11 Results for oil spill

The Canadian government is modernizing and improving its management of marine safety in response to the growth of overseas trade and the movement of goods through the country’s waterways. Yesterday, the government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, which includes proposed legislative changes to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and the Marine Liability Act. These changes deliver…

October 30, 2018 @ 10:27am

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, First Nations leaders and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, welcomed a new agreement between the Government of Canada and 14 Central and North Coast First Nations to work together to protect coastal waterways along the Pacific North Coast of British Columbia. The Reconciliation…

June 21, 2018 @ 3:02pm

The Haida Nation and Transport Canada have revised a regional plan for B.C.’s coastline to ensure that ships in need of assistance have a designated location to stabilize their condition and reduce the hazards to navigation, human life, and coastal waters. The revised Places of Refuge Contingency Plan for the…

March 15, 2018 @ 10:39am

British Columbia announced that it is preparing a second phase of regulations to improve preparedness, response, and recovery from potential oil spills and protect waterways and the broader environment. The first phase of the regulations was approved in October 2017. The Phase-1 regulations apply to pipelines transporting any quantity of…

January 31, 2018 @ 10:15am

In its investigation report (P17H0019) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the lack of detailed inspection procedures contributed to the March 2017 crude oil leak into an Alberta creek. The leak caused no injuries and no evacuation was required. During a routine verification on March 20th, 2017, Enbridge employees discovered…

December 19, 2017 @ 10:40am

Husky Oil has released a report that would suggest the cause of the pipeline leak that spilled 90,000 litres of crude into the North Saskatchewan River was related to slope instability and ground movement due to heavy rain. In its post mortem, the company provided a geotechnical investigation developed by…

November 21, 2016 @ 8:02am

The Water Security Agency (WSA) in Saskatchewan  released the first results of its ongoing water quality testing on the North Saskatchewan River and Saskatchewan River systems as a result of the Husky oil spill. The results show no exceedances of the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines or the provincial drinking water…

August 16, 2016 @ 8:21am

Two weeks ago, a Husky Energy pipeline spilled more than 200,000 litres of oil in the North Saskatchewan River in Prince Albert, Sask. Husky Energy has just released a report saying that water samples are coming back within drinking water guidelines. The CBC News reported that 900 water samples have…

August 04, 2016 @ 12:36pm

The Muskoday First Nation have declared a state of emergency as the community’s water supply has been shut off for four days due to the oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River. The approximately 800 residents living on the reserve rely on a water facility that is supplied from Prince…

July 28, 2016 @ 7:30am

After Environment and Climate Change Canada confirmed the presence of subsurface oil in the North Saskatchewan River in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Mayor Greg Dionne, announced that he expects the cleanup will be bigger and longer than predicted. Mayor Greg told the CBC News, "I don't agree with that statement strictly because…

July 27, 2016 @ 1:22pm

The Royal Society of Canada released an expert panel report this week on The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released into Aqueous Environments. The 400-page report concluded that the overall impact of an oil spill, including the effectiveness of an oil spill response, depends more on the environmental characteristics…

November 27, 2015 @ 8:33am