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Massive North American ammo shortage strikes Hamilton police

A widespread ammunition shortage afflicting gun owners across North America hit Hamilton police so hard last year they had a hard time scrounging up enough ammo to get officers trained and certified. It speaks to one of the fundamental differences between Canada and its monolithic neighbour, where gun ownership is still synonymous with freedom.

  • Adrien Paquette pleads guilty to animal cruelty after dragging dog behind truck

    A man from rural southeast Ottawa has pleaded guilty to causing injury to an animal after tying his German shepherd Tyson to a truck and dragging him for at least half a kilometre last year. Adrien Paquette, who was 72 at the time of the incident, entered the guilty plea on June 22, according to court records. The German …

  • Seabirds Smell Their Way Home LiveScience.com - 3 hours ago
    Seabirds Smell Their Way Home

    By assessing bird flight patterns, a team of scientists has found evidence supporting the idea that seabirds navigate using smell. This is the "first direct evidence that seabirds use odor maps to navigate over vast expanses of visually featureless oceans to locate preferred grounds, and then to return home and pinpoint …

  • It's been a weird week with a mid-week break for some of us and some seriously hot weather sticking to the city.

  • Outfitters could lose licences over illegal hunting charges

    A New Brunswick outfitting company facing more than 60 charges related to illegal hunting and the possession of animal parts could be suspended from hunting by the Department of Natural Resources.  

  • Frank Sapach and his dog walk across Canada to help abused pets

    Frank Sapach and his dog German shepherd Shiela have been travelling across Canada for two years now. Sapach said he didn't think at the time that he would make it across Canada as his health was failing him. The first summer of their journey Shiela started barking at every dog that they went by, so Sapach used that to …

  • FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko poses for a portrait in New York. The soulful singer with the big future has achieved something relatively unusual in the world of Internet memes, a lasting presence beyond 15 fame-filled minutes thanks to her contribution on Omarion's "Post to Be," a chill but explicit song that has reached No. 13 on Billboard's Hot 100 and No. 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

    Three Grammy nominations didn't hurt, but it's a bit of naughty lyric offering new meaning to the consumption of groceries that has propelled Jhene Aiko's popularity. The soulful singer with the big future has achieved something relatively unusual in the world of Internet memes, a lasting presence beyond 15 fame-filled …

  • This year, nuisance bears have forced trail closures in Alberta, ripped through screen doors to steal food inside Ontario cabins, settled for eating cake out of the garbage near Ottawa, and one cub broke into a parked car in Manitoba. A black bear looks up from rifling through the garbage in the front yard of a home in Juneau, Alaska, on July 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo, Becky Bohrer

    Nuisance bears: they raid fridges, help themselves to trash and even crash parties. This year, the hungry mammals have forced trail closures in Alberta, ripped through screen doors to steal food inside Ontario cabins, settled for eating cake out of the garbage near Ottawa, and one cub broke into a parked car in Manitoba. …

  • A Calgary man has been given a $4,000 fine and is prohibited from ever owning animals in connection with a case of dog abuse uncovered last year. The Calgary Humane Society seized 13 dogs from a so-called designer dog breeding operation last June. The American Bully dogs had been bred to emphasize physical traits that …

  • CALGARY - A case of designer dogs gone wrong has led to a fine and lifetime ban on pet ownership for a Calgary man.

  • People surround and attend to a 68-year-old man that was bit by a shark in waist-deep water off Ocracoke Island, N.C., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The man suffered wounds to his ribcage, lower leg, hip and both hands as he tried to fight off the shark. (Laura I. Hefty via AP)

    A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters. A spokeswoman at the Greenville, North Carolina, hospital where he was taken said Wednesday night that the man, …

  • Dirk Frickman, left, describes how a dolphin leaped onto his boat on June 21, 2015, in Southern California breaking both of his wife Chrissie's ankles while boating near Dana Point, Calif., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Dirk, pulled her out and called authorities as he headed toward an Orange County harbor. While he steered, he splashed water on the about 350-pound dolphin to keep it alive as it thrashed around and bled from some cuts. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. "The dolphin jumped and we thought it was doing a flip and I guess it miscalculated," said her husband, …

  • Three months after Wanda Sue Larson and her boyfriend Dorian Harper were sentenced, the boy is telling his story. Larson was released from prison in April, just nine days after pleading guilty to child abuse charges. Harper, 58, was sentenced to up to 10 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty March 17 to maiming, intentional …

  • Smokey, right, and her kitten Milou are presently available for adoption, shown here in their temporary home at the Montreal SPCA on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Shelters in Quebec are bracing for the annual influx of animals left behind during the province's "moving day," although advocates are hopeful the government will consider ditching a no-pet clause as it proposes new rules governing the status of animals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Montreal SPCA/Anita Kapuscinska

    Quebec shelters are bracing for the annual influx of animals left behind during the province's "moving day," although advocates are hopeful the government will eventually consider ditching a no-pet clause invoked by landlords. Mass moves coupled with the legal right of landlords to insert no-pet clauses in leases result …

  • Bray Armes grew up in Texas wrestling steers, competing in rodeos and even attending university on a rodeo scholarship. Armes got married, started a family and became a wheat farmer in the Texas panhandle. "I told everyone I was done rodeoing but deep down I still hadn't," said Armes in an interview with CBC.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif at a hotel in Vienna

    By Parisa Hafezi VIENNA (Reuters) - To Iran's leaders, solving a nuclear standoff with the West might be a question of maintaining geopolitical influence and prestige. Years of tightening international sanctions, designed to counter Iranian evasion and secrecy and guarantee that Iran's nuclear program can have no military …

  • The makeover of the Edmonton Oilers is happening one move at a time, as they acquired winger Lauri Korpikoski on the eve of free agency in a deal with the Arizona Coyotes. Edmonton sent centre Boyd Gordon to Arizona for Korpikoski, who has two years left on his contract at a cap hit of US$2.5 million. "I really felt Lauri …

  • Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick. Presto! He hired a magician. Known for his unusual, motivational and tension-cutting clubhouse activities while with the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon thought a five-game losing streak was the perfect time to pull out some fun.

  • Despite the controversy, American rocker Ted Nugent claims to have hunted with a New Brunswick outfitter that is facing over 60 charges related to illegal hunting and illegal possession of animal parts. Nugent posted several photos showcasing dead bears on his Facebook account stating he'd recently been on a hunting trip …

  • Crosby Stables horse, foal recovering after Falmouth fire

    A mare that was badly burned in a fire at Crosby Stables in Falmouth earlier this month is making a comeback after suffering severe burns on 20 per cent of her body. The fire killed five horses and left the warmblood, Lily, in critical condition. Lily's foal, Bea, was only two weeks old.

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