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
To See How Canada Will Legislate Reconciliation
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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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.
Stephanie Miller, Program Manager
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
Frank Busch Book Review"...The strong narrative voice of Painted Turtle Man peels the layers of society off in small but explosive revelations.
Campbell River artist Curtis Wilson Wei Wai Kum First Nation
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."
Keenan Andrew with his partner and their new baby.
Regional Chief Isadore Day
Over 50 people registered for an intimate gathering of Nanaimo Community Conversations on Salmon Farming, Feb. 21, which ran from 8:00-9:30am. The participation was organized by Headwaters Community Conversations and the BCSFA. During the dialogue, particpants explored ideas for building sustainable long-term coastal economies, while considering how to engage the scientific community and other community voices about a role of salmon farming in B.C.’s economy.
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
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
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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.
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
For the past few years some tree-planting contractors have piloted a BCTS contractor rating system and a continuous bid deposit process. Both innovations have been voluntary. At the same time BCTS has changed how it holds planting contractors to agreements. In the past successful bidder performance may have been secured through cash or bonds. Under the new regime no upfront money is involved, but BCTS has the right to prohibit a contractor from bidding on work for two years if they “fail to promptly and faithfully perform the contract in accordance with the terms and conditions specified.”
NANAIMO, B.C. - Oct. 22, 2017 - "I don't know what you people are about . . . ," he said, with a hint of disgust, and a lot of disguise. I had been searching for this guy for a couple of hours to give him a leather jacket and that was the response I received.
It was a deflating moment, having searched Value Village for the perfect jacket, the one that would keep him warm and dry come night-time, but also deliver to him something I had detected in him -- style. It was picked out deliberately with him in mind and I guess I had dreamt of some happy ending. Of course it was just a dream because the street is no picnic.
If you become familiar with a few of the homeless, some welcome your appearance and others will remain suspicious and defensive. That's the way it is. It works both ways. Some people are equally suspicious of the homeless -- who are they, what are these people about?
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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.
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..
TORONTO, ON - Feb. 15, 2018 - “Yesterday’s announcement by the government of Canada, in its commitment to establish a new “recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights framework”, leaves many open questions. First Nations and Canada must now engage on a significant and broad range of Section 35 rights within a limited mandate and timeframe.
This national engagement is an enormous undertaking and the government must fully engage and work directly with the rights holders on this new framework. READ IT HERE
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,
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
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
In this unique setting, the participation involved people from diverse walks of life in communities along the B.C. coast and Vancouver Island. Headwaters is compiling the data collected into interim and final reports, "which will carry the outcomes of the dialogue to the wider community and build on what we learned for future actions."
This article contains a sampling of inputs from an academic, a business person, a journalist, and a newspaper owner in one of the participation groups providing input. There were several tables and dozens of respondants.
The first question aired: What is it about this conversation that interests you the most? The answers began, READ IT HERE
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
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
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
The Sæplast 405 joins the company’s existing and highly successful Sæplast 705 version. The new container offers a capacity of 400 liters . . .
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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