Debris from fishing, oyster farms lurks underwater in B.C., endangering sea life

Credit to Author: Massey Padgham| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 20:40:36 +0000

Abandoned oyster and other aquaculture farms of the west coast of Vancouver Island are death traps to salmon, herring, marine mammals and myriad sea life — and nobody really knows how many are out there.

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Douglas Todd: Ten most popular articles of 2021

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2022 04:29:44 +0000

Astronomical housing prices, the crisis of the middle class, right-to-roam campaigns, foreign ownership and vaccination chaos for travelling Canadians were among the topics covered in Douglas Todd’s top-10 articles of 2021

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More than $45,000 in fines issued after whale protection measures in B.C. violated in 2021

Credit to Author: Lynn Mitges| Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2022 01:51:36 +0000

The 400-metre rule came into effect earlier this year. Southern resident killer whales are among the most threatened orca populations off B.C.’s coast. In 2020, the population declined to a 40-year low, more than a 25 per cent decline from their observed peak in 1995

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RCMP has spent nearly $9 million enforcing Fairy Creek injunction

Credit to Author: Lynn Mitges| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 18:53:52 +0000

At $6.22 million, personnel accounts for the majority of the total costs, with transportation and telecommunications in second at $1.68 million. The RCMP spent $826,525 on rentals and leases and $108,823 on utilities, materials and supplies.

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