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North Vancouver cat takes city’s rat problem into his own paws

North Vancouver cat takes city’s rat problem into his own paws

With no known history of mousing, Leon has culled at least 20 rats since news broke about an infestation in North Van's Victoria Park
Guardians of the sea: The role of whale-watching vessels in B.C.

Guardians of the sea: The role of whale-watching vessels in B.C.

"We kind of consider ourselves to be their guardians, so to speak,” says Erin Gless with the Pacific Whale Watch Association.
Photos: See your dog's face on a beer can from this Port Moody brewery

Photos: See your dog's face on a beer can from this Port Moody brewery

Starting today, Sept. 5, dog owners can enter the contest by collecting as much cash as possible for the BC SPCA.
North Shore non-profit aims to keep seniors and pets together at home

North Shore non-profit aims to keep seniors and pets together at home

The group has a history of keeping seniors united with their best friends. Now they want to expand on the North Shore.
'I had a rat climb right into my hand': Vancouver rat study reveals rodent diseases and surprising 'personalities'

'I had a rat climb right into my hand': Vancouver rat study reveals rodent diseases and surprising 'personalities'

If you see a rat in your area, that is likely your "neighbourhood rat."
'The wasps came out in a hurry': Scary, gross and fascinating Metro Vancouver pest stories

'The wasps came out in a hurry': Scary, gross and fascinating Metro Vancouver pest stories

Yuck!
Video: Yogi yielded at Port Coquitlam business' door during coworking week

Video: Yogi yielded at Port Coquitlam business' door during coworking week

The Fountainhead Network Studios in Port Coquitlam had a surprise guest to their members' entrance while hosting a busy week of free collaboration.
Hey, Pitt Meadows — you can pick up your stray dogs in Coquitlam

Hey, Pitt Meadows — you can pick up your stray dogs in Coquitlam

"Council is pleased that Pitt Meadows animal shelter services will be provided by a well-established municipally operated shelter that also services neighbouring communities," writes Mayor Nicole MacDonald.
Coquitlam bans food at three Burke Mountain parks due to bear activity

Coquitlam bans food at three Burke Mountain parks due to bear activity

Coquitlam has also increased bylaw patrols in the parks to educate and enforce the temporary ban.
Videos: Recent Coquitlam bear sightings — one that crept near two young kids — prompt awareness alert

Videos: Recent Coquitlam bear sightings — one that crept near two young kids — prompt awareness alert

A sister acted quickly to get her baby brother out of the bears' vision, four were seen wrestling in a Harbour Chines backyard and many others were reportedly seen in Hockaday and Mundy Parks.