Please help! Time is running out – the province has a costly plan to build yet another ‘test’ aboiteau/barrier on the Avon River at Windsor and is going to start construction this month – January!!!
Sonja Wood reminds the newly appointed Fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan that the Avon River fish passage planned for the Windsor Causeway will, if approved, significantly restrict safe and easy migration for Wild Atlantic Salmon, American Eel and many other species.
The contentious issue of twinning of the 101 near the Town of Windsor is still alive. Some folks believe it is time to get rid of the causeway and build a bridge, but they have a hard time getting heard at municipal councils, they say.
A letter written by Joanne Light to federal Fisheries minister Dominic Leblanc. She pleads for a radical rethink of the proposed twinned Avon River causeway in Windsor. Endangered salmon cannot enter the Avon River to spawn, and that should be fixed. Leblanc knows what to do, after all, a couple of years ago he helped fix a similar problem in the Peticodiac River, in his own riding.
A group of environmental activists in the Annapolis Valley is calling for a radical rethink of the Avon River causeway in Windsor. Endangered salmon cannot enter the Avon River to spawn and the group has launched a letter writing campaign to call on the federal Department of Fisheries to interfere.