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The salmon promise from BC NDP today

Innovation in fish hatcheries & processing more BC-caught fish.

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Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society volunteers net up salmon in the Sooke River for relocation to the Jack Brooks Hatchery [Photo by Mary Brooke - West Shore Voice News - Oct 2016]

Sunday October 18, 2020 | CAMPBELL RIVER, BC

by Mary P Brooke, editor | Island Social Trends

During a campaign visit in Campbell River this morning, BC NDP Leader John Horgan announced that a re-elected BC NDP government would work to double (in partnership with the federal government) the current $143 million BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.

He and other speakers articulated the importance of salmon to the culture and economy of BC as well as being an integral part of Indigenous activities, history and spiritual connection with the land.

John Horgan, 2020, NDP Campaign
Call the Langford-Juan de Fuca campaign office at 778-265-7955 if you need information about how to vote.

Horgan said he and a re-elected BC NDP government would work to protect BC wild salmon by supporting innovation in fish hatcheries, working to process more BC-caught fish in BC, stepping up protection of fish habitat through the government’s biodiversity strategy, creating a watershed security strategy, and establishing a Watershed Security Fund to fund indigenous and local initiatives.

Local Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks has been a key contributor to the salmon enhancement strategy that Horgan has brought forward within the NDP.

Campaign trail:

Horgan was joined today in Campbell River by North Island BC NDP candidate Michele Babchuk.

Then he will make campaign stops in Courtenay, Parksville and Duncan.

On Monday October 18, the BC NDP Leader will be casting his vote in his home riding of Langford-Juan de Fuca.

Election and voting:

safe voting, BC

Advance voting continues through Wednesday October 21. General Election Day is Saturday October 24.

If you have a mail-in ballot but have not mailed it yet, you may take it to any District Electoral Office before 4 pm on Saturday October 24.

Luxton Hall, Langford
One of the advance voting places in Langford-Juan de Fuca is at Luxton Hall in Langford. [Island Social Trends – October 17, 2020]

If have a mail-in ballot but choose not to use it, destroy it and go vote at a voting place. There are checks in place to make sure no one votes twice, says Elections BC.

Information on voting is on the Elections BC website.

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