The Last Cannery in BC Owned by First Nations

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Frances Backhouse
The Tyee

Of the 80 canneries that once lined the coast of British Columbia, only one remains. St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse is owned by a partnership of First Nations including Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht, Ucluelet, and Kyuquot-Checkleset. The business continues to change with the times. St. Jean's is the only cannery that provides canned-in-Canada wild Pacific salmon and tuna on grocery store shelves

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