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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
Photo: Thank you, Seward Kayaks!

...Amazon" photo for August to Seaward Kayaks. The Vancouver Island-based company donated kayaks for the first leg...group of Juneau locals by water from Sandy Beach to Vancouver Island. It was one year ago, on Sept. 1, when the team...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-06/photo-thank-you-seward-kayaks
Outdoors
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
A Trip South to present photos for First Friday

...of a dozen Juneau-Douglas friends, including some UAS students, kayaked from Sandy Beach, Douglas Island to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Today, the trip continues with a smaller group bicycling along the coasts of the North, Center...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-04/trip-south-present-photos-first-frid
Outdoors
Sound and Motion: A presentation from A Trip South

...who embarked on a dramatic kayak trip in June of 2012. They kayaked from Sandy Beach through the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The trip continued with a smaller group on bicycles along the Pacific coast through Central...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-03/sound-and-motion-presentation-trip-south
Art
On the Trails: Sunflower sea stars

...appear to be susceptible to certain diseases or other afflictions: A major die-off was reported off the coast of Vancouver Island last year. Their predators are few but include large gulls, big crabs and the morning sun star. These may harvest...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-04/trails-sunflower-sea-stars
Outdoors
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...scientist who recently retired from Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans after years of surveying pteropods off Vancouver Island, said Bednarsek's findings were disturbing."I think she's got a pretty ironclad case that damage to the shells...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-01/souring-seas-eating-away-tiny-creatures
State
My Turn: Calls from the heart

...Stronger than a hundred is the counsel of the heart. - Medieval Welsh PoemTim Miles left the town of Ucluelet on Vancouver Island in a small zodiac. He and two companions planned to spend the night at a cabin in the middle of Barclay Sound...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-29/my-turn-calls-heart
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...

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

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