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The Virus that Makes DFO Put Its Head in the Sand – TheTyee.ca

PRV must be taken more seriously, says a judge, again. When faced with uncertain risks, err on the side of caution. That’s the “precautionary principle” and it’s as old as it is basic. But it seems people at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans need a crash course. Last week a federal court ruled that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201912 Views

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Investigation report: May 2018 pipeline oil spill near Kamloops, British Columbia

Gatineau, Quebec, 14 February 2019 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (P18H0034) into the Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC pipeline oil spill near Kamloops, British Columbia, in May 2018.The TSB conducted a limited-scope, fact-gathering investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues. See the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201913 Views

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Government of Canada works with local communities to remove abandoned boats across Canada through the Oceans Protection Plan

February 13, 2019          Richmond, British Columbia       Transport Canada Abandoned boats are a problem for many communities across Canada. The Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, is taking meaningful action to curb this irresponsible practice. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the most recent applicants to receive funding under Transport Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 20199 Views

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Capturing the Essence of the Great Bear Rainforest – CFN

February 12, 2019 Looking for a good example of sustainable resource management? CFN-GBI is proud to support this new social enterprise, Great Bear Rainforest Essential Oils, that captures the essence of the coastal rainforest in the form of therapeutic-grade essential oils. Steam-distilled from fresh conifer needles and sourced from the ancient forests within the Metlakatla […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201914 Views

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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority expands noise reduction criteria to encourage quieter waters for endangered whales

February 11, 2019 The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has expanded its industry-leading EcoAction* Program to encourage ships that call on the Port of Vancouver to quiet the waters for the endangered whale population along the southern coast of British Columbia. Effective January 1, 2019, the port authority increased the number of underwater noise-reducing options and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201911 Views

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UBCIC: DFO Must Engage First Nations to Revise Negligent Aquaculture Policy

February 11, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – February 08, 2019) On Monday, February 4, 2019, the Federal Court ruled in favour of the ‘Namgis First Nation and Alexandra Morton’s challenge to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and their controversial policy to not test farmed salmon for the Piscine Reo-Virus (PRV) before transfer […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201911 Views

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PRV Virus poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon

“Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers alike with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this largely innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews WireService.ca Media Release (02/08/2019) – A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201916 Views

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Sechelt – Minister’s decision on Tetrahedron Park boundary adjustment

February 07, 2019 SECHELT – George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, has evaluated the Chapman Lake expansion project and after careful consideration, is not prepared to move forward with a park boundary amendment in Tetrahedron Provincial Park at this time. As a result, the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s (SCRD) proposed expansion of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201914 Views

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New Research Grades Earthquake Risk in Northeastern BC’s Montney Play

Vancouver, BC – February 6, 2019 – A report and maps released by Geoscience BC today provide new information about where there is an increased potential of amplification of ground motion from earthquakes associated with hydraulic fracturing and fluid disposal in northeastern British Columbia’s Montney Play. The research can be used to better anticipate movement […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201917 Views

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BC Government: Expedited funding aids forest industry and environment

Feb. 7, 2019 KAMLOOPS – Funding of $10 million from the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia will mean more wood waste will be redirected to mills instead of being burned on the ground, creating more jobs for British Columbians and reducing carbon emissions. “This is good for local jobs and for the health of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201923 Views

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