Tag Archives: Port McNeill

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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Kwakwaka’wakw doulas reclaim birthing traditions

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A group of newly trained Indigenous doulas reclaim their future bringing back birthing traditions

The first birth Indigenous doula Roberta Williams attended also happened to be the first child born in Kwagu’ł territory in over 30 years. Williams, 23, is one of 17 Indigenous doulas trained last year, in what is a new wave of traditional birth knowledge and reclamation.

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