By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Canadian Coast Guard has established a first-of-its-kind division to elevate safeguards against human-caused deaths and injuries to whales in B.C. waters.
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Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Marine mammal rescue groups are frantically mobilizing to try to save three entangled humpback whales in B.C. waters.
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Two more abandoned derelict vessels washed up in Cortes Bay on January 15th, 2020. When Jenny Hartwick, Harbour Manager for Harbour Authority Cortes Island (HACI), reported them to the Coast Guard, she was told they were dealing with similar reports from multiple locations. Cortes Island’s adrift vessels are part of a province wide problem.
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Press Release From the Office of Rachel Blaney, MP
Whether you work, play or travel on the ocean, knowing what the weather will do is important. That is why MP Rachel Blaney has been working with local stakeholders to hold Environment Canada to account. For about a year, Environment Canada’s Fanny Island weather station hasn’t reported and earlier this summer, the Sentry Shoal weather station went offline too. Fanny Island is the only sea-level weather station between the Comox and Powell River waters all the way to Port Hardy. Sentry Shoal is the main weather station where the Strait opens up, and provides the most accurate marine weather for the Comox, Campbell River and Powell River areas.
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Roy L Hales
For the past two decades, the majority of British Columbia’s MPs have been Conservatives. Recent polls show that is about to change. The New Democratic Party (NDP) is poised to take over as many as 23 seats in the Federal election this October. One of the important political battles will be fought by Rachel Blaney, the NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River.
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