By Karissa Gall, Haida Gwaii Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shoreline cleanup and sampling is complete following the Dinan Bay diesel spill last month.
Taan Forest spilled approximately 4,500 litres of diesel into the bay on April 22, when a valve feeding fuel to the electrical generator on the Toba Barge failed.
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Press Release From the Office of Rachel Blaney, MP
Whether you work, play or travel on the ocean, knowing what the weather will do is important. That is why MP Rachel Blaney has been working with local stakeholders to hold Environment Canada to account. For about a year, Environment Canada’s Fanny Island weather station hasn’t reported and earlier this summer, the Sentry Shoal weather station went offline too. Fanny Island is the only sea-level weather station between the Comox and Powell River waters all the way to Port Hardy. Sentry Shoal is the main weather station where the Strait opens up, and provides the most accurate marine weather for the Comox, Campbell River and Powell River areas.
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By Roy L Hales
Princess Cruises have been voted “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” for the seventh year in a row, by the annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. The cruise line also won awards for “Best Itinerary Design” and “Best Travel Agent Educational Program.” These are all industry awards. Every year Marcie Keever of Friends of the Earth (FoE) grades the industry’s environmental records in her Cruise Line Report. The “B ” she gave the Princess Line was good, but not exceptional. Keever gave most Alaskan Cruise Lines high marks.
Continue reading Keever Gave Most Alaskan Cruise Lines High Marks