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Cause of death unknown after orca calf found dead on Vancouver Island coast

By The Canadian Press
December 30, 2015 - 2:37pm

VANCOUVER — A female orca calf has been found dead on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Paul Cottrell of Fisheries and Oceans Canada said a surfer spotted the dead whale washed up on Mussel Beach near Ucluelet on Dec. 23 and called the department's marine mammal incident hotline.

Homes shake, residents unnerved, but no damage from moderate B.C. quake

By The Canadian Press
December 30, 2015 - 1:18am Updated: December 30, 2015 - 2:34pm

VANCOUVER — Some thought a car had rammed their home. Others thought it was someone pounding on the door or the neighbours moving furniture.

It wasn't until the shaking stopped several seconds later that it became obvious British Columbia's south coast had been hit by an earthquake.