Petrochemical spill in Gorge Waterway

The Township of Esquimalt is warning residents to keep their pets out of the Gorge Waterway after an oil spill Monday.

  • Nov. 30, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The Township of Esquimalt is warning residents to keep their pets out of the Gorge Waterway after a petrochemical oil spill Monday morning.

Township crew noticed the spill in the waterway near Sioux Place and Esquimalt Gorge Park around 9:30 a.m. this morning.

Booms and absorbent tiles have been deployed to help contain the skill and crews are currently working to track the source of the spill.

The substance and volume of the spill material are unknown.

Remediation efforts will continue over the next few days and Wild Arc has been notified in case local birds are affected.