Spring Flooding

Emergency Management BC is also investing in flood risk mitigation. In February, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced funding for 30 flood-related projects through the National Disaster Mitigation Program. These risk assessments, flood mapping projects and mitigation initiatives …

Ocean Networks Canada

We all know that B.C. is seismically active. Some of the world’s highest magnitude earthquakes have occurred just off our shore. Ocean Networks Canada manages a collection of observatories along our coast where nodes on the ocean floor collect real-time …

Joy Thorkelson

What do you get when a law student walks into a fish plant? Prince Rupert city councilor, fisheries champion and United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union-Unifor president Joy Thorkelson. She was in Victoria on Tuesday, March 6 and I introduced …

Debate on Fisheries

The income for independent fishermen (and women) is on a downward trend. Privatization, consolidation and the corporatization of fisheries policy has created unemployment and undue hardship on communities, particularly First Nations. Join me in urging federal Fisheries Minister, Dominic LeBlanc …

Budget 2018

Whether it’s record investment in childcare, a comprehensive 30-point housing plan or working with First Nations to save and enhance Indigenous languages, Budget 2018 is a budget that works for everyone.

Supporting Commercial Fishers

Commercial fishing on the North Coast is more than a profession, it’s a lifestyle that connects people to each other, to their communities and the surrounding environment. Beyond profit margins, commercial fishers also contribute to the social fabric and food …

Connected Coast

In the past it was railroads that brought new services and economic opportunities to our communities to help them grow. Today, it is internet connectivity that’s changing the way we live and do business. I was happy to rise in …