On wild sheep, columnists, and rural community correspondents

The Wild Sheep Society of BC had such a huge fundraiser in DC last year, they’re coming back next month for a 2018 version.

“This is a big a celebration year for us, of 25 years in 2018,” says Kyle Stelter with the organization. Stelter notes controlled burns are key to the past, and the future, of provincial ecosystems.

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“Our key focus for the year in the northern parts of the province is habitat restoration, an any monies we raise in Dawson Creek stay right here.”

After last year’s huge fundraiser in DC, Stelter says Tuchodi River Outfitters and Wildlife Infometrics Inc. developed a five-year controlled burn plan for habitat enhancement and restoration.

Stelter notes the program is guide outfitter led, adding money for the program and plan came right from the Mile 0 City with the Wild Sheep Society of BC able to push the project forward and committed $25,000.

Stelter says despite a larger venue this year, another sell out is on the horizon. Good problem to have.

“We sold 250 seats out in a day or two. We are oversubscribed.”

The 2018 event goes February 3 at the Encana Events Centre.

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 Expect Wild Sheep Society of BC to become a regular contributor to the pages of The Dawson Creek Mirror with monthly looks at the Northern BC, and provincial wild sheep scenes.

We’re adding another columnist to our ranks and pages as well – a cannabis columnist will be providing information, education and guidance for readers as legalization approaches Canada come July 2018. 

We are currently toking suggestions for titles, so send any in. ‘Higher Learning’ seems to be the favourite at this point in time.

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Columnist space is at a premium. Non profits? We’d love to have a monthly or twice monthly update from your boards of directors, or staff. Community correspondent columnists? We’re looking for you too. 

A throwback to an earlier time, but I’d love to see the Farmington Flyer, the Arras Agency, Rolla Times-Standard all in the mix with a community columnist letting us know what is shaking in the outlying communities each week.  Get in touch with us and join the growing community roster!

 

Until next time, 

Managing Editor Rob Brown

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