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Panda Pregnancy Goal of Calgary Zoo’s Artificial Insemination of Star Attraction

Panda Pregnancy Goal of Calgary Zoo’s Artificial Insemination of Star Attraction

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. Officials at the Calgary Zoo say they’ve moved ahead with the process to add more pandas to the facility’s population, announcing that Er Shun was artificially inseminated on Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo is hoping for a furry bundle of joy in about four months after artificially inseminating its female giant panda earlier this week.

Officials say keepers noted that Er Shun had entered the preliminary stages of her breeding cycle, so veterinarians inseminated her on Tuesday with sperm provided by the Chinese government.

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CP Rail Appealing Minister’s Order for Use of Handbrakes on Stopped Trains

CP Rail Appealing Minister’s Order for Use of Handbrakes on Stopped Trains

By The Canadian Press

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A train derailment is shown near Field, B.C., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it is appealing Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s order requiring railways to immediately use handbrakes on all trains stopped on mountain slopes following a deadly derailment in the Rocky Mountains.

CP Rail CEO Keith Creel says the company is focused on safety, but the application of handbrakes introduces additional risks and will have unintended consequences.

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Century-Old Blackfoot Headdress Found in Thrift Store Returned to First Nation

Century-Old Blackfoot Headdress Found in Thrift Store Returned to First Nation

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Kent Ayoungman, a member of the Siksika Nation who handles re-appropriated ceremonial items, and Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer Philip Marasco are seen in an undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta)

CALGARY — A more than century-old Blackfoot headdress that was dropped in a thrift store bin has been returned to a First Nation east of Calgary.

An Alberta government spokeswoman says someone made a call to a poacher tip line last June about a headdress that was up for auction at a store in Okotoks.

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Climate Change Chaos Making Politics More Toxic: Obama Tells Calgary Crowd

Climate Change Chaos Making Politics More Toxic: Obama Tells Calgary Crowd

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama listens to a question from moderator Sophie Brochu following a speech before the Montreal Board of Trade Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Montreal. Obama has told a crowd in the heart of Canada’s oilpatch that there needs to be a switch to cleaner energy sources. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

CALGARY — Former United States President Barack Obama says failure to transition to cleaner energy sources would lead to global chaos that would be hard to reverse, but he’s optimistic fossil-fuel-centric economies such as Alberta’s can make the necessary changes.

Obama spoke Tuesday to a near-full arena in Calgary, home to several oil and gas company headquarters that are replete with empty office space due to a years-long industry downturn.

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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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