Working to protect the wildlife and wild spaces of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest and beyond.
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Finding these two pawprints side by side is not unusual in the Great Bear Rainforest - one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. One set belongs to a genetically distinct sea wolf and the other to a coastal grizzly bear. These tracks are an example of the large predator-prey relationships that exist throughout the remote wilderness of the BC coast, home to over 200 species of birds and nearly 70 species of known mammals. Here, coastal wolves and grizzly bears fish for salmon or scour remote coastal beaches for beached meals – whales, sea lions and even squid. Today, on the 2017 International Day for Biological Diversity, a new footprint identification project from WildTrack was launched: “ConservationFIT". A global collaborative effort, it has been designed to use images of footprints taken by smartphones and drones to monitor and protect the earth’s most at-risk animals. More scientific study and observation is needed to protect the #GreatBearRainforest where wolves and bears face a long and growing list of threats. Please consider a monthly donation to our conservation efforts @ pacificwild.org (link in profile) every dollar helps.
Photo by @iantmcallister#IBD2017#grizzlybear#wolf#biodiversity
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale in the entire world, weighing between 80,000-160,000 pounds (40-80 tons) — even bigger than the world's largest dinosaurs. Increasingly, these gentle giants are making a return to the waters of the #greatbearsea and are frequently observed in the areas deep fjords and channels.
Sadly, human-caused disturbances have placed fin whales as “endangered" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Today on #EndangeredSpeciesDay, we ask that you help us continue to illuminate the devastating effects that human-caused disturbances have on our coastal species such as overfishing, climate change, whaling, acoustic pollution and habitat degradation. Please consider supporting pacificwild.org cetacean research as we continue to advocate for a system of marine protected areas on the B.C. coast. Link upstairs. #donate#beautifulbc#pacificwild#IUCN#endangeredspecies#finwhale#greatbearrainforest
The herring spawn is so important to the many residents of the B.C. coast that even this grizzly bear, a rare visitor to the herring spawning grounds, made the long journey across islands and fjords to feast on eggs. As grizzly bears emerge from their winter den, this highly nutritious and accessible food source is a reminder of how important the ocean is for countless terrestrial species. This bear will surely be a star in the upcoming Great Bear Rainforest IMAX film that is currently in production. Stay tuned for more dispatches as the @PacificWild team continues to document this cycle of life that gives so much to so many.
200 kilometres off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, this black-footed albatross visited the @pacificwild crew on an off-shore expedition. As you can see in this photo, their bills have bulky nasal passages, often using their sense of smell to find prey and navigate. Glands at the base of the bill filter salt out of the birds bloodstream, turning into a concentrated salt that drips back into the sea and has been dubbed the “tears of the albatross.” Also known as tubenoses, this magnificent seabird is noted for its powerful glide in flight, only coming to land to breed. But while the coastal waters of the Great Bear Rainforest are home to highly productive marine ecosystems, there is little ecological knowledge of the distribution and abundance of visiting marine birds like this one. In the published articled "A preliminary spatial assessment of risk: Marine birds and chronic oil pollution on Canada’s Pacific coast,” researchers state that chronic oil pollution is a serious issue in B.C. and **that more oil enters the global marine environment from low-level human activities than catastrophic oil spills**... Yet another reason to keep tankers off the B.C. coast.
A grizzly bear mother emerges from the forest at low tide to begin her daily clam dig, using an acute sense of smell to find them in wet sand. The mother constantly feeds so she can constantly produce milk for her triplet cubs. On this #MothersDay, we're honouring some of our favourite moms. You can too. Advocate for the protection of threatened species and habitat in honour of the moms in your life: pacificwild.org/support-us/donate. (link upstairs)
This month we saw the designation of a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) in B.C.: the ‘Sea of Glass’ sponge reef located in Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. Starting today on May 12th, a team of scientists will be live streaming research to explore the reefs deep underwater in Hecate Strait (head to our Twitter page for the link). This reef may be the only large-form example left in the world still alive, and was thought to have died off 40 million years ago until fragile living reefs were discovered near Haida Gwaii in 1987. Over 80 feet high and covering 1000 square kilometres of ocean floor, the reef is now protected from bottom-contact fishing within 200 metres of the structure. There will also be a five year joint research project bringing together researchers from Canada, the EU and the United States to determine what, if any, commercial fishing will be permitted in the MPA. According to scientific estimates approximately 50% of the reef has already been destroyed by bottom trawlers and heavy gear. This photo by @iantmcallister highlights the colourful diversity of British Columbia’s underwater world, supporting approximately seven thousand known marine species, a number that could increase dramatically if we started looking seriously. For a country with the longest coastline in the world, Canada continues to be a global embarrassment when it comes to protecting it's jurisdictional waters and establishing MPA’s. To learn more about MPA's and to get involved, please sign our pledge, link in profile.
