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Eagles' nest delays highway construction

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press — May 31, 2005

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A pair of lovebirds have stalled road construction along a stretch of the Sea to Sky Highway connecting Vancouver and Whistler.

Two bald eagles have begun a nest in a Douglas fir next to Highway 99, in the middle of a $32 million project to widen the highway in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Conservationists say they fear that blasting in the area may cause the birds to abandon their eggs and last week called for the roadwork to be halted.

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