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Whitehorse beaver family killed – our offer to help lives on

It was with heavy hearts that we learned a family of beavers living at the Meadow Lakes Golf and Country Club was killed by Highway and Public Works staff earlier this week. The Whitehorse-area family, who had lived happily at Meadow Lakes for years thanks to the efforts of the ...
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Calgary continues trapping: beaver found tortured by Conibear

The City of Calgary needs to work on their listening skills. Since mid-spring, we have been emailing and calling their Council, asking that they look at trapping by-laws and wildlife feeding bans in the city. The only response we received was that of debate over the use of a Change.org ...
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Beaver Blotter: July 28, 2014

Why did the beaver cross the road? Beavers and their young need to get around – and it appears they know better than to jaywalk. A cute photo captured by a Burnaby man and posted by BurnabyNow.com shows a mama beaver and her kit using the designated crosswalk to get ...
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Episode 141: In the trenches of wildlife rehab

As summer is coming to its peak, so are the thousands of wild babies from coast to coast. While APFA works hard to protect them through education, advocacy, by-laws and policy, much effort is still needed on the front lines. And those who stand in the trenches are wildlife rehabilitators. ...
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PEI’s foxes are here to stay – scientist says co-existence is a must

In recent weeks, we’ve been sending letters to Councillors and media outlets in Prince Edward Island. It seems that a large number of foxes are causing controversy – whether it’s people who want to feed them, people who want to get rid of them or people who think they’re going ...
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Tourist in bear conflict blames self, not bear

It’s a bit surprising, but certainly welcome: a tourist visiting Canmore found himself face-to-face with a bear, got injured and is blaming himself for the incident. According to a report in the Calgary Sun , Danish tourist Torben Lund was walking in a park. He noted bear warning signs, but ...
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Victory: Windsor ends skunk trapping program

You did it! The City of Windsor Council tonight voted unanimously to end the trapping portion of their skunk program. After a long, at times frustrating, campaign, skunks in Windsor can once again go about their business without fear of trapping and euthanasia. A staff report pointed to the lack ...
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ACTION ITEM: Canada’s fur farms need government assistance to get by

We’re often inundated with messages of the great and powerful fur industry, which alone is propping up the Canadian economy and providing thousands of jobs. Though we are yet to see any evidence of this, we have seen another kind of evidence: fur farmers need government assistance. According to a ...
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Episode 140: Grizzlies and the Heiltsuk people

On the central coast of British Columbia sits the traditional lands of the Heiltsuk First Nations people. In their language, Heiltsuk means to speak and act correctly, and this concept is an important part of their culture. The Qqs (pronounced Kuks, meaning eyes) Projects Society was formed to support Heiltsuk ...
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Grizzlies at greater risk than previously thought

A unique, First-Nations led study is shining light on dwindling grizzly bear populations in southern British Columbia. In a report on science website Phys.org , it is noted that the non-invasive DNA sampling of grizzlies over three-years shows that the bears are at greater risk than previously thought. The Koeye ...
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