Friday, June 23, 2023

Salish Sea News Week in Review June 23 2023


Aloha Typewriter Friday!
The first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874, but did not become common in offices in the United States until after the mid-1880s. The typewriter quickly became an indispensable tool for practically all writing other than personal handwritten correspondence. It was widely used by professional writers, in offices, business correspondence in private homes, and by students preparing written assignments. Typewriters were a standard fixture in most offices up to the 1980s.

Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation official co-manager of Fraser River Debris Trap
The signing of a first of it’s kind agreement took place this weekend, between Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation and the B.C. government, that formally recognized Shxw’ōwhámél’s role in overseeing containment barriers on the Fraser River.

Forecasted El Niño Could Cost $3-Trillion in Losses Globally
Forecasters are predicting the formation of an El Niño later this summer, a natural weather phenomenon that fuels above-average global heat and more intense natural disasters in parts of the world.

The fallout of Fairy Creek
2 years after the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history, Fairy Creek activists contend with the echoes of their actions.

Vancouver’s development destroyed Burrard Inlet. Tsleil-Waututh Nation is determined to save it
The inlet has slowly suffocated under the weight of the cities and industries built up around it. But it is resilient, and the nation sees what this once bountiful waterway could be again.

Summer Chinook fishing on premier WA rivers called off as salmon struggle
This year’s closure on the Snohomish, once a powerhouse among Puget Sound’s Chinook-bearing rivers, can be linked to 2015, when record low stream flows and a subsequent deluge devastated the habitat.

King salmon season back on in Alaska after federal appeals court lets fishery open July 1
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday halted a lower court ruling that would have shut down southeast Alaska’s chinook salmon troll fishery for the summer to protect endangered orca whales that eat the fish.

WA gas prices now highest in U.S.; experts point to new climate legislation
Washington unseated California this week as the state with the most expensive gasoline. Prices here have been steadily climbing since January, reaching $4.91 per gallon of regular gas on average this week, surpassing the Golden State.

How First Nations Are Asserting Sovereignty Over Their Lands and Waters
Indigenous Marine Protected and Conserved Areas hold a key to food security and balancing ecological and economic priorities.

One of the Last Herring Roe Harvests on the Coast
The Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation unilaterally declared Kitasu Bay a protected area in 2022. Now they wait for Canada to catch up.

Humpbacks return to Salish Sea with new calves
Poptart, a seven-year-old female that is back from the birthing grounds in Hawaii with her first calf, is attracting particular attention.

These news clips are a selection of weekday clips collected in Salish Sea News and Weather which is compiled as a community service by Mike Sato. To subscribe at no cost to the weekday news clips, send your name and email to mikesato772 at Your email information is never shared and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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