Friday, March 1, 2013


Local News

Desperately Seeking Serenity  

CRV residents association want people to use their guns responsibly

Staff/Voice file photo


f you want peace and tranquility, don't go up to the Chilliwack River Valley.


According to Orion Engar with the CRV Ratepayers Association, residents have seen an increase in gun activity since the beginning of the year.

An increase in gun use means more noise. Residents frequently have their peace and quiet shattered by shotgun only a few hundred yards distant and sometimes the shots are a little too close to home.

"Recently, on January 8, 2013, a residence in the Chilliwack River Valley was hit with a stray bullet that narrowly missed residents inside their home," he said. "Visitors to the valley are reminded that gun laws in the valley are enforced by the RCMP."

RCMP Spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth told the Voice  in an e-mail Friday that there were a few reports of possible errant gun owners in February, but nothing of significance to note.

"There are 5 files involving people reporting suspected gun shots, but nothing came of any of them," she said, adding that people are allowed guns in the valley.

"Use of rifles and shotguns with single projectiles is permitted in most of the CRV area as long as it's done safely and not towards homes or people."

For local gun laws, visit here.

BC Government hunters rules and regs, go here.


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