A baby resident killer whale spy-hops near Bella Bella in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Little does he know what awaits him as today is election day in B.C. "Wildlife management" decisions made by the provincial government have put B.C. wildlife at an enormous risk. This is a province with no endangered species law and little legislation to protect the ecosystem from LNG tankers, pipeline proposals, forestry, fish farming, culls and trophy hunting. We need to rebuild through action on climate change, habitat protection and restoration.
Where can this action come from? Young people. You. Who have more at stake in the outcome than any other group. Weak environmental regulations lead to weak moves like the province’s plan to slaughter wolves instead of curb habitat loss. The higher the acoustic pollution, the higher the death count for humpbacks, fin whales, and orcas. The clock is ticking for salmon, whales, bears and more. If the ecosystem of the Great Bear Rainforest is compromised, the impacts will be widespread. You have the power to create change. The bigger the salmon run, the bigger the trees grow. Please #vote today.
Head to our Facebook and Twitter page for more resources on where B.C.'s politicians stand for wildlife and their habitat. Link in profile for #student voting info.
Photo by @iantmcallister.
Did you know students who are from another province but have been living in B.C. for at least 6 months, are eligible to register & vote? Want to vote but not sure how you're going to vote yet? Your vote is needed to preserve grizzly bears, orcas, sea wolves, salmon, the white Spirit bear — a bear found nowhere else in the world — and more. Spirit bears like this one have an uncertain future ahead of them, endangered by plans for more logging and threatened by the government’s reluctance to accept science on the region’s declining ecological health.
Published today in @thetyee, "Where Great Bear Rainforest Protection Is a Lie", writer Andrew Nikiforuk describes how declining landscapes and battered watersheds lead to the destruction of salmon spawning areas - a critical food source for Spirit bears.
"Where are the government scientists and other forestry experts who used to represent the public interest? Their ranks have been severely cut."
Students and youth can be at the front-lines of the election this year. Vote to foster and build an inclusive and powerful movement, necessary to stop the #WarOnWildlife. Head to the link in our profile for FAQs for where and how students and youth can vote in BC. Tag people below to help others know what is at stake in this election.
Photo by @iantmcallister.
Have you checked out the new book, "Wolf Island"? Photographs by @iantmcallister and co-authored with Nicholas Read, this book just made it into the "15 best books of the week in B.C."! A children's book for ages 4-8, the story follows a family of coastal wolves living on an island in the #greatbearrainforest. Generations of sea wolves pass down behaviour and learn to feast on mussels, clams, herring eggs, whale and sea lion carcasses, and fish for salmon.
"The story is really told by the big, bright pictures—which glow with the rhythms and beauties of this remote habitat...Enthralling fare for budding naturalists." - Kirkus Reviews
Books bought through Pacific Wild goes to our wolf conservation efforts - link in profile or @ pacificwild.org/support-us
Today, in a strong united front, 24 non-profits, unions, filmmakers, and businesses, have called for an end to the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in BC. The practice of hunting large, iconic animals simply so that their body parts may be mounted on walls as trophies is widely condemned around the world. Permitting hunters to kill hundreds of B.C. grizzlies per year for this purpose is detrimental not only to the bears’ populations and welfare, but also to the international image that B.C. and the rest of Canada projects to the world.
