Canada Salmon

LOOK: Spectacular B.C. Salmon Run Has Begun

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Sockeye salmon have begun their run in B.C. waters, drawing massive attention to this spectacular — and beautiful — natural cycle. The salm...

Would You Like Some Salmon With Those Tires?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Would you like some salmon with those tires? No, really. B.C.-based tire chain Kal Tire has a rather unusual promotion right now that could send...

A Wake-up Call for Canada's Mining Industry

David Suzuki | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Suzuki

When a tailings pond broke at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in south-central B.C., spilling millions of cubic metres of waste into a salmon-bearing stream, B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett called it an "extremely rare" occurrence, the first in 40 years for mines operating here. He failed to mention the 46 "dangerous or unusual occurrences" that B.C's chief inspector of mines reported at tailings ponds in the province between 2000 and 2012, as well as breaches at non-operating mine sites.

Fisheries' Changes Give Ministers Power To Allow Pollution

Andrew Gage | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Gage

In our view, these regulations allow the ministers to authorize a broad range of pollution with few limits or checks and balances. It is natural to fear that the federal government is preparing to abdicate its responsibilities to protect fish from pollution.

What Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Anniversary Has To Do With Canada's Wild Salmon

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

With March 24 marking the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this disaster provides a lens into considering the Enbridge Northern Gateway project and the risk it poses to wild salmon, one of our country's greatest natural assets.

Genetically Modified Salmon Coming To Canadian Dinner Table?

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - A U.S. company hoping to produce genetically modified salmon eggs in Canada has also applied to the federal government to sell its fish for ...

WATCH: Guess Who's Back Again

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Seriously: Is there anything more British Columbian than a video of salmon spawning in local waters? We don't think so. On Nov. 3, Nature City post...

Some Places on Earth Should Remain Untouched

David Suzuki | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Areas of Earth that have remained relatively free of industrial development have taken on a special significance. In Canada, they include awe-inspiring landscapes like the Sacred Headwaters in northwestern B.C. But the Sacred Headwaters is not protected under law. It remains at risk from a multitude of proposed mines, railways, transmission lines and other projects that will eviscerate the landscape if approved.

Keep Your Seafood Consumption Sustainable With This List

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The health of fish is undoubted. A great source of lean protein, omega fatty acids and low in fat. But the problem today is that our fish supply is contaminated with mercury and PCB's and the oceans are being overfished. The following fish have been put into three groups. Those to avoid, those that are good to consume and those that can be eaten on an infrequent basis.

Don't Dump Iron -- Dump Rogue Climate Schemes

L. Jim Thomas | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
L. Jim Thomas

The press release had a pretty stark headline: "Haida Announce Termination of Russ George." George was the guy who persuaded the small impoverished indigenous community of Old Massett on Haida Gwaii to part with over $2.5-million. He did so under the pretense that dumping iron in the ocean to stimulate a plankton bloom would net lucrative profits in the carbon credit market. Losing the rogue geoengineer may be good for optics, but it is a meaningless step unless the Haida also jettison his junk visions to manipulate the oceans and climate.

Ten Foods You Should Be Eating More Of

Kathryne Grisim | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Kathryne Grisim

Someone once said to me: "For ultimate good health, instead of focusing on what you should be eliminating from your daily diet, focus instead on consuming the foods that will increase your wellness." Recently, my husband and I got a "speed-dating" style opportunity to hear what she has to say about including 10 particular foods that will "rock your socks off."

Record Salmon Spawning In City Creeks

CBC | Posted 01.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Record numbers of chum salmon are returning to urban creeks in Burnaby, B.C., to spawn. Crowds gathered on Saturday at Buckingham Creek ...

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.

Eating Sushi? You Are Doing it Wrong

Tetsuro Shigematsu | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Tetsuro Shigematsu

If a real friend is the person who tells you when you have bad breath, then what I'm about to tell you will make me your best friend; whenever you eat sushi, you are embarrassing yourself. That's right, the abominations you commit to your California Roll bring shame upon your whole family. Are you one of those people who rub their chopsticks together? Do you proudly explain to your rube aunt from Kelowna that this is how you get rid of the splinters? Dude, look around you. This isn't Quest for Fire. You are not Survivorman Les Stroud, trying to get some kindling to smoke. You are in a sushi-ya on Broadway.

How You can Have Your Healthy Environment and Eat Farmed Salmon Too

Sue Scott | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living
Sue Scott

A partnership between two freshwater conservation institutions is producing healthy, unstressed farmed salmon without vaccines, harsh chemicals, and antibiotics in closed-containment freshwater facilities on land. The goal is to give fish farmers and regulators the opportunity to choose a different way to grow fish that is, not only better for the environment but better for business, too.

Four Cool Cucumber Dishes!

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This month, the humble cucumber is creatively served up in four fast and fresh ways that leave you with plenty of free time in the evening for some outdoor family fun. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, cucumbers are also high in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.

Salmon Says: What Kind is Healthiest?

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living
Harriet Sugar-Miller

Because all the species of salmon differ in the quantity and quality of their fat, your weekly ration will depend on the type you're eyeing. With sockeye, you'd need around a small can a week. With pink, you could almost double that amount. Here's the difference between wild, farmed and organic, and what you're getting out of each.

Sounds Fishy? It's True: Salmon is on the Rise Again!

Sue Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Sue Scott

Government scientists have now provided data on the health of wild Atlantic salmon that agrees with anecdotal information from anglers who raved about the great 2011 fishing season. Experts have confirmed that many salmon populations met, or exceeded their minimum conservation requirements in 2011.

Fish Farms Blamed For Salmon Virus By B.C. Chiefs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs is demanding immediate federal action after a deadly virus was discovered among wild Pacific salmon.Union ...

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...

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.

Organized Crime Infiltrates Salmon Black Market

Posted 07.23.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER (CP) - Organized crime has infiltrated the black-market trade of salmon caught for aboriginal food and ceremonial purposes, apparently diver...