introduction of Sporting Clays and 5-Stand shotgun shooting at the range early
in the 21st century created a concern for some neighbours and some members of
the island community. A May 2011 letter from the Ferne Hill Neighbours
Association requested that concessions and operational changes by the GRGCC be made,
to which the GRGCC promptly responded with an initial tranche of restrictions to
accommodate the concerns.
of 2012, a Modification Agreement to the GRGCC Lease with the BC Ministry of
Forests, Land and Natural Resources Operations resulted in the termination of all
shotgun sports at the Club (except for sighting-in/patterning). In June 2012,
the GRGCC was named as a Co-defendant in a Civil Claim for Ongoing Nuisance. On
17 November 2012, the GRGCC Clubhouse was found burnt to the ground.
Investigators labelled the fire as ‘suspicious’ and the RCMP continues to hold this event as an ‘open
2014, a RELEASE, SETTLEMENT and ADJOURNMENT AGREEMENT was signed between all
Civil Claim parties. (Further information regarding the Civil Claim
administrative correspondence can be found in the Library_Reference web