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'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

Few hybrid bears suggest Canadian polar bears not yet getting 'genetically swamped' by grizzlies, say researchers
Cat attacks: How to prevent them and protect local wildlife

Cat attacks: How to prevent them and protect local wildlife

A colourful bib for your cat is one way to prevent attacks.
Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Combined with low river flows caused by drought, it’s contributing to declining salmon populations in the beleaguered estuary
B.C.'s drought: Beekeepers say heat, temperature swings, dry conditions impacting colonies

B.C.'s drought: Beekeepers say heat, temperature swings, dry conditions impacting colonies

Bees and other pollinators are a key part of a healthy local ecosystem. Without them, much of the produce in B.C. and beyond would not exist.
B.C. coal mining company penalized $41,100

B.C. coal mining company penalized $41,100

Between 2020 and 2023, the company failed to properly monitor mine waste flowing into a nearby fish-bearing tributary, according to a recent decision.
Opinion: The emerald ash borer has arrived in B.C. — what can we do about it?

Opinion: The emerald ash borer has arrived in B.C. — what can we do about it?

The emerald ash borer is a destructive invasive pest which has killed tens of millions of trees across North America and has now been sighted in Vancouver.
Black bear relocated after prowling Saanich Peninsula neighbourhoods; students kept inside

Black bear relocated after prowling Saanich Peninsula neighbourhoods; students kept inside

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service tranquilized the three-year-old male bear near Braun Court in Sidney on Monday
ICYMI: Squamish angler wrangles infamous ‘monster’ sturgeon

ICYMI: Squamish angler wrangles infamous ‘monster’ sturgeon

‘Pig Nose’ is a fishing legend. 
The power of pets against loneliness

The power of pets against loneliness

Pettable combed through available research and info from major health authorities to find out how pet ownership may impact feelings of loneliness.
Canadian minister waited too long to recommend spotted owl emergency order, judge rules

Canadian minister waited too long to recommend spotted owl emergency order, judge rules

The ruling found Canada's environment minister waited too long to issue a call to halt logging threatening the B.C. owl. It could guide future action on endangered species in Canada.