BC PARKS IGNORES REGULATIONS (UNIVERSITY VICTORIA REPORT, 2018)
"The activities of the Gun Club are inconsistent with the purposes of the Park Act and permitted uses in a Park. - Secs. 5(3), 8(2) and 9(2)."
"The activities of a Gun Club appear inconsistent with the BC -Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation – Division 5 – Section 28 – relates to the conditions set out for possessing a firearm in a park. (Division 5 of the regulation)."
"BC Parks regional leadership appear to interpret Section 2 of the Park Act as suspending any bylaws or regulations of a municipality or regional district, or any provision of it. It is notable that the activities of a Gun Club in the provincial park conflicts with relevant sections of CVRD Zoning, Noise and Parks Bylaws. (Park Act Section 2 and CVRD bylaws)."
Of the 1029 parks and protected areas in the province, Cowichan River Provincial Park is the ONLY ONE with a private Gun Club in operation under a park use permit. [31 year permit was granted without consultation or impact studies].