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Ex-boyfriend's gift of dog can't be revoked, B.C. tribunal rules

Ex-boyfriend's gift of dog can't be revoked, B.C. tribunal rules

Pets are considered personal property, and the principles of property law generally apply to pet ownership.
Video: Box of eels spills from plane at YVR airport

Video: Box of eels spills from plane at YVR airport

A shipment of live eels was being transported from Toronto to Vancouver.
Can Vancouver use birth control to combat rat infestations in the city?

Can Vancouver use birth control to combat rat infestations in the city?

Other North American cities have deemed the practice successful.
'Perfect rat storm': Ontario cities seek ways to fight increasingly visible rats

'Perfect rat storm': Ontario cities seek ways to fight increasingly visible rats

Efforts are underway to combat growing rat populations in two of Ontario's largest cities, as the rodents that typically lurk underground become more visible thanks to a combination of construction and climate change.
Steer, two horses euthanized at Calgary Stampede rodeo competition

Steer, two horses euthanized at Calgary Stampede rodeo competition

CALGARY — A third animal has been euthanized at the Calgary Stampede's rodeo competition. The Stampede says a steer was injured Monday night during the steer wrestling event. "Medical attention was immediately provided.
Flood of adoption requests for kittens who survived Port Alberni wildfire: SPCA

Flood of adoption requests for kittens who survived Port Alberni wildfire: SPCA

Injured kittens were found by firefighters extinguishing a wildfire at Rogers Creek gully in Port Alberni.
Whale researcher says orphan orca 'likely' seen off Vancouver Island at Friendly Cove

Whale researcher says orphan orca 'likely' seen off Vancouver Island at Friendly Cove

"Just given the location and the behaviour, it seems quite likely."
B.C. caribou pens found to be an 'unequivocal' success

B.C. caribou pens found to be an 'unequivocal' success

First-of-its-kind study evaluated health of 46 female southern mountain caribou brought into maternal pens between 2014 and 2021.
Metro Vancouver weather: Will hot temperatures cause a mosquito boom?

Metro Vancouver weather: Will hot temperatures cause a mosquito boom?

Use your repellent at dawn and dusk.
With heat wave looming, people are reminded not to leave animals locked in a vehicle

With heat wave looming, people are reminded not to leave animals locked in a vehicle

The BC SPCA also wants to remind the public that breaking a car window to remove an animal is illegal and dangerous.