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Cull Hasn’t Been Able to Solve Bunny Burden in Alberta Mountain Town of Canmore

Cull Hasn’t Been Able to Solve Bunny Burden in Alberta Mountain Town of Canmore

By The Canadian Press

Rabbits
Feral rabbits are shown in Canmore, Alta., on November 22, 2011. Canmore has spent almost $400,000 to rid the town of feral rabbits but the problem persists and residents remain divided over the controversial cull program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

CANMORE, Alta. – Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with rabbits despite an ongoing cull that has cost almost $400,000.

Canmore introduced its feral rabbit management program six years ago after much pro- and anti-bunny bickering and outcries from animal rights advocates.

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Fisheries Department Says More Staff on Waters to Protect Canada’s Whales

Fisheries Department Says More Staff on Waters to Protect Canada’s Whales

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press

Orca Whale
New rules to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises have come into effect in Canada, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it is in the process of ensuring more officers and patrol vessels are available to enforce them. A female resident orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island as seen from a federally permitted research vessel Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson)

VANCOUVER – New regulations to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises are in effect for all coasts in Canada as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans works to ensure more officers and patrol vessels are available to enforce the rules.

Adam Burns, director general of fisheries resource management, said the number of officers deployed to keep people and boats away from the marine mammals has yet to be determined.

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Two Rescued Harbour Seals Welcomed to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Two Rescued Harbour Seals Welcomed to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Harbour Seal
One of two rescued male harbour seals now on display at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Two rescued harbour seals are now living at Assiniboine Park Zoo after arriving from the west coast.

Cetus and Camrose, both male, come from Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and recently completed the standard 30-day quarantine period to join the zoo’s other seals.

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Whale Watch Body Wants Closer Access to Other Orcas as Feds Set 200-Metre Limit

Whale Watch Body Wants Closer Access to Other Orcas as Feds Set 200-Metre Limit

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

Orca Whale
A new orca whale calf is seen near Sooke, B.C., on Monday, September 7, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Center for Whale Research, Dave Ellifrit)

VICTORIA – A West Coast whale watching collective is demanding closer access for its members to more abundant killer whale populations after the federal government imposed a 200-metre viewing distance limit to protect the endangered southern resident orcas.

However, whale scientists say the 200-metre limit still may not be enough distance to help the whales that are up against the threats of pollution, noise and lack of food.

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Why Some Canadian Farmers Are Still Choosing Horses Over Tractors

Why Some Canadian Farmers Are Still Choosing Horses Over Tractors

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Horses
Mylaine Massicotte guides her team of horses as she plows her field Friday, June 29, 2018 in Havelock, Que. Finding a tractor would have been easy, but Mylaine Massicotte wanted a horse. After her last draft horse died last fall, the 34-year-old spent weeks combing classifieds before bringing home Jack and Alfie, a pair of short, sturdy, Haflinger horses with their breed’s signature chestnut colouring and blonde manes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – Finding a tractor would have been easy, but Mylaine Massicotte wanted horses.

After her last draft horse died last fall, the 34-year-old spent weeks combing classifieds before bringing home Jack and Alfie — a pair of short, sturdy, Haflinger horses with their breed’s signature chestnut colouring and blonde manes.

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Samka, One of Only Walruses to Give Birth in Captivity in Canada, Dies in Quebec

Samka, One of Only Walruses to Give Birth in Captivity in Canada, Dies in Quebec

By The Canadian Press

Walruses
Walruses Arnaliaq, left, and Samka rest on the side of a pool, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Quebec aquarium in Quebec City. One of the only walruses to give birth in captivity in Canada has died in Quebec City’s aquarium. The aquarium says in a statement that 13-year-old Samka died Thursday night. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

QUEBEC CITY, Que. – One of the only walruses to give birth in captivity in Canada has died in Quebec City’s aquarium.

The aquarium says in a statement that 13-year-old Samka died Thursday night.

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Zoo’s Newest Snow Leopard Cubs Ready for Visitors

Zoo’s Newest Snow Leopard Cubs Ready for Visitors

Snow Leopard Cubs
Two male snow leopard cubs are now on display at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two male snow leopard cubs born at Assiniboine Park Zoo in May are making their public debut this weekend.

“It’s very exciting to see the two cubs exploring their outdoor habitat where visitors can now see them,” said Allison Ginsburg, curator, animal care at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

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