Common Sense Canadian

    Deadly Norwegian disease found in BC's farmed salmon

    Deadly Norwegian disease found in BC’s farmed salmon is a game-changer

    The discovery of a deadly Norwegian disease in BC-raised farmed salmon is a game-changer, says Ray Grigg, especially since it could spread to wild salmon.

    Juvenile salmon at Flora Bank, where a controversial LNG terminal is proposed (Tavish Campbell)

    130 scientists slam Lelu Island LNG report; last chance for public comment

    Over 130 scientists are slamming the draft environmental report into a proposed LNG terminal on Lelu Island over salmon issues. Meanwhile, the public has until end of day Friday to comment on the report.

    A BC sockeye salmon spawning (Stan Probocsz/Watershed Watch)

    LNG plants do kill salmon, Russian scientists warn BC

    Russian scientists who studied the severe decline of salmon run, attributed to an LNG plant, warn BC could face a similar disaster with Petronas' proposed Lelu Island LNG plant.

    Fourteen-year-old Freyja Reed talks to reporters (Alexandra Morton/Facebook)

    Much to be learned from girls’ soccer and fish farm sponsorship debacle

    Fourteen-year-old Freyja Reed's expulsion from a community soccer team for refusing to quite criticizing sponsor Marine Harvest is a social justice issue, says Ray Grigg.


    Teen stands her ground after being booted off soccer team for criticizing fish farming sponsor

    Comox teen Freyja Reed is standing her ground after being booted off her soccer team for criticizing its fish farming sponsor, Marine Harvest.

    An existing BC salmon farm (Damien Gillis)

    Liberal govt issues 4 new salmon farm tenures on eve of BC Day

    On the eve of BC Day, the Liberal government quietly issued four new open net pen salmon farm tenures to Norwegian companies, riling upstream First Nations and citizens opposing the industry's expansion.

    Former Council of the Haida Nation President Guujaaw (left) and Heiltsuk resource management director Kelly Brown at last week's Peace Treaty celebration (Damien Gillis)

    Heiltsuk, Haida, Nuu-chah-nulth join forces to protect herring

    Three powerful coastal First Nations - the Heiltsuk, Haida and Nuu-chah-nulth - are banding together to protect Pacific herring, a marine resource integral to all of their cultures.

    Federal court ruling threatens salmon farming industry's bottom line

    Federal court ruling threatens bottom line for salmon farms

    A federal court ruling blocking the transport of virulent smolts poses a serious threat to the salmon farming industry's bottom line.


    First Nation, star chef team up for unique herring benefit

    The Heiltsuk First Nation, Pacific Wild and star chef David Hawksworth are teaming up for a unique herring conservation benefit - featuring sustainably harvested seafood and spectacular video and photography.


    Alexandra Morton explains her court win over salmon farm industry

    Alexandra Morton explains her recent federal court victory over the salmon farming industry, which prohibits it from using diseased smolts in its open net pens.