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Three years ago, Mount Polley mine dumped 26 billion liters of waste into Hazelton Creek, Polley Lake and Quesnel Lake.
The salmon farming industry has long been banned in Alaska, where it's believed to be a threat to the state's healthy wild salmon populations. But that's not the case in Canada, where Norwegian-owned aquaculture multinationals have done a terrific job of winning over the federal government.
British Columbians are facing increased water restrictions as abnormally hot and dry weather continues across the province. But people aren't the only ones impacted by these uncomfortable conditions: salmon in the Columbia and Fraser rivers are also bearing the brunt of the blistering climate.
The woman was taken to hospital Sunday night but her husband has yet to be found.
VANCOUVER - Port Metro Vancouver approved Thursday construction of a controversial coal-shipping facility on the Fraser River, over concerns from local medical health officers and area residents about...
Abbotsford police say a person walking along the Fraser River off Walters Street in north Abbotsford around 8 a.m. PT Sunday found what appeared to be human remains entangled in debris at the water&ap...
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government has granted environmental approval to a company planning to build a pipeline and upgrade an airport-fuel terminal on the banks of the Fraser River — but there are 64 co...
The record decline in sockeye returning to the Fraser River in 2009 provided the initial push for a federal judicial inquiry. Now, four years later, the offspring of those salmon are returning to spawning grounds in dismally low numbers -- so low that sockeye salmon fishery closures are widespread. What happened to Justice Bruce Cohen's 75 carefully crafted recommendations to rebuild Pacific salmon?
SURREY, B.C. - A 39-year-old Surrey, B.C., man who jumped into the Fraser River to evade arrest, saying he'd rather be shot than return to jail, is in police custody.RCMP arrived at the MacKenzie Sawm...
CHILLIWACK, B.C. - A man fishing on B.C.'s Fraser River snagged a body in his net over the weekend, but before the net could be hauled in, the body slipped away.The RCMP say a First Nation fisherman h...
The Cohen report is a gift; a well-researched and valuable tool by which to recover wild salmon, not only the Fraser River sockeye runs, but salmon populations across B.C. But its recommendations must be implemented, funded and enforced. The ball is now in the court of the federal government.
VANCOUVER - Juvenile sockeye salmon likely didn't have enough food to survive as they travelled in poor conditions through British Columbia's Georgia Strait in 2007, resulting in abysmal returns to th...
VANCOUVER - Flooding in British Columbia continues to ease as the weather co-operates.Environment Canada said conditions are about two to three degrees cooler than normal and that's helped the situati...
VANCOUVER - Water levels in many of British Columbia's rivers and lakes are dropping, giving flood-weary residents a break.And while that danger recedes, officials are warning people planning Canada D...
SICAMOUS, B.C. - Hundreds of British Columbians are away from their homes, others are without clean drinking water and at least one person is dead as a weekend of heavy rain flooded homes and washed a...
Water levels on B.C.'s upper Fraser River have peaked, putting several Fraser Valley communities under evacuation alerts as the water rushes south. The Fraser River peaked early Wednesday morning in...
The 670 kilometre B.C. portion of this proposed pipeline would include 591 water crossings, 532 of which are fish bearing. Should British Columbians be concerned? Those deliberating on whether they support the pipeline would do well to remember this truism: in gambling, the many must lose in order that the few may win.
Despite the knowledge that many species depend on salmon, humans have never managed fisheries with wildlife in mind. A salmon can enter a fishing net or the mouth of a grizzly bear, but can we manage for the interests of both?
VANCOUVER - Police say they need to conduct more tests to determine what caused the death of an unidentified baby boy found in the Fraser River this week.Sgt. Jennifer Pound of B.C.'s Integrated Homic...
100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. - Hunted to near-extinction in North America by the 1950s, the British Columbia wolf population has long since rebounded.Now, this secretive nocturnal predator finds itself in the...
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VANCOUVER - After months of hearings in relative obscurity, the public inquiry into the decline of sockeye along British Columbia's fabled Fraser River is finally bound to grab some headlines.Starting...
Science is playing second fiddle to political concerns in Canada and the U.S. Recently, we've seen more "muzzling" of scientists, funding cuts, and an increasing disregard for science in policy-making. This scientific antipathy could not come at a worse time.
Officials prevented Kristi Miller from speaking to journalists about her possible explanation for salmon stock depletion. Unfortunately, this appears to be part of an emerging pattern in which the federal government is seeking to subvert or discredit the role of science in policy-making.