Entries by Lawrence

A Real Fishing Friendzy for Kids and Families

Michael Sklad and his family and friends have found a way to bring fishing to kids and families who might not otherwise have the opportunity or inclination to pursue fishing. Not only is it a collection of fun activities, but it’s informative and designed to pass on knowledge that will help ensure the future of […]

Reflections on Growing Up on the North Shore of Lake Athabasca

  I met Terry Bachmeier at a screening of What Lies Below along with his son and grandson. The next day I received an email from Terry, a man in his early 70’s, telling me about growing up in Uranium City in northern Saskatchewan. I visited the community after it was abandoned, but Terry brings […]

Ben Woo on Expanding the B1 BASS Tournament Series

Having fished the B1 Bass tournament series on many occasions, I was curious to learn more about Ben Woo’s expansion plans. One of the largest Bass tournaments in Canada is growing exponentially with events now planned for three locations across Quebec and Ontario. Live from the 2017 Toronto Sportsman Show, Ben Woo and his Conservation […]

David Ullrich on Cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Proposed 97% White-house budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and 25% cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency have 125 mayors of cities along the shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence up in arms. Mr. David A. Ullrich, Executive Director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative speaks about the […]

Lorne Johnson on Balancing the Economy and the Environment

This week on Blue Fish Radio we seek evidence of the mystical scale journalists use to balance economic interests with environmental sustainability. Part two of our conversation with Lorne Johnson explores how Canadian business leaders are moving away from balancing such interests, and instead, adopting an ecological approach to business. We discuss the rise of […]

Atlantic Salmon Federation on Placentia Bay Aquaculture

The Atlantic Salmon Federation wants to know why Newfoundland’s Environment Minister took a pass on conducting an environmental review of the largest-ever salmon farm being proposed for Placentia Bay. More than 19 rivers that lead to the Bay are utilized by wild Atlantic Salmon – a species in this region already in trouble. The Federation […]

Lorne Johnson on Funding Environmental Groups

In part one of this 2-part series, we hear from Lorne Johnson, one of Canada’s leading consultants serving private foundations. Lorne offers insights on the role forestry managers now play in ensuring the sustainable management of Canada’s largest renewable resource. We then discuss the role of environmental groups and their challenge in engaging the public […]

Rick McGowan fights for angler access to public waters

Rick McGowan has taken his 30-year fight with a wealthy BC Ranch owner all the way to the BC Supreme Court. It’s about exercising the public’s right to access public water using public roads, but that’s not how property owner of the 250,000 hector ranch sees it. The Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club does […]