the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterContinue reading Opposed to fish farming in the Discovery Islands
Studies show that contentious fish farms in the Discovery Islands pose little risk to wild salmon, therefore they will not face immediate closure, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) said Monday.
Nonetheless, a final decision on the fate of 18 open-net pen operations in the region will be delayed pending consultation with seven area First Nations about whether to renew the region’s fish farm licences, which are set to expire in December.
Though it’s unclear if all the region’s First Nations want the farms removed from their territorial waters, many don’t have confidence in DFO’s proposed consultation process, describing it as long overdue, inadequate, or both.Continue reading First Nations wary of DFO’s proposed consultation process
Hundreds of people in Campbell River’s Spirit Square took to their knees and bowed their heads in silence for eight minutes, 46 seconds on Saturday.
The exact amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck.
Following the silence, speakers got on stage to speak about their experiences with racism and to call for justice and healing.Continue reading Campbell River’s Black Lives Matter Rally