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Transport Minister Orders Trains to Use Handbrakes After Deadly Derailment

Transport Minister Orders Trains to Use Handbrakes After Deadly Derailment

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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A train derailment is shown near Field, B.C., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. A union representative says a Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members. The westbound freight jumped the tracks Monday at about 1 a.m. near Field, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Canada’s transport minister has ordered the use of handbrakes on all trains stopped on mountain slopes following a deadly derailment earlier this week in the Rocky Mountains.

Marc Garneau said in a statement late Friday that the order is a precaution until the cause of the derailment is determined. It takes effect immediately.

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Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

By The Canadian Press

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Mya Chau, left, 12, and Eve Helman, 12, who are digitally petitioning Tim Horton‚Äôs to make the roll up the rim to win campaign more environmentally friendly, are seen outside a Tim Horton’s in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA — A trio of young people in Calgary are challenging Canada’s iconic coffee chain to use its popular contest to get Canadians to kick their cup addiction.

Twelve-year-olds Mya Chau and Eve Helman, and 16-year-old Ben Duthie, have nearly 105,000 signatures on a change.org petition asking Tim Hortons to replace its existing disposable coffee cups with a compostable version, or at least one that can be recycled everywhere in Canada.

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‘A Lot of People:’ Calgary Zoo Reports Record Attendance Thanks to Panda Family

‘A Lot of People:’ Calgary Zoo Reports Record Attendance Thanks to Panda Family

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

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Da Mao, an adult male panda bear, looks on as media photograph him at the Calgary Zoo during the opening of its giant panda habitat, Panda Passage, in Calgary, Alta., Monday, May 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – The arrival of a family of giant pandas to the Calgary Zoo last spring created a stampede of visitors once the guests on loan from China were introduced to an eager public.

The zoo surpassed previous records for both attendance and memberships.

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‘Reckless’: Judge Fines Lake Louise Ski Resort $2M for Cutting Endangered Trees

‘Reckless’: Judge Fines Lake Louise Ski Resort $2M for Cutting Endangered Trees

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Lake Louise Ski Resort
A skier passes trees on a ski run at Lake Louise ski resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. A judge is to sentence a world-renowned Alberta ski resort today for cutting down endangered trees five years ago. The Lake Louise resort in Banff National Park pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including some whitebark pine, along a ski run in 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A judge had harsh words Friday for a world-renowned Alberta ski resort as she fined it $2.1 million for recklessly cutting down endangered trees five years ago.

Lake Louise Ski Resort pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including 38 endangered whitebark pine, along a ski run in 2013.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Poke Fun at Calgary Stampeders Coach with T-Shirt

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Poke Fun at Calgary Stampeders Coach with T-Shirt

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are having a little fun with a controversial comment from Calgary Stampeders coach Dave Dickenson.

The Bombers tweeted Friday that they are producing two ‘Canadian Mafia’ T-shirts, one of which features pictures of head coach Mike O’Shea, team president Wade Miller and general manager Kyle Walters — all of whom are Canadian.

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Bombers Coach O’Shea Brushes Off Controversial Comments from Dickenson

Bombers Coach O’Shea Brushes Off Controversial Comments from Dickenson

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea, left, consoles Chris Randle, in the last seconds of the CFL West Final football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea isn’t losing any sleep after seemingly being the target of some controversial comments from Calgary Stampedes counterpart Dave Dickenson.

In Sunday’s CFL West final, television cameras caught an emotional Dickens on hollering at the officials about some calls, questioning why they were taking place in front of O’Shea and then saying “(expletive) Canadian.”

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