Friday, November 7, 2014

11/7 Kinder Morgan pipe, saving orcas film, orca protection zone, Mount Polley mine spill

Show Kinder Morgan Your Food Fish (CBC)
Kinder Morgan pipeline: First Nations fight back with fish
Hundreds of First Nations people have flooded Facebook with photos of their food fish in a bid to show Kinder Morgan the importance of protecting coastal ecosystems. The group Show Kinder Morgan Your Food Fish was created by Adam Olsen, the interim leader of the B.C. Green Party and a member of the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island. (CBC) See also: Anti-pipeline protesters give dirty looks over remark that facial expressions are ‘assault’  (Canadian Press)

Saving Puget Sound orcas: Local filmmakers’ call to action
A locally produced documentary aimed at saving endangered orcas and salmon is set for its first showing in Friday Harbor this weekend. Southern resident orcas and chinook salmon are nose-diving toward extinction, according to a news release about the film. “Fragile Waters” is an independent documentary addressing the issues of the intertwined fish and whale species. It will premiere Friday night as an “official selection” at the Friday Harbor Film Festival. Filmmakers Rick Wood and Shari Macy of Blaine showcase the fight to save southern resident orcas and chinook salmon in the 57-minute film. Kimberly Cauvel reports. (Skagit Valley Herald)

The Whale Trail’s Orca Talks: Southern Resident Killer Whales’ status next time; protection-zone proposal last time
"...Bruce Stedman of Orca Relief talked about his organization’s proposal of a zone in the San Juans where boats would have to keep a greater distance from whales than they do now. He said it’s not the only action that’s needed to help them – but it’s the one that could make a difference the quickest…" Tracey Record reports. (West Seattle Blog)

Engineering firm lands $1.5-million contract to probe Mount Polley mine spill
The B.C. government has awarded engineering firm Klohn Crippen Berger a $1.5-million contract to help with the investigation into Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine tailings dam collapse. The one-year contract starts Monday, more than three months after the collapse. The B.C. Energy and Mines Ministry, which refused The Vancouver Sun’s request for an interview, said KCB started helping out two weeks after the dam collapse. Gordon Hoekstra reports. (Vancouver Sun)

Now, your weekend tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PST FRI NOV 7 2014
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING
TODAY
SW WIND TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS...BECOMING SW 7 FT
 AT 10 SECONDS LATE THIS MORNING.
TONIGHT
SE WIND TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SW SWELL 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
SAT
SE WIND TO 10 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. WIDESPREAD FOG IN THE MORNING...THEN AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
SAT NIGHT
LIGHT WIND...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT...THEN 1 TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL
 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
SUN
W WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. W SWELL 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

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