oil spill

Ten charges laid in oil spill that fouled English Bay beaches in Vancouver

Charges have been laid against the owners of the MV Marathassa nearly two years after a leak of bunker fuel fouled the beaches of English Bay in Vancouver, but the company is trying to scuttle the...

'Unacceptable' that some fuel from spill can't be cleaned: First Nation chief

An oily rainbow-like sheen on the waters surrounding a diesel fuel spill off the north coast of Vancouver Island cannot be cleaned up, sparking fears among a nearby First Nation that relies on clam...

BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks

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PHOTOS: Vancouver's Kinder Morgan expansion protest

More than 300 people piped up against the pipelines at a Trans Mountain expansion rally in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon.
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Nanaimo forestry company fined for spill in Northumberland Channel

The accidental spill took place during a power outage, but even accidents come with a hefty price tag.
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Some skepticism following Minister's 'world-leading' spill response plan

According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the new land spill response plan will be "world-leading," but two local officials aren't too sure.
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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Praying for marine safety, lobbying for better oil response

Vancouver is hamstrung by a lack of communication from senior response agencies, according to new report
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Oil spill in Burrard Inlet could cost Vancouver up to $1.2 billion: UBC report

A major oil spill in the Burrard Inlet could cost the city up to $1.2 billion in lost economic opportunities, according to a new UBC report. The UBC Fisheries Economics Research Unit...