Get ready for a cliche: it’s been a tough year. The pandemic has put serious strain on many people across the globe. Isolation has caused extra challenges that make dealing with day to day life even harder.
My mind's tellin' me no, but my body, my body's tellin' me yes...Wait, no - the other way around! Jumping in freezing cold water seems like just about the least intuitive thing ever, but what if cold water swimming is exactly what you need?
Joining cities of Kingston and Sudbury, Vancouver is on its way to providing real-time maps of the sewer system, and real-time sewer overflow alerts for the public. This move is a powerful indicator of change towards protecting swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for everyone. Swim Drink Fish is excited about Vancouver’s decision and hopes Toronto is next.
You think you saw something in the water. Iridescent green scales twinkle in the light of an undulating wave on the surface of the water. Surely not! It couldn’t be what you think it is, you don’t believe in that stuff, right?
Today, Fraser Riverkeeper submits its comments in support of Metro Vancouver’s proposal to upgrade Iona Plant to tertiary level of wastewater treatment.
It takes time, resilience, patience, and leadership to build a community of people working for swimmable, drinkable fishable water.
The recent announcement by Metro Vancouver that the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, after 57 years of functioning as a rudimentary primary treatment facility (discharging undertreated sewage directly into the Salish Sea), will be upgraded to a tertiary plant (one that has the potential to be truly protective of water quality and fish habitat), underscores how dedication, hard work and a team of passionate people can make a meaningful impact.
Deep in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia’s Mount Robson Provincial Park there is a dribbling spring. This backcountry stream forms the source of the mighty Fraser River, British Columbia’s longest and most prolific waterway.