Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

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(BC-Beluga-Sick)

A second world-leading veterinarian has been flown into Vancouver from a U-S SeaWorld facility to help figure out what is behind the sudden illness of a female beluga whale.

The Vancouver Aquarium's beluga whale called Aurora is exhibiting the same symptoms that preceded the death of Qila (KEY-lah), her 21-year-old calf.

The aquarium's president and C-E-O John Nightingale says the facility is conferring with medical experts both inside and outside Canada to identify whether it's an internal toxin from disease, or an external toxin from food that is ailing Aurora.

Officials say Aurora, who isn't eating and appears to be suffering from abdominal cramps and inflammation, was stabilizing on Friday afternoon and acting calmer and more alert. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Cops-Not-Charged)

B-C's Criminal Justice Branch has decided that three RCMP officers will not be charged after a suspect in Surrey suffered a broken hip during an arrest.

The branch says police were called to a basement suite on February 28th, 2015, after reports that a tenant was "trashing" the unit and found a undressed man bleeding and swearing.

The statement says the suspect's nose and forehead were cut after his head hit the ground, but an injury to his right hip wasn't immediately obvious though it was later determined that he needed surgery.

Potential charges of assault were considered, but the branch says the available evidence does not meet the standards to approve any charges. (The Canadian Press)

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(YUKON-Royal-Tour-Earrings)

A Canadian jewelry designer discovered the impact a royal endorsement could have for her business after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Yukon.

While Prince William and Kate visited Carcross on September 28th, the Duchess wore a pair of bronze earrings by local designer Shelley MacDonald.

MacDonald says sales for products have since skyrocketed, with hundreds of requests from customers around the globe interested in buying the same earrings. …

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