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My Turn: Fukushima radiation in Pacific reaches West Coast

...Sept. 28 story in "The Ecologist."The amount of cesium in seawater that Buesseler's researchers found off Vancouver Island is nearly six times the concentration recorded since cesium was first introduced into the oceans by nuclear bomb tests...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-14/my-turn-fukushima-radiation-pacific-r
Opinion
Five Britons killed after whale boat sinks

...whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island, the British Foreign Minister said Monday. An Australian...night, said Valerie Wilson, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver Island Health Authority.Tofino's mayor commended residents...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-27/five-britons-killed-after-wh
Nation and World
WWII-era tugboat sinks in Gastineau Channel

...wood-hulled tug/passenger boat for the U.S. Army.In 1946, the Challenger was decommissioned and sold to a firm on Vancouver Island. It worked in the waters off British Columbia and Washington state until 1983, when it was sold to a private owner...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-12/wwii-era-tugboat-sinks-gastineau-channe
Local
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

...researchers plan to continue monitoring the sea between Newport, Oregon, and Seattle. The vessel will then go to Vancouver Island, wrapping up in early September. Another research ship is taking samples off Alaska.The brownish bloom was particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-04/toxic-algae-blooming-warm-water-cali
Outdoors
Three Washington men win inaugural sailing contest from Port Townsend to Ketchikan

...announcement video last year.Hughes told the Ketchikan Daily News that the Elsie Piddock hit Johnstone Strait along Vancouver Island at just the right time to catch favorable winds and tides. Other entrants have been fighting less-favorable conditions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/three-washington-man-win-inaugural-sail
State
The story of William Moore and his gold fever

...new gold prospects. He learned that his son, Henry, who was supposed to meet him up there, had been murdered on Vancouver Island along with three companions.In 1887, Moore joined a government survey party headed by William Ogilvie. Moore...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-10/story-william-moore-and-his-gold-fe
Neighbors
Ferry Malaspina rescues one as two drown in sinking Canadian landing craft

...Malaspina picked up an extra passenger in the waters off Vancouver Island on Saturday morning.According to accounts from...River, in Discovery Passage on the east side of Vancouver Island, when its three-man crew sent a distress call...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/ferry-malaspina-rescues-one-two-drown-s
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

...good to see the Coast Guard helping our Canadian friends.Thumbs up to the ferry Malaspina. While sailing east of Vancouver Island on Saturday, the Malaspina and her crew rescued a person from an overturned boat and successfully transferred them...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-20/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-o
Opinion
Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

...magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center said.There were no immediate reports...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-25/magnitude-66-quake-british-columbia-coa
State
On the Trails: Not earthworms, but ice worms!

...carried by birds. There are two known outlier populations whose distribution is something of a mystery: One on Vancouver Island, which is genetically related to the populations in south-central Alaska, and one in Oregon, well separated from...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-14/trails-not-earthworms-ice-worms
Outdoors

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