Almost Daily News (Week 32) Mar 29-Apr 2, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 32) Mar 29-Apr 2, 2021

Two Species at Risk on Cortes Island Photo credit: Napoleon the Western Toad by Vicki Watkins via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, FOCIThe Friends of Cortes Island Website(FOCI) Species at Risk(Cortes Currents) articles about Species at Risk(FOCI) Western Toad(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Western Toad(FOCI) Great Blue Heron(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Great Blue Heron(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Helen Hall Bike Rack for Hague Lake Photo credit: Stumpy by Johann Kuester via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)  Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) articles about Bicycles(Gov of BC) BC Parks(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Hague Lake(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, FOCIThe Friends of Cortes Island Website(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Helen Hall BC’s Biggest immunization ever Links of interest (Cortes Currents) BC’s largest immunization ever(Cortes Tideline) COVID 19 Vaccine FAQs – from the Cortes Medical Clinic(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data Cortes Commons is ready for the next stage Links of Interest: (ICET) Vision for community-led commercial space on Cortes Island gaining momentum(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Cortes Commons(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, CCEDACortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) websiteIsland Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) website(Cortes Currents) articles about CCEDA’s predecessor, the Cortes Island Business and Tourist Association (CIBATA) Bringing fast reliable internet to Cortes and Quadra Islands Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Bringing fast reliable internet to Cortes and Quadra(Gov of BC) Major connectivity investments for coastal communities (Cortes Currents) articles about the Connected Coast project(Gov of BC) Connectivity in BC(Gov of BC) Emergency Preparedness, Response & RecoveryTia health website(IntechOpen) Electromagnetic Radiation from...
Almost Daily News (Week 32) Mar 29-Apr 2, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 31) Mar 20-26, 2021

Fish farms may pose more than a minimal risk to wild salmon, recent studies suggest Photo Credit: Sockeye Salmon by Ingrid Taylar via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Fish farms may pose more than a minimal risk, studies suggest - coming(Cortes Currents) - Why the Pacific Salmon Foundation supports the decision to remove open net fish farms (Scientific Reports) Andrew W Bateman et al, Descriptive multi-agent epidemiology via molecular screening on Atlantic salmon farms in the northeast Pacific Ocean (2021)(The Royal Society) Dylan Shea et al, Environmental DNA from multiple pathogens is elevated near active Atlantic salmon farms (2020)(CBC) New study suggests fish farms raise risk of exposure to infectious disease for wild B.C. salmon(Virus Evolution) Gideon J Mordecai et al, Discovery and surveillance of viruses from salmon in British Columbia using viral immune-response biomarkers, metatranscriptomics, and high-throughput RT-PCR (2020)(Virus Evolution) Ahmed Shah et al, Genomes reveal genetic diversity of Piscine orthoreovirus in farmed and free-ranging salmonids from Canada and USA (2020)(Plos One) Kyle A. Garver et al, Piscine Orthoreovirus from Western North America Is Transmissible to Atlantic Salmon and Sockeye Salmon but Fails to Cause Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (2016)(Journal of fish Diseases) Kyle A. Garver et al, Piscine reovirus, but not Jaundice Syndrome, was transmissible to Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum), Sockeye Salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum), and Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar L. (2015)Pacific Salmon Foundation websiteBC Salmon Farmers Association website Virtual injunction hearing for three fish farms photo courtesy Stan Proboszcz Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Virtual injunction meeting for three fish farms(Cortes Currents) - Why the Pacific Salmon Foundation supports the decision to remove open...
Almost Daily News (Week 30) Mar 15-19, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 30) Mar 15-19, 2021

