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Beaconsfield mayor calls for investigation claiming city councillor breached code of ethics

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Beaconsfield mayor calls for investigation claiming city councillor breached code of ethics

A new chapter is unfolding in the Angell Woods saga in Beaconsfield. The mayor is now accusing one of his city councillors of breach of ethics. It all stems from a court case pitting a land developer against the city. But the councillor in question is on the defensive, and confident his name will be…

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Tree Canada launches Canada 150 tree-planting events in Regina

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Tree Canada launches Canada 150 tree-planting events in Regina

Tree Canada is getting into the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with tree-planting events across the county.The events kicked off Sunday in Regina at Victoria Park, with music, a free BBQ and a free tree-planting kit.Tree Canada will be visiting 150 communities across Canada all summer to plant trees and give out information….

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Fishing regulations change at Bow River from Banff to Bassano

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Fishing regulations change at Bow River from Banff to Bassano

Newly introduced regulations have changed fishing rules along the Bow River between Banff National Park and the Bassano Reservoir.The new regulations, which went into effect on April 1, have changed the entire section of river to catch and release only. A bait ban is also in place.Alberta Environment and Parks senior fisheries biologist Paul Christensen…

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Flooding reported in Laval, as rain continues to swell rivers

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Flooding reported in Laval, as rain continues to swell rivers

Laval is the latest Quebec community to be affected by spring flooding.A state of emergency declared Thursday in the municipality of Rigaud, roughly 65 kilometres west of Montreal, was maintained on Friday, while residents of Île Bizard continued with sandbagging efforts to stem floodwaters.READ MORE: Rigaud declares state of emergency as water levels continue to rise Story…

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Start date for Calgary’s green cart composting program to be announced Thursday

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Start date for Calgary’s green cart composting program to be announced Thursday

The City of Calgary is expected to reveal the start date for Calgary’s green cart composting program on Thursday morning.Calgarians already use blue bins for recycling and black bins for their garbage.The City of Calgary’s website indicates the green cart composting program will be rolled out in mid-2017. READ MORE: Calgary councillors delay green cart…

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Parks Canada plans prescribed fire in Waterton Lakes National Park

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Parks Canada plans prescribed fire in Waterton Lakes National Park

The Parks Canada fire management team are planning a prescribed fire in Waterton, Thursday.About 2,200 hectares in Eskerine Complex Prescribed Fire Area in Waterton Lakes National Park will be lit, Parks Canada said in a press release Thursday. The area for the prescribed fire is between Bellevue Hill, the Bison Paddock, Waterton River and Lower Waterton…

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Bathroom bear cubs to be released in Alberta park after rehab in Ontario: wildlife society

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Bathroom bear cubs to be released in Alberta park after rehab in Ontario: wildlife society

Three black bear cubs found locked in a Banff National Park bathroom on April 1 will be released back into Alberta after about a year of rehabilitation in Ontario.“The provincial rules don’t apply because—as outdated as they are—it’s federal land, not provincial,” Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary managing director Howard Smith told Global News Friday.The rules…

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Rabbit shot with arrow to be euthanized: Alberta Fish and Wildlife

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Rabbit shot with arrow to be euthanized: Alberta Fish and Wildlife

A rabbit found in northeast Calgary with an arrow through it will have to be put down following an assessment by a local veterinarian clinic.A picture posted on Facebook caught the attention of the Calgary Humane Society on Wednesday. The picture, which was taken in the Skyview area, showed a rabbit with an arrow through…

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Bay of Fundy tidal turbine to be removed later this month for modifications

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Bay of Fundy tidal turbine to be removed later this month for modifications

The owners of the demonstration tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy says the massive device is coming out of the water later this month.READ MORE: Bay of Fundy tidal turbine now powering 500 Nova Scotia homesCape Sharp Tidal says the 1,000-tonne turbine is working as expected, but modifications are needed for some components and repairs…

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City of Hamilton tackling escarpment erosion

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City of Hamilton tackling escarpment erosion

The future of the Hamilton escarpment is fraught with difficulty according to a McMaster University science professor.Dr. Carolyn Eyles says what is known as the Hamilton mountain is slowly eroding to the southwest towards London.“Some of the underlying rocks become eroded and they weaken the surface rocks or what we call the cap rocks of…

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