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Kitsilano resident shocked to see schoolchildren playing in water after toxic spill

Kitsilano resident and business owner Jeremy Board was shocked to see a group of schoolchildren on Friday playing in the water near the Maritime Museum, despite an oily sheen on the water after the...

Estimate of bunker fuel spilled in English Bay was 'conservative,' say officials

Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas says 80 per cent of that estimated spill had been cleaned up by the first day and what’s left is "a negligible amount."