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Underwater gardeners work to restore B.C.'s majestic kelp forests

Underwater gardeners work to restore B.C.'s majestic kelp forests

In the chilly waters of Vancouver Island's Barkley Sound, gardeners are at work on the sea floor.
Don't travel with firewood: Another bad bug on B.C.'s hit list

Don't travel with firewood: Another bad bug on B.C.'s hit list

Moving firewood between regions can spread the range of not only the emerald ash borer but other destructive pests.
Bear claws senior in West Vancouver

Bear claws senior in West Vancouver

Conservation officers say the woman and the bear likely startled each other in an incident that left the senior with minor injuries
Richmond-based rescue explores innovative homes for unwanted rabbits

Richmond-based rescue explores innovative homes for unwanted rabbits

Rabbitats is looking into providing outdoor enclosures for stratas, organizations and farms.
Once thought too cold for the marsupials, Montreal home to growing number of opossums

Once thought too cold for the marsupials, Montreal home to growing number of opossums

MONTREAL — One evening last fall, Robert Carrière was putting away some gardening tools when he saw something scurry out from under the shed. At first, he thought it was a big rat. Then he thought maybe a muskrat.
Lulu the ‘miracle’ dog found but sadly died just hours later

Lulu the ‘miracle’ dog found but sadly died just hours later

Lulu, the missing hairless Chinese crested dog wearing rainbow pajamas, whose story gripped a community, succumbed to dehydration and hypothermia just hours after being rescued.
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.