Canada

Islands Trust asks province to stop sinking of warship

August 14, 2012
www.coastreporter.net

The Islands Trust has once again asked Environment Minister Mary Polak to intervene in the proposed sinking of the decommissioned warship HMCS Annapolis in Halkett Bay.

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Group may be sunk before ship goes down

June 24, 2011
www.coastreporter.net

Save Halkett Bay, a group fighting to keep a destroyer from being sunk in the area, could essentially shut down the Artificial Reef Society of B.C. (ARSBC), according to ARSBC president Howard Robins.

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Artificial reef project involving sinking of warship runs aground

August 27, 2010
www.vancouversun.com

An obscure and little-used section of the B.C. Parks Act is being used to deny a volunteer group's efforts to sink an ex-Canadian warship at Gambier Island as an artificial reef.

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Artificial reef project involving sinking of warship runs aground

Aug 27, 2010
www.vancouversun.com

VANCOUVER -- An obscure and little-used section of the B.C. Parks Act is being used to deny a volunteer group's efforts to sink an ex-Canadian warship at Gambier Island as an artificial reef.

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Plan to sink ex-warship to bottom of Howe Sound takes a hit

April 21, 2010
www.theglobeandmail.com

The DFO said the proposed site is unacceptable because the wreck of the HMCS Annapolis would “cover and destroy” valuable fish habitat.

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Church moves to sink reef project

October 12, 2009
www.theglobeandmail.com

United Church says plan to create attraction for divers poses risk to children's camp

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GSA objects to sinking of HMCS Annapolis in Halkett Bay

October 1, 2009
www.georgiastrait.org

Georgia Strait Alliance would like to register our opposition to the proposed dumping of the HMCS Annapolis in Halkett Bay Marine Park, Gambier Island by the Artificial Reef Society of BC (ARSBC).

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Creating life off Ogden Point

June 26, 2009
www.bclocalnews.com

One-hundred giant concrete balls have been sitting in an Esquimalt warehouse for two years, waiting for someone to come and release them into the wild.

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Gambier Island residents may get artificial reef

June 24, 2009
www.canada.com

Property owners on Gambier Island are dismayed by an application from the Artificial Reef Society of B.C. to sink a 113-metre decommissioned warship in a marine park at the mouth of tiny Halkett Bay.

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HMCS Annapolis to become an Artificial Reef in BC. We can help!

June 16, 2009
www.meetup.com

Don't miss this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of something HUGE in BC!. June 21, 20009, the HMCS Annapolis is being prepared to join the fleet of Artificial Reefs around the world. This time, she's being sunk right here at home, just off Gambier Island.

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Vancouver Goes Green for the Olympics

April 10, 2009
www.intheknowtraveler.com

The brand new Vancouver Convention Centre is going to be the Media Centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics. I think its legacy will outlast any Olympic effect that the 2010 Games will have.

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Marad announces deadline for shipyard grant applications

February 27, 2009
www.marinelog.com

Under the terms of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Maritime Administration has received $100 million for the Small Shipyards Grant Program, which had been funded at $10 million in 2008.

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Heaven helps those who kelp themselves

February 17, 2009
www.theglobeandmail.com

Before Rob Saunders founded Island Scallops Limited and began growing some of the world's biggest, healthiest - and some would say best-tasting - scallops, he was interested in seaweed.

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Decommissioned Warship to be Transferred to DND

January 29, 2009
www.marketwire.com

The Minister of National Defence and the Atlantic Gateway, the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, today announced plans for Fraser to be transferred back to the Department of National Defence from its current owner, the Artificial Reef Society of Nova Scotia (ARSNS).

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