EDMONTON—Scientists finally have been able to pin down when bison first arrived in North America and helped set the stage for the Great Plains that eventually supported the continent's first humans.
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A movie production team was denied permission to shoot in the Rocky Mountain national parks after Parks Canada staff learned the film's plot involved an indigenous gang leader.
“They expressed a real concern that this was not something they would favour,” said Mark Voyce, location manager for a film project that had been scheduled to start shooting later this month.
Giving indigenous people a greater say in the operation of national parks and the creation of new protected areas is on the agenda at a major conference in Alberta this week.
The second ship from Sir John Franklin’s doomed 19th-century search for the Northwest Passage has been located—right where an Inuit hunter said it would be.
“The ship is in remarkable condition,” Adrian Schimnowski of the Arctic Research Foundation, one of the groups involved in the search, said yesterday from the research ship that located the HMS Terror.
TESLIN, Yukon—Salmon no longer collect in the nets along the Teslin River where the Tlingit people have harvested them for thousands of years. Now, they come from the sky.
“It’s the new salmon run,” Duane Aucoin, member of the Teslin Tlingit Council, said recently.
The sound of a mother bear calling for her cub normally is a warning to get the heck out for anyone in the bush.
But for Joanne Barnaby—hungry, tired, thirsty, mosquito-bitten, and stalked by a wolf—it was a lifesaver.
“I knew what it was right away,” Barnaby said from her home in Hay River, N.W.T.
EDMONTON—Cleaning up Fort McMurray’s wildfire will test the city’s ability to handle everything from asbestos to rotting food and leave a lasting legacy of higher costs and dangerous residue.
So says Tom Moore—and he should know. Moore manages the landfill at Slave Lake, where one-third of the town was gutted by a fire five years ago this month.
The world’s southernmost population of polar bears already has lost significant amounts of body weight after decades of shrinking sea ice with breeding females suffering the most, says new research from the Ontario government.
A recently-published study suggests climate change may encourage longer and more frequent blooms of toxic algae along Canada’s Pacific coast.
The research on the presence of algae toxins in marine mammals along the Alaska coastline holds a warning for British Columbia, said study author Kathi Lefebvre.
Wildfires scorched a record amount of Canada’s national parks last year—the latest in a number of long, hot summers that almost entirely have depleted Parks Canada’s firefighting reserve.
“We had a very busy fire year,” said Jeff Weir, director of fire management.
“We had more wildfires than normal and those fires burned larger areas than normal,” he noted.