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Wild salmon advocates celebrate court ruling on fish farm practices
Prominent wild salmon advocate and biologist Alexandra Morton celebrated a Federal Court decision this week that rejected licensing rules allowing fish farms to transfer sick fish into...
May 10th, 2015
Wild salmon advocate learns $75,000 lesson in court so you won’t have to
What does Don Staniford's $75,000 defamation fine mean for critics of big industry in BC?
Aug 12th, 2013
The Cohen Commission: a report that could save BC's wild salmon
Justice Cohen found that DFO cannot protect wild salmon while promoting farmed salmon
Oct 31st, 2012
Concerned BC citizens opposing Enbridge oilsands pipeline infuriated by "radical" label
Many of the groups opposing Northern Gateway aren’t led by stereotypical environmentalists—but some say the polarized debate is leading to “infuriating” assumptions and labeling.
May 22nd, 2012
How to eat local forever: lessons on food security gathered from First Nations
The Enbridge oil pipeline would threaten the Aboriginal tradition of living off the land and eating local foods, say members of First Nations communities.
Jan 31st, 2012
B.C. activist undaunted by fish farm industry defamation lawsuit
Being sued for defamation by the fish farm industry has not deterred one prominent environmental activist, who vows to continue his fight.
The Canadian Press
Jan 9th, 2012
BC First Nation can launch lawsuit over damage to salmon stocks
A British Columbia First Nation has won the right to launch a class-action lawsuit over damage to wild salmon stocks related to salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago.
Dec 3rd, 2010
Private citizen leads federal government to protect BC's wild salmon from multi-national Marine Harvest
On the eve of Earth Day, a private citizen has succeeded in her quest to enforce Canada’s laws in the case of illegal possession of wild salmon in British Columbia by Marine Harvest, one of the larges
Apr 21st, 2010