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45 Years, a gem about seniors; big-sea action in The Finest Hours, and short Oscar hopefuls

Also Al Purdy, a Canadian poet you should know more about, and a young boy’s angst in The Demons

Kits resident is thrilled to see coast guard station reopen

Jeremy Board is delighted that PM Trudeau is reopening the Kits coast guard station, describing it as a "foundational" lifesaving service.
A diesel fuel spill hit False Creek wharf Monday. Photo by Jeremy Board

Oil spill communication improved since English Bay leak, says Coast Guard

Spill posed no significant human health risk but nearby residents were advised to reduce fume intake by closing windows and turning off air conditioners.
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Capsized boat spills fuel into Fraser River

Early Tuesday, a fishing boat called The Western Crusader capsized while moored at Shelter Island Marina on the Fraser River near Annacis Island in South Vancouver. Although officials say...
Canadian politics, Environment, MP James Moore, MP Andrew Saxton, Coast Guard

After touting English Bay cleanup, industry minister confronted by activists with oil-covered rocks

Criticism of government reports on "world class" clean-up at English Bay continue. A group of activists confronted MPs James Moore and Andrew Saxton with evidence the numbers do not add up.
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As fuel spill pollutes beaches, destination of toxic material remains unclear

Nearly a full week after the toxic spill in English Bay, key details regarding the clean-up and disposal of contaminated articles remain unclear.  After the grain ship MV Marathassa ...

Mustang Survival Corp partners with WorkSafeBC to improve high seas rescues

Mustang Survival Corp, embarked on a study to find ways to make the rescue process more effective.