Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Beginning of a Long Friendship

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Although my first volunteer shift at the WRA Care Centre was nearly 3 ½ years ago, I can still remember the rancid smell of skunk that clung to my throat and the torso-high laundry riddled with all sorts of stains, raw fish heads and slimy worms. Little did I know that on that day, in Read More

Bird Feeder Alert

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A suspected outbreak of salmonella is killing off large numbers of pine siskins in the Lower Mainland. Most salmonella outbreaks in birds are caused by contaminated bird feeders, and pine siskins, are particularly susceptible to the infection. They get sick by ingesting contaminated water and food, and by direct contact with feces or other contaminated Read More


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