Morton tours with new salmon film

Biologist and filmmaker tour BC with controversial new documentary.

Biologist Alexandra Morton and filmmaker Twyla Roscovich are currently touring B.C. to bring their film “Salmon Confidential” to communities around the province.

Salmon Confidential is a new film suggesting a government cover-up of what is killing B.C.’s wild salmon. When Morton discovers B.C.’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings.

Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save B.C.’s wild salmon.

The film provides insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing the fish and the safety of food supply.

Local community groups are hosting Salmon Confidential screenings across BC, followed by discussion with Morton and Roscovich about the making of the film, the viruses, politics and how people can come together to restore wild salmon.

There are no screenings scheduled yet on the North Island, but the film can be viewed online at SalmonConfidential.ca.

“It is critical that people hear what is happening to this essential fish and why,” said Morton. “We don’t have to be helpless bystanders as government tries to bury the evidence. The careers of all who research these European viruses in BC are under attack, but disease in salmon cannot be a federal secret any longer if we want wild salmon to be here for our children,” said Morton.

In an endorsement of Salmon Confidential, David Suzuki commented, “For years, Alexandra Morton has soldiered on providing evidence of and calling for action on the catastrophic state of wild salmon. Government and industries have thwarted her over and over again. This film clearly documents that governments do not put protection of wild salmon at the top of their priorities and Canadians should be outraged. I am.”

The upcoming election has given the film tour a sense of urgency.

“This whole nightmare could be over tomorrow and we could have our wild fish back if the next provincial leader commits to removing salmon feedlots from the wild salmon migration routes. They need to hear from the public that the wild salmon economy is too valuable to sacrifice to the salmon farm industry. The people of BC should understand what we documented in this film and then they can let candidates know they will be taking wild salmon to the polls,” said Roscovich.

Visit SalmonConfidential.ca for nearby film showings and more information.

 

Just Posted

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

Shoebox Project: Local women in need to enjoy shoebox gifts

This year over 500 gift filled Shoeboxes were delivered in Campbell River and the North Island.

Trapped Vancouver Island crash survivor celebrates second chance at life

“Life is good now. It’s good to be alive.”

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

‘Both things are true:’ Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground

Reconciliation between Canada and First Nations is playing out not only in legislatures and courtrooms but in labs across the country

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

The Crown corporation says that’s largely because it is taking in fewer holiday parcels than expected

Increase in downed power lines in B.C., how to stay safe

BC Hydro study finds a third of British Columbians may be putting themselves at risk

Judge sets bail at $2.5 million in 1987 slaying of B.C. couple

William Talbott II, 55, is charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder

EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline.

Most Read