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More Barred Owls Sightings in Vancouver Bad News for Rats and Mice

More Barred Owls Sightings in Vancouver Bad News for Rats and Mice

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

Owl
A spike in owl sightings in downtown Vancouver could be good news for ridding the city of pesky rodents, a wildlife group says, but there’s a downside for the birds. A barred owl is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)

VANCOUVER – A spike in owl sightings in downtown Vancouver could be good news for ridding the city of pesky rodents, a wildlife group says, but there’s a downside for the birds.

Photos of barred owls sitting outside transit stations and on building awnings have been circulating on Twitter in recent weeks.

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Canadian Photographer’s Video of Emaciated Polar Bear on Baffin Island Goes Viral

Canadian Photographer’s Video of Emaciated Polar Bear on Baffin Island Goes Viral

By The Canadian Press

Polar Bear
(PAUL NICKLEN / INSTAGRAM)

BAFFIN ISLAND, Nunavut – A Canadian photographer is calling for action on climate change after his video of an emaciated polar bear on Baffin Island went viral.

National Geographic photojournalist Paul Nicklen wrote in the video’s caption that the bear’s situation isn’t isolated.

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Labrador Retriever Supports Children Suspected of Suffering from Abuse, Neglect

Labrador Retriever Supports Children Suspected of Suffering from Abuse, Neglect

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press

Labrador Retriever Dog
Dorado, the first accredited facility dog in Atlantic Canada, is pictured at the IWK hospital in Halifax on Friday, December 8, 2017. The three-year-old yellow lab was bred and trained specifically for the role of supporting children and youth who may have experienced trauma or abuse. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

HALIFAX – He loves yoga, squeaky toys and long romps in the woods.

But the newest employee at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax has a special place in his heart for kids.

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Pair of Orphaned Polar Bears Arrive at Winnipeg Zoo

Pair of Orphaned Polar Bears Arrive at Winnipeg Zoo

Polar Bear
A polar bear is seen walking across the street in Churchill Man., as the Olympic Flame arrives in town Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bears from northern Manitoba have a new home at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

The cubs, one male and one female, come from Churchill and were brought to the city Tuesday evening under the care of zoo officials.

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Jackman-Atkinson: Where’s the Beef?

Jackman-Atkinson: Where’s the Beef?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Cow

NEEPAWA, Man. — It’s been a little over a year since provincial Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced an ambitious goal to grow the province’s beef cattle herd from about 400,000 animals, to pre-BSE levels, about 750,000 animals, by 2026. For those in the industry, the vocal show of support was welcome news, but making that dream a reality is easier said than done.

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Manitoba Moose Paying Special Visit to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Manitoba Moose Paying Special Visit to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Manitoba MooseWINNIPEG — Players from the Manitoba Moose will unveil a special edition polar bear jersey the team will wear later this season during a visit to the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Sunday afternoon.

The Moose are also presenting zoo officials with a cheque for $5,793.72 raised from the auction of the team’s polar bear themed jerseys worn last season on February 3, 2017.

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Canadian Rock Legends Rush Inspire Names for New Termite-Dwelling Microbes

Canadian Rock Legends Rush Inspire Names for New Termite-Dwelling Microbes

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

Microbe
Ppearti, one of three new species of microbe found in the guts of termites that have been named after members of the Canadian prog-rock band Rush, is shown in this handout photo. (THE CANADAIN PRESS/HO-UBC Science)

VANCOUVER – What do a trio of Canadian rock icons have in common with microbes living in the guts of termites?

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say the tiny organisms have long, hair-like flagella and bob about like the members of the prog-rock band Rush.

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PETA to Protest Canada Goose in Downtown Winnipeg

PETA to Protest Canada Goose in Downtown Winnipeg

Canada Goose
Employees of Canada Goose manufacture jackets in the company’s Mountain Avenue factory on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plan to hold a protest in downtown Winnipeg today over the treatment of geese to produce Canada Goose jackets.

The winter retailer operates two large manufacturing facilities in the city for its product.

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False Killer Whale is Latest Cetacean to Die at Vancouver Aquarium

False Killer Whale is Latest Cetacean to Die at Vancouver Aquarium

By The Canadian Press

Killer Whale
A false killer whale named Chester has died at the Vancouver Aquarium. The young whale is shown being rescued by members of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre from a beach near Tofino, B.C., on July 10, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre)

VANCOUVER – A false killer whale has died at the Vancouver Aquarium, becoming the fourth cetacean to die at the facility in the past year.

The aquarium said in a statement that Chester’s behaviour changed Wednesday and despite intensive veterinary care, he died on Friday morning.

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