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Province approves controversial Fraser River gravel mining project
Scientist says province reneged on promise to protect one of the world's oldest fish populations.
Jan 29th, 2015
Cayoose Creek band refuses to cede salmon-spawning territory
Sekw'el'was Chief Michelle Edwards says the community won't leave the creek until their demand for meaningful consultation is met
Apr 16th, 2014
River District: New neighbourhood or Coal Harbour 2.0?
Can River District avoid Coal Harbour's fate?
Apr 12th, 2013
The Cohen Commission: a report that could save BC's wild salmon
Justice Cohen found that DFO cannot protect wild salmon while promoting farmed salmon
Oct 31st, 2012
Global warming tragedy: Fraser River salmon dying as climate change heats up waters
Our CO2 has warmed the Fraser and altered its flows. Salmon are dying. Experts predict brutal conditions unless global warming is stopped.
Jun 26th, 2012
Surprise testimony: Fish farms may not be the culprit in Fraser sockeye collapse
Fisheries scientist stuns environmentalists by arguing virus may occur in rivers, not saltwater farm pens.
Aug 24th, 2011
Salmon inquiry to wade into contentious issues of fish farms and disease
Star witness will be scientist allegedly muzzled by federal government. Will she feel free to talk?
Aug 20th, 2011
BC Hydro update #3: Highway 1 and 7 re-opened
Following a "destabilized transmission infrastructure, crews have removed fallen cables from Highway 1 and 7, and BC Hydro says that United Boulevard will be cleared by this afternoon.
Jul 5th, 2011
Where to go in beautiful BC? Kumsheen Rafting Resort in Lytton
It's all about the river and having fun at Kumsheen Rafting Resort.
Aug 2nd, 2010
Drowning in the Fraser River
A man drowned overnight in the Fraser River. Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on June 24th, callers to 9-1-1 reported a seeing a man in distress in the river about...
Jun 25th, 2010