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Club Claims Section 19 will be taken care of for the claims in Timber West by those whose names are on the claims.

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 Note Section 19 below:  This does not apply to newly acquired tenure.

http://www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca/locations/

Free Miners Online (Renewal)  https://www.mtonline.gov.bc.ca/mto/smLogin

The easiest way to obtain an FMC is to go to a local BC service center; and at the same time have them help you obtain a Business BCEID. Free Miners License is for life ~ renew online. To do so you require a Business BCEID.

It is the intent of VIPMA to ensure the club has members actively pursuing and supporting the Placer Mining Industry.

British Columbia sluicing in streams is NOT ALLOWED.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/mineral-exploration-mining/documents/mineral-titles/notices-mineral-placer-titles/landowner-notification/factsheet_lon_miners.p

PLEASE NOTE:   Timber West does not answer mining questions.
SECTION 19

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/mineral-exploration-mining/mineral-titles/news-notices-announcements/notices-mineral-placer-titles/landowner-notification Here is a link for you to the landowner notification.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/mineral-exploration-mining/documents/mineral-titles/notices-mineral-placer-titles/landowner-notification/mineraltitlesbc-landownernotificationform.pdf Here is a link to the form. SECTION 19

Note:  Members have no legal right to sue the club for any injury sustained as you can not sue yourself.   A Placer Claim of which title is not held and one is injured, as tenure holders don’t possess the land they cannot be sued.

Insurance covers members, but does not cover people you take along.
Directors’ Insurance 

Directors and Executive Officers have a duty to exercise due diligence in overseeing the management of the organization that they SERVE. This involves 3 basic duties:

  1. Duty of Diligence (Duty of Care) Act reasonably, in good faith and in the “ORGANIZATIONS” best interest.
  2. Duty of Loyalty:  Place the interest of the organization before your own.
  3. Duty of Obedience:  Act within the scope of applicable bylaws.

The responsibilities of individuals serving on a non-profit board of directors are similar to those of directors of for-profit companies. However, non-profit organizations especially those that are self funded (do not gain money from government sources – or solicit for funds) have limited resources to indemnify directors and officers or respond to expensive litigation, settlements or damage awards.  Where no indemnification or only partial indemnification is available, the personal assets of directors and officers are at risk, a well as those of the entity itself.  Directors and Officers liability coverage is a “Critical” component of the overall insurance protection package that no non-profit organization should forego, particularly if it wants to attract and retain “qualified” and motivated directors and officers.

CRD now requires all who enter the Water Shed to have a VHF Radio.  Here is the application form for a Radio License

The license is issued by:

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  INDUSTRY CANADA

Address: 1230 Government St #430, Victoria, BC V8W 3X9

Phone(250) 363-3803

ProvinceBritish Columbia

Yes you can have another person’s VHF radio that can transmit, receive and has our authorized programmed channel. This being stated by Nathan if several of you mine together all of the time, then I believe one radio is sufficient to be recorded with CRD by both or three or how many users but they do have to be identified.  Some claims are duly owned, as such one radio between two is suff

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