Conservation Officers Worried About Numbers

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 15:17



The president of the Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers says he’s worried about a lack of enforcement in the North.


Steve Dobko says, over the past two years, the province has lost a total of 24 officers due to job cuts.


He says that’s too many, and it’s putting an unfair burden on those who are left.


Dobko says there are about 100 other officers working in the province right now, but just three for the region north of Lac La Ronge Provincial Park.


He adds things only stand to get busier as the Metis hunting issue draws closer to a resolution.


He hopes Environment Minister David Forbes can be persuaded to revisit the issue.