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Alberta's grizzlies under threat


Posted by Thomas Hall in Wildlife on Wednesday, April 23, 2014



A grizzly bear at the Calgary Zoo. (Photo: Mfenniak/Creative Commons)

As spring finally settles over Canada, grizzly bears have shaken off the effects of their long hibernation and started to roam. But in Alberta, a province that last year saw 31 of the threatened species killed — twice as many as in 2012 and the most in at least 10 years — that wandering spells trouble, especially if it involves getting close to roads.

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Edmonton exhibit helps people learn about wildlife rescue


Posted by Thomas Hall in Wildlife on Wednesday, April 23, 2014



(Photo: Alberta Society for Injured Birds of Prey)

Have you ever wondered what to do if you find an injured owl? Or how captive breeding programs save species from extinction?

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Five relaxing spas in Alberta


Posted by Ariana Kaknevicius in Travel on Tuesday, April 22, 2014



One Wellness + Spa at Solara Resort in Canmore, Alta. (Photo: Courtesy of One Wellness + Spa)

Alberta’s known for its amazing skiing, hiking and outdoor activities. But there's plenty of good times to be had indoors, relaxing and rejuvenating in luxury. These five spas will let you replenish while you stay close to the outdoor action.

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Map Monday - Tracking hummingbird migrations


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Mapping on Monday, April 21, 2014



A male ruby-throated hummingbird. (Photo: Michelle Lynn Reynolds)

Spring is on its way, and that means excitement for Canada's hummingbird enthusiasts. The ruby-throated hummingbird is heading north. How far north? Well according to a crowd-sourced tracking map the birds have just begun dipping into southern Ontario.

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Six facts in celebration of Earth Day


Posted by Marika McKenzie in Energy on Monday, April 21, 2014



Image of Earth from space, looking at North America. (Photo: Reto Stöckl/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Tomorrow, Canadians will celebrate Earth Day, the largest environmental event in the world. This year, Earth Day draws attention to its Green Cities campaign, hoping cities will transition to using sustainable, green technologies.

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