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Action Needed to Reverse Canada’s Wildlife Decline, Conservationists Say

Action Needed to Reverse Canada’s Wildlife Decline, Conservationists Say

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Caribou Antlers
In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service are male caribou antlers in the Oolah Valley, likely the result of a grizzly kill as he migrated south for the winter at the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Cadence Cook)

MONTREAL – Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they’re to save the country’s endangered species, conservationists say.

A World Wildlife Fund report last month created alarm with its finding that global wildlife populations dropped 60 per cent over the last 40 years, and recent data shows the situation in Canada is not a lot better.

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Puppies Stranded on Cliff in B.C. Find ‘Forever’ Homes with Rescue Crew Members

Puppies Stranded on Cliff in B.C. Find ‘Forever’ Homes with Rescue Crew Members

By The Canadian Press

St. Bernard Dog
A St. Bernard-cross puppy is seen in this undated handout photo. Two St. Bernard-cross puppies who spent four days on a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley have landed what the local SPCA branch manager says are their best possible forever homes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Adrian Walton)

MISSION, B.C. – Two St. Bernard-cross puppies who spent four days on a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley have landed what the local SPCA branch manager says are their best possible forever homes.

Krista Shaw of the Mission SPCA says two of the search-and-rescue crew members who found the 16-week-old dogs on the side of the cliff have been selected to adopt them.

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Air Canada, WestJet Latest Companies to Cut Ties to SeaWorld Ahead of Whale Bill

Air Canada, WestJet Latest Companies to Cut Ties to SeaWorld Ahead of Whale Bill

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

SeaWorld
In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, the entrance to Sea World is seen, in Orlando, Fla. Air Canada and WestJet are joining a growing wave of companies that have cut promotional ties to SeaWorld ahead of a bill to ban whale and dolphin captivity and in the wake of concerns raised by PETA over animal treatment at the marine theme parks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Raoux)

Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. are joining a growing wave of companies that have cut ties to SeaWorld, in sync with the spirit of a bill to ban whale and dolphin captivity and in the wake of concerns raised by animal rights advocates.

The Senate passed legislation last Tuesday that would make keeping and breeding cetaceans such as dolphins and whales a criminal offence.

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Puppies Stranded for Days on B.C. Cliff Rescued After Woman Sounds Alarm

Puppies Stranded for Days on B.C. Cliff Rescued After Woman Sounds Alarm

By The Canadian Press

St. Bernard-Cross Puppy
A St. Bernard-cross puppy is seen in this undated handout photo. Two St. Bernard-cross puppies are safe and warm after being rescued from the side of a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver. A search and rescue team plucked the 16-week-old female pups from the cliff on Sunday, four days after a resident said she heard dogs howling from somewhere in the bush near her home. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Adrian Walton)

MISSION, B.C. – Two St. Bernard-cross puppies are safe and warm after being rescued from the side of a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver.

A search and rescue team plucked the 16-week-old female pups from the cliff on Sunday, four days after a resident said she heard dogs howling from somewhere in the bush near her home.

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Eastern Manitoba Top Spot for Deer-Vehicle Collisions: MPI

Eastern Manitoba Top Spot for Deer-Vehicle Collisions: MPI

Deer
(Buck and doe deer image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The eastern part of the province remains the top spot for vehicle collisions involving deer.

Data released Monday by Manitoba Public Insurance show the communities of Steinbach, Lac du Bonnet, Anola, Birds Hill Park area and Falcon Lake experienced an average of 1,700 collisions yearly, based on statistics collected from 2013 to 2017.

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Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Beluga Whale
A beluga whale surfaces for air as whale watchers head out in kayaks on the Churchill River in Churchill, Manitoba, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of the Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by.

The northern Manitoba community of Churchill is known as the polar bear capital of the world, but the largest population of beluga whales also calls its Hudson Bay coastline home.

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