Snowmobile club to meet tonight

The Sunset Country Snowmobile Club will hold its general meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the groomer garage on Eighth Street.
The agenda includes an update on local trails as well as opportunities for volunteers, six of whom will be needed for the club’s board and executive.
SCSC secretary Phillip Jones and newly-acclaimed president Rick Socholotuk are the only club executives so far.
Last week, Socholotuk said the club also must begin organizing its annual events, such as poker derbys and “fun runs.” The SCSC had just over 50 members as of last week.
Socholotuk said the club is looking for input from members.
But the activity’s biggest nemesis has been the unseasonably-mild weather of late. Low snowfall the last three years has plagued the club and surrounding ones in Emo, Rainy River, Nestor Falls, and Mine Centre.
The meeting is welcome to everyone—new and returning club members alike.
In related news, the Ontario government recently passed a regulation under the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act that extends to qualified anglers and hunters a limited exemption from the new requirement to have and display a permit while riding on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trails.
But this is not a blanket exemption for all anglers and hunters as they must provide proof they are engaged in the activity in question.