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Big Oil vs. Beautiful Orca: Which Side Are You On?

Ben West | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

Everyone in the Vancouver area was thrilled to see or hear about the pods of dolphins and orcas showing up in English Bay and False Creek this past weekend. Probably the only people not happy about it were the folks at the massive Texas-based energy corporation Kinder Morgan.

An Oil Spill 'Perfect Storm'

Ben West | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

As our government proposes that we become a "super highway" for oil tankers they are simultaneously reducing both the prevention and the response capacity to deal with an accident in what is already Canada's busiest port. This represents a perfect storm of the conditions that could lead to an oil spill.

Vancouver Mayor: Not City's Job To Rescue People On Water

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - City councillors in Vancouver want to discuss the closure of a local coast guard station with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.They passed a ...