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One of Three Bathroom Bears in Banff Likely Eaten by Grizzly Bear: Parks Canada

One of Three Bathroom Bears in Banff Likely Eaten by Grizzly Bear: Parks Canada

By The Canadian Press

Black Bear Cubs
Three black bear cubs are seen in this undated handout photo. One of the three black bear cubs abandoned in a washroom and returned to the wild in Banff National Park this summer has apparently been eaten by a grizzly bear. Parks Canada says conservation officers found the one-year-old bear’s carcass on Aug. 28 after her GPS collar went into mortality mode due to being stationary for 24 hours. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Parks Canada)

BANFF, Alta. – One of three black bear cubs abandoned in a washroom and returned to the wild in Banff National Park this summer has apparently been eaten by a grizzly bear.

Parks Canada says conservation officers found the one-year-old bear’s carcass on Aug. 28 after her GPS collar went into mortality mode when it was stationary for 24 hours.

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Calgary 2026 Says Price Tag of Winter Games in Calgary Would Be $5.23 Billion

Calgary 2026 Says Price Tag of Winter Games in Calgary Would Be $5.23 Billion

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Mary Moran
Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation CEO Mary Moran delivers a briefing discussing the technical elements of its plan for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games prior to the plan being presented to Calgary City Council, in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – Calgary councillors voted Tuesday to keep the city’s bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games alive, after a draft plan presented to council revealed the total cost of hosting the games would be approximately $5.23 billion.

After listening to the Calgary 2026 presentation, councillors voted in favour of a motion to proceed with a plebiscite on Nov. 13, when Calgarians will be asked to vote on whether they want the games.

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Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

By Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press

Woman Cell Phone

A bevy of women named Nicole at the University of Calgary have united thanks to a mass email from a young man on a quest to locate his missed connection.

The Friday morning email came from Carlos Zetina, who wrote that a woman named Nicole gave him the wrong phone number after he took her and her friend home on Thursday night.

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New Concussion Guidelines for Children Could Change Practices Around the World

New Concussion Guidelines for Children Could Change Practices Around the World

By The Canadian Press

Helmets
Safety helmets are seen in a container in a pre-K classroom at an elementary school in Oklahoma on Aug. 12, 2014. A University of Calgary researcher says new concussion guidelines in the U.S. will change care for all children with mild traumatic brain injuries. The guidelines were initiated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They include 19 sets of recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Sue Ogrocki)

CALGARY – A University of Calgary researcher says new concussion guidelines in the United States could change care for all children with mild traumatic brain injuries.

The guidelines, initiated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and released Tuesday, include recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children.

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Warning Issued in Banff National Park After Female Wolf Approaches Campers

Warning Issued in Banff National Park After Female Wolf Approaches Campers

By The Canadian Press

Wolves
A female wolf, left, and male wolf roam the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. A warning is in effect in Banff National Park after a wolf approached campers in a busy campground. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

BANFF, Alta. – A warning is in effect in Banff National Park after a wolf approached campers in a busy campground.

Parks Canada ecologist Jesse Whittington said the warning on the Bow Valley Parkway, which runs between Banff and Lake Louise, was issued this week because a collared wolf entered the Castle Mountain campground at night on Aug. 27.

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Freak Accident: Calgary Girl Playing in Blanket Fort Paralyzed by Broken Glass

Freak Accident: Calgary Girl Playing in Blanket Fort Paralyzed by Broken Glass

By The Canadian Press

Jaclyn Derks
Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks is seen in this undated handout photo. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks of Calgary is receiving treatment in hospital after she was partially paralyzed by a shard of glass while playing in a blanket fort at her grandparents’ home. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Kayla Rudichuk)

CALGARY – A Calgary toddler is able to move her arm and wiggle her toes weeks after she was partially paralyzed by a shard of glass in a freak accident.

Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks had built a blanket fort at her grandparents’ house in July when she fell through the top and landed on a glass cup.

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Stampeders, Blue Bombers Both Looking for Bounce-Back Efforts from Tough Losses

Stampeders, Blue Bombers Both Looking for Bounce-Back Efforts from Tough Losses

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press

Bo Levi Mitchell
The Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers have the same mindset heading into their Saturday afternoon game between the two West Division foes at McMahon Stadium. Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) looks on after getting sacked by Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Willie Jefferson (7) during first half CFL action in Regina on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith)

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers find themselves in similar situations heading into Saturday afternoon’s game between the West Division foes at McMahon Stadium.

Both teams are looking for bounce-back efforts from tough Week 10 losses. The Bombers (5-4) dropped a 44-21 decision to the Ottawa Redblacks at home on Friday, while the Stampeders (7-1) lost 40-27 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders two nights later in Regina.

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