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Blue Bombers Reach CFL’s West Division Final with 35-14 Win Over Stampeders

Blue Bombers Reach CFL’s West Division Final with 35-14 Win Over Stampeders

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler, right, runs the ball during CFL West Semifinal football action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Zach Collaros is going back to where he started his CFL season, but wearing enemy colours.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers employed a one-two quarterback punch of Collaros and Chris Streveler to beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-14 in Sunday’s West Division semifinal.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders Prep for Frosty Division Semifinal

Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders Prep for Frosty Division Semifinal

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) hands off to Andrew Harris (33) during the first half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders in Winnipeg Friday, October 25, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CALGARY — Mother Nature might have a say in how well Winnipeg runs the ball and Calgary throws it in the CFL’s West Division semifinal.

Snow and a windchill of -16 are in Sunday’s forecast for the afternoon kickoff at McMahon Stadium.

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Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

By The Canadian Press

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Panda Er Shun eats bamboo at the Panda House at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, China on February 11, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

CALGARY — A culinary crisis has been avoided at the Calgary Zoo which was facing a bamboo shortage for its four giant pandas.

The pandas, which staff admit are picky eaters, munch on about 1,200 kilograms of bamboo a week.

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Outdoor NHL Games a Weather Adventure for Ice Crews, Players and Coaches

Outdoor NHL Games a Weather Adventure for Ice Crews, Players and Coaches

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

 

Winnipeg Jets - Heritage ClassicREGINA — Derek King has made hockey ice in enough football and baseball stadiums to know he can’t beat Mother Nature. He has to work with her.

Saturday’s Heritage Classic at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium presented its own set of challenges including relentless sun during the ice-generation phase and howling wind that arrived game day.

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Regina’s Mosaic Stadium Steps onto NHL Stage with an Outdoor Game

Regina’s Mosaic Stadium Steps onto NHL Stage with an Outdoor Game

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

 

Winnipeg Jets - Heritage ClassicREGINA — The NHL’s outdoor game in Regina doesn’t have a player from the province of Saskatchewan in it, or even a Western Hockey League Regina Pats alumnus.

So the player with perhaps the strongest emotional tie to Saturday’s Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets at Mosaic Stadium is Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic. The 29-year-old from St. Malo, Man., played his major junior hockey for the Moose Jaw Warriors — less than an hour’s drive west of the provincial capital on the Trans-Canada and thus the traditional rival of the Pats.

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Calgary Zoo Says Baby Giraffe Born This Week Died Overnight

Calgary Zoo Says Baby Giraffe Born This Week Died Overnight

By The Canadian Press

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A male calf giraffe, born on Sunday, is shown in this handout image next to his mother Emara at the Calgary Zoo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Calgary Zoo, Zookeeper Mona Keith)

CALGARY — A giraffe that was born at the Calgary Zoo less than a week ago died on Friday night, the organization announced on Facebook.

In a post on Saturday, the zoo said a male calf born last Sunday to Emara, an eight-year-old Masai giraffe, passed away overnight.

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Hormone Help: Calgary Zoo Hopes Unusual Step Will Result in Healthy Baby Giraffe

Hormone Help: Calgary Zoo Hopes Unusual Step Will Result in Healthy Baby Giraffe

By The Canadian Press

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Emara the giraffe is seen in the African pavillion at the Calgary Zoo in a June 2019 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Zoo)

CALGARY — Staff at the Calgary Zoo have adopted an extraordinary measure in an effort to ensure a pregnant giraffe becomes a mother for the first time.

Emara, a Masai giraffe, is expecting for the fourth time, but her previous pregnancies ended in two miscarriages and the death of a third calf with severe birth defects.

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Pair of Male King Penguins Parenting New Chick at Calgary Zoo

Pair of Male King Penguins Parenting New Chick at Calgary Zoo

By The Canadian Press

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King penguins swim during opening day of the Penguin Plunge exhibit at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo’s newest king penguin chick is already growing strong thanks to lots of parenting from a pair of male king penguins.

Four-year-old Arthur and 17-year-old Nero have been sharing the responsibilities of incubating, feeding and protecting the zoo’s new addition, which hatched two weeks ago.

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Calgary Zoo Keeps Unhatched King Penguin Chick Alive by Patching Cracked Egg

Calgary Zoo Keeps Unhatched King Penguin Chick Alive by Patching Cracked Egg

By The Canadian Press

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Zookeepers in Calgary have rescued an unhatched penguin chick after patching its badly-damaged shell with pieces of another egg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Twitter, @Calgaryzoo)

CALGARY — Zookeepers in Calgary have rescued an unhatched penguin chick after patching its badly damaged shell with pieces of another egg.

The Calgary Zoo says in a news release that animal care staff noticed fragments of the king penguin’s shell inside the beach area of the birds’ habitat over the August long weekend.

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