Federal Politics

Joe Smith with a 22 lbs. spring salmon caught near Five Finger Islands on May long weekend. DFO scientist Dr. Ian Perry said the Pacific Salmon is still challenged by a previously warm ocean.
Joe Smith with a 22 lbs. spring salmon caught near Five Finger Islands on May long weekend. DFO scientist Dr. Ian Perry said the Pacific Salmon is still challenged by a previously warm ocean. Craig Gentry

Impacts linger despite a return to normal ocean temperatures

By Ian Holmes
December 5, 2017 - 4:42pm

NANAIMO — The lasting impact of a marine heat wave on West Coast waters and the iconic Pacific Salmon have surprised scientists.

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Disabled veterans vow to continue fight with government despite legal setback

By The Canadian Press
December 4, 2017 - 2:34pm Updated: December 4, 2017 - 5:12pm

OTTAWA — A group of veterans vowed to keep fighting the federal government Monday after the B.C. Court of Appeal rejected their landmark legal effort to win back lifelong disability pensions for former members of the military.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson in front of an abandoned vessel, a topic she's campaigned on for her entire political career.
Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson in front of an abandoned vessel, a topic she's campaigned on for her entire political career. submitted

'It's very cowardly:' Nanaimo MP's abandoned vessels legislation sinks in Parliament

By Spencer Sterritt
November 30, 2017 - 4:20pm

NANAIMO — After a high profile secret vote in the House of Commons, a bill introduced by Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson is dead in the water.

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