Fisheries

28/11/17
Author: 
Ian Bailey
A Zidel 277 barge laden with fuel is towed after going adrift on Nov. 26, 2017 near Bella Bella, B.C.  RICHARD REID/HEILTSUK NATION

A day after it went adrift, a fuel-loaded barge was under a tug's control near Bella Bella on Monday, and a B.C. native leader got an unexpected chance to take concerns over such situations directly to the federal Transport Minister.

Marilyn Slett, chief councillor of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, which raised alarms in October, 2016, when a vessel leaked diesel fuel in waters that are part of their traditional territory, happened to be in Ottawa on Monday for a meeting on reconciliation as the fate of the Zidell Marine 277 played out in the same area.

13/11/17
Author: 
The Canadian Press
An oilsands tailings pond. JEFF MCINTOSH / THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — The Canadian government says it lacked the scientific evidence to determine if oilsands tailings ponds were leaking into waterways and hurting fish.

But the government says it continues to work on methods to determine if chemicals associated with bitumen in groundwater are natural, or the result of industry.

The government has provided a response to a call from the environmental arm of NAFTA to explain what Canada is doing to stop oilsands tailings ponds from leaking into Alberta waterways.

13/11/17
Author: 
Nicole Mortillaro
Over 15,000 scientists signed an open letter published in BioScience warning humanity that we need to change our behaviours in order to protect the planet. (NOAA)

A similar warning was first issued by scientists in 1992

Nov 13, 2017

More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth.

It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning. 

This new cautioning — which gained popularity on Twitter with #ScientistsWarningToHumanity — garnered more than 15,000 signatures. 

12/11/17
Author: 
Molina Dawson.

From: Carla Voyageur
Sent: November 11, 2017 2:21 PM
Subject: press release with footage

 

MARINE HARVEST MOVES TO EVICT FIRST NATIONS

Desperate to resume operations despite warnings from First Nations and Province of BC

 

08/11/17
Author: 
Peter McCartney

Who do these Texas cowboys think they are?


Here in BC, we have rules — and when Kinder Morgan installed snow fencing in seven BC streams to prevent salmon from spawning this fall, they stomped on them.

06/11/17
Author: 
Carla Wilson
First Nations demonstrators gather around a fire at the B.C. legislature on Thursday, calling for an end to open-net fish farms. They drew about 200 supporters to their cause. Photograph By AMY SMART

First Nations protesters danced and drummed around a crackling fire in front of the B.C. legislature Thursday, calling for an end to open-net fish farms.

Leaders of the protest, which drew about 200 supporters, say now that the NDP says it’s listening, they want to see farm tenures revoked.

Thursday marked Day 70 of the occupation of two Marine Harvest farms in the Broughton Archipelago, off northeast Vancouver Island.

18/10/17
Author: 
Emilee Gilpin
Indigenous leaders and activists occupy a fish farm on Swanson Island on Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Emilee Gilpin

How will newly elected B.C. politicians handle the escalating fish farm conflict?

17/10/17
Author: 
FIRST NATIONS WILD SALMON ALLIANCE

 

500 - 342 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1B6

Phone: 604-684-0231
Toll Free: 800-793-9701
Fax: 604-684-5726

October 17, 2017

Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario    K1A 0A6

 

Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia    V8V 1X4

 

Dear Ministers LeBlanc and Popham:

 

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