or attempt to enter or camp on Crown land within one kilometer of the site, trail or area

for a period specified in the notice.

(2) A person who receives a notice under subsection (1) must comply with the order.

(3) A person who is ordered to vacate is not entitled to a refund of any fee which may have been paid.

Source: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/archive/fpc/fpcaregs/forrec/frr.htm#26

Offence

27 (1) A person who contravenes section 6 (1) to (4), 8 to 11, 12 (1) PETS, 13 to 17, 18 (1) or (2) or 26 (2) commits an offence.

(2) A person who commits an offence referred to in subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5 000 or to imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or to both.

Source: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/archive/fpc/fpcaregs/forrec/frr.htm#27

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Wildlife Guidelines

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/wild_gen.html

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Avoiding Cougar Encounters

Many of the safety precautions recommended for bears apply to cougars as well.

Keep pets leashed
Cougars have been known to eat house pets. Keep your pets on a leash, or leave them at home.

Children
Always keep children nearby and in sight Cougars are attracted to children. Because of their small size and high voices, cougars may confuse them with prey. Never let children wander.

If You Meet a Cougar
Stay calm and keep the cougar in view. Pick up children immediately. Back away slowly, ensuring that the animal has a clear avenue of escape. Make yourself look as large as possible. Never run or turn your back on a cougar.
If the cat shows intense interest or follows you, respond aggressively. Maintain eye contact with the cat, show your teeth and make loud noises. Arm yourself with rocks or sticks as weapons. Crouch down as little as possible when picking things up off the ground.
If the cougar attacks, fight back. Keep the animal in front of you at all times. Convince the cougar you are a threat, not prey. Use anything you can as a weapon. Focus your attack on the cougar’s face and eyes.

Avoiding Bear Encounters
Keep pets leashed
Pets can anger a bear and provoke an attack. If the bear chases an unleashed pet, the animal may be severely injured or bring the bear back to its owner. If possible, keep pets at home.

Always keep children nearby and in sight

Reduce the chance of surprising a bear Stay alert. Always watch for bears in the distance. If you see a bear far ahead, make a wide detour or leave the area.
Allow a bear to pick up your scent by keeping the wind at your back. Use extreme caution in strong wind or around loud water. Make noise to alert bears of your presence.

If You Meet a Bear
Stay calm and keep the animal in view, but avoid direct eye contact. The bear may interpret it as a sign of aggression. Back away slowly if you can. Never run from a bear unless you know you can reach safety. Determine whether the animal is a black bear or a grizzly.
If the bear starts to follow, drop your pack or a piece of equipment in its path as a distraction. Only leave food as a last resort. A food-conditioned bear is a threat to the next human it meets. Continue to back away slowly. If the bear is an adult grizzly, consider climbing a tree. You will need to get at least four metres off the ground quickly.
If the bear is standing up on its hind legs, it may be trying to pick up your scent and identify you. Talk softly while continuing to back away. Always keep the animal in view.
If the bear acts aggressively, try to determine its intent. Aggressive behaviour includes jaw snapping, head lowering, ear flattening, woofing sounds and growling. A bear may act defensively if it is startled, or if it is protecting cubs, territory or food. Wave your arms, talk in low tones and back away slowly. These actions will help identify you. Bears sometimes bluff their way out of a confrontation by charging and veering away at the last moment.
If the charge is not a bluff or the bear is exhibiting predatory behaviour, you will have to change your approach. Signs of predatory behaviour include following, showing interest and unprovoked attacks.

How you respond will depend on the species of bear attacking you.

Black bear and young grizzly attacks
Always fight back. Jump up and down, wave your arms and yell. Try to look as large as possible. Never play dead – it makes you easier prey. Remember that black bears and small grizzlies can climb trees,
so stay on the ground.

Mature grizzly attacks
Quickly climb a tree to over four metres if you can.
If not, assume the cannonball position on the ground.
Lie in a fetal position on your side, with your knees against your chest and your head between your knees. Clasp your hands behind your neck. This position will show the bear that you are not aggressive, and will protect your vital organs in case of an attack.
If the grizzly is exhibiting predatory behaviour, do everything you can to escape or fight back.

Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/conserve/bearsandcougars.pdf?v=1447182751187

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.pdf icon September 23, 2013 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

No Land Swap at Fintry Provincial Park

The Regional Board will not pursue further discussions with BC Parks regarding the possibility of a land swap within Fintry Provincial Park to facilitate possible operation of a historical working farm. Regional Parks staff has heard from both BC Parks and the Friends of Fintry Society that they would rather investigate heritage and recreational opportunities as possible revenue streams for the park and that the idea of a working farm is not feasible. Some area residents also objected to the idea of a working farm so close to the camping areas of the Provincial Park.

