Thursday, December 8, 2016

Access Information for the Weekend of Dec 10th and 11th

 Based on the following issued at 15:43 Thursday 08 December 2016

A Pacific storm will reach the South Coast tonight. This storm will bring significant snowfall amounts to the Vancouver Island regions as cold arctic air is entrenched over the region.  Snowfall, with total amounts up to 20 cm is expected.

Based on the Snowfall warning access will be limited.  Security Guards will be stationed at their regular gate(s) to turn those away that do not get this message. 

The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:

    • Cameron Main: Closed 
    • Loon Lake:  Closed
    • Horne Lake North:  Closed
    • Ash Main: Closed
    • Comox Main: Closed
    • Museum Main: Closed 
    • Northwest Bay:  Closed 
    • Chemainus Main:  Closed
    • Mines Road: Closed
    • Glenora (Shawnigan): Closed
    • Buckley Bay:  Open
      • Gates open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Closed
    • Oyster River:  Open
      • Gates open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Northwest Bay:  Closed
    • Nanaimo River Camp:  Closed

      Please note, on weekdays in cases where access is closed, gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles.  Note any open gates may be closed at any time.

      Please enjoy your weekend safely!


      This season, gate time openings and closing may be different from previous years.  Oyster River and Buckley Bay will be open at 6:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM.    Note - All gate times and area openings are subject to change;  continue to check the blog for updates. 

      RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
      Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

      Unauthorized Access

      Unless otherwise noted in this blog, all of Island Timberlands' Property is closed to the public during the week, this includes hunting.  Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated and mobile Security patrols are active 24/7 to enforce this policy.  

      Off-Roading is not permitted on Island Timberlands Property.  Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.

      No fires, camping, target practice/shooting or off-road vehicles (i.e. ATVs, UTVs, buggies or side-by-sides)  are permitted on our property, unless authorized by Island Timberlands.

      Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone! If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them!  Do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation.

      Contact SafetyNet Security 250-830-8343 or 1-800-663-5555 

      Or at: *

      *On our home page, and at the bottom right hand corner, hover your pointer on the word "Contact", select, then go to the Type of Enquiries drop down.  Select "Report Suspicious Activities" make sure you also enter in the random passcode which appears just below your message. 

      Thank you!

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