Salmon

Renowned nature and wildlife artist Valerie Rogers works on a painting of a wolf in her Salmon Arm studio. (Photo contributed)

Renowned Salmon Arm wildlife artist puts her stamp on prestigious contest

Painting of spawning chinook wins Pacific Salmon Foundation competition

 

Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)

Union of BC Indian Chiefs want more federal action on fish farm closure

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP criticize federal plan UBCIC calls nothing but ‘another bait and switch’

  • Nov 24, 2022

 

Video produced to promote 2024 55+ BC Games in Salmon Arm from Sept. 10-14 features Mayor Alan Harrison putting the pucks in the net. (City of Salmon Arm video image)

VIDEO: Mayor takes to the ice in support of 2024 55+ BC Games in Salmon Arm

Appreciation expressed for community’s support of successful bid

 

A team led by University of British Columbia researchers is hoping to find out if road salt in streams could be harming Pacific salmon. (Courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation)

Is road salt killing salmon in B.C.? Researchers look to study impacts

A group of researchers and community volunteers are teaming up

A team led by University of British Columbia researchers is hoping to find out if road salt in streams could be harming Pacific salmon. (Courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation)
Uninterrupted projected onto the Cambie Bridge. (Kirk Tougas photo)

Water inspires upcoming exhibit at Salmon Arm Art Gallery

Virtual reality cinematic spectacle Uninterrupted part of exhibition

  • Oct 31, 2022
Uninterrupted projected onto the Cambie Bridge. (Kirk Tougas photo)
The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Environmental group releases tips for salmon viewing this season

6.8 million sockeye salmon have returned on the Fraser River this year

The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)
As the sun stepped from behind the clouds, Adams Lake Elder Ethel Billy, assisted by Tess Tomma, leads a prayer on Oct. 23, 2022 during the closing ceremony for the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and the 5-Band Salute at Tsústwecw Provincial Park. The sockeye salmon could still be seen making their way up the shallow waters of the Adams River, their exhausted red and green bodies returning to their spawning grounds. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Gratitude central theme of closing ceremonies for Secwépemc Salute to Sockeye

5-Band Salute and Salute to Sockeye Festival at Tsústwecw Provincial Park wraps up Oct. 23

  • Oct 26, 2022
As the sun stepped from behind the clouds, Adams Lake Elder Ethel Billy, assisted by Tess Tomma, leads a prayer on Oct. 23, 2022 during the closing ceremony for the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and the 5-Band Salute at Tsústwecw Provincial Park. The sockeye salmon could still be seen making their way up the shallow waters of the Adams River, their exhausted red and green bodies returning to their spawning grounds. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)
An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver Island First Nations worry feds flip-flopping on B.C. fish farms transition

BC Salmon Farmers Association ‘heartened’ after its round of meetings with Fisheries minister

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
Humped and hooked-nose male sockeye and females swimming up river to spawn. (Lyle Berzins photo)

Okanagan Nature Nut: Nature’s most impressive show

Extraordinary salmon run is on now on the Adams River

Humped and hooked-nose male sockeye and females swimming up river to spawn. (Lyle Berzins photo)
Uninterrupted at the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver, where it made its debut in 2017. (Kirk Tougas photo)

Virtual reality spectacle of 2010 sockeye run returns to Shuswap

Images from incredible Adams River run from acclaimed director migrate to spawn new appreciation

Uninterrupted at the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver, where it made its debut in 2017. (Kirk Tougas photo)
2010 was a banner year for the Adams River salmon run, with an estimated 3.86 million late-run sockeye returning to spawn. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Late-run sockeye salmon run expected to peak this week at Tsústwecw Provincial Park

Number of salmon entering Adams River for this dominant year follows pattern of diminishing returns

  • Oct 10, 2022
2010 was a banner year for the Adams River salmon run, with an estimated 3.86 million late-run sockeye returning to spawn. (Jim Cooperman photo)
(Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
(Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
The Heiltsuk Nation have witnessed that salmon are dying by the 1,000s in the Neekas River on the mainland 20 kilometres north of Bella Bella. (Sarah Mund photo)

‘Flabbergasting’ lack of rain has returning salmon dying in droves on B.C. central coast

Heiltsuk conservation manager says tens of thousands of salmon have died

The Heiltsuk Nation have witnessed that salmon are dying by the 1,000s in the Neekas River on the mainland 20 kilometres north of Bella Bella. (Sarah Mund photo)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

See B.C.’s salmon run in action this fall with a new interactive online map

Spotting map includes over 70 family-friendly locations across province

Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
To mark this dominant year of the Adams River sockeye salmon run, the Little Shuswap Lake Band is hosting a series of Indigenous cultural events at Tsútswecw Provincial Park from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23. (File photo)

We are all related: 5-Band Salute to celebrate Secwépemc culture, return of sockeye salmon

Salute begins Friday with cultural demonstrations, storytelling, walking tours

  • Sep 29, 2022
To mark this dominant year of the Adams River sockeye salmon run, the Little Shuswap Lake Band is hosting a series of Indigenous cultural events at Tsútswecw Provincial Park from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23. (File photo)
A landslide beside the Ecstall River was first seen during an overflight on Sept. 12. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) do not know the exact date the landslide occurred. (Photo: SkeenaWild Conservation Trust/Facebook)

Landslide in northwestern B.C. threatens up to 100,000 spawning salmon

The Ecstall River is an important spawning ground for coho, chum and chinook salmon

A landslide beside the Ecstall River was first seen during an overflight on Sept. 12. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) do not know the exact date the landslide occurred. (Photo: SkeenaWild Conservation Trust/Facebook)
Sockeye salmon carcasses are shown discarded along the shores of the Fraser River in B.C. in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Rodney Hsu

Poaching fears as Fraser River salmon are dumped to rot, even as returns slump

DFO says it needs buyers to do their part to stop black-market sales

Sockeye salmon carcasses are shown discarded along the shores of the Fraser River in B.C. in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Rodney Hsu
B.C. Wildlife Federation emailed this photo of rotting sockeye salmon to news outlets on Thursday, Sept. 8. (Submitted photo)

Rotting sockeye salmon dumped along Fraser River signals ‘rampant’ illegal sales

B.C. Wildlife Federation says the dumping involves thousands, possibly tens of thousands of fish

B.C. Wildlife Federation emailed this photo of rotting sockeye salmon to news outlets on Thursday, Sept. 8. (Submitted photo)
Gerry and Louis Thomas stand Aug. 27 with already-smoked salmon in the smokehouse they built in the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. Gerry spent a day with the Skeetchestn First Nation west of Kamloops in order to get the sockeye salmon to bring for the exhibition. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Artists urge settlers, Indigenous people to work together to save salmon

Artist talk for Sqlélten exhibition on Sept. 15, exhibition runs until Oct. 8

Gerry and Louis Thomas stand Aug. 27 with already-smoked salmon in the smokehouse they built in the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. Gerry spent a day with the Skeetchestn First Nation west of Kamloops in order to get the sockeye salmon to bring for the exhibition. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)