All posts by Roy L Hales

Roy L Hales - is the President of Cortes Currents and also the Cortes Radio Society, where he has had a radio program since 2014. He has had over 2,000 articles published, in print or web publications, since 1982. Close to 450 of these have been republished on the international renewable energy website Clean Technica. Roy has lived on Cortes Island since 2011.

North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Salmon farming is a significant local employer in Northern Vancouver Island. According to a recent report there are 572 Campbell River, Sayward and the Discovery Islands residents working in this sector. 702 people are said to have indirect jobs, which means the industry is bringing about $324 million a year into the local economy. Another 512 direct and indirect jobs, representing $135 million, are in Port Hardy and Port McNeill

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An industry considers prospects for survival

In the third of a series of articles about the need for a transition plan, John Paul Fraser, President of the BC Salmon Farmers Association, considers the industry’s prospects for survival.

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Questioning the numbers: will 1,500 fish farm workers lose their jobs?

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

This is the second in what has turned out to be a series of interviews about the need for a plan to help the 1,500 fish farm workers who will allegebly be losing their jobs because of the decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.  Stan Proboszcz, Science Advisor with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, is questioning the numbers. 

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There will be a plan To address fisheries and job losses in The Discovery Islands

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There will be a plan to help displaced fish farm workers, and threatened wild salmon stocks, in the Discovery Islands. 

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Vaccinations start in Campbell River

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

The arrival of an additional 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine allowed Island Health to vaccinate health care workers in North and Central Vancouver Island. The vaccinations started in Campbell River.

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