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Eagle Pass Lookout

Sicamous man fined $20,000 for work fixing up Eagle Pass Fire Lookout 

In a case critics view as an example of bureaucratic overreach, a Sicamous man is facing a $20,000 fine after the province concluded his involvement on a project to fix up a historic fire lookout contravened the Forest and Range Practices Act.

Guy Maris is appealing the fine and province’s determination that he broke the rules by participating in the construction project, which didn’t have the proper written permission, and ignoring a stop-work order the province placed on the site.

The province alleged Maris, along with Sicamous snowmobile guide Rene St. Onge, spearheaded the project to fix up the site of the fire lookout, creating a cabin on the stone foundation of the lookout, which dates back to 1922.

Read Full Article:  https://globalnews.ca/news/5233060/sicamous-man-fined-20000-for-work-fixing-up-eagle-pass-fire-lookout/

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