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Woman Urges More Awareness After Pet Husky Shot by Hunter in Alberta

Woman Urges More Awareness After Pet Husky Shot by Hunter in Alberta

By The Canadian Press

Meka Husky
Meka the husky is shown in an undated handout photo. Meka was shot earlier this month when a hunter near Hinton, Alta., mistook her for a wolf. Her owner, Bethany Dyck, says she is now facing steep vet bills. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bethany Dyck)

HINTON, Alta. – A western Alberta woman is urging hunters and hikers to be more aware of their surroundings after her pet husky was mistaken for a wolf and shot in the legs.

Bethany Dyck was walking with two friends on Saturday along a wooded trail near Hinton, Alta., that runs parallel to an old road. The group was on its way back, when her pooch, Meka, was playing in the forest with another dog.

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From Drywall to Metal: Study Finds Gulls Tough Enough for Landfill Diet

From Drywall to Metal: Study Finds Gulls Tough Enough for Landfill Diet

By The Canadian Press

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A gull flies over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, on a cold Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Gulls at landfills are so common that their stomach contents are sometimes use to monitor plastic in the environment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Probst)

OTTAWA – Gulls at landfills are so common that their stomach contents are sometimes used to monitor plastic in the environment.

But research out of Carleton University in Ottawa has found that plastic is just the start.

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Fundraising Efforts Underway to Help Manitoba Pup with Heart Murmur

Fundraising Efforts Underway to Help Manitoba Pup with Heart Murmur

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Polly suffers from a congenital heart defect. Manitoba Underdogs Rescue has launched a fundraising campaign for her surgery. (MUR / HANDOUT)

A Manitoba puppy is at the centre of a fundraising campaign to help with a severe heart murmur condition.

Polly is a four pound Chihuahua / Shih Tzu under the care of Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. She was brought to MUR last fall when her owners could no longer provide care for her.

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Toronto Zoo Welcomes Rhino Calf as Its First Newborn Animal of 2018

Toronto Zoo Welcomes Rhino Calf as Its First Newborn Animal of 2018

By The Canadian Press

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The Toronto Zoo says a greater one-horned rhinoceros calf, shown in this handout image, is its first newborn animal of 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Zoo)

TORONTO – The Toronto Zoo says a greater one-horned rhinoceros calf is its first newborn animal of 2018.

The zoo says 13-year-old rhino Ashakiran gave birth to a male calf on Thursday after a pregnancy that lasted 16 months.

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Increasing Numbers of Pets Are Being Sickened by Marijuana, Veterinarians Warn

Increasing Numbers of Pets Are Being Sickened by Marijuana, Veterinarians Warn

By The Canadian Press

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Cannabis seedlings at the new Aurora Cannabis facility Friday, November 24, 2017 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

FREDERICTON – Veterinarians say they’re seeing an increasing number of dogs sickened after ingesting marijuana, and are warning pet owners to take care as Canada prepares for cannabis legalization this year.

Dr. Jeff Goodall, a veterinarian who runs the Sunnyview Animal Centre in Bedford, N.S., says he’s seeing a growing number of dogs with marijuana toxicity.

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New Report Says Some Progress on Reducing Cat Overpopulation, But Not Enough

New Report Says Some Progress on Reducing Cat Overpopulation, But Not Enough

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – A new study on cat overpopulation in Canada says more of the pets are being sterilized to reduce unwanted litters, but there are still more cats than people willing to give them homes.

The report by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies recommends more should be done to encourage spaying and neutering, even for kittens as young as six weeks old.

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Pair of Orphaned Polar Bears Arrive at Winnipeg Zoo

Pair of Orphaned Polar Bears Arrive at Winnipeg Zoo

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A polar bear is seen walking across the street in Churchill Man., as the Olympic Flame arrives in town Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bears from northern Manitoba have a new home at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

The cubs, one male and one female, come from Churchill and were brought to the city Tuesday evening under the care of zoo officials.

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Jackman-Atkinson: Where’s the Beef?

Jackman-Atkinson: Where’s the Beef?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — It’s been a little over a year since provincial Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced an ambitious goal to grow the province’s beef cattle herd from about 400,000 animals, to pre-BSE levels, about 750,000 animals, by 2026. For those in the industry, the vocal show of support was welcome news, but making that dream a reality is easier said than done.

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Manitoba Moose Paying Special Visit to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Manitoba Moose Paying Special Visit to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Manitoba MooseWINNIPEG — Players from the Manitoba Moose will unveil a special edition polar bear jersey the team will wear later this season during a visit to the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Sunday afternoon.

The Moose are also presenting zoo officials with a cheque for $5,793.72 raised from the auction of the team’s polar bear themed jerseys worn last season on February 3, 2017.

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PETA to Protest Canada Goose in Downtown Winnipeg

PETA to Protest Canada Goose in Downtown Winnipeg

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Employees of Canada Goose manufacture jackets in the company’s Mountain Avenue factory on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plan to hold a protest in downtown Winnipeg today over the treatment of geese to produce Canada Goose jackets.

The winter retailer operates two large manufacturing facilities in the city for its product.

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