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Bigger boats, more nets, people arrive in Zeballos, B.C., for new orca rescue attempt – CityNews

April 19, 2024 ZEBALLOS, B.C. — A large seine fishing vessel capable of casting a net strong enough to hold a nearly 700-kilogram killer whale calf has arrived in Zeballos, B.C., to participate in the latest attempt to rescue the young orca stranded in a remote tidal lagoon. The flat-bottom aluminum vessel has a built-in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 20249 Views

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More climate-action funding coming to communities throughout B.C.

April 18, 2024 VICTORIA – Local governments and Modern Treaty Nations will be able to begin work on larger climate-action projects, protecting communities for the next generation of British Columbians. “Local communities are key partners in our fight against climate change, and many sources of emissions, as well as the resulting impacts, are local in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 202417 Views

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Turn the tide during Tsunami Preparedness Week

April 12, 2024 VICTORIA – People living in coastal B.C. communities are encouraged to get prepared for tsunamis and practise their evacuation plans during Tsunami Preparedness Week April 14-20, 2024. “Many areas along the coast of B.C. are at risk of tsunamis, which are a series of giant waves that can send surges of water […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202425 Views

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Rescue of trapped killer whale calf underway, First Nation says – CBC

Apr 12, 2024 kʷiisaḥiʔis, or Brave Little Hunter, has been stuck in a B.C. lagoon alone for weeks since her mother died Members of the Ehattesaht First Nation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Vancouver Aquarium have begun a rescue operation to move a stranded killer whale calf out of a remote Vancouver Island […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202427 Views

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Podcast episode #2: Pitfall w/ Christopher Pollon – BCMLR

Christopher Pollon is a freelance journalist and author whose work focuses on the environment, business and the politics of natural resources. His writing has been published by National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Mother Jones, and many other publications. He is a contributing editor at The Tyee. And he is the author of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202428 Views

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Orphaned B.C. orca: Rescue team prepares landing site for complex rescue – CHAT News Today

Apr 12, 2024 ZEBALLOS, B.C. — A team of about two dozen people is preparing the planned landing area for the complex rescue of an orphaned killer whale calf trapped in a remote tidal lagoon off northwest Vancouver Island. Veterinarians, whale response experts, First Nations members and logistics experts are expected to conduct a series […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202429 Views

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Minister’s statement on drought preparedness

April 10, 2024 VICTORIA – Nathan Cullen, Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, has released the following statement in response to the April 2024 snowpack bulletin: “The latest snow survey and water supply bulletin from the River Forecast Centre indicates we may be facing drought conditions in B.C. once again this year. “The April […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 202422 Views

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Podcast Episode #1: The BC Mining Law Reform network w/ Nikki Skuce & Jamie Kneen – BCMLR

April 9, 2024 Welcome to the first episode of Beneath the Surface, a podcast by the BC Mining Law Reform network. Founded in 2019 BCMLR is a network that promotes changes to mineral development laws and mining practices. The network represents nearly 30 local, provincial, and national organizations, including citizen and community groups, First Nations, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 202423 Views

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Time ticks down for stranded orca calf as rescue efforts ramp up, but no set date – Sudbury News

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — The British Columbia First Nation at the centre of a complex attempt to rescue a young killer whale stranded in a tidal lagoon near the Vancouver Island village of Zeballos says it is facing hard decisions. The Ehattesaht First Nation says in a statement that it is relying on its traditional knowledge […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 202416 Views

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Quesnel-founded forest company ceased the use of glyphosate – Quesnel Observer

Watchdog group grateful, hopes for more deciduous protection Stop The Spray BC (STS) has been campaigning in 2024 to end the use of glyphosate by companies working in the forest. West Fraser (WF), founded in Quesnel and now one of Canada’s largest forestry companies, has announced not only are they not using glyphosate any longer, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202421 Views

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