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SECOND JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

SECOND JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

Title: Wildlife Education AssistantType: Full-time, temporary (May-September)Schedule: Thursdays through Mondays, 8 hours/dayNumber of positions available: 4Compensation: $15/hourClosing: Open until filledMARS Wildlife Rescue Centre is a busy wildlife rehabilitation...

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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

​ JOB POSTING: Title: Wildlife Rehabilitation AssistantType: Full-time, temporary (May-September)Number of positions available: 3Compensation: $15/hourClosing: Open until filledMARS Wildlife Rescue Centre is a busy wildlife rehabilitation and education facility...

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Family Day

Family Day

MARS Visitor Centre will be open on Family Day, Monday February 17, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the kids, take a tour of the centre and view our spectacular displays.

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Integral Step in the Rehabilitation Program

Integral Step in the Rehabilitation Program

Thanks to a very generous MARS supporter, we have received the rest of the funds needed to complete the Flight Cage. This is an essential step in the rehabbing of raptors and other large birds who require quite a significant area to strengthen and condition before being released. With huge wing spans, they need plenty of room to practice flying and maintaining flight before they are strong enough to go back to the wild. In the past we have had to transport these birds down Island to a facility with an appropriately sized cage. This is quite traumatic for the recovering patients and causes added stress to the already stressful situation of being in captivity. Now we will be able to see these birds through the complete rehabilitation process. The flight cage is due to be completed by mid January by BP2 Construction.

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Important Press Release from MARS

Important Press Release from MARS

There are at least three times a year (Canada Day, Halloween and New Year’s Eve) where we have accepted a practice of setting off fireworks as a form of celebration and entertainment. As with other practices such as the use of DDT and other contaminants,...

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Student Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteers Wanted

Student Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteers Wanted

MARS is looking for student wildlife rehabilitation volunteers to join our team! These positions are on a rotating basis throughout the year, and we welcome students from all over the world. Positions typically range from 4-16 weeks in length, depending on...

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Early morning planning by the animal caregivers

Early morning planning by the animal caregivers

The caregiver crew starts each morning with the white board. This board lists all of the patients in care, their diets, frequency of feedings,  medications and/or other treatment required. It is often a little daunting when the patient load is as high as...

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Campbell River Rotary building MEWS

Campbell River Rotary building MEWS

They're back! A crew from Campbell River Daybreak Rotary arrived today to construct the Sawyer MEWS building. Western Forest Products funded the materials, and Daybreak Rotary stepped up to build it.   The crew included Rory Evans, Urban Patrick, Barry...

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New Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation

New Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation

MARS is pleased to welcome Gylaine Andersen in her new role as Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation services.  She is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and is certified as a Wildlife rehabilitator through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council....

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