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Survival clock ticks for trapped B.C. orca calf, as gear arrives for complex rescue

Survival clock ticks for trapped B.C. orca calf, as gear arrives for complex rescue

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — Equipment for the rescue of a killer whale calf stranded in a Vancouver Island lagoon has started arriving in the remote community of Zeballos, ahead of a complex operation that could happen as early as next week.
Depressed since pandemic, parrot at Halifax museum being shipped to Ontario

Depressed since pandemic, parrot at Halifax museum being shipped to Ontario

HALIFAX — A parrot in Nova Scotia that has been showing signs of depression since the COVID-19 pandemic is moving to Ontario for a change of scenery and to make new friends.
Wild pollinators could help feed 30 million Canadians, study finds

Wild pollinators could help feed 30 million Canadians, study finds

The study also found wild pollinators could increase farmer income by $3 billion every year.
Rescuers plan helicopter airlift of orca calf stranded in B.C. lagoon

Rescuers plan helicopter airlift of orca calf stranded in B.C. lagoon

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — Plans are now underway to airlift a stranded killer whale calf out of a remote tidal lagoon off northern Vancouver Island in an effort to reunite the young orca with its extended family.
B.C. veterinarian warns against ignoring pet limping

B.C. veterinarian warns against ignoring pet limping

Symptoms such as a sleepy leg should not be ignored, says RAPS Animal Hospital surgeon.
Southern resident killer whales face extinction in 75-100 years, study predicts

Southern resident killer whales face extinction in 75-100 years, study predicts

More must be done to protect their habitat and prey to stop the orcas' decline, researchers say.
North Vancouver RCMP seek dog owner after Australian shepherd attacks jogger

North Vancouver RCMP seek dog owner after Australian shepherd attacks jogger

Police say the woman was last seen walking north with two leashed dogs on Bewicke Avenue.
Attention-loving elephant seal returns to moult on the Gorge

Attention-loving elephant seal returns to moult on the Gorge

Emerson is attracting the usual crowd of onlookers, prompting officials to put up temporary fencing around him
Boy, 11, killed by large dogs while visiting Edmonton home

Boy, 11, killed by large dogs while visiting Edmonton home

EDMONTON — Animal control officers were called about two recent attacks at an Edmonton home where an 11-year-old boy was killed by two large dogs. Police responded to the latest attack at the home in the city's south side on Monday night.
Firefighters help recover dog that fell over waterfall in North Vancouver

Firefighters help recover dog that fell over waterfall in North Vancouver

Firefighters describe Kobe as ‘very friendly’ but ‘shook up’ from the incident at North Van's Kennedy Falls