News in brief: Dec. 21

Navy finished with object, Cullen introduces tanker bill

  • Dec. 21, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Navy finished with object

After the Royal Canadian Navy investigated a mysterious object diver Sean Smyrichinsky spotted in October, they have officially ended their involvement.

Late November, the navy determined the object is not the “lost nuke” missing since 1950 and classified it as “industrial waste” that poses no threat to the environment.

There was some confusion as to whether the navy would pursue trying to identify exactly what the industrial object was, but Lieutenant Navy Greg Menzies, of Maritime Forces Public Affairs, confirmed that they left it lay.

“At this point it poses no threat. We’ve closed the books on this mystery,” Menzies said.

Cullen introduces tanker bill

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen introduced Bill C-328, an Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act to ban crude oil tankers on the North Coast.

He introduced the bill in the House of Commons on Dec. 7 despite the government’s announcement Nov. 29 that it plans to draft legislation to place a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic in the same region.

The Protection of the North Coast of British Columbia Act is similar to Cullen’s previous private member’s bill that he proposed in 2014, which was defeated in April 2015. The main difference is that it does not include the amendment to the National Energy Act regarding pipelines.

 

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