Parks Canada looking for bear that trampled tent at Lake Minnewanka

Parks Canada is still trying to determine which bear is responsible for a close encounter with campers that has resulted in a full closure at Lake Minnewanka. Since the campers didn’t see the bear, they couldn’t say if it was a black bear or grizzly. “Very few of our bears are collared right now so it’s an unknown animal. We do have cameras in the area and we’ll be checking those in the next few days,” Bill Hunt, Parks Canada resource conservation manager in Banff, said Wednesday. The incident took place Monday evening, after two campers returned to their tent to find it had been trampled and had scratch marks,… Read More

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$200K donation will help restore Trenton Battle Monument | Editorial

Parks and other public spaces offer important quality-of-life experiences for people in cities like Trenton, where a patch of green space or a public pool or even just a bench can make a difference. Watch video From his perch 137 feet above the Trenton Battle Monument, George Washington can see the park below has lost some of its bloom. But that is about to change, thanks to a planned $200,000 overhaul project that former Mayor Eric Jackson says will “completely transform” the small strip of a park that is wedged between North Broad and North Warren streets at the Five Points section of the city. Architect Randy Baum has designed… Read More

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At the Letters: Rumours swirl as Blue Jays arrive at All-Star break

Hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling, At the Letters connects Toronto Blue Jays fans with the stories, numbers and characters surrounding the team. Expect new episodes every Wednesday. In the latest episode, Ben and guest host Ryan Dixon discuss J.A. Happ‘s all-star selection and the latest rumours surrounding the Blue Jays and Red Sox before catching up with Arden over the phone …. At the Letters Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling take fans inside the Blue Jays and around MLB with news, analysis and interviews. Home | Subscribe | Ben on Twitter | Arden on Twitter Here’s how the conversation unfolds: • Ben and Ryan start by discussing J.A.… Read More

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GM Pelinka: Lakers landing LeBron is ‘ultimate validation’

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Rob Pelinka says the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game. Instead, they’re building a team around LeBron James to do something different. Pelinka spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the Lakers’ remarkable off-season overhaul began, and the irrepressibly optimistic former agent radiated excitement about the future for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in five seasons. “To get the commitment from LeBron James to come to the Lakers for four years was really the culmination of everything we’ve been working towards,” Pelinka said. “When LeBron chose to come here, it was the ultimate validation… Read More

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Yes, you’re losing Twitter followers. No, it’s not because you’re an asshole (probably).

Twitter today announced it’d be removing locked accounts from users’ follower counts. If you’ve noticed a precipitous drop in follower counts today, it’s not you — it’s your followers. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Twitter had suspended a multitude of fake accounts in the months of May and June — apparently in an attempt to curb the rise of bot and their accompanying cocktail of issues. The number of accounts targeted is reportedly around 70 million. To be clear, locked accounts aren’t bot accounts necessarily — at one point, they were created and operated by a real person. Accounts on Twitter are… This story continues at The Next Web… Read More

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