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Vancouver Aquarium will reopen, operator's CEO vows, as it searches for solution to financial struggles

One the city's best known tourist attractions says it is fighting bankruptcy due to the financial fallout from COVID-19. The aquarium's board of directors is now trying to find a way of remaining financially viable and accelerating its conservation mission.

1 of 3 entangled humpback whales off B.C. coast free of fishing gear

One of the three humpback whales entangled in fishing gear off the coast of British Columbia this summer is now free, although the two other animals have not been located.

New Zealand's wizard says time spent in Canada in 1952 was 'a great lesson'

Ian Brackenbury Channell was officially appointed New Zealand's wizard in 1990 by the country's prime minister, allowing him to wear wizard regalia and conduct jobs such as casting out evil spirits and cheering the population.

Surface of Mars shows scars of glaciers just like Canada's High Arctic: study

The deep valleys scarred into the surface of Mars under thick sheets of ice show that the planet once mirrored the Canadian High Arctic, says a new study.

Lockdown fatigue, sense of 'invincibility' causing more COVID-19 infections in young people, scientists say

More young people are being infected with COVID-19, creating the potential for a severe outbreak, scientists warn. They say the change in demographics could be attributed to lockdown fatigue, increased testing or feelings of invincibility.

Hospitality workers fearing long-term unemployment seek government action

The union representing hospitality workers across the country says it fears staff laid off because of COVID-19 may not have a job when the pandemic is over.

Wolf culls will not save endangered caribou in Western Canada, new study finds

A government-sponsored wolf kill in Western Canada has had "no detectable effect" on reversing the decline of endangered caribou populations, a study says.

White-throated sparrows change their tune from 3 notes to 2

Most bird species are slow to change their songs, preferring to stick with tried-and-true tunes to defend territories and attract females — but this shift went viral across Canada.

Quieter seas off B.C. coast give scientists chance to study effects of noise on killer whales

A significant drop in sea traffic brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has created what scientists call a rare opportunity to study how quieter waters affect southern resident killer whales off the British Columbia coast.

Volunteer shortage as seniors who are self-isolating over COVID stay home

Ian Hartley has been volunteering for years, offering his services as a hospital chaplain, working at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre and as a member of the Rotary Club.

3-pillar strategy to test for COVID-19 on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

A team of more than two dozen people is testing and tracing residents on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Wet'suwet'en supporters of pipeline afraid their message not being heard

Bonnie George walked out of the Office of the Wet'suwet'en holding her hands up in the air in a triumphant gesture. Just hours earlier, the Wet'suwet'en matriarch and former Coastal GasLink employee had complained about her voice not being heard.

There's no 'quick fix' in B.C. pipeline talks, says government liaison

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs met for a second day with senior government ministers over a pipeline dispute that's sparked protests and economic disruptions, but one participant warned against expecting a broad resolution on Friday to all the issues being discussed.

Federal, B.C. ministers wrap talks for the day with hereditary chiefs who oppose pipeline route

Hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en who oppose a B.C. pipeline sat down Thursday with senior government ministers to discuss the dispute that has caused protests across the country, shutting down freight and passenger rail services.

'What he's done is truly amazing': Larry Walker Sr. in awe of son's Hall of Fame call

Larry Walker's father says he is overwhelmed with emotion about his son being voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his final try. "I don't know if this is ever going to sink in. Emotional time," he says.

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