Animals

An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Deer wandering with arrow in side euthanized in Quesnel, sparking warning to hunters

The animal was located by the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP

 

Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)

Pair of women jump into lake to escape cougar in Okanagan

The women entered Kalamalka Lake after the cougar continued to approach them

 

Volunteers took turns washing the animals in the hotel's bathrooms. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: More than 100 rescue animals stranded in Revelstoke hotel

The animals were on their way from Moose Jaw to Vancouver

 

Bandit and Takita were rescued from a farm in the South Okanagan. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society: November sees large spike in rescued animals

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Nov 17, 2022
Bandit and Takita were rescued from a farm in the South Okanagan. (OHS)
Jamie Bentley holds Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Jamie Bentley of Celista holds Chubbs the chicken, one of the animals featured in Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support the rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)

Salmon Arm student’s love for animals morphs into a book to support them

First run of Grade 12 student’s book sells out, she’s hoping to raise more funds from second printing

Jamie Bentley holds Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Jamie Bentley of Celista holds Chubbs the chicken, one of the animals featured in Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support the rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)

Therapy bunnies melting worries away for B.C. students

Abbotsford’s Cornerstone Christian School introduces lop-eared rabbits as newest members of staff

Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)
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Okanagan communities make the list for B.C.’s ‘rattiest’ cities

Vernon and Penticton also made the list

  • Oct 19, 2022
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Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)

Bat exhibit swooping into North Okanagan nature centre

Bats: Out of the Darkness exhibit will be at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre throughout October

Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)
Top photo is baby Yoga, scared and bottom is happy Yoda today. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society: From fierce to friendly

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Sep 22, 2022
Top photo is baby Yoga, scared and bottom is happy Yoda today. (OHS)
Thrills on the midway are just some of the excitements in store for fairgoers at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, which continues daily to Sunday, Sept. 4. Carter and Blake Charleton (right) enjoy a ride on the first day of the 121st fair Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Fun-filled first day of the 2022 IPE in Armstrong

Wednesday kicked off the 121st Interior Provincial Exhibition, which is on until Sept. 4

Thrills on the midway are just some of the excitements in store for fairgoers at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, which continues daily to Sunday, Sept. 4. Carter and Blake Charleton (right) enjoy a ride on the first day of the 121st fair Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Dairy cattle grazing on pasture. (File photo)

Dairy families in North Okanagan-Shuswap suffering after tragic collision

4H members in the region lose their animals in fatal crash on Trans-Canada Highway

Dairy cattle grazing on pasture. (File photo)
A black bear caught in a trap in Port Alice near the end of August. (Brian Grover/Port Alice News and Views Facebook photo)

Four bears killed this month in Vancouver Island village, here’s why

Conservation officers euthanize 4 animals habituated to gorging on village’s overflowing dumpsters

A black bear caught in a trap in Port Alice near the end of August. (Brian Grover/Port Alice News and Views Facebook photo)
cute cat

Okanagan Humane Society: Helping pets and people is what they do

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Aug 25, 2022
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Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)

Beached baby porpoise rescued from tidal pool on Vancouver Island

Porpoise calf found thrashing in sand and rocks in Nanoose Bay

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)
Screenshot from Fraser Valley Rose Farm Youtube video.

VIDEO: Lonely B.C. duck follows humans around after coyotes kill her friends

Duck was recently rehomed to Pender Island to live with other birds

Screenshot from Fraser Valley Rose Farm Youtube video.
Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)
A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)

Island-dwelling blonde raccoon hits the beach on hot summer day in B.C.

Boater gets up close to blonde mother raccoon and kits on island off Nanaimo

A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)
Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.

Pair of lovebirds, lost and separated in Hope, still without their owner

1 flew into restaurant and 1 was saved in a grocery store parking lot; but they remain apart

Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Mummified baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon was likely weeks old when she died

Nun cho ga being preserved in freezer storage while next steps are determined

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)