Highlights / Chinook salmon

Indigenous, International

BC salmon continue to face life-and-death challenges

A massive landslide in British Columbia’s rugged southern interior is making life extremely difficult for sockeye salmon for the second year in a row. The salmon are attempting to swim the Fraser River to reach their spawning grounds, but the »

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Time is of the essence as Fraser River slide blocks spawning salmon

Time is critical to find a solution to a massive obstruction in British Columbia’s Fraser River as 90,000 salmon wait downstream and an estimated two million more sockeye are about to arrive, federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday. The »

Environment & Animal Life

A bad year for endangered killer whales ends on a positive note

An orca calf, no more than a week old, has been spotted in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands swimming alongside its mother. Known as J-50, because it is part of the endangered J pod of southern resident killer whales, its fate is »