January 23, 2018

We’re asking for salmon trouble, says biologist

A noted salmon activist is touring with a new documentary she says spells out the cover up of dangerous viruses in farmed salmon.  Alexandra Morton says fish farming and aquaculture is not bad, but putting them in the ocean on salmon migration routes could lead to disaster, "It is risky to allow pathogens to get into a feedlot and pour out. I … [Read more...]

2008 murder case solved in Salmon Arm

Arrests have been made in the murder of a young Salmon Arm man four years ago. Tyler Myers was 22 when he was shot outside an elementary school  on November 21st, 2008.   His accused killers --a now-20 year old man and a 21 year old woman-- were arrested yesterday in Salmon Arm and Vernon. Police have confirmed they knew the … [Read more...]

Salmon fishers to suffer a bad year

BC's sockeye salmon situation hasn't improved much since last week when commercial fishermen were told they will not likely be allowed to drop nets in the Fraser River this summer.  The latest assessment from the Pacific Salmon Commission's Fraser River Panel shows numbers haven't changed from last week when the total return was estimated … [Read more...]

Crash near Salmon Arm sends family of five to hospital

Police say driver fatigue may have been a factor in a crash near Salmon Arm that has sent a family of five to hospital. Mounties say the family, from Calgary, left their home last night around 11 o’clock to head to Vancouver. Around 5:30 this morning, they got into a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 1. They are now all in hospital with … [Read more...]

‘Friends’ speak out against salmon farms

Environmental activists are calling on the Premier to delay her Government's decision on a proposed salmon farm on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A group called Friends of Clayoquot Sound has written to Christy Clark about Mainstream Canada's proposal for a 55-hectare salmon farm in the Sound.  Bonny Glambeck says the Premier should wait … [Read more...]

07/01/2012 – Canada Day Steveston Salmon Festival

Steveston, Richmond's historic fishing village, attracts over thousands of visitors to its  Canada Day Steveston Salmon Festival. The festival includes a parade,  cultural events, and their famous salmon barbecue, where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled to perfection. Custom Feed - Vancouver Events Calendar … [Read more...]

Coast Guard cuts hang over launch of Vancouver salmon fishing season

Vancouver salmon fishermen are returning to the water for another season. A departing fleet was blessed as they left from Vancouver’s fishermen's wharf – in the shadow of impending cuts to the Kitsilano Coast Guard station. Irvin Figg with the fishermen's union was quick to blast the move. "It seems like it doesn't matter who's running … [Read more...]

CFIA fires back on salmon study

  A month after an S-F-U researcher announced the discovery of a lethal and contagious salmon virus in two sockeye smolts, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and department of fisheries and oceans is firing back. The discovery of infectious salmon anaemia was used as part of a call to remove Atlantic salmon from BC salmon farms. But now the … [Read more...]

Salmon virus spawns fears

Another suspected case of a highly infectious salmon virus has surfaced in British Columbia, but it will take weeks to verify the findings, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says. The agency has confirmed  that a laboratory at the University of Prince Edward Island suspects infectious salmon anemia in a coho salmon from B.C. A Department of … [Read more...]

Highly infectious influenza-like disease detected in Pacific salmon

B.C.’s salmon industry could be facing even tougher times if the provincial government doesn’t take action soon, an SFU professor warned Monday. Simon Fraser University researchers Richard Routledge and Nicole Gerbrandt, in collaboration with independent biologist Alexandra Morton, have found the first-ever traces of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) … [Read more...]