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Parks Canada says it killed one of the two bison bulls that strayed from Banff National Park.

Officials said that the animal went in the direction of private pastures and posed a safety risk to the public and cattle.

"The decision to euthanize the bull was only taken after any other possible solution was tried or investigated by highly educated, professional and dedicated Park Canada employees who are committed to the conservation and protection of species such as bison," said Christie Thomson, a spokeswoman for Parks Canada, Friday in a statement.

"Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada and this decision was taken to protect the public and make commitments made to the province of Alberta and other stakeholders as part of the reintroduction project."

Parks Canada said that it did everything in its power to lure the bull back to the national park, where the herd of bison could roam free on July 29th.

The two bulls have strayed on August 5th.

Employees continue to follow the second bison bull.

"Fortunately, his movements are not a risk to public safety or the safety of livestock, and efforts to re-introduce him into the national park are underway."

Thomson said the remaining 32 bison stayed in the herd within the reintroduction zone in the hinterland of the Banff National Park.

Sixteen bison from the Elk Island National Park have been re-introduced to the park in February 2017 in the remote Panther River Valley, about 40 kilometers north of Banff.

Ten of the females had calves last year and seven of those animals are now born again.

Parks Canada has said it was prepared for the possibility that the bison would walk around and work closely with the county and landowners in the area.

The plains of the plains are an iconic part of Canada's history, roamed freely in the Rockies, and fulfilled an important need for the livelihoods of First Nations people and early settlers.

They disappeared from the area due to overspending before the national park was established in 1885.

Plains bison on provincial land are not consi dered wildlife in Alberta.


August 17, 2018 / 14:31 hours | Story:

A statue from downtown Sir John A. Macdonald was sprayed red in the early morning, with an anti-colonial group claiming responsibility for vandalism.

It was said that the wild tone his opposition to far-right groups and white supremacy, as well as his support to the recent decision of the city of Victoria to remove a statue of the former prime minister.

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps announced last week that the city would remove the statue because it serves as a painful reminder of the violence inflicted on First Nations on residential schools.

The action led to a national debate on how to represent the best historical figures that have made a positive contribution to the country and at the same time discriminatory or hateful perspectives that occur more often in their time.

In 1883 Macdonald argued in the Commons for the removal of indigenous children from their "wild" parents, so that they could learn the ways of white men.

The same statue of Montreal was destroyed last year.

August 17, 2018 / 14:28 | Story:

The Transportation Safety Board says that three people died in a light plane crash in a remote Northwest Territories lake known for its spectacular landscape.

TSB spokesperson Chris Krepski says that a Cessna 206 plane operated by Simpson Air crashed around 6.30pm on Thursday at Little Doctor Lake near the North Nahanni River.

Damien Healy, a spokesman for the media for the N.W.T. Health Department, says the male pilot and a female passenger were flown to the Fort Simpson Health Center but were not injured.

"Both survivors were assessed free of injuries by the physician and community health nurse," Healy said Friday. 19659006] They received counseling before they were released, he said.

Investigators of the Security Council from Edmonton were sent to the scene of the crash and expected to arrive on Saturday.

"We will learn more with some time, like being at the scene of the accident to gather information and explore the plane, interviewing witnesses and gathering information about the weather and possible communication between air traffic control and the plane, "Krepski said.

Simpson Air declined to comment.

Shane Thompson, the area member of the legislature, said that he had been in contact with the company's staff.

"They are pretty destroyed," he told Cabin Radio in Yellowknife.

"I am trying to be as supportive as I can with the people there, it has a huge impact on their lives."

Little Doctor Lake, about 100 kilometers west of Fort Simpson, is in summer only accessible by seaplane and attracts visitors from all over the world looking for a wilderness experience.

Simpson Air's website says it's a charter flight service that offers adventure trips to the Mackenzie Mountains and the Nahanni National Park Reserve.

It also offers postal, freight and grocery delivery, as well as medical, government and personal transport to communities in the region.


August 17, 2018 / 10:42 am | Story:

The agency that oversees cancer care in Ontario says a review that hundreds of patients did not receive full doses of cancer medication due to problems with the administration of intravenous drugs.

Cancer Care Ontario says that of the nearly 1,000 affected people less than ten were needed to receive additional treatment.

But the agency says the case is taken seriously and guidelines for hospitals on how to administer such medications are

The dosing problem arose in June when the Mississauga hospital west of Toronto informed Cancer Care Ontario of medication that remained in intravenous tubes after patients received the treatment.

