A sea otter

Sea otter talk in Campbell River

Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Maritime Heritage Centre

The Discovery Sealife Society will be hosting Prof. Jane Watson from Vancouver Island for a colourful talk on BC’s iconic sea otters, Thursday, Oct. 29. Jane will share first hand stories from decades of field research on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The once abundant sea otters were hunted to local extinction from our waters for their extraordinary fur for a trade that lasted for less than 50 years. However, from 1969 to 1972, 89 Alaska sea otters were reintroduced to Checleset Bay on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. Ever since, the sea otter population has increased in size and spread along our coast, with remarkable ecological consequences.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Maritime Heritage Centre. Admission is by donation. For more information on their public science speaker series, visit discoverypassageaquarium.ca. This talk will be followed by Dr. Dick Beamish talking about the health of the Strait of Georgia on Nov. 12, same place and time.

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Comox Valley Stage 4 water restrictions lifted

Video explains planning and execution of repair

International paddle film festival coming to the Comox Valley

Naviguide Insurance & Employee Benefits along with Vanguard Intellectual are proud to… Continue reading

Applications being accepted for Courtenay Canada Day vendors

Canada Day celebrations in Courtenay are just around the corner and preparations… Continue reading

Courtenay Fish and Game members pitch in on annual spring cleaning effort

By Gail Eggiman Special to The Record Courtenay and District Fish and… Continue reading

People’s Party of Canada plan to have a candidate in the North Island-Powell River riding

Elections Canada formally recognized the North Island—Powell River PPC Association

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

VIDEO: Duncan-Nanaimo’s Funkanometry bow out of ‘World of Dance’ with ‘After Hours’ routine

Judges praised them as entertainers, and urged them to work a bit more on their dancing

VIDEO: Fish farming company launches $30-million vessel to treat salmon for sea lice in B.C. waters

Freshwater treatment an improvement but fish farms should be removed from sea, says conservationist

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Despite five extra weeks’ parental leave in Canada, dads still face stigma: survey

One reason people said dads don’t need leave is because they can just bond with their kids at weekend

Most Read