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June 11, 2018 12:44 PM Wild Atlantic salmon numbers drop for second year in a row: report

SAINT JOHN, N.B.—A new report from a group advocating for the protection and conservation of wild Atlantic salmon says the number of salmon in North American rivers has dropped for the second year in a row. The Atlantic Salmon Federation’s annual State of the Populations report says numbers in 2017 dipped overall by 15 per cent compared to the year before 5

June 3, 2018 7:04 PM More cougar encounters expected as houses replace wilderness, B.C. conservation officer warns

“Contrary to popular belief (that) we can just move these to another area, what happens then is you’re contributing ultimately to their mortality in the wild,” Hunter said. He said it’s up to residents to ensure food scraps aren’t left outside, because they could attract rodents and other animals to the area, which will in turn draw cougars. “Like all British 12

March 2, 2018 9:25 PM Conservationists want emergency order to save killer whales off B.C. coast

The federal government’s failure to issue an emergency order ahead of fishing and whale-watching season could mean their extinction, several conservation groups said. VANCOUVER—Several conservation groups say the federal government’s failure to issue an emergency order reducing threats to endangered orcas off the B.C. coast ahead of fishing and whale-watching 24

February 27, 2018 1:00 PM Federal budget expected to focus on gender equality, pharmacare plan

The focus on gender equality could also mean federal dollars to help close the gender wage gap in federally regulated workplaces. OTTAWA—Gender equality and a national pharmacare plan are expected to be two of the cornerstones of the federal budget when it is presented in the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. He has already 25

February 21, 2018 5:12 PM Grand River flooding forces Brantford to declare state of emergency

In an emergency notice, the city ordered immediate evacuation of several neighbourhoods and “strongly urged” others in the floodplain to leave. The Grand River Conservation Authority reported an ice-jam upstream at the Parkhill Dam in Cambridge broke free around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. “When this ice-jam released, it sent a surge of water downstream 21

February 15, 2018 9:04 PM Ontario First Nation works with government to remove endangered caribou from wolf-laden island

Michipicoten First Nation is helping the government capture the caribou in a co-ordinated operation with three helicopters. Members of an Ontario First Nation say they plan to continue the relocation of an endangered herd of caribou off a remote island where they’re being slaughtered by wolves. Michipicoten First Nation says it is working with the Ministry 20

February 2, 2018 7:47 PM Mummies of early Chinese immigrants unearthed in Peru

1st wave of Chinese immigrants came to work in Peru's booming sugar and cotton industries Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed three 19th-century mummies of Chinese immigrants. The bodies were found inside their wooden coffins by workers of Calidda, a natural gas distributor in Lima and Callao. The mummies were buried less than a metre (3.2 feet) deep in the Lima district 40

December 21, 2017 1:43 PM $20M for plant that spewed black water near Niagara Falls

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said situation that led to discharges is 'intolerable' The aging sewage treatment plant responsible for a stinky black discharge at Niagara Falls over the summer is in line for an overhaul. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed spending $20 million to begin improvements at the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Facility 41

December 13, 2017 2:03 AM Three Florida men charged in shark dragging video that went viral

The three men each face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty. TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—Florida wildlife officials and prosecutors have charged three men connected to a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says 21-year-old Michael Wenzel and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz 29

December 9, 2017 12:36 AM Rogue raccoon who hitched into Banff captured and killed

'We believe this one must have hitchhiked a ride on either a vehicle or train or something like that' A rogue raccoon that had been spotted in and around the town of Banff, Alta. in recent months is no more. The animal was trapped and killed "humanely" on Friday, said Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager for the town of Banff. The raccoon was first 81