Federal court dismisses B.C. First Nation’s bid to block fish farm restocking
Court said there is ‘likelihood of harm’ from fish-borne disease, but rejected injunction because of timing
B.C. First Nation in federal court in bid to halt fish farm restocking
The Canadian Press, March 13, 2018
VICTORIA – A First Nation is asking the Federal Court to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island.
The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay says prior to any fish transfer to an open-net pen at nearby Swanson Island, the Atlantic salmon smolts should be tested for the blood virus piscine reovirus. Read the rest of this entry
B.C. Supreme Court grants injunction against fish farm protesters
Marine Harvest operates a site near Port Hardy, B.C., that has been the site of demonstrations for months
CBC News, Dec 27, 2017
The B.C. Supreme Court has granted an injunction against a number of people who have trespassed on a fish farm company’s property in recent months.
Marine Harvest Canada applied for the injunction for their licensed aquaculture site on Midsummer Island, one of several fish farms they operate in the Broughton Archipelago, east of Port Hardy. Read the rest of this entry
Vancouver cop helps fellow officers understand Indigenous culture
Steve Hanuse claims not all cops are violent or racist… never addresses the claim that “All Cops are Bastards.”
By Liam Britten and Angela Sterritt, CBC News, June 21, 2017
The first time Vancouver cop Steve Hanuse had to stand up and speak at a community forum, it brought back bad memories.
Hanuse, an Indigenous officer, was asked by his superiors at the Vancouver Police Department to speak at a 1998 forum reaching out to the city’s Indigenous communities, who were furious over the recent death of Frank Paul. Read the rest of this entry