The last remaining ER doctor in Port Hardy come July wants B.C. to allow the use of physician assistants, employed in other provinces in Canada, to deal with the hemorrhage of doctors and nurses in the North Island region.
A First Nation and conservationists striving to protect the trove of large orange coral fans are cautiously optimistic that Fisheries and Oceans Canada will put an interim fishing moratorium in place to protect the fragile ecosystem.
It's not clear who are the winners and losers in the future of the commercial salmon fishery as Ottawa transforms an industry once the backbone of the coast. But trends suggest those with the deepest pockets will come out on top, industry experts say.
Folks may find slimy, slithery, creepy creatures repulsive, but reptiles, insects, and mollusks make up nearly a third of Canada’s species at risk and need their fair share of the conservation spotlight.