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Site Wednesday: Fish Cannon and Bar Landslide

site wednesday: Officials are exploring everything from transporting salmon by helicopter to shooting them over the waterfall using a fish cannon to avoid possible devastating effects to the populations, according to National Observer. The premier visited the incident command post in Lillooet, accompanying officials on a helicopter tour of the slide site and helping tag a few fish for monitoring during his visit. Horgan was on site Wednesday at the Big Bar landslide that was discovered last month northwest of Kamloops, where crews are working to help salmon pass a five-metre waterfall blocking their path to spawning grounds upstream. In a phone interview, Horgan says the situation has the potential to be an ecological disaster but he says crews are showing a level of optimism and co-operation that is rarely seen in disaster situations. And the consequences of three to four million sockeye not making it to their spawning grounds are going to be significant four years out, so we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to get those fish home, Horgan said. Horgan attributed part of that teamwork to the relationships that were built in 2017 and 2018, when wildfires scorched enormous areas of the province and required co-ordination between federal, provincial, local and Indigenous governments. ; We are at a good place right now but we have to always be cautious. ( As reported in the news.