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Wednesday night speakers in Nanaimo highlighting salmon science and environmental law

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West Coast Environmental Law says a lot of people are still trying to understand the changes in Canada’s environmental laws since 2012.

The advocacy group says those changes have been mostly negative and we’re starting to see the impact at the local level.

Anna Johnston of West Coast Environmental Law says one of the sweeping changes introduced by the Harper government stripped the fisheries act so it no longer protects many species of fish.


The latest stop on Johnston’s tour of the province is coming up in Nanaimo Wednesday, Jan 21st.  She’ll be speaking at 6:30pm at Beban Park.

The 21st will also see the first of a series of weekly science and technology lectures at Vancouver Island University.

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Marc Trudel, is a Research Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station, who has been studying salmon for the past 15 years. He’ll be talking about tracking their migration patterns.


Trudel will also address the potential risk to some salmon populations from radiation from the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Trudel is speaking at VIU’s Nanaimo campus in Building 356 from 7-8pm.

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