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Geocacher hurt in bear attack

CALGARY—A man who police say was geocaching in Alberta is being treated for injuries after being attacked by a bear.

RCMP said the man was in the Harold Creek area, northwest of Calgary, on Sunday when he encountered the bruin.

It charged him and tried to drag him into the bush, but he was able to free himself and drove to a store and met park rangers.

Many swatting fewer mosquitoes this year

WINNIPEG—Some Manitobans jokingly refer to mosquitoes as their unofficial provincial bird, but Winnipeg has been unusually free of the pesky insects so far this year.

Ken Nawolsky, the city's superintendent of insect control, said the average daily mosquito count in the 28 monitoring traps scattered throughout the city for most of May and June has been zero.

Millions committed to mercury clean-up

TORONTO—Ontario is spending an additional $85 million to clean up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued two First Nation communities for half-a-century.

Environment minister Glen Murray said the funds for the remediation of the English-Wabigoon River system in Northwestern Ontario will be used to design and implement the clean-up, and for long-term monitoring.