In an open letter addressed, "To the Future Premier of British Columbia”, the signatories state that the Government of British Columbia must act in accordance with the wishes of the over 90 percent of B.C. residents who are opposed to the trophy hunting of grizzlies, and implement an immediate moratorium on the current spring bear hunt, and then commit to a short timeline to implement a permanent end to the hunt. These actions will show the world that the province’s policies are in accordance with B.C. and Canadian values that respect nature, and they will increase tourism revenue while eliminating wasteful trophy hunt management costs.
Head to the link in our profile or pacificwild.org to read the full letter.
200 kilometres off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest these small prow fish are using a lion’s mane jellyfish as shelter from passing sharks and other predators.
A report released yesterday from @Oceana_Canada, part of @Oceana, reveals how poorly Canada is managing one of the biggest threats to our oceans: bycatch in commercial fisheries. The report, "Collateral damage: How to reduce bycatch in Canada's commercial fisheries", states that on the west coast the halibut industry alone discards 45% of the commercial catch, including endangered basking sharks. Calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to release a national plan to consistently monitor and report bycatch data at the national level, @Oceana_Canada are recommending counting everything caught in a fishery, capping bycatch amounts using science-based limits, reducing bycatch with more selective fishing gear, and protecting overfished populations and species at risk.
While sustainable management tools such as the trade-in bycatch quota in B.C’s ground fishery helps to reduce bycatch on the #Pacific coast, a series of well-managed MPAs where human activity is limited, including no-take zones where no seafood harvesting is permitted, would minimize overexploitation of the resources. Head to pacificwild.org to learn more about the steps you can take to help achieve biodiversity, fisheries, and food security objectives.
Photo by @iantmcallister.
Congratulations to Johanna Gordon-Walker, a teacher at the Bella Bella Community School, a @QqsProjects board member, and a collaborator on building the Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards (SEAS) program. Today she has been awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence! Today is also #worldpressfreedomday, and a reminder that independent, peer-reviewed science should simply be a tool that society uses to inform decisions, yet over the past decade there has been a concerted effort by government to discredit scientists and silence their ability to communicate their research to the public.
Both education and the free press play a critical role in ensuring the environment has a voice. “Paws up" to our teacher, journalist, photographer, film-maker, storyteller and science heroes for all you do - every day. Head to the link in our bio to learn more about @pacificwild’s involvement with the SEAS community initiative in the coastal community of Bella Bella, British Columbia.
Today is World Tuna Day. The importance of tuna mirrors the herring fishery in the Pacific coast of British Columbia and the critical role it plays in a healthy marine ecosystem. Most fisheries have modernized with monofilament lines and nets, hydraulic winches, digital sounders -- there are few, if any, places that fish can escape us and our efficient, technology-driven fisheries. But one fishery remains elegant and traditional -- the spawn-on-kelp, or SOK fishery. The traditional harvest and the methods coastal communities use is one of the last few fisheries that is almost identical to 10,000 years ago! Yes, canoes have been replaced with flat-bottomed, aluminum herring punts, but all other aspects of this traditional herring-spawn fishery have been carried out the exact same way for millennia.
Swipe for more and head to pacificwild.org to learn more about how local fishers harvest hemlock boughs on the Pacific coast and the importance of #sustainablefisheries.
As the spring flowers bloom on land, the bloom of mysids are seen in staggering numbers in the #greatbearsea. Also called opossum shrimp, they get their name from their habit of brooding in a special pouch or "marsupium" in females. Small and transparent, mysids resemble a crayfish and tend to be omnivorous, eating smaller planktonic organisms. In the waters of the Great Bear Sea, they are usually eaten by small fish or large shrimp. But on the California coast, they have also been the target of a few other hungry sea creatures, like marine leeches. There are only two species of ambitious leech who target the opossum shrimp and each come with tail suckers. Scientific American did a feature piece on these suckers that latch onto these shrimp-like crustaceans titled "Wonderful Things: Opossum Shrimp Leeches” and cite that "opossum shrimp leeches combine three concepts that do not seem to belong together into one awesome parasite -- a parasite that also happens to be one-quarter of the size of its host: In human terms, this would be a parasite the length of your lower leg. It’s definitely a drag for the opossum shrimp."
