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Kittens recovering after being burned in Port Alberni wildfire

Kittens recovering after being burned in Port Alberni wildfire

The kittens were found by Port Alberni Fire Department crews responding to a wildfire last week.
Acupuncture for pets? Richmond vet offers TCM to alleviate incurable ailments

Acupuncture for pets? Richmond vet offers TCM to alleviate incurable ailments

Vets use Traditional Chinese Medicine on animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, lizards and snakes.
Meat alternatives better for heart than meat but jury out on processing impact

Meat alternatives better for heart than meat but jury out on processing impact

Plant-based meat alternatives, such as the Impossible and Beyond burger, are generally healthier for the heart than meat, a new study asserts; but the specific concerns about processing need to be explored more.
Legal challenge to major B.C. port expansion 'fundamentally flawed,' say lawyers

Legal challenge to major B.C. port expansion 'fundamentally flawed,' say lawyers

Approval of Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion project to support $100 billion in annual trade, but detractors say it risks survival of endangered killer whales.
First Nations, Ottawa, B.C., announce $335M for protection off Great Bear coast

First Nations, Ottawa, B.C., announce $335M for protection off Great Bear coast

The initiative builds on the Great Bear Rainforest model, which has protected large swaths of old-growth forests while supporting job creation and economic diversification for communities along the coast.
Approval to expand B.C. port broke endangered species law, hears court

Approval to expand B.C. port broke endangered species law, hears court

A 2023 decision to approve a port expansion in Delta, B.C., put endangered southern resident killer whales at risk and broke the Species at Risk Act, argued environmental groups in Federal Court Monday.
B.C. pig farm protesters avoid prison sentence upon appeal

B.C. pig farm protesters avoid prison sentence upon appeal

The appeal court ruled the lower judge did not properly consider a conditional sentence.
Humpback focused on feeding comes within oar length of startled kayakers

Humpback focused on feeding comes within oar length of startled kayakers

The encounter is a reminder that the whales are focused on feeding and often oblivious to their surroundings.
These B.C. whales are shrinking — fast

These B.C. whales are shrinking — fast

A population of grey whales that feeds off B.C.'s coast has seen its adult population shrink 13% in two decades, a new study has found.
Rescued humpback returns with new calf, but entanglement dangers remain

Rescued humpback returns with new calf, but entanglement dangers remain

The confirmation of the humpback calf came as a pleasant surprise to scientists and rescuers, but with the grim reminder that entanglements are continuing all along the B.C. coast