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B.C. river's mining history still shaping waterway's future

B.C. river's mining history still shaping waterway's future

Paddle boarding or kayak on the gorge waterway! - Ocean River Adventures, Victoria, British Columbia - TripAdvisor

Paddle boarding or kayak on the gorge waterway! - Ocean River Adventures, Victoria, British Columbia - TripAdvisor

Point Ellice House. This original, privileged Victorian home on the Gorge waterway in Victoria, British Columbia built in 1861, holds one of North America’s largest collections of Victoriana. The gardens contain some of the original heritage roses and hollyhocks.

Point Ellice House. This original, privileged Victorian home on the Gorge waterway in Victoria, British Columbia built in 1861, holds one of North America’s largest collections of Victoriana. The gardens contain some of the original heritage roses and hollyhocks.

British Columbia’s beloved lakes and rivers are facing a devastating, irreversible threat. The damage can be prevented, but only if we take swift action.   Zebra and quagga mussels, two closely-related invasive species, are wreaking havoc as they spread across North America. The mussels are spread by boats traveling from one waterway to another, so all it would take is one infected boat coming into our province to set off a disastrous chain of events in our freshwater.     Once infested…

British Columbia’s beloved lakes and rivers are facing a devastating, irreversible threat. The damage can be prevented, but only if we take swift action. Zebra and quagga mussels, two closely-related invasive species, are wreaking havoc as they spread across North America. The mussels are spread by boats traveling from one waterway to another, so all it would take is one infected boat coming into our province to set off a disastrous chain of events in our freshwater. Once infested…

Reintroducing Chinook to Okanogan River - The Okanagan River springs forth in British Columbia and flows south across the Canada – United States border where it swaps vowels and becomes the Okanogan River. The waterway continues south through north-central Washington forming the western boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation Read more… http://www.odumagazine.com/reintroducing-chinook-

Reintroducing Chinook to Okanogan River - The Okanagan River springs forth in British Columbia and flows south across the Canada – United States border where it swaps vowels and becomes the Okanogan River. The waterway continues south through north-central Washington forming the western boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation Read more… http://www.odumagazine.com/reintroducing-chinook-

The Hazelton Lining Through Kitsalas Canyon. The Skeena River is British Columbia’s fastest flowing waterway, often rising as much as 17 feet in a day and can fluctuate as much as sixty feet between high and low water. For the steamboat captains, that made it one of the toughest navigable rivers in British Columbia. Nevertheless, at least sixteen paddlewheel steamboats plied the Skeena River from the coast to Hazelton from 1864 to 1912.

The Hazelton Lining Through Kitsalas Canyon. The Skeena River is British Columbia’s fastest flowing waterway, often rising as much as 17 feet in a day and can fluctuate as much as sixty feet between high and low water. For the steamboat captains, that made it one of the toughest navigable rivers in British Columbia. Nevertheless, at least sixteen paddlewheel steamboats plied the Skeena River from the coast to Hazelton from 1864 to 1912.

Protect Saanich Inlet. A study conducted in 1996 by the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment concluded that Saanich Inlet “is an important and sensitive ecosystem-physically, ecologically and culturally… world renowned for its beauty…is highly valued by humans and supports important cultural and recreational uses”. It concluded that Saanich Inlet’s “low flushing rate and sensitive coastal ecology make it susceptible to human influence”, that due to these unique conditions, Saanich…

Protect Saanich Inlet. A study conducted in 1996 by the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment concluded that Saanich Inlet “is an important and sensitive ecosystem-physically, ecologically and culturally… world renowned for its beauty…is highly valued by humans and supports important cultural and recreational uses”. It concluded that Saanich Inlet’s “low flushing rate and sensitive coastal ecology make it susceptible to human influence”, that due to these unique conditions, Saanich…

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