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B.C. family desperately searching for lost dog in Golden Ears Provincial Park

B.C. family desperately searching for lost dog in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Shampoo, the Goldendoodle, got spooked by thunder and ran off as the couple was putting on her leash.
Suspicious fire scorches tree in Esquimalt park, damages crow nest

Suspicious fire scorches tree in Esquimalt park, damages crow nest

A neighbour says the cedar tree “went up like a torch” in the fire, which looked like it was deliberately set
Mass mortality event kills hundreds of tonnes of B.C. farmed salmon

Mass mortality event kills hundreds of tonnes of B.C. farmed salmon

DFO and operator attribute mass die-off to low oxygen, but one scientist who visited one far-flung site in a kayak worries the real cause could be more complicated.
City of North Vancouver battling stinging fire ants in local park

City of North Vancouver battling stinging fire ants in local park

Select areas in the eastern part of Tempe Heights Park will undergo rounds of treatment for European fire ants in June
Bird flu is highly lethal to some animals, but not to others. Scientists want to know why

Bird flu is highly lethal to some animals, but not to others. Scientists want to know why

In the last two years, bird flu has been blamed for the deaths of millions of wild and domestic birds worldwide. But it seems to have hardly touched people.
This B.C. park is the largest in a decade with new expansion

This B.C. park is the largest in a decade with new expansion

A provincial park is now the largest in B.C., and is home to a threatened at-risk species.
Naturalists from qathet track abundance of wildlife on island

Naturalists from qathet track abundance of wildlife on island

Unique climate and remote location a perfect place for nesting birds
'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

Few hybrid bears suggest Canadian polar bears not yet getting 'genetically swamped' by grizzlies, say researchers
Cat attacks: How to prevent them and protect local wildlife

Cat attacks: How to prevent them and protect local wildlife

A colourful bib for your cat is one way to prevent attacks.
Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Combined with low river flows caused by drought, it’s contributing to declining salmon populations in the beleaguered estuary