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The clock is ticking on BC's election. Is it ticking even faster for salmon, whales and bears? - National Observer

Friday, June 2, 2017

As stewards of the territory, they will “fiercely defend and protect” their land and way of life, says Hill. Coastal Guardian Watchmen from the Gitga'at First Nation watch over Gribbell Island, home to some of the Great Bear Rainforest's moved beloved Spirit Bears. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffreyThe beating heart of the rainforest The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest coastal temperate rainforest on Earth, stretching 64,000 square kilometres from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Alaska. It’s a rare and remarkable ecosystem roughly twice the size of Belgium, whose misty fjords, glassy waters, mossy mountains and thundering waterfalls paint a landscape of overwhelming natural beauty. For thousands of years, the rainforest has sustained indigenous populations as one of the richest and most productive ecosystems on the planet. Its spectacular circle of life includes grizzly bears, orcas, sea wolves, Sitka deer, and the elusive white Spirit Bear — a bear found nowhere else in the world. And the heart of it all, says B.C. biologist Alexandra Morton, are the salmon. “They are a blood stream, a power cord,” she says from her home in Echo Bay, where she has studied Pacific salmon and their habitat for more than 30 years. “They feed everybody. If we pull them out, this coast will go dim.”Salmon are what’s known as a ‘keystone species’ in the Great Bear Rainforest, Morton explains, a creature whose impact on an ecosystem is disproportionately large compared to its biomass. Their carcasses are rich in nitrogen, sulfur, carbon and phosphorus, and when bears and wolves drag them through the forest, these nutrients are deposited in the soil and landscape. From there, scientists estimate they find their way into more than 190 species of the rainforest’s food chain — from moss to mink and seals to Spirit Bears.Isotopes from salmon who return to spawn in the rainforest have even been found in its old-growth trees, says Morton. And the bigger the salmon run, the bigger the trees grow. A Pacific salmon passes its nutrients on to the Great Bear Rainforest's ecosystem during spawning season in August 2016. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffreyWarming waters wearing down salmonBut Pacific salmon — even those who spawn in the far away Great Bear Rainforest — are in trouble. According to scientists from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, exceptionally warm conditions partnered with extreme climate events like El Niño have compromised their diet by bringing smaller, less nutritious plankton into B.C. waters. With them come migrator...
http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/05/02/news/clock-ticking-bcs-election-it-ticking-even-faster-salmon-whales-and-bears

Madonna Wiseman

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wiseman, Madonna Passed peacefully away at the L. A. Miller Centre surrounded by her loving family on April 23, 2017, age 77 yrs of CBS formerly of Bell Island and Stephenville. Predeceased by husband Ivan (2000), parents Edward Nugent (1984), Elizabeth O'Toole (1986), sister-in-law Margaret Duffy and her husband Michael. Left with fond and loving memories daughters Elizabeth Walsh (Randy), Heather Wiseman - Walsh (Pat), son Maxwell Wiseman (Cora), grandchildren Raegan & Madison Wiseman, Matthew Walsh, Paige Walsh, Peyton Walsh, brothers Gus Nugent (Sheila), Ray Nugent (Marion), Roger Nugent (Florie), Edward Nugent (Bertie), sisters Jean Murphy (Bill), Eileen Gosse, brother-in-law Edward Wiseman (Frances Ann), sister-in-law Mary White (Hector). Also a large circle of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Wednesday from 2 – 4 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30 am from St. Edward’s Church, Kelligrews. Inurnment in St. Edward’s Cemetery, Kelligrews. Flowers gratefully...
http://www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/2908548/Wiseman-Madonna/service-details.php

A final Kiss goodbye: Newfoundlander buried in custom-made coffin - CBC.ca

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A man from Bell Island will be buried in a custom-built coffin designed as a tribute to the rock and roll band he loved, days after he received another final wish: a call from Kiss frontman Gene Simmons. Kenny Miller died of cancer Jan. 28. in Cambridge, Ont. He was 52 and a Kiss fanatic from from his early teens, according to friend Paul White. [embedded content]"Kenny's a very special person," said White, whose wife was entrusted with picking out some of the final pieces for the casket, which includes a purple lining, flames on the outside and a Kiss Army fan-club logo.They brought the final design into Miller's hospital room for his seal of approval."I got the nod and the thumbs-up from him and that was enough for me," said White. The KISS coffin being used to lay the late Kenny Miller to rest in Bell Island also includes a dashboard, a nod to his other passion - fast cars. (Submitted)He admitted being "dumbfounded" to learn of his friend's final request, but he knew how much Miller loved the...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/kiss-fan-buried-coffin-bell-island-1.3961262

