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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.
A portrait of King Charles III was defaced in the latest act of activist vandalism

A portrait of King Charles III was defaced in the latest act of activist vandalism

LONDON (AP) — Animal rights activists pasted a cartoon image over a portrait of King Charles III on Tuesday at a London art gallery, the latest in a series of incidents at U.K. museums as campaigners use vandalism to publicize their causes.
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.
Rare white grizzly bear Nakoda and her cubs die in separate crashes in B.C. park

Rare white grizzly bear Nakoda and her cubs die in separate crashes in B.C. park

All three animals are dead after being struck by vehicles on the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia's Yoho National Park.
Hiker and dog attacked by cougar in Strathcona Park

Hiker and dog attacked by cougar in Strathcona Park

The hikers used bear spray to scare the big cat away.
ICYMI: Bear alert issued after two people charged in Squamish Estuary

ICYMI: Bear alert issued after two people charged in Squamish Estuary

Warning: Bears are active in the Squamish Estuary; residents advised to find alternative walking areas and carry bear spray.
Animals on the lam: Welfare group documents exotic animal escapes, attacks

Animals on the lam: Welfare group documents exotic animal escapes, attacks

OTTAWA — A lot of Canadians have heard of Darwin, the Ikea monkey, who was found wandering a parking garage at the furniture chain's North York store wearing a shearling coat and a diaper.