Cancer Care Ontario says it has promptly asked all 74 Ontario hospitals to offer treatments with cancer medicines to review their procedures to ensure that medication is administered correctly.

The agency says 35 hospitals They also reported that they had problems with the way three medicines were given to cancer patients.

Cancer Care Ontario said that 28 of those hospitals have found nearly 1000 patient records that they thought patients who were not receiving drugs correctly [19659006] Two of the drugs are intended for immunotherapy, which involves a patient's immune system. stimulated to fight cancer, Dr. Robin McLeod, Vice President of Clinical Programs & # 39; s and Quality Initiatives at Cancer Care Ontario. One is intended for targeted therapy that identifies a gene that is related to cancer, she said.

The drugs are not as diluted as chemotherapeutics when they are administered via an intravenous tube, she said. That means that if a little bit of medicine remains in infusion tubes, not receiving that amount can affect patients, she said.

All hospitals in Ontario that identified problems have changed the way they administer the drugs in the light of the assessment, McLeod said.

Cancer Care Ontario said that it has also notified cancer care offices in other provinces of the issue.

August 17, 2018 / 10:39 am | Story:

The Canadian forestry industry challenges US President Trump's remarks that timber imports are partially responsible for intense forest fires in California.

Trump made the remarks during a Thursday cabinet meeting where he also complained about high timber prices for Canadian timber products.

Forest Products Association of the CEO of Canada, Derek Nighbor, says that Trump's comments are different on a number of levels.

He says that the Trump tariffs that are driving are up lumber prices, while it is a lack of mill capacity that makes imports necessary.

Trump had said the US should extract more lumber from the forest floor to supply the lumber industry and reduce forest fire threats.

Nighbor says there is a conversation about the control of dead wood and fire, but that the harvesting of such timber is complicated and the US would not be able to process enough to absorb shortages. n every case.

August 17, 2018 / 10:15 am | Story:

Hundreds of mourners were queuing up in the center of Fredericton on Thursday for an emotional public visitation for two police officers from the city to kill their lives.

The agents Robb Costello and Sara Burns were murdered in an apartment complex on the north side of Fredericton on Friday, in a shooting that also claimed the lives of citizens Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud.

In a poorly lit ballroom in the Fredericton Convention Center, the families of Costello and Burns stood near large framed photographs of the fallen officers while a steady stream of visitors expressed respect for the grieving families.

Two large projectors on either side of the room played slide shows with photos of officers at various stages of their lives, from what appeared to be a high school graduation and prom night to a newborn baby and an apple-picking cradle .

Many people left the solemn ceremony in tears, struggling to deal with the aftermath of the violent shooting that the community has seized last week.

"There are some young families up there who have lost a loved one," Supt said. Sheldon Currie with corrections New Brunswick.

"It is very important to be here today to support the families. We are all one big family and we are always here for each other."

Sophie-Anne Lalonde, an elementary teacher at Fredericton, said she taught the French immersion to the youngest son of Burns.

"It is absolutely hard to know that he is going through that – that all children have lost a parent, it is devastating," she said.

The Burns family issued a public statement on Wednesday saying: "Since the death of Sara and Robb we have heard one common theme."

Burns & # 39; husband, Steven Burns, said that people have repeatedly told the family: "They were two of the most positive people anyone has ever met."

A necrology said the 43-year-old Burns her lifelong dream came true to become a policeman three years ago, having stayed at home for over 14 years as a mother of three boys

"No day would pass if she did not say aloud, for everyone to hear: & # 39 "I love my work", said the obituary that was published on the website of McAdam's Funeral Home and Crematorium.

Steven Burns said that his wife & # 39; a room with her smile in a moment could brighten up and put everyone at ease seconds later with just a few words.

"Sara was put on this earth to help people and everything she ever did in her life helped people," Burns said. "We are so proud of the person and the person that she was, e We will miss her very much. "

A necrology for Costello said he liked being a policeman, and although he spent time in specialized units, he returned eagerly to patrol, who published the obituary on the Bishop's website. 39; s Funeral Home called "his true love."

"He was away at the police academy while his first daughter (Kassie) was a baby," said the obituary.

"He joined the Fredericton police immediately after finishing the academy, his daughter Kaitlyn was born in Fredericton, and Robb had a strong bond with the city he served."

