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COMMUNITY CELEBRATES OPENING OF KOKANEE GLACIER CABIN
 
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The Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park cabin was officially opened July 12, 2003, by Water, Land and Air Protection Minister Joyce Murray. The celebration event was attended by the people of Nelson, visiting dignitaries and family members of those people who have lost their lives in the west Kootenay park. News Release >>

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PROVINCIAL PARK STATUS
 

September 2003
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PUBLIC URGED TO CONSERVCE WATER IN LOWER MAINLAND AND SOUTHERN INTERIOR AREAS
 
Parts of British Columbia are experiencing the most severe drought conditions in 100 years, and Premier Gordon Campbell reiterated the province’s request for the public to assist by helping conserve water.

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September 12, 2003
BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL BAN LIFTED
 
VICTORIA — Cooling temperatures and rain have allowed ministry officials to re-open the province to backcountry travel, effective midnight tonight.
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September 9, 2003
SOME BACKCOUNTRY PARK AREAS RE-OPEN TO HIKERS, HUNTERS
 
VICTORIA – B.C. Parks is re-opening public access to some backcountry park areas after much needed rainfall last weekend. This action follows a Ministry of Forest decision Sept. 8 to lift backcountry travel restrictions in some areas.
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August 14, 2003
BEARS BECOME AGGRESSIVE AS FOOD SUPPLY SHRIVELS
 
VICTORIA – The public is advised that more conflicts between bears and humans are anticipated as very hot, dry weather conditions, combined with the effects of forest fires and one of the driest summers on record, force animals into areas where people live, work and recreate.
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