Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

By David Mills, Watershed Watch Salmon Society
BC Local News
October 25, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

On Tuesday, an emotional call came into our Chilliwack office, along with a video. A small school of coho salmon struggled to push from one tiny pool of water to another in a futile effort to spawn. …Scenes like this are playing out across B.C. as this record-setting drought kills salmon, trees and other flora and fauna en masse. A recent municipal order on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast is forcing businesses to literally stop using water. …Like the heat dome, floods, and fires before, we’ve heard nothing from our elected leaders about what our response to this latest predictable environmental crisis ought to be. …We can’t place all the blame on the B.C. government. While they have overseen decades of clearcut logging that has destroyed fish habitat and is exacerbating the droughts and flooding, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has stood back and let it happen.

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