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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. government says that they will be stepping up patrols over the May Long weekend this year.

The areas that will see more officers are recreation sites, back country access, angling, hunting and boat safety. The extra enforcement will also look after “environment, fish and wildlife regulations, as well as the use of parks and recreation areas.”

This season the Conservation Officer Service also takes over off-road regulations. The government hopes this will help cut down on illegal activity and help promote compliance of rules.

The government also wants you to take the time to remember rules when it comes to camping, campfire safety, off road vehicles, and fishing. To view the full list, click here.

The government also remind anyone with dogs that they have to be on leashes at all times in Provincial Parks and are not allowed inside buildings on those parks.

If you see someone breaking wildlife laws, vandalizes private property, or breaks other property laws, you could be offered a $2000 reward.

Also remember to report any wildfire activity to *5555 on your cellphone.

 

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