Get hands wet at festival

The BC Shellfish Festival Society welcomes the UVic Coastal Aquaculture Research & Training Network as hosts of the 2013 marine touch tank.

The BC Shellfish Festival Society welcomes the University of Victoria’s Coastal Aquaculture Research & Training (CART) Network as hosts of the 2013 marine touch tank at the festival.

Guests will be able to get their hands wet June 15 at this interactive display that will feature a bounty of marine animals including oysters, scallops, mussels, clams, geoduck, urchins, sea cucumbers, limpets and sea stars.

Staff from UVIC will be on hand to talk about the animals, their habitats, ocean ecology and the abundance of marine life that is supported throughout BC’s coastal waters.

“We’re delighted to be partnering up with the BC Shellfish Festival to showcase the amazing sea life we in B.C. are so fortunate to have living in our waters,” said CART Network co-director Dr. Stephen Cross. “There is no better place the CART Network can come to connect with the public to highlight the importance of the relationship between our marine life and the applied research we undertake to better understand it.”

The BC Shellfish Festival takes place June 15 at Marina Park in Comox from noon to 5 and features competitions, food vendors, a beer garden, cooking demos and more. Admission is free.

— BC Shellfish Festival Society

Just Posted

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

More than 22,000 blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this… Continue reading

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department to hold Tour de Rock fundraiser

On Sunday, Aug. 19, the Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department will be having… Continue reading

Trevor’s trust fund supports restorative project in Courtenay

Ashwell family donates $10,000 to Kus-kus-sum

Close finish at Nautical Days 4-Mile Road Race

Unique road race nears 50th year

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?

Home cooks looking to follow their cuisine dreams can apply now.

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

VIDEO: B.C. brother-and-sister RCMP officers Amazing Race Canada Heroes Edition

Courtney and Taylor Callens have become the team to beat

‘Can’t erase history’ by tearing down statues, Minister says

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna spoke on the contentious removal of John A. Macdonald

Man seriously injured in Lower Mainland home explosion

Police are trying to figure out what led to a homemade explosive detonating in a Coquitlam home

Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair continues to lead fight against MS

Burgers to Beat MS has raised more than $11 million since its inception in 2009

VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold

If you’ve ever had surgery with anaesthetic you know the coming out of it process can be a treat.

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

Most Read