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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 19, 2017

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ENVIRONMENT

First Squirrel Cove geoduck harvest ‘groundbreaking’

February 27, 2017 |

The headlines in the newsletter that went out to the community in early January was set in bold type:

Klahoose Shellfish Limited Partnership (KSLP) is proud to announce that there will be a harvest on our geoduck tenure just outside … Read More

Court actions loom for pipeline project

February 27, 2017 |

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal may have received the thumbs-up from Canada and BC, but opponents are still hoping a court decision might stop the $6.8 billion project in its tracks.

By an 8-2 vote on Feb. 22, Vancouver … Read More

Shhh… the orcas are listening

February 27, 2017 |

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is aiming to reduce ship noise that’s harming endangered killer whales (orcas) by using sound-quieting machines, in an initiative it hopes to expand across the country.

Port researchers have been studying noise reduction for several … Read More

It may still be winter, but it’s time to think farming

January 27, 2017 |

Registration is open until Feb. 15 for students in a new season of growing at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School.

It is a unique collaboration between the First Nation and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic … Read More

Park plan rejected, but options exist

January 27, 2017 |

A request from Snaw-naw-as First Nation leaders to have part of their unceded territory turned into a national park has been rejected by the land’s legal owners.

The chief and council had requested to have a section of Nanoose Bay … Read More

VIU offers plant study from two viewpoints

January 27, 2017 |

A traditional knowledge keeper and a biology professor have joined forces to teach two different ways of learning and knowing science at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus.

Exploring plants and the environment from both Indigenous and Western viewpoints will be … Read More

Pipeline or pipedream? Questions remain as BC election draws near

January 27, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, now approved by Canada and BC, has Indigenous leaders, local governments and environmentalists threatening to fight the project to the bitter end.

Kinder Morgan’s $6.8 billion expansion of the pipeline will nearly … Read More

Leaders at the ‘Hub’ of climate change preparation

January 27, 2017 |

Climate change is becoming a priority for all communities around the Salish Sea. The board of directors of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council recently backed the creation of a climate change leadership Hub.

The initiative will investigate ways of reducing the … Read More

Energy and food security workshops at T’Sou-ke for NmTC members

January 27, 2017 |

Building capacity for energy and food security will be on the agenda during two days of workshops in March at T’Sou-ke Nation.

Those sessions will be part of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s nation-to-nation (N2N) mentorship initiative. Up to two participants … Read More

Oil spills… seems like not ‘If’ but ‘When’

January 27, 2017 |

By Mark Kiemele

Vancouver has become one of the world’s leading maritime hubs, shipping mineral and agricultural resources from BC, Alberta and the Prairie provinces to world markets.

Some say this is an economic feather in BC’s hat. Others say … Read More