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Bella Coola - Chilcotin Canadian Ranger Patrol open house a success

Next up the unit did marine exercises in Bella Coola
Canadian Rangers local commander Juri Agapow, left, Alexis Creek RCMP Const. Ryan Staton, Cpl. Brian Moore, CR Jason Ince and CR Craig Smith are members of the Bella Coola - Chilcotin Canadian Ranger Patrol pose for a group photo at the open house hosted by the rangers in Alexis Creek on Saturday, May 27. (Photo submitted)

The Canadian Rangers hosted an open house Saturday, May 27 in Alexis Creek.

Juri Agapow, local commander and the unit’s public relations officer said attendees included Lorne Doerkson, MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Betty Anderson, are director for the Cariboo Regional District and RCMP, who attended the entire duration of the event and engaged in good conversations with Rangers and the public.

“We also had some community members who showed a genuine interest in what we are doing,” Agapow said. ” Both the CRD director and the MLA were quite impressed with our group and activities and follow-up meetings will be scheduled in order to present our mission/vision and what we can contribute to the community to council and other decision makers in the region.”

The Canadian Rangers are called Bella Coola - Chilcotin Canadian Ranger Patrol and the unit is part of BC Company - 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group.

From June 1 to June 4, 2023, 21 rangers participated in marine exercises in Bella Coola.

Agapow said they alternate for exercises between Bella Coola and the Chilcotin plateau.

There are 10 members from Bella Coola, eight from the Chilcotin and two BC Cmpany staff from Victoria.

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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