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In plain sight: How the Marathassa oil spill took hours to find

A fuel spill in Vancouver’s picturesque English Bay has raised serious questions about the federal government’s ability to respond to a marine oil spill. The Globe and Mail’s Justine Hunter pieces together what happened.