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    Anti-Enbridge Flotilla

    Living Oceans Society in Sointula has organized an event (land based, so far) for this Saturday. So, a small contribution. Alert Bay will either have an event, or many will come here, haven't heard. Would have been great to organize an on water event, especially with the fishing boats...
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    Anti-Enbridge Flotilla

    Murray, Thanks for this update. We had around 35 go from Alert Bay and Sointula to Port Hardy for the JRP hearings. Time is running out for ordinary people to work with First Nations to stop this along with further tar sands expansion. There's lots of opposition, also to Kinder Morgan's plans...
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    Johnstone strait in mid sept.

    Latest from Deb's Deli posting: "Orca: still circling Hanson Island on a daily basis. Humpbacks were singing in Blackfish Sound last night "
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    Johnstone strait in mid sept.

    A and G clan Orca picked up on the hydrophones in Johnstone Strait, Saturday. Sept. 14. Also around Blackfish Sound area Friday.
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    SOLD! - Wing paddle

    Re: Wing paddle pm'd you, but sitting in my Outbox. Not sure what comes next. Very interested, need better paddle.
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    Tidal turbine proposal off Hanson Island

    Went to the meeting, Nov. 20, after SRM pulled its application, so I could say thanks. Very reasonable person who negotiated with OrcaLab and is looking for local knowledge and willing to work with locals. His proposals, so far, involve smaller units, and apparently, not more than one or two...
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    The Nov. 14 "visit" by the Wild Salmon People to Christy Clark's office delivered a petition asking that she not renew any fish farm licences. It had almost 12, 000 signatures. Even had people from Kingcome Inlet and Quadra Island.
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    Tidal turbine proposal off Hanson Island

    Marine Detective just posted on FB that the deadline for submission has been extended to Dec. 2, same as the other deadline for this. "You've got to be kidding" is putting it mildly! Her website probably shows a map, I only saw it on FB, showing where Orca Lab has its listening devices.
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    Show Off Your Best Paddling Photos!

    How much longer, Dan? Maybe if Bruce brings a flash drive, if coming to Sointula, even McNeill. I might need instructions, but have broadband here. Not the best broadband, but better than snailnet.
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    Protect the Salish Sea

    Wish I could be there. Please post any pictures. Hope to get reports on tomorrow's Salish Sea Fesival. Hope many WCP's are going. Enbridge here, Kinder Morgan where you are, Keystone XL there. Many fronts.
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    Celebration of lights 2012

    Thanks, especially for that last photo.
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    4 day Johnstone Strait area adventure

    Adding to ryan's post, Bere Point is a developed campsite, owned by the regional district. You pay, not sure how much this year, and reservations are available, also for a fee. There is no water on site, but free firewood. Sites are geared to camper vans and you can forget about being alone...
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    Parking at Telegraph Cove

    Phoned the resort there at 250.928.3131 and their cost is $5 daily. Phoned the marina at 250.928.3163 and it is $6 daily. They also have a monthly rate of $60.
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    Link to Living Oceans updated interactive map of salmon farms: http://www.livingoceans.org/bc-salmon-farms-production-and-problems
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    Hayley Shephard talk

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    Discussion - sticking together...

    Great discussion! And thank all of you for that. For club type trips, seems that the minimum size group is usually three boats, for several reasons. But maximum desirable size is still another difficult issue. Six boats seems OK, with relatively easy communication. I said relatively easy...
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    Paddle for Wild Salmon - are any of you involved in this?

    Re: Paddle for Wild Salmon - are any of you involved in this Wish I could have gone. Am following at: http://salmonaresacred.org/blog/calling ... mon-people and the parent web site is: http://salmonaresacred.org/ Have a great trip Jill! I think it will be memorable.
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    What do you stash your trash in???

    Good summaries of what to burn, if necessary. One I use is: if you can see it or smell it, maybe you shouldn't be burning it. Polystyrene is another nasty plastic in fires. Not just Styrofoam, but also clear hard polystyrene packaging (with a #6 inside the recycle symbol). I have found it...
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    New race- Alert Bay 360-July24

    Results are posted. Surf skis took all the race money prizes, but there were lots of other prizes and draw prizes. The kayak was a draw prize. Best time was around 55 mins. slower than last year. Really decent turnout, and seems as if some tourists took part. Locals seemed to be less than half.
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    What is in their mind? -fast lead paddler on the trip.

    This is a great topic. It's best to learn while paddling in a group, but this problem makes that more difficult. What ken_v describes is what clubs do, and it really helps. Club paddles, like the canoe clubs, try to discourage this sort of group behaviour, but it's often difficult. Where it's...
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