Chum salmon are spawning again at an urban creek in the heart of East Vancouver.
The salmon returned this week to Still Creek, which sits in a ravine surrounded by warehouses and was once thoroughly polluted by urban garbage, sewage and toxic chemicals.
“I thought we had done such terrible things to the creek that the fish just couldn’t survive, but here they were coming back and spawning in our creek,” one resident told the CBC News.
Much of the credit goes to people who have painstakingly restored their habitat.
(READ the story from CBC News)