Groups urge federal government to protect Southern Resident killer whales

Calling on the Ministers to recommend Cabinet issue an emergency order

A coalition of conservation groups from Canada and the U.S. is calling on the Canadian government to take immediate action to protect Southern Resident killer whales. Today, Ecojustice sent a petition to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna on Tuesday, requesting the Ministers recommend Cabinet issue an emergency order under…

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Province proposes restrictions on increased bitumen transport

Georgia Strait Alliance commends measures as needed protection for coastal communities and local waters

Today, the Province announced five possible new regulations aimed at protecting our region from the threats of transporting bitumen and heavy oil. Included is the intention, that while a Science Panel conducts research into the unique properties and behaviour of bitumen, that the Province will restrict increases in the transport of this substance. In response, Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of…

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Study links virus in wild salmon to fish farm exposure and stock decline

On December 13, 2017 the journal of Public Library of Science One published research that indicates the percentage of wild salmon infected with piscine reovirus (PRV) is much higher in wild salmon exposed to fish farms in BC than wild salmon not exposed to them. Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of Georgia Strait Alliance, made the following statement in response: “This…

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Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films announces official film selection

World Oceans Day & Orca Awareness Month celebrated through film on June 4

The Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films is back for its 8th year on June 4, presenting a selection of short- and feature-length documentaries that focus on the ocean and the important role that this resource has in supporting healthy and prosperous communities and economies. This year, marine experts and filmmakers will lead Q&As after each screening, and there will be…

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Ladysmith Maritime Society newly accredited as one of BC’s Clean Marinas

Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina (LMSM) is BC’s latest marina to be certified under Georgia Strait Alliance’s (GSA) Clean Marine BC (CMBC) program for their environmental best practices. The designation recognizes industry leading marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards that meet GSA’s rigid environmental standards. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to recognize Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina with Clean Marine BC…

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New website kicks off next 25 years

Protecting, restoring and promoting the sustainability of Georgia Strait and its marine environment has been the mission of Georgia Strait Alliance for 25 years. As the non-profit environmental organization celebrates the quarter century milestone, they’re not taking a break from the job – they’re kicking off the occasion with a brand new website. Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of Georgia Strait…

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Female Sailing Team Raising Money to Protect Georgia Strait

VANCOUVER- Vancouver’s first all-female sailing team is making waves in local sailing circles and now the team’s captain is combining her love of Georgia Strait with the need to protect it. Kate Storey and her crew (Maritime Diva) are organizing a regatta for this Saturday, August 23rd, to raise money for the Georgia Strait Alliance. Storey spends her weekdays analyzing…

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Local ocean film festival celebrates 5th year

May 21, 2014 VANCOUVER – Returning for its fifth season, the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films (VFOF) will open its doors to the SFU Goldcorp Theatre on June 3, 4 and 5. Proudly sponsored in part by Georgia Strait Alliance(GSA), the VFOF attracts local and international filmmakers and presenters to this multimedia event and film competition. This year’s films focus on adventure, surf…

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Orca tour: author & conservation expert Erich Hoyt coming to Vancouver

May 7, 2014 VANCOUVER, BC – Noted author and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt is the featured speaker when The Whale Trail’s Orca Tour 2014 comes to Vancouver on May 20, announced the Georgia Strait Alliance today. Erich Hoyt, the author of the books, Orca: The Whale Called Killer and Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, will speak on…

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Southeast False Creek: a true community honoured with int’l award

Award money donated to Georgia Strait Alliance November 29, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC: PWL Partnership is humbled and honoured to have had one of their projects selected as a recipient of the 2013 ULI Urban Open Space Award. The Urban Land Institute selected PWL’s Parks and Waterfront at Southeast False Creek as co-winner of the prestigious award, which they are proud…

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