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Salmon. Photo © Northwest Power and Conservation Council, via flickr and Creative Commons

Salmon risk a slow-poached future in B.C. rivers

River levels in southern B.C. are low, and their temperatures are warmer than normal. Fish are seeking shelter in deeper, larger, cooler pools wherever they can. With fish pooled in creeks and rivers, disease spreads more readily, and predators have an easier time making their catches of the day. Returning Read more →

bald eagle, by Mark Stephenson

Careful: We really do become what we eat

Victoria Times Colonist, December 8, 2012—We’re in Courtenay at the end of this year’s salmon run. We’ve already seen two eagles fly over the Comox Air Force Museum like B-52 bombers with full payloads. From where we stand today on the banks of the Puntledge River, we spot three more Read more →

dead salmon, by Christopher Porter

Cowichan River woes foreshadow future climate effects

Victoria Times Colonist, November 17, 2012—October’s turn in weather, bringing rain after months of sun and heat, has at last raised water levels  on the Cowichan River and cleared the way for the salmon. How nice that something can enjoy the end to the glorious summer we had. Just six weeks Read more →