Photo by @iantmcallister #oceanfeedstherainforest#shrimp#leech#parasite#creepy#hungry#underwaterphotography#marine
This morning, @pacificwild teamed up with @lushcosmetics and @hsiglobal to deliver more than 75,000 names from across the globe calling on the government of British Columbia to ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears.
Because of - YOU - we just delivered the names to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in 30 cube boxes containing 21,000 postcards collected in Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics shops since November 2016, and more than 350 pages of names added to online petitions hosted by Humane Society International/Canada and Pacific Wild. THANK YOU.
Haven't signed yet? Want your friends to be part of the #trophyfreebc movement? Sign and share the petition now - head to the link in our profile for the full press release and to sign the petition! #banthetrophyhunt#stopthetrophyhunt
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Each year, trophy hunters kill over six thousand grizzly bears on international hunts for their heads, paws and coats. Those that support this slaughter claim it's necessary to maintain balance in nature and provide economic advantages, yet conservationists and activists say otherwise. This video by @lushcosmetics challenges this controversial practice and is a glimpse into the film “Trophy." TONIGHT, join @pacificwild@hsiglobal@raincoastconservation@wildlifedefenceleague@davidsuzukifdn and more,
for a screening of @trophyfilm at The Vic Theatre in Victoria, B.C. Diving deep into the controversy that exists within United States and Canada, Trophy asks: can we truly justify killing these animals for sport?
Last week, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society @cpaws_national filed a lawsuit against the federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for allegedly failing in her responsibility to monitor the protection of the endangered boreal woodland caribou. Earlier this year, a BC government document revealed plans for a 2017 wolf cull expansion in a misguided attempt to save the endangered caribou. But eradicating wolves will not change industries responsibility and the governments complicity in the loss of species. To avoid such conservation dilemmas, the BC government must adequately protect the habitat of at-risk species in the first place. The habitat of the boreal woodland caribou was identified and publicly reported in October 2012, nearly a decade after the animals were declared to be threatened with extinction. “Much of the habitat is on non-federal lands. Though we know that much of the boreal caribou critical habitat remains unprotected more than 4 years later, there have been no reports describing what is being done to address any protection gaps,” said Alain Branchaud in a media release, the Executive Director of CPAWS Quebec. Head to our website pacificwild.org to learn more about the #waronwildlife today. #savebcwolves by @iantmcallister
Education is the foundation for environmental conservation and is the theme of Earth Day 2017’s campaign. Why have we chosen to focus on the foundational species of the Great Bear Rainforest? It’s simple, there is perhaps no other species that play such a critical role in the health and survival of so many other species. Like the foundation of your house, herring is a foundation species on which the entire Great Bear Rainforest is built. Right now, the sounds of chatting, chirping, and low rattling and rasping fill the air of the #greatbearrainforest, as herring eggs are devoured by shorebirds such as black turnstones, spotted sandpipers, dowitchers, surfbirds. Then the next major event unfolds as surf scoters come inshore to dive for the eggs - a flash of black feathers, orange feet, and bills. A pack of wolves appear from the rainforest edge. They move to the shoreline and with heads down quickly begin to gorge on the herring eggs. Their intensity is born from a long winter in which food is harder to come by. Black bears emerge from their winter dens and migrate to the herring grounds to feast on eggs. The shoreline has completely transformed. Head to our website today (link in profile) to help protect what we know and love. Use today’s #EarthDay to learn about something new, to share a new world with others, and to donate to our efforts as we help protect this globally significant wildlife spectacle.
. #EarthDay2017#Herring#GreatBearSea#Pacific#PNW #wolves#seawolf#bears#whales#salmon#sealion#bird#life#globalwarming#climatechange#hellobc#beautifulbritishcolumbia
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The shallow waters and coastal bays of the Pacific coast are being blanketed by masses of eggs this Easter weekend. Except it’s not the work of the Easter bunny and they are not chocolate eggs…A small fish with a major role in the lives of nearly every coastal species on land or underwater in B.C., huge schools of herring come flooding in to deposit golden eggs over many miles of shoreline. As the tide drops, black bears - having just woken from their winter sleep - are just one of a long list of mammals that feed on herring and their eggs. The herring are here and it is finally Spring! Thanks to your generosity, pacificwild.org/support-us/donate can continue to document the importance of herring as a foundation fish and an important staple to B.C.'s coast fishery.
