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Viewers watch helplessly as eaglet dies in nest

VANCOUVER—Thousands of Internet users who flocked to a B.C. conservation group’s website to watch live cams aimed at eagle nests could only stare on in helpless horror as an 11-day old eaglet died right before their eyes.

Karen Bills with the Hancock Wildlife Foundation says the eaglet, nicknamed “Echo,” somehow got tangled up in his mother’s feathers last week and died soon after.

Male sex trade workers lacking support

CALGARY—Matthew Taylor is one of the lucky ones. After eight years selling his body on the streets of Vancouver, he was able to find the support he needed to get out of the sex trade and now he runs an outreach program for male prostitutes.

“I decided it was time to be found again. I’d gotten pretty lost,” said Taylor, who grew up in Ontaro but moved to Vancouver in 1996.

Girl Guides can earn badge for self-esteem

TORONTO—Girl Guides of Canada is introducing a “Love Yourself Challenge” badge, which can be earned by girls aged five-8 who complete three tasks that promote self-esteem and a positive body image.

“The whole idea is take away the negative body images and turn them into positives,” said Myrtle Corkum, the organization’s chief commissioner and a member for 50 years.