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
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
Beau Dick, Canadian artist of the Northwest Pacific Coast tradition, was a leading proponent of the collective experience of builders and artisans cooperating on big projects, a shared burden strongly reflecting the traditional way of life in the Indigenous communities of the Northwest Pacific Coast. “The time-line in the experience is all shared,” he explained, about working on cultural projects. Beau was a man with strong connections to the coastal past, born in 1955 and raised in Kingcome Inlet, B.C. (an inlet flowing deep into the mainland coast) there to grow up with a lot of culturally-grounded individuals.
Beau lived his first 10 years surrounded by extended family including Elders, uncles and aunts, and others who maintained the society of Big House Potlatch culture rooted in history. They lived in personal contact with pristine surroundings of Kingcome Inlet, sustained by hard work and thriving culture in manufacturing various forms of arts and crafts. His early years were spent fully immersed in Kwakwala, the language of the nation. Beau sat amongst carvers, father, grandfather, and uncles, and listened to histories, legends, laws, jurisdiction, in Kwakwala, and learned the way things came to pass and what is to come. Beau was vigilant about maintaining and passing along that knowledge for the rest of his life.
The DXS335 cold chain material handling containers were designed for the seafood industry. The DXS335 is essential for ease of handling your valuable catch.
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.
TORONTO, ON - Feb. 12, 2018 - The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation Board of Directors (OFNTSC) has appointed Melanie Debassige as the new Executive Director for the OFNTSC. Her appointment to the role began on February 12, 2018 at the Toronto Service Centre.
“The Corporation is pleased that we have found such a great leader for our Corporation” said Wes Bova, OFNTSC President. READ IT HERE
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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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.
Sæplast has developed another offering to their 48” x 40” footprint pallet line. The newly developed model DP40FV is ideal for any closed loop applications and its anti-skid design is sure to be highly beneficial.
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
Host Communities: Shoal Lake Cree Nation | Red Earth Cree Nation | Cumberland House Cree Nation
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
The DP40FV works well in moist or wet working environments to minimize the loaded product from shifting and sliding off during loading or moving.
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
The growth of Indigenous business in the economy is extraordinary and behind its sucess stand proud a diverse and spectacular crowd of characters many of who are widely ignored by the mainstream media. It is first and foremost a story of survival against all odds, a story of historical injustices many of which continue today. But despite this these spectacular people have broken through years of negative stereotypes
“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
Location: Northern BC Date: May 2018: Submitted to WFCA by: Jordan Tesluk, Forestry Safety Advocate (Reprinted with permission)
Each year, thousands of young tree planting workers make their way through Northern BC to reach their new jobs. While many own vehicles or find transportation through their employer or co-workers, others make their own way to their new job, and some resort to hitch-hiking.
Hitchhiking, particularly in Northern BC carries risks for young people. An estimated 16 to 40 young women have disappeared along Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, mostly First Nations women.
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
CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. - Mar. 14, 2018 – On March 6th, Marine Harvest was served with a Notice of Application for judicial review filed by ‘Namgis First Nation challenging Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) licensing of a transfer of salmon from the company’s freshwater hatchery to its Swanson Island ocean-based farm.
Frank Busch Book Review"...The strong narrative voice of Painted Turtle Man peels the layers of society off in small but explosive revelations.
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."
Captain Lesley Head remains as enthusiastic about safe and legal vessel operation today as when she started Heads-Up Navigation in 1998. "This year is my 20th anniversary of providing 'On-the-Water' training for individuals," in the boating world or those moving up to much larger vessels. In the current day-to-day delivery of high-value training for vessels, the majority of Captain Head's students are in operation of commercial vessels.
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Captain Lesley Head
Keenan Andrew with his partner and their new baby.
Keenan Andrew is getting closer to finally starting the career he’s been working towards for years, thanks in part to a scholarship from Cermaq Canada
Providing Courses in MED-A3, SVOP, ROC-M, PCOC, First Aid
The Games Committee of the Tony Cote Winter Games 2018 iannounced the appointment of Mr. Lyle Daniels as the Games Manager. Mr. Daniels brings a wealth of experience to the games, including eight years as a former Director of Sport, Culture, Youth and Recreation for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), a former Team Saskatchewan Chef de Missions for the 2006 North American Indigenous Games in Denver Colorado and Sport Manager, First Nation Summer Games 2017.
Along with Mr. Daniels the committee would like to introduce Mr. Wendell Head as Chair of the Games. Mr. Head, a member of the Red Earth Cree Nation, is looking forward to working with the Committee, Mr. Daniels, the Crew and the Host Communities of Cumberland House Cree Nation, Red Earth Cree Nation and Shoal Lake Cree Nation. READ IT HERE
"We are very busy preparing for the herring and crab seasons, and looking ahead to the salmon fishery of 2018," says Ryan Ford, Program Director, Fish Safe BC. A couple years ago, Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced funding from Ottawa for Fish Safe BC to support an education and awareness initiative (begun January 2016), that promotes safe boating practices on board small vessels of commercial fishing companies across the country. READ IT HERE
Sæplast has developed a next-generation wet storage container for the Oysters, Clams and Mussels. The 405 will be launched in North America at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, WA at the Century Link Field Event Center on November 16-18, 2017. Please stop by the Saeplast booth # 109. The Sæplast 405 liter PUR multi-purpose wet storage container is ideal for the storage and purification of live oysters, clams & mussels. An even flow of water is maintained resulting in the perfect oxygenation of each individual shellfish.
The Sæplast 405 joins the company’s existing and highly successful Sæplast 705 version. The new container offers a capacity of 400 liters . . .
Sæplast is introducing the new DXS335 PUR container and lid that was designed as a harvest and transport container for the shrimp, herring, bait, and other fish species transport needs.
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..
This October, Cermaq Canada farms continue to achieve the highest standard of independent certification, the World Wildlife Fund-based ASC farm standard. This expansion of ASC certification of Cermaq Canada farms comes as part of Cermaq Canada’s commitment to the highest standard of independent certification,
Unlimited Forestry International is offering an information exchange to First Nations (FN) communities, FN Land Managers, FN Resource Managers and the FN citizens of your nation.
"This is an urgent call for Indigenous communities particularly in Alberta and Saskatchewan to host a funded forestry information exchange. This a free information session by Unlimited Forestry International . . . READ IT HERE
Keenan Andrew, a member of the Ahousaht First Nation, is a student at the University of Victoria working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care. When he graduates, he hopes to work helping aboriginal children.
"It is a great honour to accept the Cermaq Post-Secondary Scholarship Award. Once again, I would like to extend a heartfelt klecko klecko (thank you) from my family to you and everyone at Cermaq," Andrew said.
Cermaq Canada helps students from Ahousaht every year through a scholarship program for Ahousaht members pursuing post-secondary education. The company works with the Ahousaht Education Authority. This past year, Cermaq provided 16 students with scholarships, allowing them to pursue a wide variety of education in fields including nursing, business, arts, and tourism.
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