- What's on this weekend in Toronto CBC - 8 hours ago
There are many Easter "eggstravaganzas" in the city to check out this long weekend. And those aren't the only spring celebrations on April 19-21.
- Animal rights groups heading to court over Ontario's spring … The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago
TORONTO - Two animal rights groups are taking the Ontario government to court in an attempt to stop a spring bear hunt pilot program before it begins, alleging it amounts to animal cruelty. Animal Alliance of Canada and Zoocheck Canada say mother bears will be killed during the hunt, leaving their orphaned cubs to starve …
- Dead puppies in a bag shock Whitehorse-area woman CBC - 11 hours ago
Shanti Morrison was checking her mail on Carcross Road when she noticed a discarded sack in the snow. Inside were two dead puppies, and police say there’s nothing they can do.
- Exclusive: 'Leopard King' Cavalli nears 450 million euro … Reuters - 14 hours ago
By Pamela Barbaglia and Sophie Sassard LONDON (Reuters) - Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to London-based buyout firm Permira in a sale worth about 450 million euros ($621 million), four sources close to the deal told Reuters. A sale would mark …
- Report: Ebola virus in Guinea is a new strain, not imported from … The Canadian Press - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. "The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. Stephan Gunther of …
- Truro man convicted of animal cruelty involving dog CBC - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
The Truro Provincial Court has convicted Gregory Peppard, 33, of animal cruelty for failing to provide medical attention to his dog Daisy.
- Wabush pets left at shelter as laid-off workers move away CBC - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
- Canadian Arctic high-tech message in a bottle found in Wales CBC - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
A satellite tagging device a Canadian researcher attached to a Greenland shark in the Arctic in 2012 and used to record migratory data was recently found washed up on a beach 6,000 kiilometres away.
- Treatment of farm livestock: Deciding what's ethical CBC - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Most producers of beef, pork and chicken would agree that their livestock should be raised as humanely as possible, industry experts say. But defining what constitutes ethical treatment depends on one’s point of view.
- Starving horses seized from Fraser Valley property CBC - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
Five severely emaciated horses — including a pregnant mare — are in need of help after being seized from a Fraser Valley property earlier this month by the B.C. SPCA.
- Cargill expects flour merger with ConAgra to be finalized in … Reuters - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page said on Tuesday. The combined entity, to …
- Gail Benoit guilty of theft in stolen dog case CBC - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
- Baby chickens ‘cooked alive’ at hatchery, animal rights group … CBC - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
- Maine animal shelter gets donation of up to 4 tons of carrots, … The Canadian Press - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do. The Somerset Humane Society in Skowhegan received the carrots last week from a trucking company that wanted to get rid of them after a supermarket manager turned them away because some were bruised. The carrots were still edible …
- Mother goose claims squatter's rights on condo balcony CBC - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
Fussing mother stubbornly defends nesting site in planter
- Sale of seal meat to China thwarted by anti-hunt activists: fisheries … The Canadian Press - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
HALIFAX - A trade agreement to sell Canadian seal meat in China announced more than three years ago has been largely thwarted by animal rights activists, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says. Shea announced the deal in January 2011 in Beijing, saying that gaining access to the world's most populous country would breathe …
- Gail Benoit in court for alleged illegal trade of dogs CBC - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
- New London exhibition shows how Matisse used paper and scissors … The Canadian Press - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
LONDON - A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things — bold, colorful, exuberant. The 130 works displayed at Tate Modern were created largely in the last decade of the French artist's long life, when Matisse — in a wheelchair, recovering from cancer and unable to paint as he once had — used scissors and paper …
- Garter snakes slithering into Brandon-area homes CBC - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014