Almost Daily News for June 7th-11th, 2021

Almost Daily News for June 7th-11th, 2021

Links of Interest: (Gov of BC) Conservation Officer Service (Gov of BC) Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) (WildsafeBC) Grizzly Bear (WildsafeBC) Wild Alert Reporting Program (WildsafeBC) Bear Smart Community Program (WildsafeBC) Black Bear (Cortes Currents) Articles about, or mentioning, the Whaletown Bear (Cortes Currents) Articles about, or mentioning, the Squirrel Cove Bear (FOCI) Learning to Live with Bears on Cortes Island (FOCI) Learning to Live with Wolves on Cortes Island Links of Interest: (BCCDC) COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard Island Health’s COVID-19 dashboard (VIHA) School Exposure page (Gov of BC) BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together (Cortes Currents) COVID Updates   Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) BC Deferring old growth logging in Fairy Creek (Gov of BC) Old growth harvesting deferred in Fairy Creek, Walbran areas (Gov of BC) A Strategic Review of How British Columbia Manages for Old Forests Within its Ancient Ecosystems (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, old growth logging (Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning Recommendation 6 (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Fairy Creek (Cortes Currents) Discovery Islanders making the trek to Fairy Creek Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Hollyhock reopens for in-person meetings on June 25th (Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning Hollyhock Hollyhock’s website (Hollyhock) Programs Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Bernadette Jordan’s strategy to save Pacific Salmon stocks (DFO) Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (DFO) State of the Canadian Pacific salmon: Responses to changing climate and habitats (FOCI) Monitoring streams and protecting fish habitat (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Cortes Island Streamkeepers (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning the Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI)...
Almost Daily News for May 31-June 4,2021

Almost Daily News for May 31-June 4,2021

Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Deep water temperatures in BC Fjords rose 1.2–1.3°C in 70 years (Advanced Earth & Space Science) Deep Waters in British Columbia Mainland Fjords Show Rapid Warming and Deoxygenation From 1951 to 2020 (Hakai) How the Blob Is Warming British Columbia’s Fjords (Hakai) The Blob Hides in the Deep (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning the Hakai Institute (Cortes Currents) Articles about, or mentioning, Climate Change (Cortes Currents) articles about Bute Inlet Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) New daily average of cases: zero (BCCDC) COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard Island Health’s COVID-19 dashboard (VIHA) School Exposure page (Gov of BC) BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together (Cortes Currents) COVID Updates Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Aquaculture sectors response to sea lice numbers from the Discovery Islands (Cortes Currents) Sea Lice numbers plummeted 95% in Discovery Islands (Morton) Sea Lice Survey Four Regions of BC Coast 2020 (Cermaq) Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program 2020 Broughton Archipelago, BC (Cermaq) Public reporting page (Aquaculture Research) Dispersal of salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis Krøyer, 1837) egg strings from open-cage salmon farming: A neglected source for infestation dynamics (Cortes Currents) articles about , or mentioning, sea lice (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Cermaq Canada (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the BC Salmon Farmers Association (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Alexandra Morton (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Dr Andrew Bateman Cermaq Canada website BC Salmon Farmer’s Association website Alexandra Morton’s website Dr Andrew Bateman’s website Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Connected Coast project (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, TELUS’s proposed towers on...
Almost Daily News for May 24th-28th, 2021

