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Two Bison Bulls Wander Out of Banff National Park a Week After Being Released

Two Bison Bulls Wander Out of Banff National Park a Week After Being Released

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Wild plains bison cross the Panther River in Banff National Park in this recent handout photo. Parks Canada says two bison bulls have wandered out of Banff National Park — just a week after the herd became free-roaming animals. Officials say two male bison left the 1,2000 square kilometre reintroduction zone last Thursday and have been grazing in a remote valley on provincial lands northeast of the national park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Parks Canada, Dan Rafla)

BANFF, Alta. – Parks Canada says two bison bulls have wandered out of Banff National Park — just a week after the herd became free-roaming animals.

Officials said the bison left the 1,200-square-kilometre reintroduction zone separately last week and have been grazing on provincial land northeast of the national park.

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Woman Has Finger Ripped Off at West Edmonton Mall Waterslide

Woman Has Finger Ripped Off at West Edmonton Mall Waterslide

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West Edmonton Mall Finger
Claire Clark’s hand is shown after an amputation following an accident at the West Edmonton Mall waterslide, in this recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Dave Clark)

SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan woman says she lost a finger after her ring got caught on a waterslide at one of the largest malls in North America.

Claire Clark was celebrating her granddaughter’s third birthday at West Edmonton Mall’s water park on Aug. 5 when Clark decided to take a ride on a slide called the Corkscrew.

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Three Canadian Cities Among Top 10 Most Liveable Globally in EIU Ranking

Three Canadian Cities Among Top 10 Most Liveable Globally in EIU Ranking

By The Canadian Press

Calgary
The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto have ranked among the top ten more liveable cities in the world in the latest ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto have ranked among the top ten most liveable cities in the world in the latest ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Vienna took the top spot in the annual ranking to knock Melbourne down to second place after a seven-year run as the world’s most liveable city.

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Google Generation’s Push for More Technology Transforming Health Care: Survey

Google Generation’s Push for More Technology Transforming Health Care: Survey

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels on March 23, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Virginia Mayo)

TORONTO — Digitally savvy Canadians who make up the Google Generation are on the leading edge of a transformation in the health-care system that will see a greater reliance on technology, including how doctors interact with their patients, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association suggests.

The Ipsos survey, released Tuesday, shows that young adults aged 18 to 34 are frequent users of the health-care system, reporting an average of at least 11 visits to a physician each year, as well as being the most eager adopters of technology to manage their own health.

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Young West Coast Orca in a Tough Slog to Keep Up with Her Pod: Experts

Young West Coast Orca in a Tough Slog to Keep Up with Her Pod: Experts

By Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press

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Killer whale J50 is shown near the Lime Kiln Lighthouse off the west side of San Juan Island, Washington, on August 11, 2018 handout photo. Whale researchers working to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca. But they didn’t see the critically endangered whale called J50 take any of the eight salmon dropped from a boat Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – NOAA Fisheries, Katy Foster)

VANCOUVER – A wildlife biologist says an ailing female killer whale off the West Coast of Washington state is “slogging along” with her pod, but is at times unable to keep up.

A veterinarian was able to dart J50 with a broad-spectrum antibiotic on Thursday, but Brad Hanson, a U.S. government fisheries biologist, said she still appears tired and was even moving backwards with the current when she was seen on the weekend.

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Manitoba Hydro’s $37M Net Income Almost Half What It Was Year Before

Manitoba Hydro’s $37M Net Income Almost Half What It Was Year Before

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Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years. Manitoba Hydro power lines are photographed just outside Winnipeg, Monday, May 1, 2018. The Crown’s annual report shows Hydro made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ending March 31, down from $71 million the year before. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown corporation expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years.

The utility’s annual report shows it made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, down from $71 million the year before.

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Trudeau on Guns: ‘Lots of Conversations’ About Next Steps But No New Registry

Trudeau on Guns: ‘Lots of Conversations’ About Next Steps But No New Registry

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his four-year-old son Hadrien meet with seniors at the Milton Community Hall in North Milton, P.E.I. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Liberal government has no plans to resurrect the controversial long-gun registry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Monday as Canadians struggled to come to terms with a deadly shooting last week that killed four people, including two police officers.

Trudeau, who spent the day visiting Prince Edward Island as part of an ongoing tour of Atlantic Canada, found himself fielding the same questions that often follow such tragedies — including whether Ottawa is prepared to consider additional restrictions on firearms.

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Wife Gives Thanks for ‘Love, Support’ During Alps Search for Missing Manitoban

Wife Gives Thanks for ‘Love, Support’ During Alps Search for Missing Manitoban

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Jeffrey Freiheit
Jeffrey Freiheit of Brandon, 32, was last heard from on August 2 while hiking in the Alps. (@FREIHEIT3434 / INSTAGRAM)

BRANDON, Man. — The wife and mother of a Manitoba man who disappeared while hiking alone in the Alps have gone to Germany to try to help with the search for their loved one.

Jeffrey David Freiheit, a 32-year-old educator and avid hiker from Brandon, was last seen on Aug. 2 in the southern German town of Bad Tolz.

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