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LNG Plant Spawns Fear for Howe Sound Herring

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Biologists are warning that the proposed Woodfibre liquefied natural gas plant near Squamish could pose a risk to herring and threaten the recent rebound of the species, which is credited with attracting more whales and dolphins back into Howe Sound ... Read More

Marine Biologist, Ramona de Graaf, sifts through spawning gravel for surf smelt embryos in the Saanich Inlet on Tuesday. Embryos die naturally, so to determine what mortality might be due to the spill she is comparing samples from contaminated and non-contaminated beaches. (CHAD HIPOLITO for The Globe and Mail)

Vancouver oil spill threat to spawning smelt embyros

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The spawning of surf smelt, a miracle of nature that largely unfolds unnoticed on Vancouver’s beaches, was under way when a freighter accidentally spilled 2,800 litres of bunker fuel in English Bay. Now, three weeks later, the deadly impact of that ... Read More

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B.C., First Nations reach coastal marine pact to protect ocean health

Related NewsApr 27, 2015

A marine planning agreement between the province and 18 First Nations covering two-thirds of the B.C. coast — including the Great Bear Rainforest — was hailed Monday as an important first step in sustainable management of the oceans. The agreement ... Read More

Crews on spill response boats work to contain bunker fuel leaking from the bulk carrier cargo ship Marathassa, second right, on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver on April 9. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

In plain sight: How the Marathassa oil spill took hours to find

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The sloop Odin set out from False Creek late on the sunny afternoon of April 8 for a pleasure sail, with the two-man crew, Rob O’Dea and Arnt Arntzen, using a steady northwest wind to tack their way around the transport freighters that use English ... Read More

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First Nation vows to interfere in B.C. herring fishery

Related NewsMar 23, 2015

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A First Nation in British Columbia is vowing to disrupt a contentious herring fishery if commercial boats return to the Central Coast and drop their nets. The Heiltsuk Tribal Council threatened last week it would not allow the ... Read More

First Nation vows to interfere in B.C. herring fishery

Related NewsMar 23, 2015

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A First Nation in British Columbia is vowing to disrupt a contentious herring fishery if commercial boats return to the Central Coast and drop their nets. The Heiltsuk Tribal Council threatened last week it would not allow the ... Read More

DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

Related NewsMar 23, 2015

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans angered members of the Heiltsuk First Nation on BC’s central coast by opening a commercial herring fishery last night – despite the community’s insistence that there should be no fishery this year, based on ... Read More

Herring roe commercial harvest will not open this year, First Nation announces

Related NewsMar 20, 2015

Bella Bella, B.C. The latest B.C. First Nation to condemn herring roe harvesting in its territory says it is closing a commercial fishery as it undertakes its own analysis of fish stocks. The Heiltsuk Nation on B.C.’s Central Coast says it has given ... Read More

Wolf cull will not save threatened Canadian caribou

Related NewsJan 20, 2015

Since 2005, the Canadian government has shot nearly 1,000 wolves to protect a herd of threatened boreal caribou in the forests of Alberta, Canada. But a recent study suggests that this approach has limited benefit. It is enough to keep the ... Read More

Canada has done little to protect endangered caribou population: report

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Two years after the federal government released a strategy for preventing the extinction of Canada’s dwindling herds of boreal woodland caribou, little has been done by provinces and territories to put that plan into action. A report to be released ... Read More

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