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  • One of Canada's largest chicken producers has launched an investigation into alleged animal rights violations at its slaughtering facility, a year after an Ontario court found it guilty of failing to provide humane treatment for thousands of poultry. Maple Lodge Farms said it planned to probe allegations made by advocacy …

  • The Regina Humane Society (RHS) is pleased at the recovery of an abused cat that has captured the hearts of many people in Saskatchewan and beyond. Veterinarians operated for hours on the three-year-old animal and were concerned that he might have to lose a limb. A GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Bruce Almighty's …

  • Canada won the first eight women's world hockey championships, but has claimed just two of the last seven. The United States and Canada have met in the gold-medal games of all 15 tournaments to date. All but one of Canada's recent defeats in the final were one-goal losses, but the fact is the U.S. has become harder to …

  • Convicted animal killer Kayla Bourque appeared in court in Vancouver Friday after being arrested for allegedly breaching the conditions of her probation surrounding her use of the internet. Bourque — in her first public appearance since December 2013 — wore a green prison sweatsuit with her hair pulled back into a ponytail. …

  • Nicolino Ivano Camardi is shown in a photo released by the Calgary Humane Society. A Calgary man who abused, starved and killed a dog and cat has been sentenced to 22 months in jail. Nicolino Camardi, who is 19, is also banned for life from owning animals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, CHS

    A Calgary man who abused, starved and killed a dog and cat was sentenced to 22 months in jail Friday and is banned from owning a pet for the rest of his life. Nicolino Camardi, who is 19, has been in custody since he was arrested last May and is being given 16 months of credit for time served. "I accept that there is …

  • The Yawunik was an arthropod, which links it to modern day creatures like spiders, lobsters and butterflies. The fossil was identified by paleontologists at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum, and Pomona College in California. Cédric Aria, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto and lead author …

  • Nicolino Camardi pleaded guilty in December to two counts of causing unnecessary pain to animals after a Siberian husky and a nine-month-old kitten were found tortured and killed early last year. Provincial court Judge G.J. Gaschler ruled Friday that Camardi will also be on probation for three years. The 16 months Camardi …

  • 2 Winnipeg teens face charges in theft of bedbug-detecting dogs

    Two teens are facing charges after an ambulance-style vehicle containing 10 bedbug-detecting dogs was stolen in mid-January. Both suspects were released on a promise to appear in court.

  • A cat lost six years ago in eastern Ontario, shown in a handout photo, will soon be reunited with her owner in Alberta, thanks to a Belleville, Ont., veterinarian and an animal rescue agency.Betty-Jean Matthews, president of Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue, says the female calico cat was found wandering the streets of Brockville, Ont., last September.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue

    A cat lost six years ago in eastern Ontario will be reunited with her owner in Alberta next month. Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue of Belleville, Ont., says Cleo will be flown out of Toronto on April 4 to Edmonton where she'll be picked up by her owner who lives in Leduc, Alta. Betty-Jean Matthews of Stuck in the Mud Animal …

  • Wood bison cows browse and rest at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Portage, Alaska. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Sunday trucked the first wood bison to Anchorage for a flight to a staging area in Shageluk, Alaska. They will be released in a few weeks as part of a plan to restore wild wood bison to U.S. soil. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

    A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "They are acclimating very rapidly," said department biologist Cathie Harms. Wood bison are native to Alaska, …

  • Four stories in the news today, March 27 The Canadian Press - Fri, 27 Mar, 2015

    Canada's top court is expected to hand down a ruling today on whether the Quebec government can keep data it compiled for the now disbanded federal long gun registry. A 2013 report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found Newfoundland was among the provinces that were trailing in terms of li …

  • Local authorities should be allowed to break into cars and save distressed and overheated animals, says B.C. NDP MLA Selina Robinson. "What we are looking for is to be able to rescue animals that are in distress, while it is happening," Robinson said Thursday in Victoria. Robinson is proposing legislation that would give …

  • A discovery by an Alberta schoolteacher may have revealed where ancient camels and horses met humans for the first time in North America. The prehistoric horse and camel butchering site discovered by Shayne Tolman at Wally's Beach, Alta., is unique on the continent, and the only direct evidence found in North America of …

  • Beth-Ann Colebourne shot a video of a lynx Tuesday evening, March 24, 2015 at about 6 P.M. outside her nail salon in Terrace Bay, Ont., about 225 km east of Thunder Bay in northern Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-YouTube-Beth-Ann Colebourne

    A northern Ontario woman who came upon a wild lynx outside her shop captured the encounter on video and posted it to YouTube, drawing both awe and ridicule from online commentators. Beth-Ann Colebourne, 31, says the chance meeting happened Tuesday evening outside her nail salon in Terrace Bay, Ont., about 225 km east of …

  • Notorious animal killer Kayla Bourque has been arrested in Vancouver for allegedly breaching the conditions of her probation surrounding her use of the internet. According to court documents, Bourque was arrested after allegedly accessing social networking sites and possessing a computer or device capable of accessing …

  • Police in North Carolina are looking for a monkey that they say attacked a maintenance worker in a hospital parking lot. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said animal control officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center-University Wednesday about the report of a monkey on the loose in the parking lot. A statement from …

  • A seven-month-old puppy starved to the weight of seven kilograms has recovered and been adopted, the Windsor Humane Society says. Reno arrived at the Humane Society in February, weighing seven kilograms, “dramatically under the weight he should have been,” the society says in a media release. His condition was due to …

  • Cleo the calico cat missing for 6 years to rejoin Edmonton owner

    Cleo the calico cat is back. “She was the runt of the litter,” says Amanda Graham. Graham last saw Cleo six years ago on her family’s farm in Kemptville, Ont., just south of Ottawa. Cleo spent a lot of time outdoors, but for whatever reason got lost — a lot.

  • People living in Beaconsfield are concerned for the well-being of a young deer who has taken up residence in the city. "In the past week or so she has adopted a particular property — the backyard of a particular resident — and she’ll wander off during part of the day, but she ends up back there in the afternoon and she …

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