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DFO, herring fishery re-opening, Jess Housty

BREAKING: Heiltsuk celebrate as fishing boats forced to leave traditional waters

"It is confirmed. All commercial gill-netters are exiting Heiltsuk waters," Heiltsuk First Nation councillor Jess Housty wrote on Facebook this afternoon. "They will be escorted by Heiltsuk patrol...
Herring, Canadian politics,

Feds resume herring talks with Heiltsuk (UPDATED)

After a dramatic day of not knowing if the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Pacific Regional Director would come up to settle a herring fishery conflict, Sue Farlinger finally flew...
Photo of typical Fraser River gravel mining bar by Andrew S. Wright

Money and influence cast long shadow over province's decisions on Fraser River, records suggest

Scientists say money and connections have too much power in B.C. politics, following the green-lighting of a controversial gravel mining project on the Fraser River expected to have serious impact on...

Province approves controversial Fraser River gravel mining project

Scientist says province reneged on promise to protect one of the world's oldest fish populations.

Dr. Katie Gibbs: Scientists call for evidence based decisions by governments

Dr. Katie Gibbs is the executive director of a new science advocacy group called "Evidence for Democracy" which advocates using science to develop public policy.

Twilight Breaking Dawn, Melancholia, Buck and other new movies in Vancouver

Virgins on the verge no more. Marriage and its aftermath for Edward and Bella in the fourth Twilight film (read more)

Fish farms out, say activists at Wild Salmon Warrior rally

After years of pleading with the Norwegian salmon farming industry to move their salmon farms out of wild salmon habitat and into closed containment, First Nations and British Columbians have run...

Cohen Commission: 30 witnesses to testify during hearings on salmon 'Diseases' & 'Aquaculture'

 The Cohen Commission has posted its list of witnesses for the evidentiary hearings on 'Diseases' (August 22 - 24) and 'Aquaculture' (August 25 - September 8).