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.pdf icon Item 9.1 Directors Item Response Fintry Provincial Park

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Mr. Robert Hobson, Chair
Central Okanagan Regional District
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna, B.C. VIW 3Z4
July 22, 2013

Dear Mr. Chair/Board Members:

Re: Fintry Provincial Park Land Swap for Agricultural Purposes

Board Highlights from the July 18th Meeting stated in part: "The Regional Board has adopted a resolution to approach the Provincial Government to initiate discussions regarding a possible land swap within Fintry Provincial park. In 1995, in an agreement with the Province, the Regional District contributed $2 million to purchase a 129.5 hectare property above Westside Road which is included as part of the Provincial Park. The Regional Board has asked staff to begin talking with the Province to see if that property could be exchanged for a lowland field property within the park in order to explore a possible agricultural use that would be in keeping with the history of the former Dun-waters Estate."

We (North Westside Ratepayers Association) immediately sent some initial emails asking basic questions but they were not answered. The NWRA is requesting the following information.

1) .Is this 129.5 hectare parcel the "Fintry Protected Area?"
2) How many hectares could you possibly trade for this 129.5 hectares? The low field area is quite small particularly if you take into account the private property and the camping area which frankly could be expanded. Would thi.s be a 129.5 hectare trade for say 10 or 20 hectares?
3) What would it cost to keep a farm going on the Delta? You would need farm hands, machinery, etc. etc. Who would do the health testing and what would that cost be? Would it interfere with the drinking water supply? Fintry is a delta afterall.
4. Is this motion even valid? There was no documentation nor was this item even on the Agenda. We understand that it was a "Directors' Item" but has far too many ramifications to be dealt with so lightly. We feel this issue needs to be given far more forethought and analysis before it is discussed with anyone.

I do not need to remind each of you that Fintry is one of the largest and most used parks in Western Canada. People come to Fintry to boat, swim, hike and yes to take in the history. I believe that is presently being accomplished.

The idea of dairy cattle is benevolent however what would you do with the manure, flies and even mosquitoes particularly if irrigation is needed.

Mosquitoes are already problematic at Fintry Park. Of course there is also the odor associated with farming particularly in the stifling heat.

From the audio I get the sense that this "agriculturism" of Fintry park has already been discussed with politicians, bureaucrats and even UBCM We are asking the Board to revisit this item as an Agenda Item with supporting documentation and that it be given more forethought before beginning even initial discussions with anyone political. We also wish to remind all Regional Directors that this 129.5 hectare property (presumed to be Fintry Protected Area) needs to remain under the stewardship of the RDCO for its intended purpose.

The NWRA has sent this letter to each of you as it appears initial discussions have already taken place by some Board members and we feel we need to act expeditiously.

Yours truly
Diane Baldwin (for) Board
NORTH WESTSIDE RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

cc Mary Jane Drouin
    Ron Fralick

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Conclusion:
It appears that after considerable study on the matter, both BC Parks and the Friends of Fintry would like to move in a different direction when pursuing possible revenue streams for Fintry Provincial Park, such as heritage and recreational opportunities. Furthermore, the immediate neighbourhood does not appear to be supportive of agricultural pursuits on the Fintry Delta.

Finally, BC Parks has previously communicated to the Friends of Fintry that the proposed agricultural venture is inconsistent with Park legislation and management objectives, thus deeming it unlikely to receive approval for a protected area boundary adjustment. In light of these facts, it is recommended that no further discussion be initiated regarding a possible land swap within Fintry Provincial Park.

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9. REGIONAL PARKS

9.1 RDCO/Province of BC Land Swap in Support of a Friends of Fintry AgriTourism Venture at Fintry Provincial Park (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Further to the July 18, 2013 Board meeting staff were directed to initiate discussions with the Province for consideration of a land swap within the Fintry Provincial Park including whether the Regional District's park component could be exchanged for the lowland field property for the purpose of reintroduction of active agriculture farming on the land.

Staff report dated September 11 th outlined the background of an agreement with BC Parks, and the contribution of $2mil to purchase a portion of 129.5 hectare property above Westside Road (Fintry Provincial Park). Under the agreement the parcel is operated and managed by BC Parks as part of Fintry Provincial Park. It was noted the RDCO has no direct relationship in the ongoing annual operation and management of the Park. Further, BC Parks has previously stated that an incubator farm or other such agri-tourism venture is inconsistent with management direction for the Park as well as park legislation. BC Parks and the Friends of Fintry, after considerable study on the matter, would like to move in a different direction when pursuing possible revenue streams for the Park, such as heritage and recreational opportunities. Further, the immediate
neighbourhood (North Westside Ratepayers Association) is not supportive of agricultural pursuits on the Fintry Delta and BC Parks has previously communicated to the Friends of Fintry that the proposed agricultural venture is inconsistent with management objectives and legislation.

