MP Rachel Blaney is inviting the Federal Government to set up a branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency (RDA) in North Island -Powell River.Continue reading Will a branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency be in North Island – Powell River?
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.Continue reading North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms
A West Coast MP is urging Ottawa to craft a transition plan with those affected by the potential employment and economic impacts of a recent decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.Continue reading MP Rachel Blaney wants a transition plan for fish farm workers
There will be a plan to help displaced fish farm workers, and threatened wild salmon stocks, in the Discovery Islands.Continue reading There will be a plan To address fisheries and job losses in The Discovery Islands
North Island- Powell River MP Rachel Blaney will meet federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan on Monday, Jan. 11 to discuss the implementation of a transition plan for aquaculture workers in her riding.Continue reading transition plan for aquaculture workers: Blaney meeting with Minister