British Columbia

Smiles and Hope in Fraser Lake

Playground investment rallies residents big and small
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Residents of Fraser Lake, B.C. — a village along the Coastal GasLink pipeline project route — say TransCanada and its employees have become friends and partners, breathing new life into the community and providing hope for better days ahead after being impacted by job losses in early 2015.

Majority of Salmon in BC Farmed in Partnership with First Nations

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Salmon farming in British Columbia is worth more than one billion dollars to the provincial economy and results in over 5,000 well paying, year-round jobs. The majority of this economic impact is seen in rural coastal British Columbia, particularly in First Nations communities.

B.C. Farmers Achieving Highest Level Sustainability Certification

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June 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Salmon farming companies in British Columbia are continuing to achieve the high sustainability commitments they have set. Cermaq Canada has announced that its Mussel Rock farm, located in Clayoquot Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, has been certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon standard. This is the company’s third farm to reach the standard.

Majority of B.C. First Nations support LNG projects

As debates continue on the merits of Canadian energy infrastructure projects, the majority of First Nations in B.C. have said yes to proposed natural gas pipeline projects.
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Blueberry River First Nations one of many

British Columbia Salmon Farmers Make Significant Research Investment

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CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is helping to bridge knowledge gaps on B.C.’s wild stocks and coastal environment by developing collaborations on seven research projects, with over 30 researchers from 10 organizations, providing almost $420,000 in funding.

13,000-Year-Old Clovis Artifacts Unearthed in B.C.

Collaboration with First Nations vital in discovery
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Collaboration with First Nations vital in discovery

A rare find of prehistoric artifacts in remote backcountry B.C. has been unearthed through cooperative efforts between First Nations communities and TransCanada.

The artifacts might not have been unearthed without the pre-scouting work associated with the North Montney project

Canadian Company Leads Aquaculture Industry with Tech Advancements

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Canadian-based AgriMarine Technologies Inc. (ATI) is testing and developing new clean technologies that are shaping the future of the aquaculture industry. Centering its efforts at AgriMarine’s flagship farm, West Coast Fishculture (Lois Lake) Ltd. located near Powell River British Columbia, the company is creating technologies designed to lower the environmental impact and economic cost of running a fish farm.

Abandoned Seal Pup Survives Harrowing Ordeal

TransCanada supports employees and the causes that matter to them
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It was a sight that just about broke Ruth Cannell’s heart.

The Calgary-based quality lead for TransCanada’s Technical Services department was hiking on Saturna Island, B.C. with a companion this summer when she spotted a visibly distraught seal pup alone on the shoreline, struggling to haul himself out of the water ahead of the oncoming tide.

“He would pause and then try again with the little strength he had left,” said Cannell, on vacation at the time. “He was crying, as if he was trying to locate his mother or someone to help him.”

Valuing the World Around Us: An Introduction to Natural Capital

Putting a Price on Nature
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How do you put a price on nature and is there value in doing so? These are questions that TD Economics explores in its most recent environmental economics report "Valuing the World Around Us: an Introduction to Natural Capital." 

Highlights from the report

Chief Councillor Ellis Ross of the Haisla Nation on First Nations and Energy Development in Canada

Posted by David Braun of National Geographic
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Located in the North Coast region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation has found itself at the center of Canada’s energy and international commerce debate.
 

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