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'Abused, injured and rotting': B.C. hog farm faces renewed cruelty claims

'Abused, injured and rotting': B.C. hog farm faces renewed cruelty claims

The BC SPCA said it's prepared to launch an investigation after Animal Justice released a video alleging animal cruelty on an Abbotsford, B.C., pig farm.
B.C. cat ordered returned to ex-boyfriend after custody battle

B.C. cat ordered returned to ex-boyfriend after custody battle

Andrew Buckley and Sophia Crocker shared the care of Tobi the cat during their romantic relationship.
Bullfrogs will eat nearly anything in Metro Vancouver. Why should we stop them?

Bullfrogs will eat nearly anything in Metro Vancouver. Why should we stop them?

They may be cute (and sound cool) but they are a serious threat.
Inside the struggle to save Canada's most endangered bird

Inside the struggle to save Canada's most endangered bird

As federal and provincial governments clash, a failure to protect Canada's last wild-born northern spotted owl reveals cracks in the country's species at risk law.
This animal looks like a beaver crossed with a rat and lives in Metro Vancouver. But it shouldn't

This animal looks like a beaver crossed with a rat and lives in Metro Vancouver. But it shouldn't

It has dark orange chompers, a rat tail, and swims.
Retractable-leash ban in latest version of Saanich animal bylaw

Retractable-leash ban in latest version of Saanich animal bylaw

The ban would come into effect when the new bylaw is adopted in coming weeks
Video: Chilling Port Coquitlam bear encounter a timely reminder to stay aware

Video: Chilling Port Coquitlam bear encounter a timely reminder to stay aware

The recent footage showed a black bear approaching a boy on a scooter in a Port Coquitlam townhouse development.
Victoria police welcome Daisy the dog as stress reliever

Victoria police welcome Daisy the dog as stress reliever

The three-year-old Labrador retriever will will help officers dealing with trauma and stress
Owl that attacked toddler at Burnaby park should be destroyed: dad

Owl that attacked toddler at Burnaby park should be destroyed: dad

Father and wildlife biologist Brent Matsuda, whose two-year-old son was attacked by a barred owl at Squint Lake Park Saturday, said the bird has become a public safety concern.
Creating naturehood: Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary marks 100 years

Creating naturehood: Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary marks 100 years

Migratory bird sanctuaries were designed as a respite for millions of birds on their long migrations, serving as places to feed, nest and rear their young, but they have become about much more than migrating birds