For centuries, sockeye salmon have raced up British Columbia’s Fraser River to spawn in the millions, completing an astonishing life cycle that spans four years and thousands of kilometres. Now, scientists have determined that many populations of Fraser River sockeye are in such alarming decline that they should be listed under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Source: Globe and Mail | December 4, 2017
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Food Bank Day, which raised a record-breaking $802,049 for food banks in B.C. Over 3,500 people attended the annual open house at CBC Vancouver’s Broadcast Centre to tour the newsroom and studios, watch live broadcasts, listen to musical performances and meet their favourite CBC / Radio-Canada hosts and reporters. Countless others joined from across the province to catch special Radio One broadcasts from CBC Vancouver and other B.C. stations, and to donate over the phone and online. Source: Indo-Canadian Voice | December 4, 2017
Moe Isaac walks along the dock at Midsummer Island, past colourful protest signs under a heavy November sky. Rain came down like a curtain yesterday and today the clouds have an ashen glow. Isaac, who manages the Marine Harvest salmon farm, steps up to the edge of a pen in his work boots and worn orange life-jacket. Beyond his toes, the surface of the water breaks every few seconds — sliced by a dorsal fin or rippled by a leaping fish. Source: Vancouver Sun | December 4, 2017
Although climate change is expected to cause several environmental threats around the world, the warmer climate could actually bring opportunities to northern B.C. producers. Source: Vanderhoof Omineca Express | December 4, 2017
Open Door Group’s Gardengate horticulture program will begin construction on a new building in the spring. “The larger space makes it so we can teach more involved classes to more unique individuals,” said program co-ordinator Robert Wright. Source: Kamloops This Week | December 3, 2017
New changes will affect the agricultural stream of Canada’s temporary foreign workers program and its seasonal agricultural workers program, which allows participants to work in Canada for up to eight months every year. Source: Globe and Mail | December 4, 2017