Thompson River Steelhead

Letter to Catherine McKenna 2017 September 6th

The signed letter is attached and the supporting documents were the graph prepared by Gord Bacon and our Initiatives for TRS.

We are asking that they shouldn't wait till the fall of 2018 to tender the studies but start immediately.

TRS letter of 2017 August 16th to Minister Doug Donaldson

The attached letter was sent out via email in response to the latest stats regarding TRS. Final count for 2017 was 254 steelhead returning to the Thompson River to spawn. Letters were also sent by the BCWF and the BCFFF.

I would encourage each and every member to write their own letter.

Len Piggin on behalf of TRS Committee Tracy Murdoch & Nash Wiens.

TRS Initiatives


The attached is in response to the meeting of 2016 December 2nd in Kamloops regarding TRS. The next step for the Thompson Steelhead Working Group (TSWG) is to come up with a plan. The attached document is our suggestions for that plan. The TSWG plan is supposed to be prepared during the Spring of 2017. We also sent a letter to the Federal and Provincial Governements asking that they ensure funds are made available so this plan can be made.

2016 November 9th presentation to Ashraf Amlani


I met with Ashraf Amlani at 2 pm at the Hotel 540. I gave her my presentation and three photographs that Nash Wiens did for me earlier this week. I concentrated on two items; Chum fishery change to a Selective fishery and a Detailed review and plan for the watershed's that the TRS spawn in.

She will get me the main contact information for the person at DFO that is responsible for TRS. The Province sets down the policy for TRS.

Presentation to Select Standing Committee on Finance

The attached document was prepared by the KDF&GA and presented to the Select Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday September 20th in Kamloops. The presentation was made by Don Trethewey and Gord Bacon.

Letter of June 11 2016


With some of the emails going around and with a new Minister in charge of DFO I thought it appropiate to send out the the attached letter. It was sent out via email and below is my email message.

Hi All,

Attached is my letter of 2016 June 11.This letter will not be mailed please include it in your correspondence systems.

I’m calling for a meeting with The Honourable Dominic Leblanc Minister of Fisheries & Oceans.

Thompson River Steelhead 2016 March 2 MP Cathy McLeod Meeting

Since our meeting in Spences Bridge 2015 November 12th I decided to take up the charge and started writing my own letters to Politicians. One of the things I noticed while attending the last two meetings was there were no Politicians. So there I am sitting at my computer when an email comes from our MP Cathy McLeod, she wants to meet with me. I sent an email to her constituency office and bang no even a minute later I get a call from her office, would like to meet with Cathy on Wednesday at 1:30 pm I didn't hesitate YES.