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The fine should have been more

The fine should have been more

Postby cubafreak » Aug 30th, 2017, 11:24 am

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#205427
it should have been a bigger fine in my mind...the one he got and an additional one for the lack of brain cells or for thinking that he would be believed that he didn't know about the fire ban

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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Catsumi » Aug 30th, 2017, 11:52 am

Yes! I agree.

There were TWO nitwits, not just ONE, so fine should be $1150.00 each for $$2300.00 total.

So, why not? Why was the second fine overlooked? :cuss:

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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby WalterWhite » Aug 30th, 2017, 11:58 am

Anyone that has, or is contemplating venturing into the backcountry, or even just slightly off the beaten track - would have to have been living under a rock for the past two months not to be aware of a province-wide fire ban. Ticketed accordingly.

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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby gsc » Aug 30th, 2017, 12:45 pm

This is clearly just a shear lack of disrespect. Everyone knows about the fire bans even my 9 year old son. I for one am sick of seeing the little slap on the wrist fines handed out. I bet if the fines where $2500 with a one year max to pay or jail time people might think twice. The same should go with smoke butt flickers and if you dont pay the large fine you can't renew you Insurance.
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Opeeved » Aug 30th, 2017, 1:10 pm

*removed*

Does the article say where they are from? No? Then advocating a fine greater than a thousand $$ is crap. Want more than than that? Take it to court.
It's a huge country and I don't expect my Canadian citizens to know everything just like I don't know everything going on in Halifax.

Maybe they don't care. Did they start a fire? No? If they did they'd be the first to die. *removed*

Gotta love this crap. :)
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby WalterWhite » Aug 30th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Opeeved wrote:*removed*

Does the article say where they are from? No? Then advocating a fine greater than a thousand $$ is crap. Want more than than that? Take it to court.
It's a huge country and I don't expect my Canadian citizens to know everything just like I don't know everything going on in Halifax.

Maybe they don't care. Did they start a fire? No? If they did they'd be the first to die. *removed*

Gotta love this crap. :)


If I'm going to plan a backcountry hiking/camping trip in Halifax living in Kelowna - I would sure as hell look into such matters as campfire bans. Furthermore, I have relatives on the far east coast - and they are fully aware of the incredible conditions we've experienced here this fire season - and were actually under the impression much more of the province had burned than what has actually been affected. This fire season has been national news for some time. Ignorance is not bliss. *removed*
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby lightspeed » Aug 30th, 2017, 1:50 pm

Opeeved wrote:*removed*

Does the article say where they are from? No? Then advocating a fine greater than a thousand $$ is crap. Want more than than that? Take it to court.
It's a huge country and I don't expect my Canadian citizens to know everything just like I don't know everything going on in Halifax.

Maybe they don't care. Did they start a fire? No? If they did they'd be the first to die. *removed*

Gotta love this crap. :)


Give your head a shake. We don't need this clueless, ignorant vermin in our communities.
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby gsc » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:22 pm

Really. I guess you didn't read the article either. Here is what a part of it says

"Plamondon says he's skeptical the pair didn't know about the ban, as there was a sign at the entrance to the campsite and the ban, which has been in place since early July, has been widely publicized."

They either don't care or clearly can't read. $2500 fine for each and if there not from here then they should also be lucky they are aloud back.
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Fancy » Aug 30th, 2017, 3:47 pm

Q: What happens if I have a fire when a prohibition is in place?

A: Anyone found in contravention of a fire prohibition may be fined up to $1,150. If your fire escapes and results in a wildfire, you may be fined anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million and be sentenced to one year in prison.


http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safet ... strictions

Can't increase the fines just because.

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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Catsumi » Aug 30th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Maybe I've been inhaling too much smoke and ash to remember correctly, but wasn't there some provision that stated EACH person around the campfire was eligible for the $1150.00 fine?

If wrong, ok. But if not, both should have been whacked in the wallet.
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Fancy » Aug 30th, 2017, 4:36 pm

may be fined up to
"may" and "up to" are the key words here
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Catsumi » Aug 30th, 2017, 4:39 pm

Okay, got it.

It's at the discretion of the officer attending whether he will write ticket for one OR two persons

Thanks
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Temet Nosce » Aug 30th, 2017, 10:26 pm

Would have liked to see a picture publicized along with higher fines. Send a message to those that believe the rules don't apply to them. Find myself wondering what those who have lost their homes would say is an appropriate penalty.

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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Opeeved » Sep 1st, 2017, 10:13 pm

Wadr ;) haha the way you see it
Temet, sending messages via courts doesn't work imo. It only wrecks one person's life. If sending messages worked? There wouldn't be many in prison.
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Re: The fine should have been more

Postby Grandan » Sep 2nd, 2017, 5:05 am

Catsumi wrote:Maybe I've been inhaling too much smoke and ash to remember correctly, but wasn't there some provision that stated EACH person around the campfire was eligible for the $1150.00 fine?

If wrong, ok. But if not, both should have been whacked in the wallet.
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The people concerned were in their tent, not around the fire so one of them could argue that they thought the other person had extinguished the fire or really only one person could be charged with an unattended fire.
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