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Chrome Mykiss

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The Kokish River Needs Your Support
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:56:25 AM »

The SSBC is asking for citizens of BC to get involved with saving the Kokish river. Please read below for information on the proposed IPP project on the Kokish and how you can help out.

Dear Steelheaders,

 The Steelhead Society would like to encourage all anglers, even if you are not a steelheader to look through this summary on the proposed IPP project on the Kokish River.  It seems like every time one turns around some part of our environment is being damaged.  This project has the potential to make a run of steelhead go extinct.  If this project is allowed to move forward it could set a huge precedence for other projects like it.  Please take the time to read through the linked letters, watch the video and think about “what if this type of project was proposed on your favorite fishing spot?” The DFO has not approved an authorization for the current proposal for the Kokish IPP by Brookfield Renewable Power Inc. We have provided the contact information for several key people please take a few minutes and write a letter and send it expressing your concern for Kokish River steelhead. I have included a copy of my own letter, please use this an an example. While an email is good a hand written letter holds far more weight especially when emails fly around with so much regularity.  Thank you for taking the time to review this.

Brian Braidwood

President Steelhead Society of British Columbia

DFO's Response Letter to the Proposal
http://a100.gov.bc.ca/appsdata/epic/documents/p332/1299009642496_ca39ee52f461ec23764dc55a01a32a72c490fd875f892dd427c4fb3fc7b97e55.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDxJE-PU3SM
Massive Steelhead and Salmon Advocacy Needed
Here's a taste of the incredible steelhead fishing you can find in rivers like the Kokish River. Unfortunately, the Kokish River is threatened by a Run of River Hydroelectric Project. The Southgate and Homathko Rivers are trout and salmon rivers good enough to have hosted a helicopter fishing trip for president Bush. These projects are just two of many projects that the BC government has allowed to threaten some of the greatest fishing in the world. Please inundate the BC government with emails, letters, and phone calls to put a stop to green-er power and demand that they find clean power.

Fly Fishing Fantasies plans to release their video, Paid in Full in 2011. Please email rwheeldon@shaw.ca to get on the waiting list for notification and to be first in line for this video when it becomes available--no deposit required.

Contact for the Environmental Assessment Office

Martha Anslow

Martha.Anslow@.gov.bc.ca .

PO BOX 9426 STN PROV GOVT

VICTORIA BC

V8W9V1

CANADA





Ministry of Enironment contact for this project

Ron Ptolemy

Ron.Ptolemy@gov.bc.ca  

PO BOX 9338 STN PROV GOVT

VICTORIA BC

V8W9M1

CANADA





Claire Trevena (North Island)

Box 819, 7215 Market Street

Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

Phone: 250-902-0325

Fax: 250-902-0375

Claire.trevena.mla@leg.bc.ca

 

 

Rob Flemming (opposition critic for Environment and Deputy Opposition House Leader)

1020 Hillside Avenue

Victoria, BC

V8T 2A2

Phone 250-360-2023

Rob.Fleming.MLA@leg.bc.ca





Honourable Terry Lake (Minister of Environment)

PO BOX 9047 STN PROV GOVT

VICTORIA BC V8W 9E2

env.minister@gov.bc.ca





Honorable Steve Thomson (Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)

PO BOX 9044

STN PROV GOVT

Victoria BC V8W 9E2
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Chrome Mykiss

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Re: The Kokish River Needs Your Support
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 11:58:39 AM »

Please see the attached letter. This is the letter the SSBC has mailed out. Thanks
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Re: The Kokish River Needs Your Support
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 07:51:47 AM »

http://www.kokishriver.com/


Despite the fact that they have already been told by the DFO that the project will have a detrimental affect on the habitat, there still running with the bone. Their "partnership" with first nations smells like a dead salmon. I send letter.
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another SLICE of dirty fish perhaps?

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Re: The Kokish River Needs Your Support
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 05:10:27 PM »

anybody read Poul Bech's article in the BC Outdoors? If this one goes ahead, then there is no hope for the rest.
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finding your limits is fun, it can also be VERY painful.

If you care about Canada's future, get involved by holding your MLA's & MP's accountable!! don't just be sheep!!

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Re: The Kokish River Needs Your Support
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 05:39:46 AM »

Full page ad in the back of the Vancouver Sun last night. I see FWR was one of the supports of this. ;D

A copy of ad can be seen here. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.148544532992.109392.54578722992&type=3

Its the first picture of a set of 8.

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Re: The Kokish River Needs Your Support
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 09:14:06 AM »

http://thecanadian.org/item/1341-power-failure-part-2-the-kokish-river

Read the whole article Matt, Thanks, very informative. As usual its all about greed, pure and simple. It's not about employing workers and creating green energy it's all about greed. I especially loved the first comment about Rich Coleman, WOW, does that person really let loose with the invectives. I didn't think you could get away with that kind of language today, WOW !!!

We've seen this happen with other river systems and there are so many leeches with their hands ready to slide into our pockets and take and take that it seems impossible to stop. But it isn't !!! The more voices that speak out, learn and become informed can become an insurmountable wall that these leaches can't climb. I urge all FWR members to read and learn about the Kokish and what is going on there. If you don't you allow this very thing to happen again and again and eventually to a river nearer and closer to us all.
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