Oil spill in English Bay Toxic bunker fuel spill

Crews are working to find the source of what appears to be an oil spill in Vancouver’s English Bay.

An emergency response team was called in to deal with an oily substance coating the water on the east side of the bay at about 5 p-m yesterday.

Port Metro Vancouver received multiple reports about the spill before calling in the coast guard.

The coast guard and marine response teams worked into the night co-ordinating efforts to recover the substance and attempt to pinpoint where it came from.

One survivor of a university massacre in Kenya says the attackers were singling out Christians and killing them

One survivor of a university massacre in Kenya says the attackers were singling out Christians and killing them immediately.

Kenyan officials say today’s attack by the extremist group al-Shabab has claimed 147 lives.

That’s in addition to the four attackers who also died.

The country’s interior minister says most of those killed were students, but that they also included two police officers, a soldier and two watchmen.

The US and Iran are both hailing a framework agreed today by negotiators working toward a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program

The United States and Iran are both hailing a framework agreed to today by negotiators working toward a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

The negotiators from the nations involved in the talks — including Russia and China — will now start writing the text of a final accord aimed at blocking Iran from developing atomic weapons.

Iran will still be allowed to maintain significant elements of a program that could be used to make either energy or nuclear weapons.

But U-S President Barack Obama says verification mechanisms built into the framework mean that if Iran cheats — “the world will know it.

Balanced Budget to be released on April 21 according to Finance Minister Joe Oliver

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is promising a balanced budget on April 21st.

The date is later than usual as the federal government delayed releasing the spending plan while it considered the impact of sharply-lower oil prices.

It’s Oliver’s first budget and 10th for the Harper government.

It’s the latest release date since 2006, when the May 2nd document followed a winter federal election and a change of government.

Settlement payments could be received by lawyer overseeing the Lag Megantic investigation

A lawyer who took part in the proceedings says relatives of victims of the Lac-Magantic train disaster could receive settlement payments as early as August.

U-S attorney Robert Keach says courts on both sides of the border still need to approve a plan to disperse about 300 million dollars to claimants.

More than 77 million dollars of that sum is earmarked for families of victims.

The derailment and explosion in the summer of 2013 killed 47 people.

One person might just be lucky today in Vernon

People who bought lottery tickets in the Vernon area will be checking their numbers today.

That’s because one of six winning tickets to last night’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot of just over 38-million-dollars was bought in the area.

The other two winning tickets were sold in Quebec, and the other three in Ontario.

Each winner will be taking home approximately five-point-eight million dollars.

Convicted murderer escapes from Mission prison

Mission’s mayor says the public should not fear for their safety even though two inmates serving time for murder have escaped from a minimum-security institution in the past seven months.

Correctional officials say staff at the Mission Institution could not find 43-year-old Shawn Merrick during a count on Tuesday, and a warrant has since been issued for his arrest.

Back in August, 41-year-old Norman Riel went missing from the same facility, and both men have yet to be found.

Mayor Randy Hawes says he doubts the missing inmates will stay in the area, and he is believing the authorities’ word that the public is not in danger.

Another case of the measles in Metro Vancouver

B-C public health officials confirm four people who attended a high-school trip to China have now been diagnosed with measles.

Health officials in Metro Vancouver confirmed late last month that one boy and one girl were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease shortly after returning from a school trip over spring break.

Deputy provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says two more cases were detected yesterday and those people were on the same trip.

She says medical officials can’t determine if everybody was infected from a common source because of the incubation period.

Daniel Paul, wanted in connection with his girlfriend’s murder in Vancouver, arrested

Police are questioning the former boyfriend of a woman who was found dead in an east Vancouver home last month.

Officers found and arrested Daniel Paul in the Mount Pleasant area just after 7 p-m last night.

Prior to Paul’s arrest, police had issued numerous appeals to the 42-year-old man to turn himself in.

Rose Paul, a 36-year-old mother of five, was found dead in a basement suite on March 3rd.

No injuries after emergency seaplane landing

The Coast Guard says a seaplane had to make an emergency landing this morning because its pilot fainted.

A statement from Harbour Air says its aircraft was coming into south Vancouver from Victoria harbour when it was forced to make the early landing.

It went down into some mud flats near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal at about 9:30 a-m.

No injuries were reported, and Harbour Air says six people on board who have now been taken to their destination by another seaplane.

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