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VANCOUVER — Mother Nature appears to be slowly turning on the taps again at some B.C. hot springs damaged by an earthquake last fall.

Parks Canada announced Thursday that hot-water seeps near two pools in Gwaii Haanas National Park have been observed below the tide line by scientists, and thermal activity has been detected — but not to previous levels — in all other areas where it once occurred.

The park is located on southern Haida Gwaii’s Moresby Island and other islands off B.C.’s northwest coast.

Water flow and thermal activity at the naturally sourced hot springs stopped in October following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks.

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“This is a promising development but the mystery of what will happen to the pools continues,” said Ernie Gladstone, superintendent of the Gwaii Haanas field unit.

“We can’t confirm that this means the hot springs will be back to normal in the…

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