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Deer with Purple Hammock Twined in Its Antlers to Be Freed

Deer with Purple Hammock Twined in Its Antlers to Be Freed

By The Canadian Press

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“Hammy” is seen in this undated handout photo sitting in the backyard of Prince Rupert, B.C., resident Sharon Cameron. Help is on the way for Hammy, the northwestern British Columbia buck whose unusual antler adornment has endeared him to area residents and turned him into an Internet sensation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sharon Cameron)

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Help is on the way for Hammy, the northwestern British Columbia buck whose unusual antler adornment has endeared him to area residents and turned him into an internet sensation.

The Conservation Officer Service says part of a purple hammock entangled in the deer’s antlers could endanger him, or another deer, as mating season gets underway and male deer butt heads to establish mating rights.

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Calgary Zoo Peacock Bolts During Roundup, Only to Become Lion’s Lunch

Calgary Zoo Peacock Bolts During Roundup, Only to Become Lion’s Lunch

By The Canadian Press

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A male peacock displays its tail feathers at Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf, Austrian province of Salzburg, Saturday, April 26, 2014.One of the Calgary Zoo’s seven brightly plumed peacocks is dead after it flew into the lion enclosure and was killed and eaten during a pre-winter roundup of the birds. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kerstin Joensson)

CALGARY – One of the Calgary Zoo’s seven brightly plumed peacocks died after it flew into the lion enclosure and was eaten during a pre-winter roundup of the birds.

The zoo says the peacock died last Thursday as the free-range birds — all males — were being taken to their cold-weather quarters.

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B.C. Residents Call on Parks Canada to Consider Other Options, Not Kill Beavers

B.C. Residents Call on Parks Canada to Consider Other Options, Not Kill Beavers

By The Canadian Press

PENDER ISLAND, B.C. – A battle over beavers is brewing on South Pender Island, B.C., where residents are vowing to save the animals from euthanasia.

The beavers have been building their own dams in Greenburn Lake, threatening an earthen dam constructed on part of the Gulf Island National Park Reserve, an area administered by Parks Canada.

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Spirited Donation Made to Winnipeg Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team

Spirited Donation Made to Winnipeg Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team

Juno Polar Bear
Juno, a then 15-month-old polar bear, who arrived at the Assiniboine Park Zoo from Toronto earlier this year. (TORONTO ZOO / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Polar Ice Vodka poured $7,200 into the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team on Wednesday.

The donation is the second one by the company, which previously donated $2.00 from every 750ml bottle of vodka sold in Manitoba Liquor Marts during the month of August. That initiative brings the total to $14,000.

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Manitoba RCMP Dogs Join Canine Colleagues to Sniff Out Human Remains

Manitoba RCMP Dogs Join Canine Colleagues to Sniff Out Human Remains

RCMP Dog Training
The first four RCMP dog teams to be trained to detect human remains. From left to right: Corporal Andrew Tarala with Genie from Brandon, MB; Constable Brian Veniot with Doc from Halifax, NS; Corporal Jesse Gawne with Ejay from Lethbridge, AB; Staff Sergeant Joel Leblanc with Henny from Surrey, BC. (CNW GROUP / RCMP)

RCMP canines from Manitoba are part of a group training with others in central Alberta to sniff out human remains.

Four provincial police agencies are taking part this week, including officers from the Brandon detachment.

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Police Dog Helps Nab Two Suspects in Selkirk

Police Dog Helps Nab Two Suspects in Selkirk

Eddie RCMP Dog
Eddie, a canine with the Selkirk RCMP detachment, helped officers arrest two suspects in a stolen vehicle on Friday. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people were arrested early Friday in Selkirk after evading police through a field in a stolen SUV.

Officers tried to pull over the vehicle at around 3:15 a.m. on Main Street, but it wouldn’t stop. The driver entered East Selkirk at a slow speed and eventually became hung up trying to drive through a farmyard.

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True North Unleashing Dogs in New Security Measure

True North Unleashing Dogs in New Security Measure

TNSE Canines
Two adult canines are part of a new group of security dogs working at Bell MTS Place. (TNSE)

WINNIPEG — True North Sports + Entertainment is going to the dogs with a new in-house security canine team.

Lea by former Winnipeg police canine officer, Dave Bessason, the team consists of two working adult dogs and three new puppies to roam Bell MTS Place.

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