Category Archives: Conservation News

Restoring Habitats Close to Home

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Many of us think of wild salmon living in remote rivers and the ocean, but these remarkable fish might swim closer to your home than you may think. Right now, thousands of tiny salmon are making their journey to the ocean, through …

New Heart of the Fraser Documentary Launched!

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The eagerly anticipated Heart of the Fraser documentary launched with a free screening at BCIT’s Burnaby Campus on April 5. The screening was followed by a Q & A session with Ken Ashley, Mark Angelo, Mike Church, fishing guide Dean Werk, MP …

Red Fish Up the River… Again

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Whether you know it, or not, Coquitlam is a salmon city. The name comes from the Coast Salish language where Kwikwetlem means “red fish up the river” after the red spawning colour of sockeye salmon. Unfortunately, the very sockeye salmon …

B.C. Local Governments vote for wild salmon at UBCM

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It’s a moment to celebrate! Last week, at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Whistler, local government representatives from all over the province passed three important resolutions for wild salmon. Resolution A2 – Protecting Local Waterways & Wild Fish …

Coquitlam River Update by Craig Orr

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Coquitlam River: Hollywood North While Vancouver may be known as Hollywood North, the title once belonged to the Coquitlam River. As many watershed residents still recall, John Wayne once regularly trekked the river, inspired by its wild salmon.  Sadly, the …