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Should DFO reel in sport fishing to help save salmon?

Should DFO reel in sport fishing to help save salmon?

By Rochelle Baker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Conservation groups want Ottawa to dramatically curtail the recreational fishery as it did with the commercial fishery last week in order to save wild salmon on the West Coast. But the sport sector, equally keen to protect the prized but diminishing chinook salmon, wants Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to make sure any further measures…

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to launch two new projects focused on Indigenous athletes

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windspeaker.com Officials with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame are continuing their quest to raise awareness and amplify the voices of some of its Indigenous inductees. Last year the Calgary-based hall launched its We Will Do Better project. The goal of this digital,  storytelling campaign was to bring awareness to the role racism played during the…

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Q&A: U of S researcher pushes the limits on pulses

Q&A: U of S researcher pushes the limits on pulses

By Nick Pearce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A University of Saskatchewan scientist sees a future where grocery bags come from pulse seeds. Dr. Yongfeng Ai has received $2.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to spur research aiming to draw more value from plants like peas, fava beans, lentils and chickpeas. Ai spoke to the StarPhoenix about how his research works on…

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