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Good News from The Pacific Salmon Foundation

2 April 2014

“Revolutionary advances are being made in the study of salmon” according to Brian Riddell, President of the non-profit Pacific Salmon Foundation, when he spoke at the Cedars Inn in Gibsons on March 25. The most recent and exciting scientific initiatives involve smolt tagging and genomics.  Smolt Tagging Smolt tagging research is currently underway. Very tiny …

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Win a Ride on a Submarine to the Sea of Glass

24 September 2013

Twelve years ago an ocean wonder was discovered off the coast of Vancouver that stunned and amazed marine biologists and conservationists – a reef made entirely of glass sponges. On October 15th and 16th, the public will have a once in a lifetime chance to explore the ancient glass sponge reefs on a submarine expedition …

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Gibsons Maps Seagrass Beds

7 July 2013

Dianne Sanford of the Seagrass Conservation Working Group is mapping eelgrass beds sin the Gibsons harbour area. The map, which will include GPS coordinates, is a key tool in preserving these important spawning areas. See 91.7 Coast FM news story. The Seagrass Conservation Working Group is a consortium of conservation groups, scientists, consultants, and public …

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Gutting of Federal Fisheries Continues

18 March 2013

In 2012 the Harper government passed legislation that drastically changes the federal Fisheries Act. The SCCA has received the following summary of how the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is advancing the New Sect 35 of the Fisheries Act. The Sea to Sky Fisheries Roundtable has been pulling together people concerned about salmon and habitat …

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Public Comments on Narrows Inlet Power Project open until Oct. 22

17 September 2012

The proposed Narrows Inlet Power Project involves three lakes and four tributary watercourses at the head of Narrows Inlet in the Tzoonie River valley, which has significant wild salmon values. Here are a few of the areas of concern identified by the SCCA: The lakes will be lowered up to 45 metres on an ongoing …

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Public Input sought on Chapman Creek Watershed

30 January 2012

The Sunshine Coast Regional District is receiving public input on the new Source Assessment Response Plan (SARP) for the Chapman Creek drinking water watershed. The plan’s purpose is to enhance the protection of drinking water in the Chapman watershed, recognizing that under current legislation, completely eliminating industry altogether is not an option. The plan was …

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Hearings to be held Oil Tanker Route

16 September 2011

Josh Paterson of West Coast Environmental Law, recently returned from a trip up the BC Coast to the beginning of the proposed Enbridge tanker route at Kitamaat Village (near Kitimat). His account of this trip is on WCEL’s website. WCEL is working to protect the BC coast from the threat of an oil spill and …

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Cohen Inquiry Aquaculture Hearings

2 September 2011

Last year 5,000 British Columbians marched on parliament to urge an end to ocean-based fish farms and support for the wild salmon run. This received remarkably little attention in the media, and the same has been true of the Cohen Commission Hearings into Aquaculture, presently taking place in Vancouver. SCCA members and other concerned individuals …

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Help research and enter draw

9 July 2011

There are very public debates over the Chapman Creek / Grey Creek watersheds in the Sunshine Coast and the potential Gospel Rock development in Gibsons. A UBC study is seeking input on these and other important environmental issues such as potential oil spills, flooding, and sea level rise as part of an international study called …

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Fiddlehead Farmers in The Landing

30 June 2011

 Locally grown organic produce is coming to Gibsons Landing. The Fiddlehead Farmer’s Market is joining forces with the Gibsons Sunday Market beginning Sunday, July 3. Both groups are very excited to see the markets come together. Also bringing excitement to the market is Gibsons’ Music in the Landing which will bring live music to the …

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