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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
Jan 29th, 2016
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.
Nov 13th, 2015
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.
The Canadian Press
Jun 15th, 2015
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...
May 12th, 2015
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.
Apr 22nd, 2015
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 ...
Apr 14th, 2015
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.
Marguerite du Plessis
Feb 14th, 2013