Costello was "so proud on both his girls and the women they became ", said the obituary

" his stepchildren he was known as "Faux Pa," and he loved them as if they were his own. "[19659006] On Saturday, thousands of police officers and first responders from across the country are expected to attend a regimental funeral for the two officers.

August 17, 2018 / 7:23 am | Story:

A judge in New Brunswick has lifted a publication ban on court documents the shooting in Fredericton where four people were killed, and revealed details of how the deadly attack unfolded.

The court of Queen Bank had issued the ban on Monday – hours after the media reported on their contents – imposing an information blackout on the succession of events involving the lives of Bobbie Lee Wright, Donnie Robichaud and police chiefs Robb Costello and Sara Burns of Fredericton have claimed.

the unsealed Friday revealed that the alleged gunner was injured in the lower abdomen because he reportedly caught another officer from the window of his apartment.

On the information sheet of the Crown last Friday around 7:20 am a woman named 911 to fire shots at 237 Brookside Drive

The documents say that the woman said that someone was on the ground and that she was not sure if they were alive.

On arrival Costello and Burns entered the drivewa while another officer arrived a little later, Sgt. Jason Forward, stopped asking questions to a passerby.

"Sgt Forward then heard a few gunshots and continued on his way to 237 Brookside Drive behind building C", says in the documents

"Once there, he noticed Constables Costello and Burns lying on the floor ground, not moving He also saw another male on the ground and did not move, next to Const Costello. "

A male witness told Forward that shots were coming from the top floor of the apartment complex. He and another officer then entered the building, straightened up and confirmed that the alleged gunner was in apartment 11-C.

Forward later learned that another officer, described in the documents, Const. Arbeau had betrothed the shooter after he had pointed his long pistol at him from the window.

"Const Arbeau believed that he had hit the shooter in the hull", says in the documents

"A bit later members of the (Fredericton Police Force Emergency Response Team) entered the apartment and took the lonely resident and shooter in custody. "The suspect was shot in the belly."

The police found "items believed to be firearm (s) and ammunition" "in the apartment.

Police say in the document that Wright's body was found in the passenger side of a vehicle – registered with Wright – and all four victims were found in and around the vehicle.

The windscreen of the vehicle was blown out.

The police say that Costello, Robichaud and Wright were declared dead on the spot while Burns was taken to the hospital where she was declared dead.

Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder. He will appear before the court on 27 August.

Various media organizations have launched a publicity ban in court and arguments were raised earlier this week.

Juda Clendening said on Friday when handling her decision: "The evidence fails to impose a ban."

The prosecutor Cameron Gunn had told the court that the Crown was prepared to disapply the general publication ban. to cancel, but instead an amended order was submitted to introduce a more "scary ban". would have unlocked the documents but will keep blocking the publication of names of people who have not yet spoken to media.

But David Coles, a lawyer representing various media channels, argued that there was no basis to seal the identity of the people mentioned in the media the court documents. He said that the names would be in the public domain during the trial and that reporters could learn the names from other sources.

August 16, 2018 / 19:21 hours | Story:

RCMP says the wreck of an airplane and a body have been found in a wooded rural area northwest of Edmonton.

RCMP Cpl. Chris Warren said military search and rescue workers discovered the plane in Lac on Thursday afternoon. St. Anne County. Mounties then hurried to the place of crash.

"The RCMP visited and discovered a plane with extensive damage and a body on the spot," Warren said.

The identity of the remains and the plane has not been confirmed. [19659006] The Royal Canadian Air Force is looking for a Cessna 172 that has not been seen since taking off on Sunday afternoon from an airport in Edson, Alta., Heading for the nearby Westlock.

The army says a Hercules plane and two Helicopters have searched the area between the two communities.

Warren said that Transport Canada and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating what was found at the site of the crash.

"It is too early to identify the aircraft or the deceased, but all possibilities are being investigated," he said.

Warren said the family of the missing Cessna pilot had contact with RCMP because the plane was reported missing.

Earlier this week, a friend discovered the pilot of the missing Cessna as Scott Schneider, who flew with his dog.

The military said that the search for the missing aircraft was hampered by smoke from forest fires in B.C. that prevented civil aircraft from participating.

Warren said it appears that the military investigation has now been called off.

"I do not believe there are any more efforts in the field of air research today."

August 16, 2018 / 12:16 pm | Story:

Chocolate-banana steak eclairs, pickles, fried frog legs and s & # more fried chicken sandwiches are among the crazy gourmet concoctions that will be served at the Canadian national exhibition when it opens Friday in Toronto.

