Environment

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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake reported off northwestern Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press
February 24, 2017 - 10:03am Updated: February 24, 2017 - 4:27pm

VICTORIA — A series of small earthquakes off Vancouver Island in recent days likely aren’t a precursor of bigger shake ups to come, but are a reminder of the complex geological zones along coastal British Columbia, says a federal seismolgist.

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B.C. Environment Minister cancels waste discharge permit at Shawnigan Lake

By The Canadian Press
February 23, 2017 - 2:17pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 6:18pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s environment minister cancelled a waste discharge permit for the company operating a dump site for contaminated soil that has been the subject of years of protests and court actions by local residents.

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Kamloops SAR mobilized to find 7 missing snowboarders near Sun Peaks

By Chad Harris
February 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

KAMLOOPS —  Search and Rescue members are heading up to Sun Peaks at this hour to locate as many as 7 snowboarders who went out of bounds. 

Alan Hobler with KSAR told CFJC Today, "We are currently deploying our drone team, and we have 18 members heading up there."

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