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Manitoba is being criticized for making it easier to take polar bears from the icy shores of Hudson Bay and place them in captivity. The province home to the polar bear capital of Churchill has quietly lifted restrictions that had been in place for
Story Makoon has become a symbol of what's wrong with governments in the way they handle wildlife, said Michael O'Sullivan, chairman and chief executive of the Humane Society of Canada, which is considering legal action over Makoon's case. Mr. O'
A black bear cub that has spent weeks in a Winnipeg zoo will probably die now that it has been released into the wild, Canadian animal activists said. Manitoba officials announced the release Tuesday, the Winnipeg Free Press reported.
North America's largest peat producer is proposing a 531-hectare mine in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park east of Riverton, Man., despite a provincial clampdown on new peat development. In June, the Manitoba government announced it was "banning the
Polar bears may survive high up in the Arctic but Manitoba and Ontario's bears are all but doomed, says the world's best-known expert on the species. Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling, who's been studying polar bears for 41 years, believes it is now
A wildlife biologist from Minnesota says black bear problems this summer can be solved without killing any more bears. Lynn Rogers, director of the Wildlife Research Institute and the North American Bear Centre in Ely, Minnesota, said studies show
A Churchill, Man., woman and her two young children came face-to-face with a polar bear Friday morning. "I just held up my bags and started screaming," Gloria McDonald, 39, said of her encounter with the polar bear outside the community health centre.
It's no longer a matter of if, but when the destructive mountain pine beetle will spread east of Alberta through Canada's northern boreal forest, say provincial forestry experts in Manitoba and Ontario. These provinces, along with Saskatchewan, are
A Winnipeg-born man who police say is one of South Dakota's most wanted prison escapees has been arrested in Manitoba after 16 years on the lam. City officials cited a Winnipeg home for safety infractions months prior to a weekend fire that left a
Hundreds of polar bears were spotted on the west coast of Hudson Bay earlier this week, waiting for ice that is almost a month late forming. But a fierce storm in the region Thursday has temperatures dropping and ice forming, which could be good news