Almost Daily News for May 24th-28th, 2021

Links of Interest: (SRD) Wild Salmon in Danger (Cortes Currents) Wilderness Tourism Association asks the SRD to support DFOs decision (Cortes Currents) Aquaculture presentation to SRD board (Cortes Currents) Two local environmentalists speak out in favour of DFOs decision (Cortes Currents) Two competing fish farm presentations (Cortes Currents) Tahsis supports decision to phase out fish farms (Cortes Currents) Mayor Andy Adams affidavit made public (Cortes Currents) North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms (Cortes Currents) SRD protests DFOs failure to consult Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) SRD against New Ambulance Service Initiative for Rural Areas  (Cortes Currents) Enhanced Emergency Ambulance Services? Or a Catastrophic Collapse of a Service?  (SRD) Concern for the sustainability of BC Ambulance services in the Zeballos area (SRD) Scheduled On-Call (SOC) – Vancouver Island / Gulf Islands Prototype (Castanet) Paramedics down to $2/hr (Nelson Star) Auditor’s report points to gaps in ambulance service for rural B.C. (BCEHS) 2017 Action Plan update introducing the KILO guarantee Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Daily cases less than 1 per 100,000 of population (BCCDC) COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard (VIHA) School Exposure page (Gov of BC) BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together (Cortes Currents) COVID Updates Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Cortes Kayaks is Optimistic about the Future Cortes Kayaks website Cortes Kayaks) Sunset Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Afternoon Lagoon Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Afternoon Reef Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Bioluminescence Tours (Cortes Kayaks) Overnight Kayak Trips (Cortes Kayaks) Mothership Kayak Trips (Cortes Currents) articles about the Misty Isles Misty Isles Adventures website (Cortes Currents) Gathering Place Trading Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Enhanced Emergency Ambulance Services? Or a Catastrophic Collapse...
Almost Daily News for May 17th-21st, 2021

Almost Daily News for May 17th-21st, 2021

Proposed Cell Phone Towers on Cortes & Quadra Islands TELUS photo by Andrew Currie via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Proposed Cell Phone Towers on Cortes & Quadra Islands(Cortes Currents) TELUS intends to erect a Cell Phone Tower on Quadra Island(SRD) TELUS Courtesy Notice to the SRD – Proposed Communication Site at Drew Harbour I.R. No. 9, Quadra Island (BC105992-Quadra Island 1)(Cortes Currents) TELUS wants to put up 5 communication towers on Cortes and Quadra(SRD) TELUS’ Planned Wireless Service Improvements in the Discovery Islands(Wilson Amplifiers) What is 4G, LTE, 5G and how are they different?(Gov of Canada) 5G technology, cell phones, cell phone towers and antennas(The Guardian) 5G confirmed safe by radiation watchdog(Scientific American) We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is SafeThe 5G Appeal website(TELUS) Coverage map(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Connected Coast project The campaign to Experience Local Elk Falls byTyler Cave Productions Photography provided by Destination Campbell River Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) The campaign to Experience Local(My Campbell River Now) Chamber, Destination Campbell River urging locals to vacation close to home(Campbell River Mirror) ‘Save summer’: Tourism business have modest expectations ahead of crucial seasonCampbell River & District Chamber of Commerce websiteDestination Campbell River: Official Tourism Website(Destination Campbell River) Family Escape Challenge(Cortes Currents) articles about the tourism sector(Cortes Currents) articles about COVID’s impact on tourism(Cortes Currents) Explore Next Door Three threats to Quadra Island’s Wild Salmon Eileen Sowerby of the Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Three threats to Quadra Island’s Wild Salmon(Cortes Currents) articles about the Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society(Facebook) Quadra Salmon Eco-Centre(Cortes Currents)...
Almost Daily News for May 13 and 14th, 2021

Almost Daily News for May 13 and 14th, 2021

The Almost Daily News made way for a special report on QAnon, Cults & Conspirtuality for the first part of this week, which means there is only news for May 13th and 14th. Podcasts: Old Growth forest initiative checked by Aboriginal title issues Links of Interest: (CRD) May 10, 2021 Memorandum from Pacheedaht First Nation (CDR) Resolution of City of Port Moody (CRD) Resolution of City of Nanaimo (CRD) Resolution of Powell River (CRD) Resolution of City of Victoria (Comox Valley Record) Comox Valley Regional District to raise concerns about old-growth logging (Comox Valley Record) Courtenay council calls on B.C. to defer old-growth logging (Comox Valley Record) Cumberland backs request to save B.C.’s old-growth forests (Nanaimo News Bulletin) Lantzville councillors add their voices in opposition to old-growth logging (District of Metchosin Minutes) Resolution passed at April 12 meeting (Cortes Currents) articles about the Fairy Creek Logging blockade (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, old growth forests Collections Talk Radio Our DJ podcasts (Almost) Daily...