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The coast guard destroyed his boat without asking. Now, a federal agency wants him to pay $8,500 bill

Tom Puglas

Tom Puglas, a First Nations elder on Vancouver Island, says he planned to repair his aging boat. But before he could — and without any warning, he says — the coast guard destroyed the boat, which it says was sinking and leaching oil. Now, a federal agency wants Puglas to pay the $8,500 bill.

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