GAFA continuing to put pressure on Transport Canada to kill anchorage application

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Derek Kilbourn, Sounder News, Tuesday, January 23 2018 The Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages (GAFA) continue to work to prevent the establishment of five anchorages off Gabriola’s north-east shoreline. That fight began in 2015 when it was reported in the Sounder that the Pacific Pilotage Authority and Chamber of Shipping BC were wanting a place to park Cape-sized vessels somewhere while they waited … Read More

Transport Canada opens Formal Review Process on Anchorages

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The first in a series of consultative sessions on the Federal Government’s Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) took place in Vancouver last Thursday. The meeting, billed as a Dialogue Forum, focused on a number of issues, including the future of Deep Sea Anchorages in the Southern Gulf Islands Region. Two representatives of Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages attended the meeting and came … Read More

Help protect our coasts by giving your input on the Governments Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

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Dear supporters of GAFA, We are writing with an important and time sensitive request. The federal government has set up a website to get input into their Oceans Protection Plan. The plan (OPP)is a broad collection of initiatives designed to improve Canada’s ability to protect our oceans and coasts, which includes issues related to anchorages. We are told this site … Read More