“We haven’t found any, that’s really good news, but we’ve been very pleased to partner with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Hopefully, if we ever find them, we’ll be able to trap them out and stop them from harming the valuable habitat here,” explained Helen Hall, Executive Director of FOCI.Continue reading No European Green Crabs in the Discovery Islands, yet
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada urgently needs to chart a course of action that will dramatically reduce the shipping sector’s surging greenhouse gas emissions, says an international coalition working to decarbonize the maritime sector.Continue reading Canada must speed up decarbonizing ports to slash rising shipping emissions
By Alexandra Mehl, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Since the signing of the BC First Nation Justice Strategy in 2020, a carefully outlined plan with 43 actions to reform the system and restore Indigenous legal traditions, one of the priorities outlined is the implementation of 15 First Nation justice centres throughout the province.
The first four centres in Prince Rupert, Prince George, Merrit, and virtually marked their opening in January 2022.
In late 2022 the BCFNJC announced that the next centres to be opened will be in Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver, Surrey, and Kelowna in 2023.Continue reading 15 First Nations Justice Council centres to open throughout British Columbia
By Zak Vescera, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The B.C. dockworkers’ union wants the federal government to block the $3.5-billion Roberts Bank container port project to protect members’ jobs.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union says the port expansion will introduce technology and automation and set the stage for job losses at other West Coast ports.Continue reading Union Fears Robots Will Kill Jobs in Controversial Port Expansion
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A second port on Canada’s West Coast is proposing a ban on cruise ships dumping contaminated and acidic wastewater while docked to protect the marine environment.
The Port of Prince Rupert on B.C.’s north coast is taking public feedback until Feb. 5 on changes slated for 2023, including forbidding the open-loop scrubber systems that cruise ships use to clean their exhaust when burning dirty fuel.Continue reading Prince Rupert port set to ban cruise ships from dumping contaminated wastewater