IMPORTANT ACTION UPDATE
Sep 30, 2018
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
Seafood farming exists in a very complex regulatory and science environment. There a very large body of high quality science that has been done, but the public is oftentimes not aware of this work.
We support these recommendations to advance public understanding of the science of aquaculture. We strongly agree with the Panel that “Open science represents an important opportunity for meaningful engagement with communities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and external science experts.”
The Panel also identifies the complexity of the regulatory system for seafood farming as a barrier to better communications. The recent announcement by federal and provincial ministers to support a federal Aquaculture Act, will, we hope, help address this complexity and lead to a more integrated and efficient approach to regulating and communicating about our sector.
OTTAWA - Dec. 13, 2018 - The Independent Panel on Aquaculture Science, led by Chief Science Advisor to the federal government, Dr Mona Nemer, has today released its recommendations.
OTTAWA, ON - Following last week's Fall Fiscal Update released Nov. 21, 2018 by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says commitments and investments in First Nations priorities show progress, but much more needs to be done to build stronger First Nations for a stronger Canada. 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.
Captain Lesley Head
Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women
Frank Busch Book Review"...The strong narrative voice of Painted Turtle Man peels the layers of society off in small but explosive revelations.
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.
Sea Change in West Coast Fish Farming
“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.