Canadian Immigrants Day celebrates those who have immigrated to the United States from Canada. The first wave of Canadian immigrants arrived in the 1860s; they were largely unskilled and came for factory jobs. A second wave arrived between 1900 and 1930, and were pushed by the discrimination they had faced in employment, education, and because of their religion. During the last half of the twentieth century, especially after the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994, there was a diversification of Canadian immigrants which included students, those looking to reunite with their families, educated professionals, and retirees with wishes to move to a warmer climate.
New steelhead strategy would include increased fishing and more hatcheries
Strategies to keep steelhead fishing alive while restoring steelhead populations to rivers in Puget Sound are spelled out in the “Quicksilver Portfolio," a document unveiled Friday before the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Whale watch industry sits dockside during COVID-19 pandemic
With the turn of the season, as the sun more often lights up area waters with a sparkle, locals and visitors alike are usually drawn to the docks to pursue a glimpse of the region’s whales. Not this year.
Puget Sound cargo shipping drops sharply as coronavirus pandemic stalls trade
As cargo volumes to major Washington ports fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, shippers are canceling sailings and ports are shutting their gates to trucking operations some days of the week, causing backups, delays and container shortages.
Americans See Climate as a Concern, Even Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Americans’ positions on climate change have remained largely unshaken by the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, according to a new national survey that showed acceptance of the reality of global warming at record highs in some categories.
Whatcom will consider another temporary limit on fuel shipments from Cherry Point
Whatcom County Council members will consider another temporary ban on shipment of unrefined fossil fuels from the oil refineries at the Cherry Point industrial area west of Ferndale.
Canada, US extend border closure to non-essential travel
Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend their agreement to keep their border closed to non-essential travel to June 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.
EPA releases plan to keep water in Columbia, Snake rivers cool enough for salmon
Salmon need cold water to survive. Dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers are making the water too hot, in some places by as much as 5 degrees. Now, after a drawn-out lawsuit and direction from the state of Washington, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has released plan to change that. The state Department of Ecology used its authority under the Clean Water Act to require the federal operators of eight dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to keep the water at 68 degrees or lower. Right now, it’s routinely hitting 72 or 73 degrees in parts of the system.
Wheeler defends pandemic rollbacks
EPA's moves to roll back a number of regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic came under fire (Wednesday) on Capitol Hill. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, who appeared (Wednesday) morning before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for an oversight hearing.
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