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Crews make plans to pump fuel from sunken tug on B.C. central coast

By The Canadian Press
October 17, 2016 - 10:53am Updated: October 17, 2016 - 5:45pm

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — While salvage and clean-up experts assess a sunken tug off British Columbia’s central coast near the Great Bear Rainforest, the Transportation Safety Board announced Monday it will look into what happened.

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Bella Bella fuel spill prompts B.C. premier to blast federal government

By The Canadian Press
October 14, 2016 - 1:13pm Updated: October 14, 2016 - 5:19pm

VANCOUVER — As crews scramble to contain and clean up a diesel spill in waters off British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest Premier Christy Clark lashed out Friday at the federal government’s inadequate commitment to disaster response on Canada’s West Coast.

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Back-alley tent in Vancouver offers safety for addicts in bid to curb overdoses

By The Canadian Press
October 14, 2016 - 1:10pm

VANCOUVER — Sarah Blyth was weary of rushing to counteract an overdose every time someone screamed “Narcan!” from a nearby alley in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, so she joined other activists to set up a supervised drug-consumption tent for addicts.