In discussion, it was questioned whether more could be accomplished for visitors and those living in the area and if there is a role the RDCO would have in terms of operation of the park? Staff noted that RDCO entered into an agreement and a covenant on the property--that BC manages the park. RDCO staff has been invited at an administrative level to work with BC Parks and
Friends of Fintry. The Heritage Development Plan (2013) agreed to by the BC Parks and the Friends of Fintry has been agreed to. Staff will circulated the Plan to the Board for their information. It was noted that the RDCO funds the Friends of Fintry in an annual contribution for staffing and welcome Friends of Fintry welcome to come to the Board if they have further discussions on funding proposals.

EDGSON/GIVEN
THAT the Regional Board NOT pursue further discussions with BC Parks in regards to a possible land swap between the RDCO and Province of BC for lands currently identified as Fintry Provincial Park.
And further that RDCO supports the 2013 Heritage Development Plan (2013) agreed to by BC Parks and the Friends of Fintry.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon September 12, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

Director Items
Director Gray noted that there is a 'trunk sale' at Fintry Regional Park this Sunday for those interested. He further noted that correspondence has been received regarding the 'feral cat' issue the Okanagan Humane Society volunteers are dealing
with in Lake Country and beyond. It was noted that the RDCO provides funding through the regional grant in aid process for a spay and neuter program to the Humane Society.

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Fintry goes back to its roots with farm
By Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star - July 21, 2013

There are plans to reinvigorate Fintry’s heritage buildings by turning back the clock to agriculture.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan will apply to B.C. Parks for a land swap so farming can take place and generate funds for the Friends of Fintry Park Society.

“We want to get the farm back to what it was when James Dun-Waters (Fintry founder) was operating,” said director James Baker.

“It’s quite conceivable to get something going on the lower farm that would generate revenue and support the activities of the Friends of Fintry.”

Among the assets Friends of Fintry are responsible for are the site’s heritage manor and barn.

RDCO has offered to swap 129.5 hectares of land above Westside Road, which is part of Fintry Provincial Park but is owned by the regional district, for a lowland field. The field is part of the park but not used by B.C. Parks.

If RDCO owns the field, commercial farm sales could occur because B.C. Parks’ policies currently don’t allow items to be taken out of a park. Under the rules, that could pertain to vegetables and fruit grown there.

Director Jim Edgson supports the land swap and says a farm could make more people aware of Fintry Provincial Park.

“It would be part of the historical ambiance for the park,” he said.

Dun-Waters purchased the Short’s Creek delta in 1909 and named it after his Scottish home of Fintry. He was known for his keen interest in agriculture, including apples and livestock.

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North Westside
Ratepayers Assn.
10390 PINECREST ROAD
Vernon , B.C. V1H 2B1
PHONE +1.250.542.8461
FAX +1.250.542.8461 (call first)
EMAIL zoeandus "at" telus.net

Mr. Robert Hobson, Chair
Central Okanagan Regional District
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna, B.C., V1W 3Z4

July 22, 2013

Dear Mr. Chair/Board Members:

Re: Fintry Provincial Park/Land Swap for Agricultural Purposes

Board Highlights from the July 18th Meeting stated in part: “The Regional Board has adopted a resolution to approach the Provincial Government to initiate discussions regarding a possible land swap within Fintry Provincial park. In 1995, in an agreement with the Province, the Regional District contributed $2 million to purchase a 129.5 hectare property above Westside Road which is included as part of the Provincial Park. The Regional Board has asked staff to begin talking with the Province to see if that property could be exchanged for a lowland field property within the park in order to explore a possible agricultural use that would be in keeping with the history of the former Dun-waters Estate.”

We (North Westside Ratepayers Association) immediately sent some initial emails asking basic questions but they were not answered. The NWRA is requesting the following information.

1) Is this 129.5 hectare parcel the “Fintry Protected Area?”
2) How many hectares could you possibly trade for this 129.5 hectares? The low field area is quite small particularly if you take into account the private property and the camping area which frankly could be expanded. Would this be a 129.5 hectare trade for say 10 or 20 hectares?
3) What would it cost to keep a farm going on the Delta? You would need farm hands, machinery, etc. etc. Who would do the health testing and what would that cost be? Would it interfere with the drinking water supply? Fintry is a delta afterall.
4. Is this motion even valid? There was no documentation nor was this item even on the Agenda. We understand that it was a “Directors’ Item” but has far too many ramifications to be dealt with so lightly. We feel this issue needs to be given far more forethought and analysis before it is discussed with anyone.

I do not need to remind each of you that Fintry is one of the largest and most used parks in Western Canada. People come to Fintry to boat, swim, hike and yes to take in the history. I believe that is presently being accomplished.
The idea of dairy cattle is benevolent however what would you do with the manure, flies and even mosquitoes particularly if irrigation is needed.
Mosquitoes are already problematic at Fintry Park. Of course there is also the odor associated with farming particularly in the stifling heat.
From the audio I get the sense that this “agriculturism” of Fintry park has already been discussed with politicians, bureaucrats and even UBC! We are asking the Board to revisit this item as an Agenda Item with supporting documentation and that it be given more forethought before beginning even initial discussions with anyone political. We also wish to remind all Regional Directors that this 129.5 hectare property (presumed to be Fintry Protected Area) needs to remain under the stewardship of the RDCO for its intended purpose.
The NWRA has sent this letter to each of you as it appears initial discussions have already taken place by some Board members and we feel we need to act expeditiously.

