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  • Corporate Psycho
    March 05, 2013 - 20:23

    Wasn't this one of Danny's and Charlene Johnson's improvements to the Vale Deal? By the way any word on when Voiseys ore is going to be refined? Why doesn't someone start asking that question?

  • John Gibson
    March 04, 2013 - 12:39

    Fishery managers have known for years that you do not stock waters with a species of different genetic background, because this results in loss of fitness of the receiving stock. Also was it shown that Burns Path Pond and Maturin Pond were below carrying capacity? If these ponds are at carrying capacity (likely) the extra fish will die. Maturin Pond has a unique population of smelt, which instead of immigrating for spawning in early spring, migrate into the pond in the fall, overwintering before spawning. If the dwarf smelt from Sandy Pond survive and spawn with the indigenous smelt, there will be a loss of fitness and fewer smelt. Smelt are very important since they bring in nutrients from the sea, their eggs are the main food of young salmon and trout, and the older smelt are eaten by bigger fish and by birds and some mammals. This 'fish transfer' is simply a public relations stunt. The DFO lawyer claimed that a terrestrial reservoir would have covered 70 ha, but ignored the fact that the toxic waste dump will include two other ponds and will cover 74 ha,

  • Corporate Psycho
    March 01, 2013 - 16:52

    Charlene Johnson, laughingly the Environment Minister at the time, made this decision and sold the environment out to VALE. It was one of Danny's "improvements" to the VALE deal. Worst decision ever.

  • Tangly Web
    March 01, 2013 - 12:52

    Anyone ever hear of using a gill net to capture a fish for relocation? To kill and remove them yes, but not to relocate them in a live state capable of survival at another location. Would have been easy to catch them alive with an electrofisher as the water levels were lowered during the draining operation. Barbless hooks would not be very efficient means of capture but was probably great sport for those that were permitted to participate.

  • Tangly Web
    March 01, 2013 - 12:43

    Anyone ever hear of using a gill net to capture a fish for relocation? To kill and remove them yes, but not to relocate them in a live state capable of survival at another location. Would have been easy to catch them alive with an electrofisher as the water levels were lowered during the draining operation. Barbless hooks would not be very efficient means of capture but was probably great sport for those that were permitted to participate.

  • Tangly Web
    March 01, 2013 - 12:41

    Anyone ever hear of using a gill net to capture a fish for relocation? To kill and remove them yes, but not to relocate them in a live state capable of survival at another location. Would have been easy to catch them alive with an electrofisher as the water levels were lowered during the draining operation. Barbless hooks would not be very efficient means of capture but was probably great sport for those that were permitted to participate.

  • We, the electorate have to take a stance on the rip-off of our natural resources.
    March 01, 2013 - 12:04

    FED UP I, too, am sick of greedy Politicians enabling greedy Corporates to rape the planet so that both of them can prosper economically. After all Governments and Corporations are made up of greedy humans who get control through elections and association with each other. These people will develop everything that they are allowed to get their hands on, so when are we, the electorate, going to take a stance and have all of these greedy people who are in control brought to justice. We, the electorate, the owners of the natural resources in our province will be the plaintiffs. Let us take a stance now and stop the rip-off of our natural resources and probably save our province from bankruptcy! We all have been told that the cost of the projects on the go will escalate in costs, what will cause that to happen in an era where everybody else's salary is being put in a straight jacket? Of course it will be manipulation by those in control!

  • Fed up
    March 01, 2013 - 11:08

    I am so sick of greedy corporations and compliant governments raping the planet and destroying everything in their path as they make a mad dash for more profit. When is it going to stop? What is it going to take?

  • Brad
    March 01, 2013 - 09:42

    What a load of B.S., I am sure that there was a lot more than 1400 trout in a pond that size. What were the other fish they caught if they state they were mostly trout? Could it be Arctic Char, Rainbow Smelt, or American Eel all of which are species at risk? Sandy Pond was a unique ecosystem that has been destroyed and never to be replaced. What the government and this foreign polluter are doing is criminal.