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Haida MATRIARCHS Oppose Reopening Luxury Sport Fishing Resorts

By Karissa Gall, Haida Gwaii Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Haida matriarchs have announced they will uphold Haida law by occupying two ancient villages on the islands. G̲aandlee Guu Jaalang, the “daughters of the rivers,” announced on July 9 that two luxury sport fishing resorts have disrespected Haida law and jurisdiction, and are putting island residents at risk by reopening despite the ongoing Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) state of emergency measures, which do not permit non-essential travel at this time. After several community meetings, the release said, the matriarchs are upholding Haida law through the occupation of two ancient villages, Kung and Sk’aawats.

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Cermaq Canada’s semi-closed containment system For Salmon Farms

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A major B.C. salmon-farm operator will soon be testing a new containment system designed to prevent sea lice and algae from entering pens and hopefully reduce the chances of fish escapement. Cermaq Canada is assembling the structure, known as a semi-closed containment system (SCCS), in Port Alberni and plans to stock it with Atlantic salmon later this fall for trials at its Millar Channel farm in Clayoquot Sound. 

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Vancouver MP Supports Ending Police Street Checks

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The member of Parliament for Vancouver East says she “wholeheartedly” supports ending police street checks, as city council tackles the issue amid a push from dozens of prominent organizations calling for a ban.

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Coastal GasLink Pipeline Stopped Near Protected Wetlands

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Coastal GasLink has been forced to stop pipeline construction near protected wetlands after an inspection by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office found the company cleared areas without completing the required surveying and planning.

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Report calls Long Term Viability of LNG Into Question

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new report is raising questions about the long-term viability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry around the world as the Trudeau government continues to signal support for one such project in British Columbia.

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