Peter Kavanagh

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Peter Francis Kavanagh—1931-2017 Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in his 85th year Peter Francis Kavanagh, of Paradise Newfoundland formerly of Bell Island. Predecease by wife Christina (2003), son Paul(2004), great granddaughter Kyla( 2010). Leaving to mourn two sons Ralph (Anita),Cyril (Angela) daughter-in-law Mary Anthony ,five grandchildren Melissa, Nicole, Noelle, Ashley and Christopher. Also survived by three brothers and four sisters and their families. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Sunday from 7 pm – 9 pm, Monday from 10 am – 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10 am from Holy Family Parish, Paradise. Interment in St. Thomas of Villanova Cemetery, Topsail. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
http://www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/2830535/Kavanagh-Peter/service-details.php

Trudeau questioned in ethics probe over Bahamas holiday - Reuters Canada

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trudeau, more popular than any recent prime minister, has taken a hit with the electorate amid allegations he broke official rules by taking a private helicopter ride to Bell Island, a Bahamas resort owned by the Aga Khan. Ministers must clear travel on private planes ahead of time with Mary Dawson, the federal conflict of interest and ethics commissioner. Trudeau admits he did not do so and Dawson is now determining whether the trip contravened the Conflict of Interest Act. "It was a private vacation with a personal friend," Trudeau told a televised news conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. "I am answering questions that the ethics commissioner has for us on that." Trudeau did not elaborate on the discussion with Dawson. If the ethics commissioner rules against him, Trudeau could face a small fine or a written slap on the wrists. Trudeau has said he has known the Aga Khan, Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, since childhood. The Aga Khan, the title held by the leader of the Ismaili branch of Shi'ite Islam, was a pallbearer at the funeral of Justin's father, former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Trudeau is currently on a cross-country tour, an apparent bid to reconnect with voters amid negative headlines about the vacation as well as his Liberal Party's fund raising activities. Trudeau though is in no immediate danger since the next election is not until October 2019 and both mai...
http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCAKBN1512MS

Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium - The Western Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

After the meeting, Mayor Dean Ball said council recognizes the people’s concerns but there is nothing it can do right now as the issue is before the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board.Steve Brent and Kayla Critch filed the appeal. The couple lives just one property away from the funeral home and has been vocal in opposing the decision since it was approved.Outside the town office Brent declined to comment and noted they are seeking legal advice before saying any more on the issue.Parsons also declined to comment on the matter until the appeal process is completed.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/protestors-want-deer-lake-funeral-home-owner-to-consider-another-location-for-crematorium-163553/

Deer Lake town council approves crematorium for Main Street funeral home - The Western Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ball.The mayor said the town researched the issue and the particular unit Parsons Funeral Home is proposing to use.Newfoundland and Labrador does not have emission standards that are specific to crematoriums, but Ball said every indication was that the emissions from the crematorium unit would easily meet all the existing standards in the province.The funeral home is already in a zone designated as commercial, so no rezoning was required to permit the crematorium.Ball said council understands the sensitive nature of the topic, but believes they made the right decision.“Today’s technology has all the checks and balances needed and we don’t think there is any reason for anyone to be alarmed,” he said.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/local/deer-lake-town-council-approves-crematorium-for-main-street-funeral-home-157122/

Mother of NL comedian/actor Mark Critch has died - Advertiser

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mark Critch, Newfoundland writer and performer, announced in a tweet Saturday morning that his mother, Mary Critch, 80, died on Thursday.Critch, who is one of the stars CBC’s “This Hour has 22 Minutes” tweeted, “It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my mom. She was busting with love and family pride. She had a laugh that you could wrap around yourself like a blanket. Thanks to all who have been asking about her over the past couple of months.”She had a laugh that you could wrap around yourself like a blanket.-Mark CritchShe is survived by sons Michael and Mark, daughter-in-law Kathy; her grandchildren Jacob, Will and Lucy; her sisters Diane, Bertha and brother David. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Caul’s Funeral Home LeMarchant Road on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place on Dec. 28 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Church. Inurnment to follow at Belvedere Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the O'Brien Farm Foundation.Let's...
http://www.gfwadvertiser.ca/news/mother-of-nl-comedian-actor-mark-critch-has-died-172573/