6 Results for salmon

A new Alouette River Ecosystem Partnership (AREP) has been created. The partners aim to build constructive outcomes with BC Hydro and the provincial government, with the ultimate goal of restoring salmon runs and repairing ecosystem damage created by the damming and alteration of the Alouette River on the traditional lands…

October 01, 2018 @ 9:58am

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved $300,000 in funding to 18 projects to help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley. Directors approved the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) grants at their last board meeting, April 3.  Recipients were notified last week. There were 23 applications with…

April 18, 2018 @ 8:41am

Parks Canada officials are considering draining a lake in Banff National Park (BNP) to prevent the spread of whirling disease. Whirling disease is caused by a parasite that affects salmonids like salmon and trout and occurs in both wild and farmed populations. The parasite causes skeletal deformation and neurological damage,…

November 11, 2016 @ 10:46am

The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP) funds projects that restore fish habitat across Canada. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced that approximately $18 million is available through this latest round of funding under the RFCPP. The Government of Canada has partnered…

October 20, 2016 @ 11:48am

The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) has reported the lowest number of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River since estimates began in 1893. The PSC’s Fraser River Panel met last week to review assessment data. They reported that, “The exact reasons why the return fell at the lower end of the…

August 22, 2016 @ 6:30am

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed this week by Premier Christy Clark and State of Alaska Governor Bill Walker strengthens cross-border partnerships between British Columbia and Alaska in many areas of common interest including mining and transboundary water. However, many groups on both sides of the border are concerned that…

November 26, 2015 @ 11:17am