Tom Cameron (left) presents a donation from he and his wife Charlotte for the Keep on Pushin’ campaign to Derek Kilbourn, Treasurer with the Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association.

Tom Cameron (left) presents a donation from he and his wife Charlotte for the Keep on Pushin’ campaign to Derek Kilbourn, Treasurer with the Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association.

Alex Tzotzos holds up a kelp crab from one of the touch tanks set up by volunteers at the 10th Annual Ocean’s Day celebrations held at Descanso Bay Regional Park on June 3. Derek Kilbourn photo

Alex Tzotzos holds up a kelp crab from one of the touch tanks set up by volunteers at the 10th Annual Ocean’s Day celebrations held at Descanso Bay Regional Park on June 3. Derek Kilbourn photo

Commercial traffic on board the Quinsam on the 8:10 sailing leaving Nanaimo May 29. An increasing number of sailings are leaving with empty spaces as the ship's weight capacity (rather than deck capacity) is reached. Derek Kilbourn photo

Commercial traffic on board the Quinsam on the 8:10 sailing leaving Nanaimo May 29. An increasing number of sailings are leaving with empty spaces as the ship's weight capacity (rather than deck capacity) is reached. Derek Kilbourn photo

  • Fishing Report for June 5, 2018

    In order to protect the resident orcas’ favourite food, and limit the catch of some Lower Fraser tributaries chinook, DFO has reduced the daily limit of chinook to one per person starting June 1. Whether this is based on hopeful fantasy or sketchy science, it is now law. I can personally live with this change in order to preserve chinook stocks.

    read more...
  • BC Ferries floating two-ship option to replace Quinsam

    BC Ferries is considering - at a very preliminary level - replacing the Quinsam with two smaller ferries instead of a single larger ferry to increase capacity on the Gabriola-Nanaimo route

    read more...