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B.C. banning trophy hunt of grizzly bears

VICTORIA—Killing grizzly bears for trophy will come to an end in British Columbia, but not before hunters get one more shot this season.

Natural Resource Operations minister Doug Donaldson said the province is moving to ban trophy-hunting for grizzly bears, and will completely ban the hunt of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest, as of Nov. 30.

Stunt driver killed on movie set

VANCOUVER—A female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” has died after witnesses say she appeared to lose control of a motorcycle before crashing into a window of a building in downtown Vancouver.

A crumpled motorcycle was seen laying on its side surrounded by broken glass a few metres from the smashed window of the Shaw Tower near the city's waterfront.

Deal reached on huge Arctic marine conservation area

POND INLET, Nunavut—Inuit groups say their lobbying and traditional knowledge is behind a huge expansion in the boundaries for what is to become Canada's largest national marine conservation area.

“Our organizations worked extremely hard to ensure the extended boundary was accepted,” said P.J. Akeeagok, head of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

Beluga dies at park

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.—Marineland Canada says it's mourning the passing of a “beloved” beluga whale at its facility in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Marineland issued a statement this morning saying the whale named “Gia” died suddenly.

Preliminary results of a necropsy indicate the cause of death was a twisted small intestine that resulted in a fatal blockage.