Feel Good Friday: Highlights of the week from Global BC

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Every week, at Global BC, we spotlight our stories to bring a bright touch to your Friday and weekend.

Here are five stories we want to share:

British Columbia man prepares to cycle in the Himalayas for children’s charity

Training hikes up Cypress Mountain don’t come close to what Daniel Burgi is about to experience.

The North Vancouver man is gearing up for an epic bike ride through the Himalayan Mountains to benefit his charity which raises money for children in need in Nepal.

He gets the same reaction every time he tells someone about his plan.

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“Crazy,” he told Global’s This is BC.

Salmon running through the Big Bar toboggan area sparks excitement in Indigenous communities

The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a bumper season for pink and sockeye salmon in B.C. rivers, with a seasoned Indigenous fisherman reporting the biggest catches of sockeye salmon in decades.

The surge comes two years after the closure of two open-net Atlantic salmon farms in the region.

“We targeted those farms,” said Bob Chamberlin, president of the Indigenous-led First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, whose group wants open-net farms removed from British Columbia waters.

“We had them removed and two years later we went from 200 fish in the river to several thousand today. In our minds and our knowledge, this is a very clear indicator.

11 golden retrievers rescued from Turkey arrive in Vancouver ahead of import ban

An animal rescue group is bringing as many dogs to Canada as possible before an import ban comes into effect.

Eleven Istanbul Golden Retrievers arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Thursday evening thanks to the efforts of Golden Rescue.

The group said it aims to bring in around 120 retrievers from Turkey and Egypt by September 28.

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Rare white orca calf spotted in BC waters for first time

A rare young white killer whale has been spotted in British Columbia waters.

The Pacific Whale Watch Association said a Prince of Whales captain at Telegraph Cove was on a tour on Wednesday watching Bigg’s transient killer whales when he noticed an almost entirely white whale in the pod.

A white killer whale has been seen multiple times in California, and even as far south as Tijuana, Mexico on October 28, 2021, and Turton contacted Alisa Schulman-Janiger with the California Killer Whale Project.

Frosty was first reported by Monterey Bay Whale Watch in August 2019, but has never been documented in BC waters.

BC advances to Little League World Series with win over Prairies in Canadian final

The Vancouver Little Mountain Baseball All-Stars will represent Canada at the Little League World Series after defeating Moose Jaw 9-4 in the Canadian Regional Final on Friday.

Competing with Team BC, Little Mountain went undefeated throughout the tournament (8-0). A team representing British Columbia has now won 15 of the last 16 Canadian regional championships.

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