A number of waterfowl affected by fuel spill in English Bay

Global News

VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver says “a number of waterfowl” have been impacted by the fuel spill in English Bay.

They are currently being stabilized and treated.

Assistant Commissioner for the Canadian Coast Guard, Roger Girouard, said at a news conference on Friday that four oiled birds had been captured and are being treated.

The Province, Ministry of Environment, Western Canada Marine Response, and non-governmental organizations, including Oiled Wildlife Society and Focus Wildlife are on scene actively responding to wildlife affected by the spill.

To report any wildlife in distress:

Phone 604-873-7000 and provide the following information about the animal:

  • Where it’s located
  • Species (if known)
  • Its condition and behaviour

WATCH: Global BC‘s Linda Aylesworth reports on the effect of the spill on marine life and animals

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The city says for the health and safety of yourself and wildlife, do not attempt to capture any oiled wildlife.

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