The hiring will bring the total number of employees with conservation officer designation to 160 province-wide.
"We know it will take time to restore proper service levels to British Columbians. We will support the government as they continue to do the right thing to make British Columbia a more affordable, equitable and healthy society for everyone, not just the one percent." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
It has been proposed that October 1 each year will mark the day to recognize the work of conservation officers in Manitoba.