Tag Archives: Port Hardy

North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Salmon farming is a significant local employer in Northern Vancouver Island. According to a recent report there are 572 Campbell River, Sayward and the Discovery Islands residents working in this sector. 702 people are said to have indirect jobs, which means the industry is bringing about $324 million a year into the local economy. Another 512 direct and indirect jobs, representing $135 million, are in Port Hardy and Port McNeill

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How will the Feds help communities depending on fish farms?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A coalition of industry stakeholders and Vancouver Island mayors wants Ottawa to outline how it plans to address the potential impacts of its decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.

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1,500 jobs: What is the Federal government willing to do?

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

North Vancouver Island mayors and aquaculture industry experts sent a letter to Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan on Dec. 29, asking about recovery plans for communities affected by the decision to phase out 19 Discovery Island fish farms

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Kwakiutl First Nation says stop logging on Douglas Treaty land

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Kwakiutl First Nation’s Chief and Council are calling on the government to stop Western Forest Products (WFP) from logging on Douglas Treaty land, a two-mile-thick strip of shoreline between Port McNeill and Port Hardy.

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North Vancouver Island’s 26 active COVID cases

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Another one of North Vancouver Island’s 26 Active COVID cases identified himself over Facebook last week.  Lawrence O’Connor is a stock car driver who contracted the disease while participating in a benefit race for Amnesty International in the Arizona Desert. 

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