2014 | December

Rock slide occurs in the lower portion of Seymour River threatening all progress since the hatchery began operations in the 1980’s.

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2015 | January

Public access to the slide area and Fisherman’s Trail are restricted to ensure scene safety. Walking and biking trails in the area are closed as a precautionary measure. The slide occurred about 1 km from the north end of Riverside Drive, just beneath the Twin Bridges. Fisherman’s trailhead has been cordoned off with police tape.

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2016 | March

This article featured in the 24 Hour Newspaper on March 18th, 2016. It highlights the incredible number of salmon that are released each year due to the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s Salmon Enhancement Program (SEP). It also highlights the Seymour River rockslide and the Seymour Salmonid Society.

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2016 | August

Project partners and funders gather at the slide site to celebrate to beginning of the rock breaking and the official start to the project. First rock breaking phase of work commences.

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2016 | October

Low velocity rock breaking in the Seymour River Canyon. Slow motion video of some of the first explosions. This is a 2-5 year 1.2 million dollar project aimed to restore fish migration through the area.

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June | 2018

The rockslide opening ceremony marked the start of the third year of operations adjacent to the rockslide on Fisherman’s trail on June 28, 2018. The objective of the 2018 work was to continue rock break activities to create a continuous channel around the “house” boulder and through the rockslide area, with the aim of reducing […]

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July | 2019

This year (2019) represents the 4th year of the project and we’re targeting 6 to 8 weeks of in-stream works, which will involve less blasting and more manual moving of rock to fine tune the slide area. We are using the same contractors and partners as previous years, with the aim of beginning works in […]

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