Why are there so many geese in Metro Vancouver?
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Why are there so many geese in Metro Vancouver?

You can’t miss them as they strut around Metro Vancouver: hefty birds sporting brown and black feathers with white chin straps as they congregate in noisy gaggles Yes, they’re Canada geese — but why are they crowding parks, beaches, the seawall and even crossing busy streets? Urban biodiversity planner Jennifer Rae Pierce told The Early Edition host Stephen Quinn the geese were re-introduced […]

'I don't want to hold on to hatred': B.C. woman seeks to forgive hit-and-run driver who left her for dead
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‘I don’t want to hold on to hatred’: B.C. woman seeks to forgive hit-and-run driver who left her for dead

In the years since a hit-and-run driver left Patricia Anne Peters for dead on a highway north of Whistler, B.C., in the middle of an October night, she has faced plenty of hard choices. Stay angry at a stranger who left her in a wheelchair or try to be positive. Drink and party like she used to or […]

Fewer than 10% of police watchdog investigations in Canada end in charges against officers, analysis finds
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Fewer than 10% of police watchdog investigations in Canada end in charges against officers, analysis finds

An analysis of data from civilian police watchdogs in Canada shows that most of their investigations do not result in charges against officers. Charges were laid or forwarded to Crown prosecutors for consideration in three to nine per cent of the cases opened by the provincial agencies, a review by The Canadian Press of their […]

Video of family feeding bears through patio door leads to charges for West Vancouver man
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Video of family feeding bears through patio door leads to charges for West Vancouver man

A man from West Vancouver, B.C., has been charged with one count of feeding dangerous wildlife and one count of attracting dangerous wildlife after video surfaced of a family hand-feeding black bears from their home in 2018. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the B.C. Wildlife Act prohibits such close contact with wild animals. “The biggest concern for the […]

White-throated sparrows change their tune from three to two notes
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White-throated sparrows change their tune from three to two notes

White-throated sparrows are changing their tune — an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note. Ken Otter, a biology professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, whose paper on the phenomenon was published on Thursday, said most bird species are slow to change their songs, preferring to stick […]

Saskatoon teen's spinal surgery a success after COVID-19 almost robbed her of the chance
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Saskatoon teen’s spinal surgery a success after COVID-19 almost robbed her of the chance

A week after long-awaited spinal surgery, Bronwyn Joanis says she can’t wait to get back home to Saskatoon to see family and — once she’s a little steadier — finally ride her new bike. The 13-year-old’s spinal scoliosis surgery in Vancouver was cancelled just hours before its scheduled time on March 17 due to COVID-19 precautions, and […]

Supreme Court to decide whether to allow First Nations' challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline
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Supreme Court to decide whether to allow First Nations’ challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline

The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to announce Thursday whether it will allow an appeal from a group of First Nations in B.C. looking to challenge the federal government’s second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band are seeking leave to appeal a February decision by the Federal Court of […]

For Canada Day, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank B.C. hospital staff for their dedication
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For Canada Day, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank B.C. hospital staff for their dedication

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Zoom call with health-care workers at a hospital in British Columbia as a way to mark Canada Day, thanking front-line staff for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. William and Kate were joined by six staff members at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, B.C. They spoke with the employees about their new […]

Not so sweet season for B.C. farmers, cherry pickers due to weather and COVID-19
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Not so sweet season for B.C. farmers, cherry pickers due to weather and COVID-19

The cherries on Sukhdeep Brar’s 100-acre orchard in Summerland, B.C., are just a few weeks out from ripening. But if he doesn’t manage to find the workers to pick them, they will spoil. “Everything will go bad, real fast,” said Brar, a 34-year-old, second-generation tree fruit farmer. Like many growers in the Okanagan Valley, he […]