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Eating Heart Healthy to Protect Your Best Asset

By Patricia Chuey, RD
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February is Heart Month in Canada. A great time to pause and think about what we’re eating.  It’s hard to believe that someone in Canada has a heart attack every seven minutes – that’s 70,000 heart attacks each year!  According to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, heart disease and strokes represent two of the three leading causes of death, with 9 out of 10 Canadians, almost all of us, having at least one risk factor.

B.C. Celebrates North America’s First ASC Certified Salmon Farm

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British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.

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British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.

A New Year…A New Healthy Lifestyle!

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Are you looking to improve your health and wellness for 2015? Achieving your goal is indeed possible! The key is actually quite simple...

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Are you looking to improve your health and wellness for 2015? Achieving your goal is indeed possible! The key is actually quite simple...

Eating Salmon Can Reduce Risk of Stroke

B.C. is Still Not Eating Enough
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With World Stroke Day being recognized today, British Columbians are reminded that salmon, one of the healthiest foods people can eat to reduce their risk of stroke, is available locally and fresh, year-round. A diet high in protein, especially one rich in protein from fish like salmon, can reduce the risk of stroke by 20 per cent, according to a study published in the American Academy of Neurology in June.

Small Business Week Profile - DiveSafe International

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Small Business Week Profile - DiveSafe International

Campbell River’s commercial dive school, DiveSafe International, has taught students coast to coast in Canada, and now is on the brink of signing on to train divers in Panama. It is one of the thousands of successful Canadian independent businesses being heralded this week during Small Business Week, Oct. 19-25.

Salmon Farmers Invited by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation to Tofino for 2015 AGM

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CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C., October 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ –  The BC Salmon Farmers Association will be holding its 31st Annual General Meeting and Salmon Aquaculture Business Summit in October of 2015 in Tofino B.C. after accepting an invitation from the Hereditary Chiefs of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.  This will mark the first time the BCSFA has held its AGM on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and the first time B.C.’s salmon farmers have been collectively invited into the traditional territory of a coastal First Nation.

Heart-Healthy Salmon

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Few foods are as heart healthy as salmon and consumers were reminded of this fact as World Heart Day was celebrated around the globe on Monday. Touted as one of nature’s superfoods, salmon is high in the omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial in preventing heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce the risk of cancer and lower cholesterol levels.

B.C. Salmon Farmers Grow Sustainability Efforts To Meet Demand

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VANCOUVER, B.C., Sept 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – B.C. salmon farmers are celebrating Aquaculture Awareness Week, September 21 – 27, by reaffirming their commitment to sustainability. By 2020, B.C. aims to be the first region in the world to be certified by ‘Gold Standard’ environmental programs, which includes having all farm-raised Atlantic salmon certified to the standards set out by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Currently, less than five per cent of the world’s salmon farms have met this stringent standard. 

Jonathan Trent and the OMEGA Project

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When life gives you lemons they say to make lemonade. And what if life gives you sewage released into an enclosed bay, what can you make? Certainly not lemonade, right? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is NASA scientist and UC Santa Cruz professor, Jonathan Trent. He has figured out how to use algae to turn wastewater pollution into biofuel.

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