Canada http://www.kplu.org en Hearing Thursday on decline of salmon in Canada's Fraser River http://www.kplu.org/post/hearing-thursday-decline-salmon-canadas-fraser-river <p>In British Columbia on Thursday, Canadian scientists <a href="http://www.cohencommission.ca/en/">will testify</a> about the decline of salmon in the Fraser River.&nbsp;</p><p>Even if you don&rsquo;t like fish, advocates say you should still be concerned. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 01:51:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3460 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus http://www.kplu.org/post/us-senate-approves-rapid-response-fish-killing-virus <p>Alarm over a potentially deadly salmon virus has reached the halls of Congress. The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment that calls for a rapid federal response. Last week, scientists in British Columbia announced they&#39;ve found the fish-killing virus in wild Pacific Salmon for the first time.</p><p>It&#39;s the second virus suspected in salmon deaths to be discovered this year.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:45:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty & Robin Cedar 2978 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus Occupy Vancouver and Victoria continues past weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-vancouver-and-victoria-continues-past-weekend <p>Canada joined more than 80 countries around the world this weekend, demonstrating as part of the global wave of protests inspired by the month-long Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.</p><p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:50:16 +0000 Robin Cedar 2916 at http://www.kplu.org Feds try to tamp down fears of fence on northern border http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-try-tamp-down-fears-fence-northern-border <p>BELLINGHAM, Wash. &ndash; The U.S. government is considering whether to build short segments of fencing along the northern border with Canada. But the fences won&rsquo;t stretch very far.</p><p>That&rsquo;s what a U.S. Customs and Border Protection planner told a small audience gathered in Bellingham Tuesday night.</p><p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:32:16 +0000 Tom Banse 2881 at http://www.kplu.org Sockeye salmon in Canada to be tested for radiation from Japan http://www.kplu.org/post/sockeye-salmon-canada-be-tested-radiation-japan <p>Sockeye salmon returning to Canada this year will be tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for radiation contamination that might be picked up in the North Pacific from Japan&#39;s Fukushima nuclear disaster.</p><p>However, Washington state officials have no plans to test salmon specifically for radiation related to the Japanese disaster because earlier environmental testing showed so few signs of radiation that current levels in fish, if any, would be &quot;undetectable,&quot; a spokesperson for the Department of Health said.</p><p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:00:02 +0000 Robin Cedar & Jake Ellison 2463 at http://www.kplu.org Sockeye salmon in Canada to be tested for radiation from Japan Late train from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., to stay on track http://www.kplu.org/post/late-train-seattle-vancouver-bc-stay-track <p>The late train from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, will no longer be coming to a stop.</p><p>The nightly service was scheduled to end on October 31, when Canadian officials said they expected Amtrak to start paying for the extra border staff it requires. The <a href="http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/amtrak-cascades-service-stays-intact-3415.html">Canada Border Services Agency wanted $1500 a day to compensate</a> for keeping patrol agents around later into the evening, according to Railway Age Magazine:</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:54:35 +0000 Charla Bear 2354 at http://www.kplu.org Late train from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., to stay on track Controversy growing in Canada over ‘muzzling’ of salmon expert http://www.kplu.org/post/controversy-growing-canada-over-%E2%80%98muzzling%E2%80%99-salmon-expert <p>Government officials in Ottawa are getting heat for apparently muzzling a scientist whose study discovered that a viral infection &ndash; which has been referred to as &quot;salmon leukemia&quot; &ndash; may be the cause of salmon stocks crashing off Canada&rsquo;s west coast.</p><p><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Ottawa+silences+scientist+over+West+Coast+salmon+study/5162745/story.html">The Vancouver Sun reported</a> that the Privy Council Office, which supports the Prime Minister&rsquo;s Office, stopped the study&rsquo;s lead scientist &ldquo;from talking about one of the most significant discoveries to come out of a federal fisheries lab in years.&rdquo;</p><p>The Canadian government told the Postmedia News, which wrote the story, that scientist Kristi Miller has not been permitted to talk about her work because she is expected to testify later this summer before a commission looking into the decline of the Frazer River sockeye salmon.</p><p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:26:26 +0000 Jake Ellison 2186 at http://www.kplu.org Controversy growing in Canada over ‘muzzling’ of salmon expert Go north? B.C. reports more jobs than workers by 2016 http://www.kplu.org/post/go-north-bc-reports-more-jobs-workers-2016 <p>With Washington&rsquo;s unemployment hovering at 9.2 percent and the economy sputtering along, new figures released yesterday in British Columbia makes one wonder if going north might not be the next big emigration story.</p><p>A new provincial government report predicts the number of skilled workers needed will exceed the supply of workers available by 2016. One million job openings are expected in B.C. by 2020.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:57:55 +0000 Jake Ellison 2148 at http://www.kplu.org Go north? B.C. reports more jobs than workers by 2016