Rochelle Baker joins Canada's National Observer as a reporter, thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative of the Government of Canada. Rochelle has worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer in BC's Lower Mainland for over 7 years.
B.C. conservationists are wondering if Fisheries and Oceans Canada is going rogue and defying ministry orders by opening a commercial fishery on the Fraser River when endangered salmon stocks are collapsing.
Pundits predict Paul Manly won't regain his seat as a result of turmoil at the leadership level, but the Nanaimo-Ladysmith incumbent says he has strong support, and voters will back him based on his work in the riding and in Ottawa.
A scientist with public policy experience, Liberal candidate Jennifer Grenz says she’s a bridge-builder who can help stakeholders agree on a course of action around tough issues such as climate change or saving salmon in the North Island-Powell River riding.
The NDP is the best option for the North Island-Powell River riding when it comes to navigating an equitable COVID recovery, climate change, and the affordability crisis, says incumbent candidate Rachel Blaney.
It's not clear if releasing the Liberal climate plan weeks into the election campaign will hurt or help Justin Trudeau secure votes in B.C., where one in four voters cite the climate crisis as their top issue.