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“Blockbuster” hardly describes an internal DFO memo recently uncovered through the Cohen Commission on collapsing Fraser sockeye stocks – now made public in a blog by Don Staniford, the doughty fighter against Atlantic Salmon fish farmers, which battle has included a lawsuit by the shameless bastards. The 2003 memo (download here) contains some truly shocking […]

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What the hell is in it for us? I hate to sound ungracious towards our friends and neighbours by asking that question but it’s occurred to me quite often and I, for one, would like an answer. With fish farms, what the hell is in it for us with them? Over 90% of the farms […]

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Farmed salmon fighting rally, historic in size, rendered puny by BC’s big Canwest papers. We all know what a word or punctuation mark can do to a sentence. For example, to write “John, says Mary, is a lousy bed companion” is very different than “John says Mary is a lousy bed companion.” (In fact, perhaps […]

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The time has come

In this province, those who care for the environment must be their own media. Tom Paine, the “media” catalyst for the American Revolution, rallied Americans with the stirring words “these are the times that try men’s souls”. Are these words applicable to British Columbia, its governments and the farmed fish issue?” I say, clearly yes, […]

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Here’s an Article by Rafe at The Common Sense Canadian which tells us that even the former Attorney General of Norway and the owner of the world’s largest salmon farming company agree that salmon farms must be moved out of migration routes.

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Norway alert on lice

A bit of a heads up … shortly, Damien Gillis – the superb producer of outdoor videos – and I will soon be announcing an undertaking which we’re very excited about. Stay tuned! Premier Campbell and his henchmen along with the federal minister, Gail Shea, continue to deny the heavy impact of sea lice from […]

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Rafe on Talk 1410 radio, Nov. 2

Rafe Mair was a regular guest on the Simi Sara Show prior to Talk 1410 AM’s change of format announced on Nov. 5. Click here to listen to an MP3 clip of Rafe’s final appearance on November 2. The topics of discussion are Burrard Thermal, river privatization projects, and MP Peter Julian’s call for an […]

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The catastrophe doesn’t seem to concern Tories, Grits. In fact, they don’t want to know. The NDP tread where the Conservatives and Liberals fear to go as NDP Fisheries Critic Peter Julian and MP hopeful Fin Donnelly call for an independent judicial inquiry into the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye. It should happen. It […]

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Rafe on Talk 1410 radio, Oct. 26

Rafe Mair is a guest most Monday mornings on the Simi Sara show on Talk 1410 AM (CFUN). Click here to listen to an MP3 clip of Rafe’s appearance on October 26. The topics are the recent escape of salmon from the Broughton Archipelago salmon farms, and the cuts to mental health by the provincial […]

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Sorry, I’m an Editorialist

Those who complain I’m not even-handed don’t get my purpose. I read comments to this column regularly and both enjoy them and profit from them. In my last article on Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea there were concerns expressed that I was not giving equal time to both sides of the issue so I thought […]

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