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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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‘Not Anything the Crew Did:’ TSB Says Fatal Train Derailment Started on Its Own

‘Not Anything the Crew Did:’ TSB Says Fatal Train Derailment Started on Its Own

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 — A Canadian Pacific freight train parked on a frigid night in the Rocky Mountains began to move on its own before a derailment that killed three workers and sent 99 grain cars and two locomotives hurling off the track.

The Transportation Safety Board says the westbound train had been parked on a grade with its air brakes applied for two hours near Field, B.C., just west of the Alberta-B.C. boundary, when it started rolling. The handbrakes were never applied.

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Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

By The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons
Mya Chau, left, 12, and Eve Helman, 12, who are digitally petitioning Tim Horton‚Äôs to make the roll up the rim to win campaign more environmentally friendly, are seen outside a Tim Horton’s in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA — A trio of young people in Calgary are challenging Canada’s iconic coffee chain to use its popular contest to get Canadians to kick their cup addiction.

Twelve-year-olds Mya Chau and Eve Helman, and 16-year-old Ben Duthie, have nearly 105,000 signatures on a change.org petition asking Tim Hortons to replace its existing disposable coffee cups with a compostable version, or at least one that can be recycled everywhere in Canada.

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Banff’s Sunshine Ski Resort Accepts Site Guidelines Despite Grave Concerns

Banff’s Sunshine Ski Resort Accepts Site Guidelines Despite Grave Concerns

By The Canadian Press

Banff Sunshine Village
Banff Sunshine Village ski resort is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Banff Sunshine Village)

BANFF, Alta. — An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park has signed a new lease that includes a plan for future growth — despite having grave concerns with it.

In a letter sent this week to Banff park’s acting superintendent, Sunshine Village president Ralph Scurfield said the ski resort is disappointed by how the plan might affect its operations.

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Parks Canada Puts Brakes on Icefields Parkway Bike Trail in Alberta

Parks Canada Puts Brakes on Icefields Parkway Bike Trail in Alberta

By Bob Weber & Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

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The Athabasca Glacier, centre, part of the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, Alta., is seen in moonlight on May 7, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Parks Canada says it won’t go ahead with a plan to build a bike trail along the scenic Icefields Parkway that runs through Banff and Jasper national parks.

The federal agency had budgeted about $66 million for the 107-kilometre cycling route from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields that could eventually extend all the way to the Banff townsite.

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