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Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau visits diesel spill near Bella Bella, BC -

Federal Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau visited the northern coastal B.C. town of Bella Bella Sunday, which has been battling a diesel spill from a tug that sank last month. The local Heiltsuk First Nation said Garneau toured the site of the ...and more »

Heiltsuk Nation still feeling effects of BC tugboat sinking - The Globe and Mail

Federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau says the sinking of the tugboat Nathan E. Stewart shows that oil spill response resources on Canada's West Coast are inadequate. In a meeting with the leaders of the Heiltsuk Nation on Sunday, Mr. Garneau ...and more »

In Photos: Heiltsuk contend with tug-boat spill near Bella Bella - The Globe and Mail

The Nathan E. Stewart tugboat, owned by Texas-based Kirby Corporation, ran aground October 13 near the Great Bear Rainforest and Gale Pass carrying 223,831 litres of diesel fuel, as well as thousands of litres of lubricants. Colin Reid, a fisherman ...and more »

Transport minister Marc Garneau visits BC fuel spill site -

Members of a First Nation affected by a diesel spill on British Columbia's central coast are calling for changes to be made quickly following another visit from a federal cabinet minister. Transport Minister Marc Garneau visited the Heiltsuk Nation on ...and more »

Barge carrying sand and gravel flips near Bella Bella -

A barge carrying sand and gravel flipped in British Columbia's Inside Passage near Bella Bella Sunday evening, says the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre. JRCC spokesman John Nethercott said a U.S.-registered tug was towing the barge from Seattle to ...and more »

In Blow to Enbridge, Canada to Ban Oil Tankers Off Northern BC Coast - Common Dreams (press release)

Canada Transportation Minister Marc Garneau made headlines this weekend when he announced that by the end of the year, a long-promised ban on oil tanker traffic will be put in place off the North Coast of British Columbia—weeks after the government ...and more »

Sand and gravel barge flips over and sinks near Bella Bella in British Columbia - Aggregates Manager (blog)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) reports that the Columbia Layne, a barge owned by Channel Construction that was carrying a load of sand and gravel. flipped in British Columbia's Inside Passage near Bella Bella Sunday evening. Nov. 6. 2016 ...and more »

Barge flips, sinks, weeks after tug runs aground along BC's central coast - Vancouver Sun

BELLA BELLA — The Heiltsuk Nation in British Columbia says a barge has flipped and sunk north of the site where a tug that ran aground last month still awaits removal. A news release from the First Nation says the barge, which was carrying gravel and ...and more »

Barge sinks north of Bella Bella BC -

A Canadian Coast Guard craft will be on the water near Swanson Bay on the North Coast at first light this morning to inspect the spot where a barge sank on Sunday. The Joint Rescue Centre says the ship called Gordon Reid will check for possible ...and more »

Second Tug and Barge Casualty Near Bella Bella, BC - The Maritime Executive

On Sunday evening, the tug Columbia Layne was towing a sand and gravel barge in Graham Reach, near Bella Bella, British Columbia. In foul weather and heavy swells, the barge flipped and sank – the second tug and barge casualty in the area in a month ...and more »