Call for clean swimming water in Vancouver's False Creek falls flat

The Vancouver Sun, Susan Lazaruk - July 17, 2018

Pollution levels at the east end of False Creek are almost quadruple safe levels, a year after Vancouver city council passed a motion to make the waterway swimmable by this summer.

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Raw sewage dumped in Metro Vancouver waters saw five-year high in 2017

The Star Vancouver, Ainslie Cruickshank and Wanyee Li - July 16, 2018

Lauren Duboisset-Broust, the Vancouver water monitoring coordinator with the Fraser Riverkeeper, and Lauren Brown Hornor the partnership lead for Western Canada with Swim Drink Fish Canada and the former executive director of the Fraser Riverkeeper, collect water samples from False Creek on July 12, 2018.  (JENNIFER GAUTHIER / FOR STARMETRO/VANCOUVER)

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What's New to Swim Guide?

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We are now in the heart of summer and swim season is well underway. Every day, more and more Vancouverites are hitting the beaches and getting into the water. How do they know which beaches are nearby and if they’re safe for swimming? For many, the answer is Swim Guide! 

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5 Must-See Vancouver Beaches for Summer 2018

 

Looking to harness your inner fish this summer? Here are 5 beaches that you should explore! But before you do that, be sure to check Swim Guide for the latest info on water quality.

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Swim Drink Fish Welcomes New Ambassadors

 

Four new ambassadors joined the Swim Drink Fish family in April at our Swim Drink Fish Gala Vancouver 2018. The “Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors” were formally recognized and welcomed to the circle by one of our previous ambassadors, Jennifer Baichwal. We are grateful for their work and dedication to our natural world and we are excited to celebrate them.

 

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Sewage problems must be fixed if Vancouver wants to be a global role model, say advocates

The Star Vancouver, Wanyee Li and Ainslie Cruickshank - April 13, 2018

A man and his dog paddleboard in Vancouver, where city staff are working to reduce the amount of sewage overflow going into waterways. (FOR STARMETRO / JENNIFER GAUTHIER)

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Untreated sewage pollutes water across the country

The Star Vancouver, Ainslie Cruikshank - April 11, 2018

In Vancouver, the worst combined sewage outflow point in 2016 spewed untreated wastewater into Vancouver Harbour, near Waterfront Station. (JENNIFER GAUTHIER/FOR STARMETRO)

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Chilliwack river cleanup leader named a B.C. ‘community achiever’

The Chilliwack Progress, Paul J. Henderson - April 2, 2018

Chris Gadsden one of 25 in province to be presented award by British Columbia Achievement Foundation

Having received the Andy Rotzetter Memorial Award by the Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance and Fraser Riverkeeper on March 24 for exemplary dedication to river stewardship, five days later Chris Gadsden was named a community achiever by the B.C. Achievement Foundation.

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Fraser River cleanup turnout in Chilliwack was even bigger than last year’s

The Chilliwack Progress, Jennifer Feinberg - March 29, 2018

The event has been embraced by Chilliwack and beyond and has grown over the years

These folks were among the 650 people at the 11th Annual Fraser River Cleanup. (Photo courtesy of Roxanna Froese)

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VIDEO: Gill Road cleanup draws 650 volunteers

The Chilliwack Progress, Greg Laychak - March 25, 2018

The annual event saw high number of helpers for large volume of garbage

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