Vigilante incident in Campbell River vigilante incident in Campbell River Links of Interest (RCMP) RCMP are investigating after an apparent episode of vigilante justice(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, theft(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Campbell River RCMP(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Quadra Island RCMP, which also serves Read and Cortes Islands Greater Campbell River COVID update for March 18 Active COVID 19 cases in North Vancouver Island Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(Island Health) How to register for the COVID-19 Vaccine(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health Cleaning up shellfish growing areas on Cortes and East Pendrell Islands Image from the 2017 clean-up in Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island – courtesy Amanda Glickman Cleaning up shellfish growing areas on Cortes and East Redonda Islands Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) articles about beach clean-ups(Cortes Currents) Turn it in week (2017)(DFO) Regulating and monitoring British Columbia’s shellfish aquaculture facilities 2018(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Bee Islets Growers CorporationCortes Island Oysters.ca website(Cortes Currents) articles about oysters(Cortes Currents) Articles about aquaculture on Cortes Island(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Pendrell SoundThe Cortes Island Fire Department trains new volunteers The Cortes Island Fire Department trains new volunteers Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) The Cortes Island Fire Department trains new volunteers (Cores Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Cortes Island Fire DepartmentCortes Island Fire Rescue website(Gov of BC) B.C. Structure Firefighter Competency & Training Playbook(Cortes Currents) articles about wildfires on Cortes Island(SRD) Cortes Island Community Wildfire Protection Plan (PDF – 29.72 MB) Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant...
Almost Daily News (Week 30) Mar 15-19, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 29) Mar 8-12, 2021

Why the Pacific Salmon Foundation supports the decision to remove open net fish farms Photo credit: Spawning Chinook Salmon - by Ryan Hagerty/USFWS Fish and Aquatic Conservation via Flickr (Public Domain) Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) - Why the Pacific Salmon Foundation supports the decision to remove open net fish farms The Pacific Salmon Foundation websitePSF Submission, Federal Aquaculture Act Consultation Jan 14 2021(PSF) Strategic salmon health initiativeDr Andrew Bateman’s website(Scientific Reports) Andrew W Bateman et al, Descriptive multi-agent epidemiology via molecular screening on Atlantic salmon farms in the northeast Pacific Ocean(The Royal Society) Dylan Shea et al, Environmental DNA from multiple pathogens is elevated near active Atlantic salmon farms(CBC) New study suggests fish farms raise risk of exposure to infectious disease for wild B.C. salmon(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Pacific Salmon Foundation(Globe and Mail) Scientist at Department of Fisheries and Oceans says Ottawa is to beholden to fish farm industry Scallops are for sale on Cortes Island scallops, with sweet potato and ox tail in the center by stu_spivack via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Scallops are for sale on Cortes Island (Cortes Currents) Cortes Island Aquaculture(Cortes Currents) Oysters(Cortes Currents) Erik Lyon(Cortes Currents) Victor McLaggan COVID update for March 11 COVID 19 by Ricardo Huñis via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID update for March 11(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(Island Health) How to register for the COVID-19 Vaccine(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health Two Quadra Island environmentalists speak out in favour of DFO decision...
Almost Daily News (Week 30) Mar 15-19, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 28) Mar 1-5, 2021

Campbell River staggered protest against BC’s old growth logging practises Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Campbell River staggered protest against BC’s old growth logging practises (Gov of BC) A Strategic Review of How British Columbia Manages for Old Forests Within its Ancient Ecosystems(Cortes Currents) articles about old growth forests(Cortes Currents) articles about the Fairy Creek Logging Blockade(Cortes Currents) articles about sustainable forestry(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Sierra Quadra(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Council of Canadians(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Geraldine Kenny(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning or written by Rod Burns Why fish farms donate to local communities Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Why fish farms donate to local communities(Cortes Currents) articles about donations fish farms make to the community(Cortes Currents) Reporters Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production(Cortes Currents) articles about the Discovery Island Fish Farms(Cortes Currents) articles about Cermaq Canada(Cortes Currents) Phasing out one of Campbell River’s three pillars(Cortes Currents) SRD protests DFOs failure to consult(Cortes Currents repost) Tahsis supports decision to phase out fish farms(Cortes Currents) North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms Spread of COVID 19 on Vancouver Island Photo courtesy BC Centre for Disease Control website Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) Spread of COVID 19 on Vancouver Island(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health North Vancouver Island: Close to an eightfold increase in active cases over two weeks Chair Jesse Ketler of the Comox Valley Regional District – courtesy CVRD Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) An an eightfold increase in active cases over two weeks(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19...