Yours truly
Diane Baldwin (for) Board
NORTH WESTSIDE RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

cc Mary Jane Drouin
    Ron Fralick

Link to .pdf of this letter

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.pdf icon July 18, 2013 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Fintry Provincial Park

The Regional Board has adopted resolution to approach the Provincial Government to initiate discussions regarding a possible land swap within Fintry Provincial Park. In 1995, in an agreement with the Province, the Regional District contributed $2-million to purchase a 129.5-hectare property above Westside Road which is included as part of the Provincial Park. The Regional Board has asked staff to begin talking with the Province to see if that property could be exchanged for a lowland field property within the park in order to explore a possible agricultural use that would be in keeping with the history of the former Dun-waters Estate.

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8. DIRECTOR ITEMS

8.1 Westside Road
Director Edgson noted that the MOTI is in the process of paving sections of Westside Road. The Province has approved further funding for upgrading of the road. He is looking at options for signage along Westside Road and will bring information forward in the future

8.2 Fintry Fair
Director Baker noted that the Fintry Fair was held last Sunday. It was noted that many volunteers are aging and that there is a need for 'other' revenue streams for the Friends of Fintry Society. More emphasis of Regional District ownership is needed, and getting it back to a working farm which has been discussed in the past. It would be difficult for this to occur in the upper portion of the park and it was questioned whether discussions should be raised with the Province for consideration of this and a possible land swap.
Discussion occurred regarding whether it is time to approach the Province to initiate discussions regarding a possible land swap within Fintry Provincial Park.
The Regional District had an agreement with the Province, and contributed $2million, to purchase a 129.5-hectare property above Westside Road which is included as part of the Provincial Park.

It was questioned whether the time is right to begin talking with the Province and to see if that property could be exchanged for a lowland field property within the park in order to explore a possible agricultural use that would be in keeping with the history of the former Dun-waters Estate. It was noted that there will be many issues for consideration by the Board, including costs, but that the concept is worth exploring.

BAKER/ZIMMERMANN
THAT the Regional Board direct staff to initiate discussions with the Province for consideration of a land swap within the Fintry Provincial Park including whether the Regional District's park component could be exchanged for the lowland field property for the purpose of reintroduction of active agriculture farming on the land.

CARRIED

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May 2, 2011 we found this letter from Friends of Fintry at the counter in La Casa store in regards to the GranFondo Bicycle Event being held July 16, 2011 along Westside Road at the same time as Friends of Fintry Provincial Park 100th ANNIVERSARY.  Friends of Fintry are not impressed.  Read the letter.

Letter from Fintry Prov Park Society member in regards to the GranFondo bicycle event along Westside Road July 16, 2011.
click the letter to read it

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Diving at Fintry Provincial Park

okanaganlakebc.ca was reading an article in a magazine saying that there is a huge old CP barge sunk underwater at Fintry Provincial Park at the end of campsite 63.  It use to be the marina's breakwater years ago the article said. Divers should check it out.

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COUGAR ALERT 2010!

I heard someone saw a cougar at Fintry Falls and our son saw a cougar while biking up Sugar Loaf so be alert!!!!

Sincerely North Westsider

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Here is a photo of Fintry Provincial Park Falls

click the photo to see a larger picture and to see a little better just how majestic these falls really are.

Fintry Provincial Park Falls Westside Road BC

Fintry Provincial Park Falls are located off Westside Road BC approx. 45 minutes from Kelowna BC and Vernon BC.

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Photo of the children's playground at Fintry Provincial Park

Fintry Provincial Park children's playground

 

Photo of Fintry Provincial Park Labyrinth

Fintry Provincial Park Labyrinth

 

This is what the Fintry Provincial Park Labyrinth's plaque says

 

 

There is a badminton net at Fintry Provincial Park campground too.

Badminton net at Fintry Provincial Park Campground

 

Horseshoe pit at Fintry Provincial Park

Horseshoe pit game at Fintry Provincial Park campground

 

This is the Manor House at Fintry Provincial Park

Manor House at Fintry Provincial Park

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Here are two photo's of the public boat launch at Fintry Provincial Park.

These photos were taken in May 2010


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Photo of Fintry Provincial Park Public Sandy Beach taken in 2010

Fintry Provincial Park Public Beach

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Here is an aerial view map of Fintry Provincial Park campground and public beach.  You can see in this photo where the Regional District of Central Okanagan public beach access points and boat launch are located.


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.pdf icon April 26, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.8 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-204.pdf

The black mark nearer the bottom of the map is the Regional District of Central Okanagan Boat Launch and the other two black marks are the public beaches.


