For those of you who didn't get the chance to watch the Metlakatla drone, the Metlakatla Fisheries Program, with the help of the Skeena Area Marine Research Collaborative, completed the first stage of an eulachon predator study using drone technology this spring. Metlakatla Fisheries staff launched a small drone from several locations in the Skeena estuary, as well as from the banks of the Skeena River, in order to search for predators such as seals, sea lions, eagles and seagulls.
The Metlakatla Governing Council is aware of the decision of the Prince Rupert School District to no longer fund ferry service to transport Metlakatla students to Prince Rupert for school.
While we understand the budget pressures facing the district, Chief and Council will be working with other levels of government and discussing the situation internally to find a resolution ahead of the start of the 2016/2017 school year.
The latest Metlakatla column in the Northern View, outlining the Metlakatla Fisheries Drone and Food Fish programs for 2016, can be viewed here.
Please note the following changes to the Metlakatla Ferry Service schedule for the week of March 21 to March 29:
· The 7:30 a.m. ferry leaving Prince Rupert and the 3:45 p.m. ferry leaving Metlakatla have been cancelled for the week.
· The 4:30 p.m. ferry leaving Prince Rupert and the 4:45 p.m. ferry leaving Metlakatla on Thursday, March 24 have been cancelled. The last ferry of the day will leave Metlakatla at 12:45 p.m. on March 24.
The Metlakatla Stewardship Society, on behalf of the Metlakatla First Nation, filed its response to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s draft report for the Pacific Northwest LNG project on March 10.
The response includes comments regarding the conditions listed in the report and a number of conditions Metlakatla would like to see placed on the project should it proceed.
North Co-Corp Ferry Services Ltd. will be increasing their rates as of April 1, 2016.
See the table below of the new rates or click here for a pdf version.
The public comment period for the draft environmental assessment of Pacific NorthWest LNG 's proposed export terminal on Lelu Island is now open until March 11, 2016.
Metlakatla Stewardship office broke down a few of the following conditions that need to be met if the designated project is ultimately allowed to proceed.
You can view the document here.
February 25, 2016
For immediate release
METLAKATLA BC - The Metlakatla First Nation is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a fire in the Metlakatla Ferry Dock parking lot in the early morning hours of February 25.
The Metlakatla FIsheries Department would like to kindly remind members that as food fish season is nearing, members should contact the Communications Department to update household information and to register any children who haven't been registered yet in order to receive food fish.
To register your child you can contact Cheryl Smith by calling: (250) 624-2154 or email her at: email@example.com.