Wildlife

A manatee was found with ‘Trump’ drawn on its back in Florida. (Center for Biological Diversity)

Manatee in Florida found with ‘Trump’ drawn on back, officials say

The manatee does not appear to be seriously injured, officials said

A manatee was found with ‘Trump’ drawn on its back in Florida. (Center for Biological Diversity)
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Canadian Wildlife Federation sets new goals for Citizen Science in 2021

“There are about 100,000 people signed up … we need to keep up the momentum in 2021.”

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“Woody.” Photo: Ron Wilson

Checkin’ in on Woody

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  • Dec 23, 2020
“Woody.” Photo: Ron Wilson
A family of black bears in Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey

WildSafeBC concerned about non-reporting of wildlife encounters

Wildlife encounters are down in some areas due to residents reluctance to report

A family of black bears in Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey
Alan Karges set up his tripod last week and was able to capture a photo of this flying squirrel post-flight. The image is slightly grainy due to the low light. Photo: Alan Karges

Flying squirrel visits a Warfield back yard

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Alan Karges set up his tripod last week and was able to capture a photo of this flying squirrel post-flight. The image is slightly grainy due to the low light. Photo: Alan Karges
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Raccoons getting comfy in Elk Valley

WildSafeBC is reporting sightings of raccoons in Fernie and Sparwood

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Photo: Ron Wilson
Photo: Ron Wilson

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Photo: Ron Wilson
Photo: Ron Wilson
Unscripted backyard performances often provide the best entertainment in the world, as Jim Merritt can attest to. Photo: Jim Merritt

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Unscripted backyard performances often provide the best entertainment in the world, as Jim Merritt can attest to. Photo: Jim Merritt
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

Research concludes effective mitigation could address train speed and ability of wildlife to see trains

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Meet B.C.’s only cowboy cop; a voice for the livestock industry

Cpl. Cory Lepine serves as a bridge between the law and those who make a living off the land

RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
A coyote (not the one pictured) is reported to have chased a group of teenagers into a downtown Trail eatery on Saturday. Photo: Caleb Woods on Unsplash

Trail police report problem coyote

Wildlife is still active in the Trail area, including bears and coyotes

A coyote (not the one pictured) is reported to have chased a group of teenagers into a downtown Trail eatery on Saturday. Photo: Caleb Woods on Unsplash
Wolverine in the wild. Photo: Gordon MacPherson KO

Wolverine research in the Kootenays boosted by citizen science

The project relies on citizen science observations collected online at Wolverine Watch platform

Wolverine in the wild. Photo: Gordon MacPherson KO
Photo:Ron Wilson

Knock on wood

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Redpolls, pine siskins, pine and evening grosbeaks (pictured), and sometimes crossbills (red or white-winged) are the most common “suicide birds.” They form small or large flocks during fall and winter and consider B.C. highways prime habitat during the worst of the year. Photo: Jim Merritt

Sound your horn to help save B.C. birds

Letter to the Editor from Gord DeRosa of Trail

  • Nov 5, 2020
Redpolls, pine siskins, pine and evening grosbeaks (pictured), and sometimes crossbills (red or white-winged) are the most common “suicide birds.” They form small or large flocks during fall and winter and consider B.C. highways prime habitat during the worst of the year. Photo: Jim Merritt
Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)

Bear cub tries to cross U.S.-Canada border, taken to wildlife shelter instead

Angelika Langen said “Annie” is in good health despite being only 21.2 lbs

Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)
Bats in B.C. help control agricultural and forest pests, as well as mosquitoes. Photo: Submitted

Bat Week soon lands – go to bat for bats!

Watch the Kootenay Community Bat Project Facebook page to learn about bats

Bats in B.C. help control agricultural and forest pests, as well as mosquitoes. Photo: Submitted
Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

No known risk to human health from the virus

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands
Urban wildlife Part I: The East Kootenay birds of summer

Urban wildlife Part I: The East Kootenay birds of summer

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the summer of 2020. Part I.

Urban wildlife Part I: The East Kootenay birds of summer
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
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What you see …

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