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Fintry Delta Regional District of Central Okanagan Parks and Boat Launch Locations

 

Here are two photos (below) of the boat launch at Fintry Delta
this boat launch is not within Fintry Provincial Park
Photo of the Boat Launch at Fintry Delta owned by the Regional District of Central Okanagan
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No tenting, no campfires, and no dogs the sign at the Fintry Delta boat launch says.

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There are two public beaches at Fintry Delta not within the Provincial Park where you can have a picnic, go swimming or snorkeling.  Both these two small beach access points do not belong to Fintry Provincial Park, but are owned by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.  Both these small beaches access points are nestled between houses along Fintry Delta Road and are not easy to spot unless you are looking between the houses for them.  These two spots are not boat launches but are just a place to picnic and swim.

Fintry Delta picnic and swimming park on Fintry Delta Road
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Beach access off Fintry Delta Road
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There is no camping or overnight parking at either of these two public beaches.

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Boundary Provincial Park

There is a gate to Boundary Park just 1/2 km north of Shorts Creek above Fintry Provincial Park.  Many people go for a walk here.  You can access the Fintry Provincial Park falls from this entrance just north of Shorts Creek.  Back in the old days Shorts Creek was used as a state of the art gravity fed irrigation system to irrigate the apple orchard that once grew there.  The system is no longer in use, although it would be nice to see it up and running again and maybe providing power to Fintry Provincial Park and/or the homes surrounding Fintry Provincial Park.  It would be a better idea to not have an orchard due to bears and it would be a better idea not to have cows either, due to cow flys and the surrounding communities water wells down there too.  I am sure the campers would not like to have cow flys sticking to them as they lay on the beach.  In talking to some of the people who live at Fintry Delta, they don't seem too enthusiastic about cows being down there as there are residential subdivisions surrounding Fintry Provincial Park.  More about the cows below.
Boundary Park Gate north of Shorts Creek

 

These photos below are photos of Boundary Trail that stretches from Fintry Provincial Park all the way up the hill on the other side of Westside Road from Fintry Provincial Park.  This portion of Boundary Trail is on the upper side of Westside Road between Valley of the Sun and Estamont Beach.

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Boundary Trail isn't meant for large vehicles as its a little narrow for that.  This is a really good trail to quad around on.

 

You have to take the road up the hill at Estamont Beach mailboxes or enter across the road from the Valley of the Sun mailboxes to find this trail.  Boundary Trail is half way in between Estamont Beach and Valley of the Sun.  This is private property though and belongs to Ewings Estates Ltd at Ewings Landing.


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Here is a portion of the trail that you will find the Ewings Estate sign.  This photo was taken near the entrance to Boundary Trail.  This road/trail is wide enough to drive a vehicle through to get to the trails entrance but you may get some paint scratches.  You would have to find a place to park off to the side somewhere away from Boundary Trail sign as there is no place to park right there.


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Agriculture’s future tied to the past
Vernon Morning Star - May 29, 2010

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission is interested in using Fintry as a catalyst for future agricultural enterprises.
Sean Connor/black press - Photo

Ayrshire dairy cows may munch once again on fresh hay at Fintry, and they may keep company with a variety of other heritage varieties of plants and animals amongst the historic farm buildings on Westside Road.

Keith Duhaime feels the laird of Fintry would be proud of the legacy he’d left if an incubation facility develops at Fintry, where new farm enterprises could be nurtured.

In fact, if Duhaime, agricultural support officer for the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, has his way, Fintry Provincial Park could be the focal point for an agricultural renaissance in the Okanagan, called Fintry New Farm.

He can imagine young farmers re-discovering skill sets that “we’ve kind of lost” over the years, with a return to more-sustainable, traditional farming, producing niche market products that today fetch premium prices on world markets.

For instance, using old world artisans and raising traditional breeds of pigs or geese, fine charcuterie products could be produced in the Okanagan, which could demand high prices all over the world, he notes.

“It needs to be a high-end product,” he emphasizes.

Such a venture is a perfect fit with the heritage of Fintry, which was built by James Cameron Dun-Waters.

Dun-Waters was an innovative and determined pioneer from Scotland who grew vegetables and tree fruits, raised Ayrshire dairy cows, pigs and chickens on the delta of Shorts Creek at Fintry.

Dun-Waters, known as the laird of Fintry, farmed the delta from 1909 to 1939, when he turned it over the Fairbridge Farm Schools to be used to educate youngsters brought over from Britain in farming skills so they could make their way in the new world.

In recent years, the orchard and farmland have lain fallow, although the non-profit Friends of Fintry Society have worked with B.C. Parks to restore some of the buildings, including the unique octagonal dairy barn, the granite manor house and the lakefront packinghouse.

FOF vice-president Mike Berry sees it as an opportunity for people to see what farm life might have been like in the early 1900s, “like a living museum.”

