“The Fate of the Fraser”

“The Fate of the Fraser”, today’s feature story on The Tyee,¬†is¬†the first in a series that will run¬†on Wednesdays.¬† The article¬†focuses on the author’s experience as a participant in the Sustainable Living Leadership Program, a journey down the Fraser River that brings together the theory and practice of sustainable living and community stewardship. Author Colleen Kimmett writes, “Our purpose was to see first-hand how British Columbians live and work on the Fraser, and gain a better understanding of how people, land and rivers are connected.”

The Fraser is part of a system extending far out into the Pacific. When salmon farms first arrived in the 1990s in the Broughton Archipelago, they seemed like a good economic solution for the depressed communities there.¬†¬† But over the next decade, scientists started to see links between fish farm operations and deadly sea lice infestations among wild salmon populations…[read the full article]

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