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Construction of Trans Mountain was greenlit with permission

Construction work on the Trans Mountain Pipeline twinning project outside of Hope led to at least one confrontation by concerned residents during an early salmon run, but documents indicate that work along the Coquihala River Approved by Fisheries and Marine Canada.

It is thought to be caused by the warming of the oceans due to heat waves in the past and present BC. The salmon migration usually takes place in late August, but the DFO confirms on site that the salmon migration is dominant this year, three weeks earlier than his. The Coquihala River is a tributary of the Fraser River and an important route for five species of Pacific salmon and steelhead trout.

In a letter and report sent to Trans Mountain on November 8, 2021, the DFO said that “drilling of open wet trenches” had resulted in the removal of approximately 800 square meters of pink salmon and steelhead as a result of subsidence. trout. It can extend up to about 1 km downstream.

Pipeline was given a modified permit to work on the river from 1 August to 30 August.

The document comes weeks after Kate Tairyan, an SFU professor and member of the advocacy group Protect the Planet, spotted dead salmon in the river and issued a warning. Tairyan and the group called on the DFO to intervene and ordered work to stop until the salmon had passed.

In an email to Hope Standard, a spokesperson for Trans Mountain Media said: ”

Nonetheless, the Hope-based Instagram account @stoptmx posted drone footage allegedly taken on August 12, showing the excavator still operating in the river.

Black Press Media has reached out to Trans Mountain for further comment.


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Construction of Trans Mountain was greenlit with permission

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