The packinghouse, which is the last remaining one on Okanagan Lake, where sternwheelers used to dock and load fruit from the Fintry delta, has just been re-roofed and its foundations stabilized by B.C. Parks.

“The Friends of Fintry would love to see it refurbished and used as part of a working farm; perhaps with a commercial kitchen where jams and jellies could be made,” said Berry.

Looking even further into the future, he says they’ve discussed the possibility of a bistro using produce from the fields to offer fresh food to visitors.

Duhaime doesn’t discount such dreams, but he has a bigger one.

He envisions four or five sustainable farming operations taking place on the 29-hectare farm, which would make operations of an appropriate size, since most of the Okanagan’s farm acreage is four to six hectares.

The idea would be to make economically-viable farms of them with re-discovery of traditional mixed farming and value-added products.

While one, perhaps involving dairy cows and resulting in cheese, might be static, others would revolve as the young farmers tested and tried out their ideas and got them in shape to translate onto their own land, in a few years.

“The Friends of Fintry want to bring the estate back to life,” said Duhaime.

“Succession is a big issue in the valley with older farmers wanting to retire. This could create opportunities for some young farmers interested in taking on those farms.”

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Here is a newspaper article explaining about the Farming that the Central Okanagan Development Commission has proposed.

Return of farming proposed for Fintry land
Kelowna Capital News - By Judie Steeves - April 22, 2010

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has championed a proposal to bring the historic Fintry farm back to working use as a focal point to help promote an agricultural renaissance across the Okanagan Valley.
Sean Connor/Capital News Photo

Ayrshire dairy cows may munch once again on fresh hay at Fintry, and they may keep company with a variety of other heritage varieties of plants and animals amongst the historic farm buildings on Westside Road.

Keith Duhaime feels the Laird of Fintry would be proud of the legacy he’d left if an incubation facility develops at Fintry, where new farm enterprises could be nurtured.

In fact, if Duhaime, agricultural support officer for the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, has his way, Fintry Provincial Park could be the focal point for an agricultural renaissance in the Okanagan, called Fintry New Farm.

He can imagine young farmers re-discovering skill sets that “we’ve kind of lost” over the years, with a return to more-sustainable, traditional farming, producing niche market products that today fetch premium prices on world markets.

For instance, using old world artisans and raising traditional breeds of pigs or geese, fine charcuterie products could be produced in the Okanagan, which could demand high prices all over the world, he notes.

“It needs to be a high-end product,” he emphasizes.

Such a venture is a perfect fit with the heritage of Fintry, which was built by James Cameron Dun-Waters, an innovative and determined pioneer from Scotland who grew vegetables and tree fruits, raised Ayrshire dairy cows, pigs and chickens on the delta of Shorts Creek at Fintry.

He produced his own electricity using a pelton wheel to generate it from the falls on Shorts Creek and he introduced telephone service that linked all the houses and other buildings on the delta, long before his neighbours had such conveniences.

Dun-Waters, known as the Laird of Fintry, farmed the delta from 1909 to 1939, when he turned it over the Fairbridge Farm Schools to be used to educate youngsters brought over from Britain in farming skills so they could make their way in the new world.

In recent years, the orchard and farmland has lain fallow, although the non-profit Friends of Fintry Society have worked with B.C. Parks to restore some of the buildings, including the unique octagonal dairy barn, the granite manor house and the lakefront packinghouse.

FOF vice-president Mike Berry sees it as an opportunity for people to see what farm life might have been like in the early 1900s, “like a living museum.”

The packinghouse, which is the last remaining one on Okanagan Lake, where sternwheelers used to dock and load fruit from the delta, has just been re-roofed and its foundations stabilized by B.C. Parks.

“The (Friends of Fintry) would love to see it refurbished and used as part of a working farm; perhaps with a commercial kitchen where jams and jellies could be made,” said Berry.

Looking even further into the future, he says they’ve discussed the possibility of a bistro using produce from the fields to offer fresh food to visitors.

Duhaime doesn’t discount such dreams, but he has a bigger one.

He envisions four or five sustainable farming operations taking place on the 29-hectare farm, which would make operations of an appropriate size, since most of the Okanagan’s farm acreage is four to six hectares.

The idea would be to make economically-viable farms of them with re-discovery of traditional mixed farming and value-added products.

While one, perhaps involving dairy cows and resulting in cheese, might be static, others would revolve as the young farmers tested and tried out their ideas and got them in shape to translate onto their own land, in a few years.

“The Friends of Fintry want to bring the estate back to life,” said Duhaime. “Succession is a big issue in the valley with older farmers wanting to retire. This could create opportunities for some young farmers interested in taking on those farms.”

This project ties in perfectly with people who are more interested now in where their food comes from and how it’s produced, and the whole issue of food security, notes Duhaime.

At the same time, it could be an exciting feature of the park, a drawing card for visitors interested in traditional, sustainable farming practices.

The project should be tied in to an educational institution for the technical training for new entrants into the incubator and there could be an apprenticeship program.

