Donations aid fish hatcheries

Two salmon enhancement hatcheries on Vancouver Island received a much-needed boost recently from a local business.

Ian Roberts of Marine Harvest Canada presents a cheque to Jim Loring of the Oyster River Enhancement Society.

Two salmon enhancement hatcheries on Vancouver Island received a much-needed boost recently from a local business.

The Oyster River Enhancement Society and the Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society received $5,000 and $3,000 respectively from Marine Harvest Canada to help continued efforts restoring vital river habitat and protecting local salmon populations.

The Oyster River Enhancement Society (ORES) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit British Columbia-based society (1983).

ORES’ major purpose is to enhance, restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat of the Oyster River watershed and relies entirely upon its volunteers, members and donors for their respective contributions.

ORES will use the funds from Marine Harvest Canada to complete much-needed improvements to the hatchery road system. At Fanny Bay, resident Judy Ackinclose is looking to replace an aging egg-taking shed. The hatchery, built by DFO in 1965, produces about 350,000 salmon fry to be released in local watersheds and much of the infrastructure is in need of upgrades.

Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society (FBSES) operates two hatcheries at Wilfred and Rosewall creeks with 55 volunteers dedicated to enhancement and habitat restoration of local watersheds.

To find out more about these donations and other conservation projects, visit

— Marine Harvest

Just Posted

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Three small wildfires burning west of Courtenay

The blazes are the result of a brief thunderstorm last night

VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?

Hundreds of people attend Black Press Career Fair in Nanaimo

Rescued Oregon family simply unprepared for adventure, RCMP say

Agencies now helping the group of four get to their destination in Alaska

Large B.C. tree dies after possible poisoning

Police and District investigate after large chestnut tree’s rapid decline

Canucks release 2018-19 season schedule

Vancouver to face Calgary Flames on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for home opener

VIDEO: Luxury Home and Design Show opens with Italian flare

Event set to run Friday to Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver

Small new charge on BC Hydro bills goes toward new crisis fund

The new fund aims to help customers who find themselves in financial emergencies

UPDATED: Crown appeals B.C. polygamous leader’s acquittal in child bride case

James Oler had been charged with taking his underage daughter to the U.S. to marry her off

A day to remember: Glacier View Secondary holds 2018 graduation ceremony

Glacier View Secondary School held its 2018 graduation ceremony on Thursday, June… Continue reading

Fake cops ‘arrest’ woman, steal $6,000 in latest CRA scam

Vancouver police urge people not take calls from anyone saying they’re from the Canada Revenue Agency

Most Read