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Man freed

TORONTO—A man who got stuck in a narrow gap between two buildings in downtown Toronto spent nearly eight hours in the confined space before he was freed by firefighters who broke through part of a wall to rescue him.

Firefighters were called to a set of buildings on Sherbourne Street near Queen Street shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

Polar bear attacks profiled in study

Jim Wilder was a young researcher on the frozen Beaufort Sea when he had his first polar bear encounter.

“We were camped out on the sea ice in front of a maternal den waiting for [mama bear] to come out with her cubs,” he recalled.

“A polar bear came up and sniffed the tent, right where my head was, when I was sleeping in the middle of the night and went on its merry way.”