Such a use fits not only into the model envisioned by Dun-Waters himself, but also into the parks management plan produced for this unusual provincial park when it was first purchased by the province and the Central Okanagan Regional District in 1995.

jsteeves "at" kelownacapnews.com

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Fintry finalizing new look
Vernon Morning Star - February 18, 2010

Efforts to restore the historic buildings in Fintry Provincial Park on Westside Road continue this winter with the focus now on the original staff quarters building for the manor house.

It initially contained three sleeping rooms for the butler, the cook and a maid, explained Friends of Fintry director Sandy Welbourn.

Each of the private rooms had its own entrance off the covered porch that ran the length of the building, and each had its own small fireplace and an overhead electric light supplied with power by the Fintry Estate’s own power generation, using a Pelton wheel driven by Shorts Creek high above the delta.

Fintry’s historic buildings are the legacy of James Cameron Dun-Waters, also known as the Laird of Fintry, who immigrated from his home in Scotland to settle in the Okanagan in the early days of the last century.

He constructed a granite manor house, an octagonal dairy barn and brought in such innovations as power and phone which serviced those who lived on the delta of land created by Shorts Creek.

The Friends of Fintry have retained Rob Kuffert of Too Tall Construction, who is restoring the staff quarters building to its original state, after removing several layers of more-recent additions to the structure.

Original building materials being used include exterior stucco, lath and plaster walls on the interior, and replication of the three original windows.

“This is yet another positive result coming from the success of the ongoing partnership the Friends of Fintry enjoy with B.C. Parks,” said Welbourn.

Completion of the project is expected this spring, when viewing and tours of this newest addition to the list of restored buildings, will be available to the public.

Welbourn said it’s hoped the work will be done by this year’s Festival of the Falls May 8.

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Upgrade for the staff quarters
By Judie Steeves - Kelowna Capital News - February 11, 2010

Restoration work is underway this winter on the staff quarters near the Manor House in Fintry Provincial Park in a collaborative effort by B.C. Parks and the Friends of Fintry Society.

Efforts to restore the historic buildings in Fintry Provincial Park on Westside Road continue this winter with the focus now on the original staff quarters building for the Manor House.

It initially contained three sleeping rooms for the butler, the cook and a maid, explained Friends of Fintry director Sandy Welbourn.

Each of the private rooms had its own entrance off the covered porch that ran the length of the building, and each had its own small fireplace and an overhead electric light supplied with power by the Fintry Estate’s own power generation, using a Pelton wheel driven by Shorts Creek high above the delta.

Fintry’s historic buildings are the legacy of James Cameron Dun-Waters, also known as the Laird of Fintry, who immigrated from his home in Scotland to settle in the Okanagan in the early days of the last century.

He constructed a granite Manor House, a unique octagonal dairy barn and brought in such innovations as power and phone which serviced those who lived on the delta of land created by Shorts Creek.

The Friends of Fintry have retained Rob Kuffert of Too Tall Construction, who is meticulously restoring the staff quarters building to its original state, after removing several layers of more-recent additions to the structure, explained Welbourn.

Original building materials being used include exterior stucco, lath and plaster walls on the interior, and replication of the three original windows.

Welbourn said, “This is yet another positive result coming from the success of the ongoing partnership the Friends of Fintry enjoy with B.C. Parks.”

Completion of the project is expected this spring, when viewing and tours of this newest addition to the list of restored buildings, will be available to the public.

Welbourn said it’s hoped the work will be done by this year’s Fintry celebration of spring: The Festival of the Falls on May 8, when the series of waterfalls that are a feature of Shorts Creek’s drop to lake level are most spectacular, in spring, during runoff.

jsteeves "at" kelownacapnews.com

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Almost $7,000 to get rid of Bats???

.pdf icon February 20, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

12) Friends of Fintry

Dan Bruce was in attendance and addressed the Committee on the grant application:

  • The request is for funding a maintenance issue--there is a bat problem in the attic of the Manor House which is creating a health issue in the house.

  • The bats have migrated at this time and will return late March, early April.

  • Request is for a one-time fix of the problem. Asked BC Parks and BC Heritage for funding with no success.

  • This funding is required immediately for work to be done prior to the bats returning.

o Friends of Fintry Request $7,200.

Peachland $210; City of Kelowna - $4,960; West Kelowna $1,000; Central Okanagan East - $0; Central Okanagan West - $191; Lake Country $475; Allocation $6,836

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RDCO June 30, 2008 email states:

The Regional District of Central Okanagan assisted the Provincial Government in 1995 in the purchase of 853-acres for Fintry Provincial Park. The Regional District contributed two million dollars toward the purchase and owns title to District lot 2921, 320 acres of the total 853 acre park. The Province owns the remaining properties that make up the park. RDCO's District Lot 2921 Map .pdf icon

The Friends of Fintry Society is a non-profit organization that has an agreement with BC Parks for the operation and management of the historic buildings and facilities on the property. Here’s a link to the Friends website: http://www.fintry.ca/

Here’s a link to the BC Parks page for Fintry Provincial Park. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/fintry/

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Funding goes towards Fintry Provincial Park
Friday June 27, 2008 - Vernon Morning Star - News
A North Okanagan provincial park is getting a financial boost.
The Central Okanagan Regional District is supporting an application for $4,300 in community tourism funding for the Friends of Fintry Society.  If approved, the money will go towards an information kiosk at Fintry Provincial Park, as well as travelling exhibit.

