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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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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Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A First Nations leadership alliance is calling for the immediate end to salmon farming using open-net pens in B.C. waters, citing the threat of sea lice to wild fish stocks.
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North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A move by the province to promote the use of mass timber in new buildings is being lauded by one B.C.-based manufacturer.
Continue reading BC Government’s Hopes for Mass Timber