Monthly Archives: October 2012

Times Colonist: Goldstream coho return best in a decade despite devastation caused by fuel spill

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The Times Colonist article Goldstream coho return best in a decade despite devastation caused by fuel spill reports good news after “The highest number of coho salmon in a decade have returned to the Goldstream River, even though they left …

Watershed Watch releases new report that shows how to improve hydropower development in British Columbia

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Privately-operated river diversions are highly controversial in BC. These projects (sometimes called “run-of-river”) are BC’s predominant source of new electricity, but are expensive and highly experimental. A new report released by Watershed Watch Salmon Society is the first of its …

Watershed Watch quoted in Globe and Mail article Austerity Measures Threaten to Sink Salmon Biologist Jobs

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The Globe and Mail article Austerity measures threaten to sink salmon biologist jobs reports on significant cuts being considered for Fisheries and Oceans staff.  The article states, “The cutbacks come as the federal public service struggles to implement the government’s …

Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable public meeting – Beginning Our Watershed Plan: Ecosystems & Well-Being, November 3, 2012

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On Saturday, November 3, the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable will host a public meeting, Beginning Our Watershed Plan: Ecosystems & Well-Being. The meeting runs from 9:30 to 2:30 at the Outlet (Work Room), 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam (adjacent to …

SFU Media Release: Fish controversy nets Sterling prize

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Oct. 17, 2012 The often viciously targeted authors of more than a decade of research on the fate of British Columbia’s wild salmon have netted a befitting prize from Simon Fraser University. Rick Routledge, an SFU fish population statistician, and …