Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Brief

 The Enbridge Northern Gateway project consists of two parallel pipelines between an inland terminal at Bruderheim, Alberta and a marine terminal near Kitimat, BC, each with a length of 1,177 kilometers (731 mi). Diluted bitumen (dilbit) produced from oil sands, would be transported from Bruderheim to Kitimat, while natural gas condensate would move in the opposite direction in a smaller pipeline.


A statistic from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) states:   ‘’ It should also be noted that pipelines in Alberta have never been safer. In 2009, Alberta posted a record-low pipeline failure rate of 1.7 pipeline failures per 1,000 km of pipeline (considering all substances), bettering the previous record-low of 2.1 set in both 2008 and 2007.’’    Source

 Please see attachment for the full brief and a sample letter.


From The Archives — A record of SSBC's first-ever AGM

Here are minutes from the Steelhead Society of BC's first Annual General Meeting in 1971, shortly after the society's founding in 1970.



Read The Osprey for the science of steelhead conservation

Hi Steelhead Society members and supporters.

Here's a link to the home page for The Osprey, the international journal of salmon and steelhead conservation.

The most current edition of The Osprey newsletter provides some provocative reading about a major DFO misstep, among other stories.

The Osprey is a scientific journal published by a consortium of like-minded conservation organizations: The Conservation Angler, Fly Fishers International, World Salmon Forum, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Steelhead Society of British Columbia, and Skeena Wild.



SSBC Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Catch & Release Impacts on Wild Steelhead


Studies compliled by the Wild Steelhead Coalition


 By Jim Lichatowich, Rick Williams Bill Bakke, Jim Myron, David Bella, Bill McMillan Jack Stanford and David Montgomery


" .. Salmon are a part of nature’s trust, which creates a special obligation for the governmental agencies charged with their management. They must act as trustees of the wild salmon and protect them consistent with the long-standing public trust doctrine. Their obligation is to maintain the wild salmon legacy in good health for citizen beneficiaries of present and future generations. Salmon managers have abrogated that responsibility and have converted prudent management of the wild salmon to the production of commodities for the benefit of sport and commercial fisheries. This amounts to privatization of the trust."