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N.W.T. says lack of notice on oilsands tailings spill goes against deal with Alberta

March 7, 2023 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta didn’t live up to the terms of a deal it has with the Northwest Territories to inform it about threats to its shared watershed after two major oilsands tailings spills, the territory’s environment minister said Friday. Shane Thompson said

Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston
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Cargo from 2021 spill still washes up on B.C. shores

December 8, 2022 Ashley Joannou - THE CANADIAN PRESS

When Jill Laviolette started picking debris off Cape Palmerston beach on Vancouver Island following the container spill from the MV Zim Kingston freighter, the inflatable dinosaur and unicorn toys she pulled from the sand looked nearly pristine. More than a

Coastline on Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii
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Transportation Safety Board probes tour boat sinking on Haida Gwaii

September 28, 2022 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND, B.C. – The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to British Columbia’s north coast to probe the sinking of a tour boat in Haida Gwaii. A statement from the safety board says the team of investigators has been

Killer whale and vessel off Eagle Point, San Juan Island, WA.
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Boat sinks with 10,000 litres of fuel near Canada-U.S. marine border

August 17, 2022 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A fishing boat that sank with nearly 10,000 litres of fuel on board near the Canada-U.S. marine border went down in one of the worst possible places for endangered orcas, an ocean pollutants expert says. Peter Ross, a

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Man killed in Saskatchewan train car accident

May 27, 2022 The Canadian Press

EDGELEY, Sask. – A Saskatchewan man is dead after the road maintenance vehicle he was driving collided with a train on Thursday afternoon. It happened about three kilometres west of Edgeley, Sask. at a level crossing around 12 p.m. Thursday

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Debris from cargo ship spill last fall spreading along B.C. coast: beach cleaners

March 7, 2022 The Canadian Press

TOFINO, B.C. – A volunteer organization that has been cleaning up debris from a cargo ship that lost 109 containers off the B.C. coast last fall says the incident should be a wake-up call to the need for more urgent

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Offshore oil and gas regulator lays charges against Cenovus Energy for 2018 spill

October 20, 2021 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Canada’s offshore oil and gas regulator has laid three charges against a Cenovus Energy Inc. subsidiary stemming from a huge oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland in 2018. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

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Northern Alberta pipeline leak spills estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids

March 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator says an oil and gas company under court protection from creditors is reporting the leak of an estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids from a pipeline in northern Alberta. The provincial regulator says it

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Court tells ICBC to keep paying storage for acid-damaged vehicles

November 4, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – As a dispute over an acid spill that damaged thousands of vehicles winds its way through court, the Insurance Corporation of B.C. has been ordered to keep paying storage costs for the writeoffs. The corporation asked the B.C.

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City of Vancouver files claim against owners of vessel that leaked fuel in 2015

May 29, 2018 Canadian Press

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the city has filed a federal court claim against the owner of a vessel that spilled fuel into English Bay in 2015, as part of the city’s continuing effort to get compensation for its response

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Trial begins over fuel spill in Vancouver harbour

February 28, 2018 Linda Givetash - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A port worker says he suspected large plumes of oil that were shining on the surface of the water in Vancouver’s harbour nearly three years ago was bunker fuel, based on the smell. A B.C. provincial court judge

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Claims costs in oil and gas industry increasing despite downturn: forum speaker

November 2, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Despite the downturn in the oil and gas industry, claims costs are increasing, a speaker said on Thursday at the Canadian Risk and Insurance Education Forum. “I would suggest that in the upstream oil and gas industry – where most