Canadian Coast Guard spokesman Dan Bate said it’s unknown what caused the George H. Ledcor tug to capsize around 10 p.m. Monday, just east of Vancouver International Airport.
While the tug’s fuel capacity is 22,000 litres, he said crews are still assessing the total volume of the fuel spill.
It’s unclear what the impact of the spill will be on the the north arm of the salmon-bearing Fraser River.
In a statement, the First Nation said the fuel spill is “of great concern” to the Musqueam people, who have been fishing the biggest salmon return in years on the Fraser River alongside other fishermen.
Dams - Rivers - Fish
Posted 15 August 2018 - 07:15 AM
Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:32 PM
Thousands of discarded needles on the riverbank of the Cowichan River.
That is heartbreaking and despicable at the same time; that ecosystem - which BTW is designated as a national heritage river - is under enough pressure as it is without yet more worthless human activities mucking it up even further.
Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:03 AM
A B.C. angler who took on an American billionaire ranch owner in a David and Goliath battle for public access to a lake says he’s shocked at winning the case.
“We are in disbelief right now but very happy,” Rick McGowan, director of the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club, said the day after the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in the club’s favour.
McGowan’s club took the Douglas Lake Cattle Company to court two years ago after the company in the 1990s blocked access to Stoney and Minnie lakes on the Douglas Lake Ranch near Merritt.
McGowan said the court’s decision is precedent-setting and will mean the people of B.C. have a right to access all public places in the province.
“Any body of water that has been raised naturally or artificially with a dam, this means that those landowners can’t say that because they flooded their private property you can’t go to the public lakes,” he said.
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