JOCO, B.C. — The Joco pipeline spilled its second batch of diluted bitumen last night and will require crews to continue cleaning up after the spill.
It was reported at about 11:30 p.m.
Environment Canada said in a news release that “all spill incidents” were contained and that there were no reported injuries.
It also said the spill was contained in the area where the pipeline was located, not on its main line.
The spill was initially detected near the JOCE station, but was found to be within a few kilometres of the pipeline and downstream of a residential area.
The company has been advised to continue its cleanup efforts and work to mitigate impacts.
Environment Minister Diana McQueen said in the release that the province has been working with First Nations, First Nations communities and the provincial government to respond to the spill, which was “very significant” to the economy.
The Minister said that First Nations leaders have been in contact with the company and are working with them to ensure that their communities are safe.
The Environment Ministry said in its release that a total of $1.3 million was donated to the First Nations community of Evesham First Nation to help them deal with the spill and to provide housing assistance.
First Nations and First Nations organizations also have been working to help families affected by the spill recover from the crisis.
First Nation leaders also have taken responsibility for their communities and said that they will work with First Nation agencies to support First Nation people.
The government said that the federal government is committed to working with communities affected by this spill to address their concerns.
The federal government has also pledged $5.5 million in funding to help rebuild homes damaged by the oil spill, but that money will be available only if the government finds that communities can rebuild themselves and will not have to repay their debt to the oil company.
The Government of B.S. has said that it will donate up to $1 million to First Nations as well as $500,000 to the B.P. of First Nations.
The B.D. of the Indigenous Affairs Minister, Terry Lake, said that “there will be additional assistance that will be offered to First Nation communities and families affected” by the spilled oil.
Lake said that his office will work “in collaboration with First Canadian First Nations to help communities recover.”
“This will not be an easy task for First Nations,” Lake said.
“We need to support them in rebuilding and we need to continue to do that.”
Lake said there are also efforts underway to provide funding for the affected First Nations families to rebuild their homes.
He said that, while he could not give an exact number, “it’s more than I think you’d have expected.”
The Bancroft Petroleum Corp. says it will be donating $2 million to help First Nations recover from their oil spill.
The Alberta-based company said in an email to CBC News that it has been in communication with First Canada First Nation, which has asked the company to help in the rebuilding process.
The First Nations have also reached out to the Federal Government.
“As a result of the spill this morning, First Nation First Nations are currently working with the federal Government to provide assistance to their communities, and will continue to provide that assistance to the communities impacted by this incident,” the email said.
In a statement, First Canadian National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the company has provided all the required documentation to establish that it meets its responsibilities under the Canada-wide spill management plan, and that the company is working to ensure it meets the standards set out in that plan.
The province of British Columbia is working with Alberta and Saskatchewan to investigate the cause of the oil-spill spill and the possible impact on the environment.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said that while it is too soon to draw any conclusions from the spill from the current information, “We will continue working with federal and provincial governments to assist First Nations in their recovery efforts.”
Alberta Premier Greg Selinger said in Edmonton that the spill has “devastated the province and the people of Alberta.”
Selinger urged First Nations not to panic and said the province is working closely with First First Nations “to make sure that our communities are supported in their response to this crisis.”
The province also has asked First Nations across the province to “prepare for the long road ahead.”
Notley, who is in Alberta for the World Economic Forum, said the government is working “closely with First American First Nations” to address concerns and “will continue to work with the First Nation partners to support their recovery.”
“We are not saying, ‘Oh, we’re done, we’ve got to work on your communities, you’ve got the right to rebuild,'” Notley told reporters after meeting with First Chief Eddie Dickson.
“That is a very serious issue.
We have a responsibility to our First Nations people to ensure we support their efforts and