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What to do if I find a bat in my blinds?

What to do if I find a bat in my blinds?

BC Community Bat Program seeking data from folks who have or haven’t found bats in outdoor roll-up blinds or awnings.
B.C. man praises guide dog for bringing him home after being dropped off at the wrong place

B.C. man praises guide dog for bringing him home after being dropped off at the wrong place

Vernon resident Roland Croteau gave his service dog Dodger a big hug when he got home.
Stowaway cat returns to Sechelt after barge journey to Victoria

Stowaway cat returns to Sechelt after barge journey to Victoria

Duchess was discovered and turned over to animal control in Victoria after an unexpected adventure
Bachelor party off Oak Bay: Sea lions gather and make a racket

Bachelor party off Oak Bay: Sea lions gather and make a racket

“They’re farting, belching, roaring and growling … it’s quite the scene.”
Eight months in jail for B.C. man who attacked stranger out walking his dog

Eight months in jail for B.C. man who attacked stranger out walking his dog

The 63-year-old victim had undergone heart surgery a few weeks earlier and was in fragile shape.
'Zombie deer disease' sends biologists on a hunt for answers

'Zombie deer disease' sends biologists on a hunt for answers

The fatal degenerative brain disease is spread in deer, elk and moose. Crucially, say some conservationists, it could impact endangered caribou.
Retired Okanagan teacher travelling the world judging pigeons

Retired Okanagan teacher travelling the world judging pigeons

Brian Krog is an expert who's been selected to judge pigeon acrobatics for the World Cup Roller Fly 2024.
'Mad cow disease for deer': First cases of fatal brain disease found in B.C.

'Mad cow disease for deer': First cases of fatal brain disease found in B.C.

Tests on two deer near Cranbrook, B.C., came back positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) — a fatal degenerative brain disease that affects animals in the deer family.
Microchipping furry friends a frontline defence in dognapping

Microchipping furry friends a frontline defence in dognapping

Identification is the number one safety precaution when it comes to pet abduction, says CEO of the Regional Animal Protection Society.
Southern resident orca calf presumed dead

Southern resident orca calf presumed dead

J60, a young male born in late December, was not seen during an an encounter with all members of J Pod near the San Juan Islands