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'Environmental emergency': Fear for B.C.'s endangered orcas after U.S. boat sinks in critical feeding spot

A fishing boat that sank with nearly 10,000 litres of fuel on board near the Canada-U.S. marine border went down in one of the worst possible places for endangered orcas, an ocean pollutants expert says. Peter Ross, a senior scientist with Raincoast Conservation Foundation, said the vessel sank in an important feeding area for endangered southern resident killer whales. It will be a race against time to clean up the spill, he said.

The U.S. Coast Guard first responded to the sinking vessel on Saturday. (USCGPacificNW/Twitter)

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6 arrested after standoff with police at Campbell River home

An hours-long standoff between heavily armed police and the occupants of a home in Campbell River has ended with six arrests, Mounties say. Frontline officers responded to the home in the 600 block of Alpine Road around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, after receiving multiple reports of shots being fired.

The Campbell River RCMP detachment is shown: Nov. 24, 2020 (CTV News)

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