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CP Rail Appealing Minister’s Order for Use of Handbrakes on Stopped Trains

CP Rail Appealing Minister’s Order for Use of Handbrakes on Stopped Trains

By The Canadian Press

Train Derailment
A train derailment is shown near Field, B.C., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it is appealing Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s order requiring railways to immediately use handbrakes on all trains stopped on mountain slopes following a deadly derailment in the Rocky Mountains.

CP Rail CEO Keith Creel says the company is focused on safety, but the application of handbrakes introduces additional risks and will have unintended consequences.

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Century-Old Blackfoot Headdress Found in Thrift Store Returned to First Nation

Century-Old Blackfoot Headdress Found in Thrift Store Returned to First Nation

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Blackfoot Headdress
Kent Ayoungman, a member of the Siksika Nation who handles re-appropriated ceremonial items, and Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer Philip Marasco are seen in an undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta)

CALGARY — A more than century-old Blackfoot headdress that was dropped in a thrift store bin has been returned to a First Nation east of Calgary.

An Alberta government spokeswoman says someone made a call to a poacher tip line last June about a headdress that was up for auction at a store in Okotoks.

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Climate Change Chaos Making Politics More Toxic: Obama Tells Calgary Crowd

Climate Change Chaos Making Politics More Toxic: Obama Tells Calgary Crowd

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama listens to a question from moderator Sophie Brochu following a speech before the Montreal Board of Trade Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Montreal. Obama has told a crowd in the heart of Canada’s oilpatch that there needs to be a switch to cleaner energy sources. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

CALGARY — Former United States President Barack Obama says failure to transition to cleaner energy sources would lead to global chaos that would be hard to reverse, but he’s optimistic fossil-fuel-centric economies such as Alberta’s can make the necessary changes.

Obama spoke Tuesday to a near-full arena in Calgary, home to several oil and gas company headquarters that are replete with empty office space due to a years-long industry downturn.

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‘Speed Camera Ahead:’ Google Maps Add Photo Radar Warnings for Drivers

‘Speed Camera Ahead:’ Google Maps Add Photo Radar Warnings for Drivers

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

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In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a mobile phone displays a user’s travels using Google Maps in New York. Drivers using Google Maps are now getting a last-minute warning as they approach some photo radar camera locations. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Seth Wenig)

EDMONTON — Drivers using Google Maps are getting a last-minute warning as they approach some photo radar camera locations.

The feature, which is currently being rolled out by Google, allows users to see speed limits, speed cameras and mobile speed cameras on the map before they leave.

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Parks Canada Worried Spilled Grain from Derailed CP Train Will Attract Grizzlies

Parks Canada Worried Spilled Grain from Derailed CP Train Will Attract Grizzlies

By The Canadian Press

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Parks Canada is worried spilled grain from a derailed train in Banff National Park will attract hungry grizzly bears to the tracks as they emerge from hibernation in the coming weeks. A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Baker Creek, Alta. on Monday December 1, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

BANFF, Alta. — Parks Canada is worried spilled grain from a derailed train in Banff National Park will attract hungry grizzly bears to the tracks as they emerge from hibernation in the coming weeks.

The Transportation Safety Board says 20 railcars from a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train went off the tracks Thursday west of the Town of Banff, Alta.

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Under the M: Mounties Want Kids to Help Name Latest Batch of Canine Recruits

Under the M: Mounties Want Kids to Help Name Latest Batch of Canine Recruits

By The Canadian Press

German Shepherd Puppies
The RCMP is looking for help to name the next generation of police dogs. The chosen names will be given to 13 German Shepherd puppies, three of which are shown in a handout photo, born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP)

INNISFAIL, Alta. — The RCMP is looking for kids who have great ideas for names starting with an M.

The latest 13 German shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta., need names worthy of the next generation of canine officers.

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Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

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WINNIPEG — An online threat towards a school in Edmonton was re-shared across social media, making some believe that the threat was meant for a Winnipeg school.

Police responded to John Pritchard School on Henderson Highway Monday morning after a report of an online threat shared between students.

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Transport Minister Orders Trains to Use Handbrakes After Deadly Derailment

Transport Minister Orders Trains to Use Handbrakes After Deadly Derailment

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

CP Derailment
A train derailment is shown near Field, B.C., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. A union representative says a Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members. The westbound freight jumped the tracks Monday at about 1 a.m. near Field, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Canada’s transport minister has ordered the use of handbrakes on all trains stopped on mountain slopes following a deadly derailment earlier this week in the Rocky Mountains.

Marc Garneau said in a statement late Friday that the order is a precaution until the cause of the derailment is determined. It takes effect immediately.

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