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Assiniboine Park Zoo Bidding Farewell to Juno, Loaned Polar Bear from Toronto

Assiniboine Park Zoo Bidding Farewell to Juno, Loaned Polar Bear from Toronto

Juno Polar Bear
Juno arrived at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in March 2017. (TORONTO ZOO / HANDOUT)

A polar bear who has called Assiniboine Park Zoo home for the last 18 months is on her way back to Toronto.

Juno arrived at the zoo in March 2017 on a temporary basis. She’s been living in the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre ever since.

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Esther the Wonder Pig Now Cancer-Free, Pain-Free and ‘Fabulous,’ Owner Says

Esther the Wonder Pig Now Cancer-Free, Pain-Free and ‘Fabulous,’ Owner Says

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

Esther - Wonder Pig
Canadian authors Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter spend time with their pig Esther at their animal sanctuary in Campbellville, Ont., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Steve Jenkins says Esther the Wonder Pig’s breast cancer has been fixed through surgery, which occurred last month. Jenkins says Esther was diagnosed with cancer in early August and doctors also found a stomach ulcer that was causing her pain. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon)

A Canadian pig with a huge social media following is out of pain, cancer-free and able to strut around her Ontario home with ease weeks after undergoing surgery.

Owner Steve Jenkins said Esther the Wonder Pig’s “bad year” is now behind her.

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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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Man Wanted for Allegedly Stabbing Dog in the Face: Winnipeg Police

Man Wanted for Allegedly Stabbing Dog in the Face: Winnipeg Police

Alex Arumeul Genaille
Alex Arumeul Genaille is wanted on several charges after Winnipeg police say he stabbed a dog on August 31. (WPS / HANDOUT)

UPDATE: September 12 — Genaille was arrested Wednesday in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue after a short foot pursuit. He remains in custody.

Winnipeg police are looking for a man they say stabbed a dog in the face on August 31 in the Lord Selkirk Park area.

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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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Dogged Determination: Police in Southern Manitoba Save Puppies Trapped in Tunnel

Dogged Determination: Police in Southern Manitoba Save Puppies Trapped in Tunnel

By The Canadian Press

Rescued Puppies
Members of the Rivers Police Service hold puppies that they rescued in a handout photo from the police service’s Facebook page. After being called to a home on Tuesday, officers were alerted to a situation where five puppies, four male and one female, were trapped in an underground tunnel that was dug out by the mother. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Rivers Police Service)

RIVERS, Man. – Police in southern Manitoba had to get down and dirty when they were called this week about five puppies trapped in a tunnel.

Officers from the police service in Rivers, about 40 kilometres northwest of Brandon, found four males and one female in an underground burrow that had been dug out by the mother dog.

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Girl, 8, Injured in Bear Attack at Manitoba Campground

Girl, 8, Injured in Bear Attack at Manitoba Campground

Black Bear
A black bear attempts to chew on a patio door as it tries to get into a home in Gibsons, B.C., in this August 19, 2017 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – RCMP)

An eight-year-old girl was injured over the weekend when a black bear attacked her tent at a backcountry campsite on South Cross Lake.

Manitoba Sustainable Development says the attack happened on Saturday and the girl suffered cuts to her face. She was treated and released from hospital, but is said to be in otherwise good condition.

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