Photos by @iantmcallister #oceanfeedstherainforest#ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀᴇɢɢs#herring#blackbear#stopthetrophyhunt
After years of losing public trust and bears slaughtered for sport despite widespread opposition, the reaction across the province from various outlets is one of mistrust and skepticism to the election pledge by the Liberal government to ban trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. "From a B.C. grizzly bear’s perspective, the chance that this policy change will save you from a trophy hunter’s bullet is very small," said the Commercial Bear Viewing Association spokesman Julius Strauss in a news release.
Although an acknowledgment of thousands of claims is an amiable progression, only a total ban on trophy hunting province-wide will ensure the long-term survival of grizzly bears. How can the Liberals continue to justify allowing the trophy hunt in the rest of the province, accepting large donations from trophy hunters, and running a trophy hunting guide as a candidate? “I don’t feel comfortable until we have something in writing,” said Doug Neasloss, chief of the Kitasoo/Xaixais band council in Klemtu, to Postmedia News. “I’m always a bit skeptical. Election time is obviously when people make a lot of promises. Obviously, we’re not going anywhere. We’re committed to ending it".
Photo by @iantmcallister#grizzlybear #grizzlybears#stopthetrophyhunt#bantrophyhunting#bcpoli#cdnpoli#bearcubs#bearsforever@hsiglobal@wildlifedefenceleague@bearsmatter@grizzlybearfdn
A noisy afternoon in the Great Bear Rainforest, serenaded by these large black sea ducks, called Surf Scoters. As herring season starts to kick off, the @pacificwild team is working in the field to document the important link herring provide between tiny plankton and larger fish, marine mammals and birds. Swipe to hear these birds + see more from the perspective of a filmmaker in the water. Surf Scoters are often found in abundance during this time, as their location is strongly influenced by presence of herring roe and seagrass beds. You may find these birds in the coves and channels of the traditional spawning areas, where branches and seaweed are suspended from the floating, rock-anchored logs. The herring lay their eggs on just about anything along shoreline - millions of eggs will float with the tide waiting to rest on seaweed, rock, or other substrate material. With luck, the logs begin to dip under the weight of multiple layers of tiny eggs building up on the hanging garden below…. #abundance#beauty#herring#greatbearrainforest#birds#surf#sea#marine
Nearly six months after the diesel spill in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, the coastal community's clam fishery remains closed, kelp canopies have been affected, and as herring season kicks off in the Pacific coast this month, it will also have a huge impact on this critical spawning and rearing area. This first photo is an example of how important herring eggs are as a traditional food while Heiltsuk fisher Jordan Wilson harvests herring spawn-on-hemlock in Heiltsuk territory. The second photo is of Keil, the seaweed and halibut camp of the Gitga’at people and is located in open sight of oil and LNG tankers that should never be allowed to transit the inside waters of the Great Bear Sea.
The #Heiltsuk Investigation Report that was released this morning, chronicles the first 48 hours of the Nathan E. Stewart sunken tug boat and diesel spill on the central coast of BC. The report exposes failures in Canada’s emergency response measures as well as repeated refusals by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and Kirby Corporation to disclose information to Heiltsuk about their own territory. But the full extent of the environmental impacts will not be known for a long time. We ask you to help keep up the pressure for a legislated ban on oil tanker traffic -- one that includes tanker barge traffic carrying large loads to Alaska like the #nathanestewart.
Read the report [www.nes-investigation.org]. Head to our website pacificwild.org for the full media release and how you can help.
Today, an expert panel recommended that Canada should aim for greater public participation and Indigenous involvement to regulate major industrial projects like pipelines and mines after years of losing public trust. The report released this morning, Building Common Ground, recommends taking a wrecking ball to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), which currently determines how development impacts the environment.
