A juvenile seal near Oak Bay Pier has police asking the public to keep their distance. (Courtesy of Oak Bay Police) Public urged to stay away from baby seal off Oak Bay shore Seals may look sick during their annual moult on land, but they can still move quickly if threatened Officials are asking the public to keep their distance because a seal…"Public asked to stay away from young elephant seal on Oak Bay’s shore"
Photo: Like seals choose Metchosin Beach as a moulting spot Beachgoers in Metchosin have been warned they may stumble upon a young seal-like seal while enjoying the warm weather and should keep their distance. The seal was first spotted in Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park on Thursday (May 18), and Fisheries and Oceans Canada quickly put up signs and tapes in the area. The signs warn visitors not…"PHOTOS: Elephant seal picks Metchosin beach for moulting spot"
BC’s anti-racism chief was in Penticton on Friday, May 12, to talk about how the province plans to address systemic discrimination. The province’s parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives, Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore, appeared before a large crowd at the lakeside resort for the Fight White Elephant, Explore Anti-Racism forum. It will be her first visit to the region since being appointed to the post in December 2022. The event is hosted throughout the day by…"B.C.’s head of anti-racism visits Penticton for ‘Confronting the White Elephant’ forum"
A fire that destroyed more than 100 homes and scorched vast swaths of British Columbia’s interior nearly six years ago is causing up to $1 billion a year in ongoing natural and ecosystem damage, according to an Indigenous-led report. In the summer of 2017, the Elephant Mountain wildfire burned more than 1,900 square kilometers of forest, grassland and property, directly impacting numerous First Nations and other communities. The report was released Wednesday by the Secwepemcul’ecw…"B.C.’s Elephant Hill wildfire results in losses of $1B per year: Indigenous report"
Ratley stands in the corner of Saanich Park, with his back unexpectedly turned to the nearby play equipment, perhaps reflecting the useless early life of the pink concrete elephant. The name is relatively new to the bright creatures that have called Rutledge Park home since the 1960s—at least as far as anyone knows. It has a rather worried look on its face, perhaps contemplating the future of yet another home renovation. When the park’s last…"Meet Rutley, trashcan-turned-icon of ‘pink elephant park’ in Saanich"