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Loose Moose Tranquilized Near Investors Group Field

Loose Moose Tranquilized Near Investors Group Field

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Conservation officials tranquilize a moose on the University of Manitoba campus, Saturday, September 9, 2017. (MANITOBA CONSERVATION OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION)

Winnipeg police and conservation officials were trying to herd a loose moose near Investors Group Field on Saturday afternoon.

As thousands of fans attempted to get themselves to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Banjo Bowl, police were forced to temporarily close Chancellor Matheson Road at the University of Manitoba.

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All Aflutter at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Butterfly Safari

All Aflutter at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Butterfly Safari

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A poweshiek skipperling butterfly perches on a blade of grass in this undated photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Jaimee Dupont Morozoff)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden is coming alive this weekend for three days of activities surrounding the species housed underneath its enclosure.

Butterfly Safari Weekend at the Zoo is today through Sunday, August 27, allowing visitors to feed butterflies and make a special butterfly craft to remember their experience.

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Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Cows are seen at a dairy farm on in Danville, Que., on August 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — A lot has changed in Canadian agriculture since 1977, but one thing that hasn’t is the rules that govern the transportation of livestock. In the last 40 years, not only have there been changes in how farm animals are transported, there has been more research into factors impacting their well-being, as well as an increased concern about their welfare. Since 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been working on updating these rules and last December, the federal government released proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations. The proposed changes were open for comments until February 15.

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Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

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Eli, a nearly three-year-old polar bear, passed away on Saturday at Assiniboine Park Zoo after a brief illness. (APC / FACEBOOK)

One of the polar bears from Assiniboine Park Zoo has died.

A release from the zoo sent to media Sunday says Eli, the nearly three-year-old polar bear who was brought to Assiniboine Park Zoo along with his brother in October 2015, died Saturday.

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