Tag Archives: North Island College

COVID update for Greater Campbell River on March 11, 2021

This is a COVID update for the Greater Campbell River area on March 11, 2021.

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First Nations Seaweed farming

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Larry Johnson takes the responsibility of his traditional name — Anii-tsa-chist, or Keeper of the Sea — bestowed to him three decades ago by a much-respected uncle very seriously.

“I’m very proud of the name,” said Johnson, the president of Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) Seafood, and a fisherman descended from generations of fishermen.

“It is an honour to hold it and to try to live up to that name, and that’s what I try to do every day,” he said.

It’s why Johnson is so excited by the prospects of seaweed aquaculture, one of the newest ventures NCN Seafood has undertaken in partnership with Cascadia Seaweed.

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BC seaweed: the cure for belchy cows and climate change?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canadian scientists are investigating whether regional seaweeds might be the new superfood for cows, and battle climate change in the process.

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Homalco First Nation invests in forestry courses for Indigenous students

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Indigenous students can access a tuition-free forestry program at North Island College (NIC) this fall, thanks to a WorkBC grant that was awarded to the Homalco First Nations

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revitalizing Indigenous languages

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As a child, Ma̱lidi Sydney Roberts was always learning about the Kwakwaka’wakw culture. But she said a piece of her was missing until she got to university and took some Kwak’wala language classes.

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