© By Othmar Vohringer
In all the excitement of last week I completely overlooked an email sent to me by Bill Otway regarding our “Poor Box” action in support of the British Columbia Conservation Officers (C.O's).
Since it appears that some of the information in the email is from confidential sources I am not going to provide names in the following post.
In the email Bill Otway informs me the he got an email from somebody at the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) to let him know that information has been received from someone in the BC government that more funding to cover Conservation Officers (CO) expenses and gas money for their duty vehicles has been "found" made available. In other words the CO’s are now able again to fulfill all of their duties and patrol their assigned territories.
It is interesting to note that the government “found” the money three days after our “Poor Box” action took place and two days after I posted on this blog. I check my blog stats every day and often see referring urls ending in “gov.ca” (Government of Canada), “gov.us” (United States Government) and “gov.bc” (Government of British Columbia).
Could it be that somebody in the BC government visiting this blog read about our “Poor Box” action and got the ball rolling to find money for our CO’S before more actions are taken around the province by engaged hunters? I don’t know but like to think so.
The media reported about it on the front page the day I went into hospital and the local TV station is still airing a segment on it. Thanks to everybody involved in getting our message out there.
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
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