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Wildfire evacuation alert for southern Sonora Island residents

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) issued a wildfire evacuation alert for Sonora Island residents south of Hyacinth and Dorr Lakes. The alert is currently just a precaution, but residents are asked to prepare to leave their homes on short notice.

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Sea lice numbers plummeted 95% in Discovery Islands

Now that most of the fish farms in the Discovery Islands have closed down, sea lice numbers plummeted 95%.

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Wilderness Tourism Association asks the SRD to support DFO’s decision

At the April 28th meeting, The Wilderness Tourism Association (WTA) of BC asked the SRD Board to support DFO’s decision to remove fish farms from the Discovery Islands. 

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Tourism Sector seeks increased logging restrictions in the Outer Discovery Islands

A $50 million a year business seeks increased logging restrictions in the Outer Discovery Islands. 

Ralph Kellar, ad hoc chair of the Discovery Islands Marine Tourism Group, cites studies showing that marine tourism brings just as much money as logging into the local economy. 

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Reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands

The BC Government is currently reviewing the scenic impact of logging in the Outer Discovery Islands. They are determining the level of viewshed protection for scenic corridors important to the $50 million-a-year marine tourism industry, local residents, and recreational users. All of the crown lands on Cortes, Read, Maurelle, Raza, Stuart, and the Redonda Islands are being given new Visual Quality Objective designations.

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