With more and more evidence that entire ecosystems are suffering from the negative impacts of climate change, pollution, overfishing and habitat destruction, the importance of conducting effective environmental impact assessments and creating marine protected areas (MPAs) are more important than ever. Currently, global and regional bodies have no formal mechanism to work together to protect these ecosystems from the impacts of extractive activities. Head to pacificwild.org to donate to our conservation efforts and learn more about the immediate importance of protecting specific areas of high biodiversity like the offshore world in the #GreatBearRainforest, impacting tufted puffins and other seabirds.
Photos by @iantmcallister#MPAs#marineprotectedareas#climatechange#CEAA#cndpoli#bcpoli#global#puffin#biodiversity#globalwarming#ecosystem#marine#sealegacy#greatbearsea
Around this time every year, female herring deposit nearly 20,000 clear, sticky eggs just like the ones seen in this photo. Eventually, 6 million eggs per square meter (or half a million eggs per square foot) will float with the tide, waiting to rest on eelgrass, kelp or other marine plants. Herring spread this enormous amount of eggs throughout the coast in order to bank on sheer abundance winning out and for the life cycle to begin anew. Out of the 20,000 eggs deposited, a female herring may only have one off-spring survive due to intense predation by wolves, bears, sea lions, whales and salmon. This foundational species for coastal life is critically important for humans and animals alike. While it is still too early to gauge the strength of the herring spawn this year, we, like the herring themselves, are banking on that sheer abundance winning out... swipe for more #herring#greatbearrainforest#landtosea#seaweed#seawolves#kelp#salmon#lifecycle#oceanfeedstherainforest#coastal#pnw photo by @iantmcallister
Two years ago today, the Heiltsuk First Nation claimed a historic victory over a disputed industrial herring fishery. A confrontation of protests, nightly camps, negotiations and blockades that threatened to erupt into a “war on the water”, ended with the commercial fleet leaving the central coast For decades, the Heiltsuk and other coastal First Nations have expressed opposition to the unsustainable commercial herring fishery disputing DFO's flawed stock analysis. Because of these conservation efforts, the BC central coast is a step closer to witnessing a sustainable fishery that respects local knowledge.
Today, our team is continuing to document the herring cycle and spectacular spawning event. This photo was taken this week in Kitasu Bay of the first central coast herring spawn. Herring are a true foundation species of the BC coast and remain critical to many - from humans to salmon to whales - but their status is still a fragment of their historical abundance. Will the recent decisions to reduce the kill fishery on the BC central coast give stocks enough time to rebuild? Stay tuned for our in-the-field updates over the coming weeks as Pacific Wild and coastal First Nations continue to tell the story of herring, the need for increased protection and the ecological importance of this fascinating foundation species.
Today marks the opening of the shameful grizzly bear trophy hunt in B.C. This year, the Spring hunt has even been extended.
To coincide with the opening, our colleagues @davidsuzukifdn released a report on the hunt that shows 14,000 grizzly bears have been killed in B.C. since 1975, or about 329 each year. Incredibly, the data acquired by Freedom of Information requests, also reveals that 34% of the bears killed are female. Female grizzly bears reproduce later in life and usually have a small number of cubs that survive, making the ability of a population to bounce back from a hunting season very vulnerable. “Despite being a large, dominant animal, grizzlies are among the most threatened large species on the continent,” Faisal Moola, director-general of the Suzuki foundation was quoted in @globeandmail today.
We need to see change and it needs to be immediate.
Photo by @iantmcallister#bearcubs#bearsforever#grizzlybears#greatbearrainforest#suzuki@hsiglobal@wildlifedefenceleague@bearsmatter
This week, @hsiglobal, @pacificwild and middle school students from Glenlyon Norfolk School in Victoria called on the B.C. government to implement a complete ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia, and to implement an immediate moratorium before the hunting season. Teacher Margaret McCullough said, “The students, like many other B.C. students, are afraid that they will grow up without wildlife as they see more and more species being pushed towards extinction. They understand that learning to co-exist with top carnivores will ensure that entire ecosystems are protected.”
Tomorrow, April 1st, is the start of the Spring hunt in British Columbia. We did our first "Instagram Live" during the press conference this week and we will be going live again tomorrow at 1PM PST, join us and stand in solidarity with BC bears.