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Chute Lake wetland ATVers fined

Two young Kelowna-area men were fined Sept. 11 after they were discovered driving all-terrain vehicles through a wetland in the Chute Lake area.

Each was fined $575 under the Forest and Range Practices Act for damaging the environment.

Conservation Officer Ed Seitz said they were doing a routine patrol in the area when they saw the pair and, although they fled, they were found at their camp at Chute Lake.

“We don’t need that kind of activity in sensitive natural areas around here,” said Seitz.

New legislation against what is called ‘mud-bogging’ and other activities that tear up the natural environment was enacted by the province of B.C. in 2007 with the intent of providing tools for authorities to crack down on such activities.

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