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“In her acceptance speech for the George Ryga Award, wild salmon activist Alexandra Morton (left) says humans have to learn how to fit into this planet & stop destroying so much around us.FULL STORY



The Broughton

May 31st, 2021

Writer and artist Gwen Curry’s new title, Converging Waters: The Beauty and Challenges of the Broughton Archipelago (RMB $40) with photography by Dan Hillert of Malcolm Island, explores the pebble beaches, foggy mornings, orcas, eagles and other natural elements on the tree-covered islands of the northern coast of Vancouver Island at the edge of the Broughton Archipelago (including Queen Charlotte Strait, Broughton Strait, Cormorant Channel and Blackfish Sound). However, it is more than a nice photo book. Converging Waters also takes a hard-hitting environmental look at the problems of the Broughton and beyond. Curry’s essays on the forest industry, little-known facts about the cruise ship industry, the introduction of Atlantic salmon to this coast, the history and current realities for orcas and whales and the devastating practices of a fish farming industry that threaten the B.C. coastal ecosystem are unsettling. 9781771601658

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