B.C.'s top court overturns ban on aquarium's captive whales, dolphins and porpoises
A British Columbia court has ruled that Vancouver's park board didn't have the authority to ban whales, dolphins and porpoises at the city's aquarium. The decision follows Vancouver Aquarium's announcement last month that it will end the practice of displaying cetaceans in captivity. The Ocean Wise Conservation Association, the non-profit society that runs the aquarium, filed an application for judicial review last year challenging a bylaw amendment passed by the park board in May 2017 which prohibited keeping cetaceans in parks.