Interpretive Sign 2005 $1,000 donation from Ratepayers to Friends of Fintry.  The sign will state information regarding the waterfalls and the water system at Fintry

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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting– June 23, 2008

UBCM Community Tourism Application
The Regional Board supports an application for Community Tourism Program funding to assist two organizations in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. If approved, a $4,300 grant would go to the Friends of Fintry Society for an information
kiosk in the Provincial Park and a travelling exhibit
while approximately $15,900 in funding would go the Okanagan Trail Riders Association to prepare and install directional signage for the designated Bear Creek Recreation Site and trail system for motorized vehicles.

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.pdf icon June 12, 2008 Governance and Services Meeting

The kiosk cost is $1800 and the travelling exhibit is $2500.

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Minutes of the Governance and services Committee meeting of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Electoral area grants in aid
(page 4)
- .pdf icon Central Okanagan West Electoral Area grants increased to $10,000.

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Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes - March 12, 2008 (page 3)
.pdf icon Regional Parks - Friends of Fintry $1,000 increase to their budget.

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.pdf icon Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes - February 14, 2008 (page 8)
4. Governance
4.1 Notion of Motion - Regional Grants in aid administration fee
Director Neis brought forward the following motion for consideration:
Whereas the Regional District of Central Okanagan has a policy of charging a 5% administration fee for regional grants in aid budget;
And whereas it is felt that this money would be put to better use by the individual organizations applying for grants;
Now therefore be it resolved that the Regional District of Central Okanagan waive the 5% administration fee for processing regional grants in aid and pass those funds to the organization receiving the grant."
Staff reviewed the policy on administration fees noting it is the Board's policy to recover administration costs. If not recovered here would need to be charged elsewhere to recover those costs.
It was agreed that the information be received and that no action is required.

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North Westside Ratepayers Association

November 2005 North Westside Ratepayers gives generous donation of $1000.00 to pay for an interpretive sign regarding the waterfalls and the water system at Fintry Provincial Park. (Page 3 and 4)
.pdf icon http://www.fintry.ca/friends/november05.pdf

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.pdf icon December 13, 2004 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Minutes

3.2 Friends of Fintry Society re: Secure Funding

Friends of Fintry Society are requesting annual funding of approximately $30,000 to be able to pay for a full time executive director to ensure the Society can achieve the full potential of the site.

The Board questioned whether the request meets the regional grant in aid guidelines. It was suggested that the Society make a presentation to the Parks Advisory Committee and that as the deadline for regional grant in aid applications is December 15th, that the November 22nd letter be accepted as their preliminary grant application; and that staff contact the Society to provide an up-to-date budget.

#497/04 HEIN/SHEPHERD
THAT the November 22, 2004 letter from James Baker, Friends of Fintry Society regarding secure funding be received;

AND THAT the Society be requested to make a presentation to the Parks Advisory Committee in February;

AND FURTHER THAT the Society’s letter be accepted as meeting the deadline for a regional grant in aid application and the Society be requested to immediately submit a completed application and budget information.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon Governance and Services Committee Meeting – November 14, 2003 (Pg.2)
b) Friends of Fintry Provincial Park Society – Ken Waldon
Grant request for $1,750 for signage and development of a website
and $17,000 for the executive director position.
Questions
-Last year there was a request for signage, is this stage 2 of the project? A sign did go up last summer. This would be for smaller signs at strategic locations throughout the park to provide information about the facility.
-Have you submitted a request to the Province for staffing position? No funding available through HRDC. The Society will have to fundraise for this position. One project is underway to fund position.
-What was the amount of provincial funding in the last fiscal year – approximately $300,000, half went to heritage restoration. The Society has been told they will not get anything this fiscal year for ie: interpretation, restoration.
-Is this request considered a long term commitment to the Society? There is no intention to keep coming back for support. When the staff position is fulltime it is anticipated the person will generate funds to pay for position.

 

Governance and Services Committee Meeting – November 14, 2003 (Pg. 6-7)

Friends of Fintry – request $1.750
Consensus: To include in the budget. Directors Hein and Lees opposed ($1,617 approved).

Friends of Fintry – request $17,000
Consensus: To include in the budget. Directors Hein, Lees and Harriman opposed ($15,219 approved).

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Fintry Provincial Park - District Lot and Plan numbers, Parcel Identifier, park size in acres and hectares, etc. (page 21)

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