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From Close Call to Close-Up

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A cedar waxwing which escaped the clutches of a hawk flying over Coquitlam in late July has become the star attraction of a new Wildlife Rescue Christmas card. The fledgling bird and its sibling were grabbed from the nest by a hawk only to be dropped in mid-air. The pair landed on the hood of Read More

Wildlife on the Wall

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Local wildlife photographer Bill Murdoch is using his photography talents to help raise money for Wildlife Rescue. The WRA’s 2016 calendar, which costs $15, features three of Bills images, an osprey in mid-air, a ring-necked pheasant at Deer Lake Park and a great horned owl in autumnal foliage. Seven years ago Bill picked up his Read More

Rescue Appeal

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Wildlife Rescue is currently caring for 16 mallard ducks contaminated with a mystery substance after swimming in a polluted pond in Surrey. When the Wildlife Helpline received a call about an oily orange substance in a pond in a rural area of south Surrey, a volunteer was sent out on a reconnaissance mission. The next Read More

The Big Wash

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The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC (WRA) has been left to pick up the cleaning bill after a contamination incident at a pond in Surrey left more than a dozen water birds soiled. The non-profit, originally got a call to its Wildlife Helpline about an oily orange substance in a pond near the Hazelmere RV Read More

Stow-Away Duck

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A gadwall duck survived 8-10 days without food and water after becoming a stow-away on a truck travelling between Crabtree, Quebec and a mill in New Westminster, BC. No one is quite sure how and when the dabbling duck snuck into the 53ft trailer, but once the truck hit the road, the trailer remained locked Read More

Where Credit is Due

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A donation from G&F Financial Group is helping the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC weather one of its busiest seasons on record. The BC credit union, which is a long-time supporter of the wildlife rehabilitation charity out at Burnaby Lake, donated a grant of $7,500 through its charitable arm, the G&F Financial Foundation. The funds Read More

City Supports Wildlife Rescue

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Councillor Sav Dhaliwal, Chair of Burnaby City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission, was invited on a tour of Wildlife Rescue’s Care Centre to see how a one-time grant from the City is helping the Association deal with one of its busiest seasons on record. The $7,500 grant was made at the end of 2014 to Read More

Local Photographer Snaps Winning Shot

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Burnaby photographer Paul Steeves has won first place in the 2015 National Volunteer Week Photo Contest. Volunteer BC hosted the competition in celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) and invited volunteer and non-profit organizations in communities throughout the province to submit photos that captured the theme Volunteers Are Part of the Ripple Effect. Paul’s Read More

Scaling the Heights at EarthFest

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EarthFest Nature Festival & Open House, Burnaby’s biggest Earth Day celebration, takes place this weekend at the Wildlife Rescue Association out at Burnaby Lake. The event on Sunday, April 26, at the Wildlife Rescue centre on 5216 Glencarin Drive, celebrates wildlife, nature and sustainability through a range of family-friendly activities. A climbing wall is the Read More

Snaking News! 500 Garter Snakes Going Home

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More than 500 garter snakes are returning to their home on Boundary Bay Dike in Delta following a successful rescue and recovery mission carried out by the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, the Corporation of Delta and SNC-Lavalin. The snakes were unearthed at the beginning of March during repair work on a rock dike being Read More