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Russian Container Ship Safely Towed to Port in Prince Rupert

    After a tense weekend off the North Coast, a disabled Russian cargo ship has been towed to Prince Rupert for repairs.     The 135 metre-long Simushir ran into trouble last Thursday off Haida Gwaii, and Haida Nation president Peter Lantin says it was pure chance that the coast guard ... Read more

UPDATE: Container Ship Adrift

Updated 7:15 pm  Friday, October 17 The next few hours may be critical as a maritime emergency continues to unfold off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. The 135-metre Russian container vessel Simushir lost power early this morning enroute from Washington State to Russia and has been drifting about 17 ... Read more

Mushroom Picker Rescued

Search and rescue volunteers carried a lost mushroom picker out of the woods near the Terrace airport early this morning. Spokesperson Dave Jephson says the woman -- in her 60s -- became separated from her husband but had a phone with her. "And we had talked to her -- don't ... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Container Ship Emergency Reported Off Haida Gwaii

A potential hazardous goods incident appears to be developing off the coast of Haida Gwaii. Reports say a 135-metre Russian container ship has lost power and is adrift, about 19 kilometres northwest of Gowgaia Bay. According to the Council of the Haida Nation, the ship is carrying about 500 metric ... Read more

Wet'suwet'en Suspend Pipeline Talks With PTP Proponents

The Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs say they have suspended talks with proponents of the Pacific Trails Pipeline, saying they're frustrated with the process. In a statement released yesterday, the Chiefs blast what they call a "significantly flawed BC Enviroinmental Assessment process" -- and also say the proponents of the project have ... Read more