On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2, 2016, in Delta, B.C., members of the Vancouver Island Marine Debris Working Group including Ocean Legacy Foundation unloaded all the plastic and marine debris collected from Vancouver Island beaches during a recent clean-up campaign. READ IT HERE
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Mar. 15, 2018 - The Ts^ilhqot’in National Government (TNG) applauds BC Hydro for their recent plan to pursue power purchase agreement negotiations with the Ts^ilhqot’in Solar Farm (TSF). Located within the Ts^ilhqot’in territory, once completed, the TSF will be the first large-scale solar power plant owned and operated by a First Nation in western Canada.
T'Sou-ke Nation is a community on the south-west corner of Vancouver Island, busy not only culturally but economically, since they achieved construction of the largest solar array in B.C.. Linda Bristol is an Elder, Arts Manager, and Cultural Advisor who was engaged from the beginning of a Comprehensive Community Planning process that began in the last decade. Out of this community engagement came the powering of the community with solar renewable energy. “The process was vision-oriented and we had a progressive-thinking group. One of the options was solar energy and it caught the imagination of the people creating the vision,” says Bristol.
Success of the T'Sou-ke solar energy project came from the T'Sou-ke CCP process, she explains, and unity was the key, READ IT HERE
Quaaout Lodge and Spa has been established for over 25 years on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake. The 70-room facility has grown from inception to include spa and conference halls, not to mention an 18-hole golf course ranked in the top 10 in B.C., and cultural awareness features such as a re-created kekuli on the property beside the lake, and pictography in the facility's walks and walls that recall the ancient connection of the Little Shuswap Indian Band with their traditional territory in the Secwepemc Nation. READ IT HERE
Frank Busch Book Review"...The strong narrative voice of Painted Turtle Man peels the layers of society off in small but explosive revelations.
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Vernon, BC – KingFisher Boats was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are among the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
WILLIAMS LAKE, BC - May 18 2018 - The Ts^ilhqot’in National Government (TNG) will be issuing permits to mushroom harvesters within the Ts^ilhqot’in territory in order to protect culturally significant sites and ensure designated campsites are kept clean with adequate facilities.
Taking a collaborative approach, the TNG has partnered with the RCMP, BC Conservation Officer Service, and BC Natural Resource Officers to ensure the safety of harvesters and protection of specific sites. The Ts^ilhqot’in Land Rangers will also be monitoring the harvest. Mushroom Harvesters will be required to stay out of designated biologically and culturally sensitive areas or “No Harvest Zones” within the territory.
Permits will be issued to buyers and harvesters from May 17, 2018 until June 29, 2018 online at http://www.tsilhqotin.ca/Lands-Resources/Stewardship and at the TNG Office, 253 4th Ave North, Williams Lake BC.
VANCOUVER — A report released by BC Hydro on Apr 23, 2018, finds cost is the number one perceived barrier preventing British Columbians from purchasing an electric vehicle.
While the increasing price of gas has a third of British Columbians saying they are interested in making the switch to an electric vehicle, more than half believe electric vehicles are still too expensive.
The report from BC Hydro, entitled Unplugged: Myths block road to the electric car dream [PDF, 212 KB] has good news for the more than 55 per cent of those surveyed who said their prime motivation for buying an electric vehicle would be to save money on gas and maintenance.
“CIBC is pleased to congratulate KingFisher Boats on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. READ IT HERE
Cermaq Canada farmed salmon grows in some of the wildest, cleanest waters on earth. The strong tides and West Coast climate are good for Cermaq Canada's Atlantic salmon, keeping them strong and healthy. This makes them some of the finest, best-quality fish you can find in the grocery store. "We produce exclusively head-on, gutted salmon that are always fresh," says Grant Warkentin, Communications Manager, Cermaq Canada in Campbell River, British Columbia. READ IT HERE
Such a move would only increase pressure on wild Pacific salmon and deliver a crushing blow to rural coast communities
According to the recent experience of Richard Dickenson, you can apprentice for carpentry in Saskatchewan to the level of a fourth year journeyman, at which point the bureaucracy of apprenticeship opens the flat earth and swallows aspiring Indigenous applicants READ IT HERE
Kiel Hannah manages and over sees operations of New Wave Docks Oceanside here in Campbell River, B.C., as of May of this year. New Wave Docks Oceanside is a new division of New Wave Docks Freshwater in 100 Mile House, B.C. started in 1996 by Mike McNeil. "We're building in Campbell River with a location on the north end of the city including a boat launch accessing the Inside Passage."
Poseidon Ocean Systems was founded in 2015 by Matt Clarke, P.Eng, President, with co-founder, Heather Clarke, B.Comm, Vice President of Business Operations. Poseidon Ocean Systems was established in response to increasing demand for engineering efficiency in aquaculture operations around the world.
Matt Clarke graduated University of British Columbia with a degree as an engineer in Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) . . . READ IT HERE
Robert Walker is the Chief Operating Officer of AgriMarine Holdings, operators of a Canadian-based aquaculture company that specializes in fish farming and
PORT ANGELES, WA - Jan. 29 2018 – Boat builder Armstrong Marine launched ‘Adel,’ a new 32’ x 11’ survey
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catamaran on January 19 and completed sea trials on January 25. Twin 225hp diesel inboards power the vessel, which also includes a 4.5 kW generator, autopilot, and engine compartment fire suppression system. READ IT HERE
Ts^ilhqot’in have shown significant leadership in this area and their territory was home to the largest wildfires in the Province’s recorded history, no official invitation to participate was received by their Tribal Chairman.
Two more On-site Net Washing Vessels will soon join the Badinotti fleet on the waters off North Vancouver Island, "We have ordered two more vessels from Armstrong Marine Inc. to work out of the Port Hardy and Port McNeill area in the waters north of Campbell River," says Kevin Onclin, CEO at Badinotti Net Services Canada Ltd.. There is the potential for the vessels to work in the Sounds and Inlets on the West Coast of Vancouver Island as well if requested or required. The acquisition of two new vessels is being made based on the performance of BRAVO II earlier this year.
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in developing sustainable technologies for commercial aquaculture applications. The Company operates its farming division through West Coast Fishculture (Lois Lake) Ltd., and its technology division through AgriMarine Technologies Inc..
WILLIAMS LAKE, BC - May 15, 2018 - The Ts^ilhqot’in Nation welcomes some of the recommendations released last week by the BC Flood and Wildfire Review, but remains disappointed by the lack of opportunity for involvement in the process and outstanding concerns over the rushed timelines. Although the
Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws is one of those books you anticipate long before it’s released and struggle to put down once it arrives. It is a weighty book – both in terms of its length (at 588 pages) and its significance. As a Secwépemc person who teaches Indigenous Studies and history, the impact of this book has been both personal and scholarly. READ IT HERE
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