British Columbia

Rick Desautel, flanked by his daughter and his wife, Linda (right), celebrates his acquittal of illegal hunting charges outside the provincial courthouse in Nelson, British Columbia, in March 2017.

Canada says the Sinixt tribe is extinct. The tribe's American descendants disagree.

What do you do when a country has officially declared your people extinct? One descendant of the Sinixt tribe went on an illegal elk hunt.

Canada says the Sinixt tribe is extinct. The tribe's American descendants disagree.
A shepherd dog tending a herd of sheep outside Tbilisi, Georgia.

Hero sheepdogs protect flock for 20 days in a Canadian wildfire

Hero sheepdogs protect flock for 20 days in a Canadian wildfire
Bill Moore and Judith Fearing are members of Nelson Friends of Refugees. They've raised money and secured an apartment for a family of Syrian refugees. All they need now are the refugees. But they're still waiting.

Some Canadians really want to sponsor Syrian refugees. Turns out it's harder than they thought.

Some Canadians really want to sponsor Syrian refugees. Turns out it's harder than they thought.
Orphaned bear cubs Jordan and Athena at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, Port Hardy, British Columbia.

He refused to kill these adorable bear cubs. Now his job is on the line.

He refused to kill these adorable bear cubs. Now his job is on the line.