A British Columbia creek recognized as Vancouver’s last salmon-bearing stream has been devastated by chlorine contamination in the midst of its restoration.
More than 1,000 fish have been killed following the contamination incident, which appears to have occurred in late September 2012.
Aboriginal fisheries officials suspect that a residential swimming pool was drained by a contractor into a storm sewer, killing several types of fish in a stream that flows through the Musqueam Indian Reserve.
Officials are hoping for rain to wash away the contaminant before more salmon try to swim into the hazardous area.
The Musqueam are now passing out flyers to local residents to try to stop any further pollution.