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The Coast Guard has confirmed that any recoverable oil on the water has been retrieved and environmental investigations are ongoing to assess the extent of any oil that may have sunk from the water surface or settled on the seabed.
Vancouver Park Rangers, Vancouver Volunteer Corps, and the Neighbourhood Emergency Assistant Team are supporting shoreline assessment and clean-up operations done by Environment Canada and their contractor and acting as public liaison. Park Rangers are patrolling Stanley Park, the sea wall, and beaches.
The Province, Ministry of Environment, Western Canada Marine Response, and non-government organizations, including Oiled Wildlife Society and Focus Wildlife are on scene actively responding to wildlife affected by the fuel spill.
The Federal Government has advised us that the formal oil spill recovery and cleanup on the shoreline will begin this afternoon around 2:00pm. Initial efforts in Vancouver will be concentrated in English Bay and Stanley Park. This will require a temporary closure of the seawall around Siwash Rock.
The Park Board is urging you and your pets to stay out of the water and avoid the high tide line at the beaches around English Bay until the impact of an oil spill last night can be assessed.
Boaters and watercraft operators should stay away. Do not to go to the beaches to offer assistance as there are potential health risks.
The City is seeking Vancouver’s top individuals and organizations to be recognized for their outstanding civic achievements in this year’s Awards of Excellence.
Vancouver is turning 129 on April 6 and to celebrate we asked our Talk Vancouver panel members to let us know what they thought defined what it is to be a Vancouverite - from umbrellas to sushi to sideways rain. View what you had to say.
We won best use of social media for our 2014 City Bird Campaign at the Canadian Internet Marketing Awards held in Squamish over the weekend.The City’s winning social media campaign lasted four weeks promoting online voting for a 2015 Vancouver City Bird.
We've been recognized for the fourth time as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers because we create inclusive, respectful workplaces for our employees. Learn why we were selected.
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