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Navigational impact being assessed after barge sinks in Chemainus harbour

Transport Canada officials are working to determine whether navigation channels have been impacted by the sunken barge in Chemainus harbour.

The derelict vessel went down on Sunday morning.

Transport Canada spokeswoman Jillian Glover said the barge does not pose an environmental hazard.

"Transport Canada is currently assessing the situation, specifically the barge's impact on navigation," she said on Wednesday. "And once we've determined that, we're going to work with local authorities to develop a long-term resolution."

The four remaining barges, which had been intended for a breakwater in the stalled Chemainus Quay and Marina Complex project, are still floating in the harbour.

 

 

 

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