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Canada Camping News Roundup for October 11, 2021

The Camping Life News Roundup for the week of October 11, 2021 looks at BC Parks and camping in British Columbia.

Echo Lake Provincial Park in North Okanagan is expanding – iNFOnews.ca

Echo Lake Provincial Park east of Vernon will be expanding by 65 hectares, thanks to an amendment to the province’s protected areas act.

Nearly $11M in roadway improvements completed at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park – Global News

Visitors to Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park in Saskatchewan will notice some recent upgrades to roadways in and around the park. Paving and road improvements totalling $10.7 million were recently completed in the area.

Northern leaders questioning province’s wildfire fighting response – laronge NOW

The Chief of Red Earth Cree Nation fears fires burning in the region may continue for weeks or possibly months, and he has no idea when evacuated community members may get the green light to return home.

BC Parks announces cash for Sun-Oka Provincial Park near Penticton – Global News

The provincial government has announced $21.5 million in funding to enhance several B.C. parks, including Sun-Oka provincial park near Penticton, B.C.

Province must support Ojibway National Urban Park, say Windsor NDP – Windsor Star

Now that Parks Canada and the City of Windsor have expressed commitment to an Ojibway National Urban Park, it’s time for the provincial government to get onboard, say local NDP representatives.

New provincial park to be created on Vancouver Island to protect vital ecosystem – CHEK Watch Local

A new provincial park will soon be established on Southern Vancouver Island in an effort to protect a vital ecosystem and aiding in the conservation of threatened species.

A record 3.1 million campers visited BC Parks this season – North Shore News

The B.C. government says it has earmarked over $21 million to upgrade 10 parks across the province, part of an $83-million, three-year boost in funding to BC Parks.

Province spending $21 million on campgrounds, trails after record-breaking year – Times Colonist

The province will invest $21.5 million for new campsites and upgrades to trails and facilities after a record number of users over the past year.