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Wildfires lay a blanket of smoke across southern British Columbia

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The acrid blanket of smoke from wildfires raging in the U.S that is cloaking southwest British Columbia and Vancouver Island is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

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Cermaq Canada responds to study about climate change threat to salmon farms

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

A new UBC study suggests that Global warming could significantly reduce the extent that salmon can be farmed off the West Coast of British Columbia. The study’s lead author,  Muhammed Oyinlola said that up to 84% of the area currently suitable for fish farming could be lost. We need to act now: either move fish farms on land or further out to sea. Cermaq Canada responds to this and some related issues. 

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Study Suggests Closing Fisheries for long term economic gain

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

At least a quarter of major fish stocks in Canada are in decline, but efforts to  rebuild them  — such as closing fisheries or setting catch limits — are  often met with strong opposition due to negative socioeconomic effects.  Now a new study by University of British Columbia researchers shows the  short-term financial pain can lead to long-term gain — and that pain can  be eased by providing fishers with social and economic assistance.

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revitalizing Indigenous languages

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As a child, Ma̱lidi Sydney Roberts was always learning about the Kwakwaka’wakw culture. But she said a piece of her was missing until she got to university and took some Kwak’wala language classes.

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