The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is building up Cortes Island’s emergency preparedness systems and this requires money. They have already received a $65,000 Community Resiliency grant this year. There is more coming. SRD Protective Services Coordinator Shaun Koopman explained that they have applied for another $265,000 of funding.Continue reading building up Cortes Island’s emergency preparedness systems
The virtual injunction hearing, for three fish farms in the Discovery Islands, began yesterday.Continue reading Virtual injunction hearing for three fish farms
In what at least one First Nation leader describes as a challenge to Aboriginal rights, Mowi Canada West and Cermaq Canada are seeking a judicial review to overturn the DFO’s decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.Continue reading Seeking Judicial review for aquaculture on unceded territory
First Nations culture along B.C.’s West Coast is rooted in the majestic and monumental cedar tree.
But more than a century of industrial old-growth logging has mowed down these forest giants that can live for thousands of years, putting the shared spiritual and cultural well-being of First Nations at risk, Smith said.Continue reading Na̲nwak̲olas council strikes agreement to protect sacred cedars