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Russian ship crisis near Haida Gwaii raises big questions about oil and LNG tankers

Haida citizen Valine Crist asks: if B.C. can't respond quickly to the Russian ship, what would it do in the event of an oil or LNG tanker spill?

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Kinder Morgan questions how much B.C. First Nation still eats fish

NEB hearings underway to hear Aboriginal oral evidence into Kinder Morgan's proposed oil pipeline, that would cross dozens of rivers sacred to First Nations.

Province scrambling to put together response team for Haida Gwaii, says Vancouver-West End MLA

With the Simushir still without power and drifting closer to the coast of Haida Gwaii, the Ministry of Environment is looking for alternate methods to provide assistance.

BC man’s death marks first enterovirus-linked fatality in Canada

A young BC man dies after contracting Enterovirus D68, marking the first Canadian fatality from the illness, BCCDC confirms.

A trio of SFU researchers secures $2.4 million in new funding as Canada Research Chairs

Three SFU researchers attain $2.4 million in new funding as Canada Research Chairs, Minister of State Ed Holder announced.

Province will review Vancouver's solid waste management after public concern of Bylaw proposal

The Province will review Metro Vancouver's solid waste management plan to determine the most-effective way to achieve waste diversion in the region, according to a Ministry of Environment.