Category: Environment

Sea Lice Epidemic Prompts Fish Farm Emergency Drug Trial Near Tofino

Norwegian salmon farming giant Cermaq has a sea lice emergency on their Clayoquot Sound salmon farms. Documents released through Access to Information indicate Cermaq obtained an Emergency Drug Release to use the insecticide Lufeneron to control sea lice in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region. Last year saw sea lice numbers in Clayoquot spike to levels never before seen in British Columbia, up to 54 lice per farmed fish—eighteen times the threshold for treatment set out by Department of Fisheries (DFO).

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CVN and The Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join Ann Eriksson for an illustrated talk entitled: “Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project (SSNHRP)”. The lecture is on Sunday March 17, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

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For The Preservation Of Old Growth Trees

Communities Protecting Our Coasts presents a Brandt Film Festival Event with the screening of “Call of The Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”, a film by Jeff Mckay, as an activity for the preservation of old growth trees.

Admission is by donation.

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Strathcona Wilderness Institute AGM and Public Lecture by Ken Wu

SWI is delighted to bring Ken Wu as the guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 7th. His presentation is entitled : “From old-growth rainforests to semi-arid desert and grasslands”: conserving Canada’s amazing ecosystems. The title reflects Ken’s latest career direction in the establishment of a new national organization dedicated to Canadian Conservation Coast to Coast: the “Endangered Ecosystems Alliance.”

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Comox Valley Land Trust and Cumberland Community Forest Society Announce Major Donation From Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association

The Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) and the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) are pleased to announce a generous donation of $50,000 from the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association (CDFGPA) in support of their Morrison Headwaters Nature Preserve and Perseverance Creek conservation projects.

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Forum to Explore LNG, Fracking, and The Comox Valley Connection

On February 5, Steelhead LNG presented to the Comox Valley Regional District on their pipeline proposal that would see 1000 km of pipe constructed to carry gas from northern BC to Powell River, under the Salish Sea, and through either the Comox Valley or a more southerly point to an LNG export facility on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. On February 27, the public is invited to a forum discussion on why this is about more than just a pipeline.

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Thermal  Limits In Salmon And  How Does The Tsolum River Rate?

The Tsolum River Restoration Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Dove Creek Hall, located at 3400 Burns Road, Courtenay from 1 – 3:30 PM. Special guest speaker will be Ted Sweeten from the Pacific Biological Station, who will be speaking on “Thermal Limits in Salmon and how does the Tsolum River rate?”

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Kus-kus-sum Fundraising Update February 219

Fundraising for the Kus-kus-sum campaign is going strong as we head into our final year of collecting community-based donations and sponsorships. Last year we met, and slightly exceeded, both of our community targets and have raised $328,000 towards our community goal of $500,000.

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Open House Presentations with Comox Valley Nature

Comox Valley Nature will be holding its Annual General Meeting February 17, 2019 at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay. The event will include Open House presentations of salient work and projects that
CVN does around the valley.

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