Contacting provincial and federal elected officials, as well as members of the opposition and newspapers, is an effective and important way to communicate your thoughts on an issue. Here are some key contacts.
Forest Minister Hon. Patrick Bell ( and MLA Prince George North)
Mailing Address: PO Box 9049 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
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Phone: 250-387-6240 Fax: 250-387-1040
Environment Minister Hon. Barry Penner (and MLA Chilliwack-Hope)
Mailing Address: PO Box 9047 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
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Phone: 250 387-1187 Fax: 250 387-1356
Send a letter to environment Minister Barry Penner.
A disturbing number of grizzly bears are being shot as ‘control kills’ in BC’s Bella Coola valley. Most of these kills are as a result of humans who don’t secure bear attractants. Despite this, virtually no enforcement action is being taken against individuals responsible for the needless deaths of these bears.
Raincoast is calling on the BC government to reform the Wildlife Act so that provisions addressing bear attractants are more stringent and enforceable. We are also calling on the government to provide sufficient funding for Bear Smart/Bear Aware education in the Bella Coola valley. More details are in the letter.