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Family Dog Dies in Garden City House Fire

Family Dog Dies in Garden City House Fire

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(UFFW 867 / FILE)

Firefighters attempted to save a dog found inside a burning home in the 200 block of Hartford Avenue Saturday evening, but the animal succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Crews arrived at the bungalow just after 6 p.m. to find heavy smoke. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire inside the home, but the structure suffered significant smoke and water damage.

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Dog Dies Following Home Invasion in Thompson

Dog Dies Following Home Invasion in Thompson

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A dog was severely injured and later died following a home invasion at a Thompson residence on Monday.

Manitoba RCMP say they were called to the home on Ash Street just after 1 p.m. after three suspects knocked on the door and then forced their way when they were denied entry.

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Moose Truce: Norway Cedes Title of Tallest Ungulate Back to Saskatchewan City

Moose Truce: Norway Cedes Title of Tallest Ungulate Back to Saskatchewan City

By The Canadian Press

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Mac the Moose, pictured in Moose Jaw, Sask., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2019, is competing with another moose statue in Stor-Elvdal, Norway, over which hooved ungulate stands higher. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A Saskatchewan prairie city and a Scandinavian municipality have called off a feud over who has the tallest moose in the world.

Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie and deputy mayor Linda Otnes Henriksen announced the moose truce on the weekend during her visit from east-central Norway.

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My Moose is Bigger Than Your Moose: Norwegian Politician to Visit Saskatchewan

My Moose is Bigger Than Your Moose: Norwegian Politician to Visit Saskatchewan

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press

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Mac the Moose, pictured in Moose Jaw, Sask., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2019, is competing with another moose statue in Stor-Elvdal, Norway, over which hooved ungulate stands higher. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

REGINA — The deputy mayor of a Norwegian municipality with a sculpture that set off a mighty moose match with a Saskatchewan prairie city is to arrive for a visit later this week.

Part of her mission will be to attend her first hockey game.

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Baby Boom for Endangered Right Whales Offer Researchers a Glimmer of Hope

Baby Boom for Endangered Right Whales Offer Researchers a Glimmer of Hope

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Right Whale
In this Wednesday March 28, 2018 photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. After years of increasingly bad news, there’s a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer)

After years of increasingly bad news, there’s a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale.

There are estimated to be fewer than 420 of the endangered mammals left, and their ranks have been decimated as deaths far outpaced live births — there were no births at all during last winter’s calving season.

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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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White-Handed Gibbon Born at Assiniboine Park Zoo

White-Handed Gibbon Born at Assiniboine Park Zoo

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Maya and Samson are the parents to the newest baby gibbon at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)
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A white-handed gibbon was born at Assiniboine Park Zoo on February 4. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo is home to a baby white-handed gibbon after a recent birth on February 4.

The gibbon is the first offspring for Maya (female) and Samson (male). Its sex is unknown as zoo staff have taken a “hands-off” approach by letting the parents get acquainted first.

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Snow Carvers Sculpt At-Risk Species in Riding Mountain National Park

Snow Carvers Sculpt At-Risk Species in Riding Mountain National Park

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“There’s Snowplace like Home” is a snow sculpture exhibit highlighting at-risk species within Riding Mountain National Park. (PARKS CANADA)
Snow Sculpture - Riding Mountain National Park
(PARKS CANADA)

Science meets art and snow in a new wintry display within Riding Mountain National Park.

“There’s Snowplace like Home” is a collection of larger-than-life snow sculptures in the Wasagaming townsite highlighting selected species at risk within the park.

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