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Second mate on Nathan E. Stewart ship fell asleep, leading to west coast diesel disaster: investigation

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says the second mate on the Nathan E. Stewart was by himself on the tug's bridge and had fallen asleep when the tug-barge​ ran aground on Oct. 31, 2016, resulting in the release of about 110,000 litres of diesel fuel in Heiltsuk First Nation territorial waters near Bella Bella, B.C.

Kevin Taft: Bill Morneau just bought Canada another carton of smokes

A few days before Bill Morneau announced the federal government’s plan to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline, my morning newspaper displayed the collision of forces behind this decision. On one page was a story about the pipeline’s expansion, and on the facing page was a story about cities on B.C.’s coast planning to build seawalls and abandon low-lying land to cope with rising ocean levels