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David Sovka: Cat and dog people have their differences, but they're equally nutty

David Sovka: Cat and dog people have their differences, but they're equally nutty

I’ll bet you know at least one crazy cat lady AND somebody who describes him/herself as a dog’s “dad/mom,” which is biologically impossible
West Vancouver memorial scholarship honours Keen Lau and his dog Loki

West Vancouver memorial scholarship honours Keen Lau and his dog Loki

The pair died in a tragic drowning accident in West Van's Cypress Creek last year
Elephant seal herded back to waterfront after wandering onto street

Elephant seal herded back to waterfront after wandering onto street

Emerson, who has become a local celebrity after showing up in Oak Bay last year, turned up at Gorge and Admirals roads this week
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.