The annual summer carnival is known for its wacky dishes and the selection for this year's event, which was unveiled on Wednesday, turns out to be no different.

The eclair is a mix of sweet and savory, with a piece of steak accompanied by provolone cheese, slices of banana, chocolate sauce and whipped cream – all wrapped in a donut.

In addition to the pickle ice cream, the CNE says other unusual frozen flavors are offered, including creme de la corn, which is served with a fresh piece of corncob, and curry coconut, which is served in a coconut.

Those with finer tastes can have the vanilla ice cream dessert covered with chocolate and edible 24-carat golden leaves.

Another rich choice is a mega-sized burger with maple bacon, creamy bacon, Canadian cheddar, onion rings, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo – all in an edible golden bun.

The CNE has not forgotten the sports fans of Toronto and offers the "Blue Jay Nest" – a waffle bowl filled with vanilla ice cream, pretzels, popcorn, caramel rain, cotton candy and a donut decorated like a baseball.

Other unusual treats include fried wine and cheese, fried Ferrero Rocher and cotton candy burritos.

August 16, 2018 / 12:04 hours | Story:

The Calgary fire brigade says there was a record number of opioid overdose calls in July.

It says that the 144 calls were up 20 percent compared to the same month last year and an increase of 450 percent compared to July 2016.

January and March of this year had records, respectively with 134 and 139 overdoses.

The fire service reports that crews have administered the overdose of antidotum naloxone, which reverses the effects of opioids such as fentanyl, on average one patient per day.

Opioid overdose calls were never higher than 10 per month until April 2015.

Fire Chief Steve Dongworth says it is a disturbing trend and the calls are scattered around the city

"We may not be at it yet highlight, based on what we see in the front line, "Dongworth said in a statement Thursday. "We really hope to see and take a plateau in these numbers, knowing that considerable efforts are being made to tackle the crisis."

Alberta has opened a number of safe consumption centers, including in Calgary and Edmonton, and has made naloxone kits more readily available.

Dr. Karen Grimsrud, co-chair of the Alberta opioid response committee, said that initiatives such as a faster and improved response to treatment and targeted law enforcement also help.

There were 228 deaths from opioid overdoses in the province in the first 18 weeks of this year year and 583 deaths in 2017.

August 16, 2018 / 11:32 am | Story:

One of the peacocks that often roam freely on the grounds of the Calgary Zoo died after being flown into the windshield of a moving zoo-golf cart.

Zoo spokeswoman Trish Exton-Parder said Thursday it happened a week ago.

"In spite of the quick action of the animal care and veterinary teams at the zoo to respond to the injured bird, the peacock unfortunately succumbed to his injuries," she said.

"After an internal investigation, it was determined that this was a tragic and unavoidable accident, our thoughts are with those affected by this sad loss."

Last autumn, a peacock flew into the lion's hut of the zoo and was eaten during a pre-winter rally of the bright feathered birds.

A few months earlier, a wild red fox who crept into the zoo killed a peacock.

The zoo has in the past taken the news by animal death.

In 2016, an otter drowned after being caught in pants that were not meant to be in the enclosure. Keepers give animals & # 39; enrichment & # 39; items that are meant to provoke behaviors that they would show in the wild, but the pants were not authorized.

Also that year seven Humboldt penguins drowned. The zoo said that an investigation could not find a cause, but that seems to scare the birds a night, suddenly jumping into a pool.

In May 2008, about 40 stingrays died in an interactive exhibition, while a gigantic capybara crushed by a hydraulic door in 2009 and a caribou calf died of complications related to sudden severe neck trauma in 2014.

A former NHL defender is the choice of the Quebec liberals to walk in a Montreal stronghold in the upcoming provincial elections.

Enrico Ciccone and liberal leader Philippe Couillard held a press conference while driving Marquette this morning.

It came two days after the liberals long ago told backbencher Francois Ouimet that he was being dumped.

Ouimet, a member of the legislature since 1994, accused Couillard on Wednesday of not keeping his word, by saying the Prime Minister had assured him last May that he might run.

Ciccone, 48, a physical home defender, has worked as an agent and sports commentator since he retired.

He was summoned by the Minnesota North Stars in 1990 and stopped in Minnesota, Washington, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Vancouver before ending his career in Montreal.

Ciccone scored 48 points in 374 games, together with 1.469 penalty minutes.

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