Fraser River

Foreign-Owned Fish Farms Are Devastating B.C.'s Wild Salmon

Marc Davis | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Davis

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.

B.C. Salmon Are Facing Hotter and Drier Rivers

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia

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.

B.C. Senior's Body Found After He Tried To Rescue Wife From River

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The woman was taken to hospital Sunday night but her husband has yet to be found.

Controversial Coal-Shipping Facility Approved For Surrey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Port Metro Vancouver approved Thursday construction of a controversial coal-shipping facility on the Fraser River, over concerns from loca...

Possible Human Remains Found In B.C.

CBC | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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...

YVR Fuel Project Approved

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government has granted environmental approval to a company planning to build a pipeline and upgrade an airport-fuel terminal on t...

One Year After Cohen Report, Salmon Face an Upstream Battle

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

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 Man's Desperate Jump To Escape Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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...

Body Caught In Fraser River Net

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 sl...

The Results Are In: Wild Salmon Need Action Now

Gwen Barlee | Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Gwen Barlee

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.

Why No Sockeye?

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Juvenile sockeye salmon likely didn't have enough food to survive as they travelled in poor conditions through British Columbia's Georgia ...

Going Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Flooding in British Columbia continues to ease as the weather co-operates.Environment Canada said conditions are about two to three degree...

Relief At Last For Flood Victims

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Water levels in many of British Columbia's rivers and lakes are dropping, giving flood-weary residents a break.And while that danger reced...

One Dead, Hundreds Evacuated

CP | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada British Columbia

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 ...

History Repeating Itself In B.C.?

CBC | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada

Water levels on B.C.'s upper Fraser River have peaked, putting several Fraser Valley communities under evacuation alerts as the water rushes south. ...

Gambling B.C.'s Parks for a Pipeline Payoff?

Chris Genovali | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada
Chris Genovali

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.

The Bear Necessities: Managing Salmon for Grizzlies and People

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Chris Genovali

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?

No Cause Of Death Yet For Baby Fond In Fraser River

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

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 w...

Crying Wolf?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada

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, thi...

Fishy Situation: Inquiry Looks For Where All The Salmon Went

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - After months of hearings in relative obscurity, the public inquiry into the decline of sockeye along British Columbia's fabled Fraser Rive...

Science Must Be Free From Political Interference

David Suzuki | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

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.

Swimming Upstream Against Government Secrecy

Donald Lenihan | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada Politics
Donald Lenihan

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.