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Episode 237: The Cougar Channel

The world has been talking about the tragic death of a big cat in Africa this week. But there are many other species of big cats – and some are right here at home and in need of our protection. At the front lines of protecting these fur-...
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Long weekend safety: Wildlife on the roads

A lot of Canadians will be travelling this long weekend – be it to a camp site, a family cottage or even for a day trip to a park. And that means extra cards on the road. We’ve taken this opportunity to collect some great tips on driving...
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Long weekend safety: Camping with your dog

There are few activities that will strengthen the human-animal bond and connect one with Mother Nature better than a camping trip under the stars. Following a few simple tips will ensure your camping getaway is safe and enjoyable for both humans and...
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Engineer enlists help of beaver to create pond

An aeronautical engineer and retired pilot has failed in his attempts over the years to create a dam to build a pond on his property so he’s turned to the experts. The Daily Commercial News reported on Pierre Bolduc, a landowner southwest of...
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Cruelty can be stopped: Rabbit had paws cut off while alive, left for dead

The Cambridge (Ontario) and District Humane Society has the unfortunate task of investigating a case in which a rabbit had his paws cut off while he was alive, and left for dead. The Cambridge Times has reported that the humane society picked up the...
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Are your pets prepared for an emergency?

Wildfires and power outages during a heat wave can force you to abandon your home; extreme weather events can leave families isolated or camped out in their houses. And in each case, you need to be prepared. As all of these crises have arisen in...
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Compassionate conservation is worth talking about

There’s a lot of debate about conservation these days – we even took a jab at it in a Straight.com article , and on our own blog . But we’re not the only ones talking about what conservation should mean in our modern society. The...
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Episode 236: The journey of OR-7

For over 120 years, the gray wolf had been absent from the state of California. Extermination programs, recreational hunting, trapping for fur, and habitat loss, drove the populations down and out until they were extirpated. That is, until OR-7. The...
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It’s Christmas in July: will you help us fill our wish list?

There’s a lot you, as a supporter, do to help the animals. You volunteer with us at events and when we do field work like installing flow devices. You work with us as a monthly member, allowing us to properly budget and respond to crises as...
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Parks Canada catches bear feeder, fines them $1,000 – but is it enough?

The guardians of our national parks system are pointing to a $1,000 fine for tourists who fed a bear as reason to stop feeding the animals – but is it truly enough? CTV News reported on the announcement this week as Parks Canada released video...
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