Editor’s note: The following story pertains to the new Starbucks store, in Campbell River’s Quinsam Crossing development.
Originally published on the Bird’s Eye
Members of the We Wai Kai Nation gathered on Monday for a ceremonial ground breaking to honour the land that will become the site of a new Starbucks store. This location will be operated by the We Wai Kai Nation, making this a first-of-its-kind collaboration for Starbucks in Canada.
Continue reading First-of-its-kind” Collaboration Between the We Wai Kai Nation and Starbucks
“One of the core messages and core reasons that I am running for Regional Director is because I want decisions to be centered on island values. To me, island values are respect for First Nations, long term sustainability, also the rural nature that we all love. That’s why we live here. Quadra Island has a rich history of volunteerism. The role of the director is really to be an advocate for the majority of the community at the Strathcona Regional District (SRD),” said Robyn Mawhinney who hopes to be elected Regional Director of Area C (Discovery Islands and Mainland Inlets) on October 15th, 2022.
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is in the midst of consultations about the immediate future of fish farms in the Discovery Islands and transitioning the open net pen industry out of coastal British Columbian waters by 2025. But DFO approved the expansion of Cermaq Canada’s farms at Bawden Point, Millar Channel and Dixon Bay in Clayoquot Sound.
Continue reading DFO approves three fish farm expansions in Clayoquot Sound
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Ottawa is committing close to $12 million to boost sustainable Indigenous fishing enterprises on the West Coast.
Continue reading Ottawa invests $11.8 million in Indigenous commercial fishing ventures on West Coast