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Death of Manitoba girl mauled by dogs raises questions about strays in North

THOMPSON, Man. - The death of a girl who was mauled by dogs in northern Manitoba is raising questions about stray animals in remote communities. RCMP say the 10-year-old girl was killed by two dogs in Lac Brochet, a fly-in community nearly 900 kilometres north of Winnipeg. Debra Vandekerkhove of Norway House Animal Rescue says some people in northern communities own domesticated strays. "One of…

  • There are many Easter "eggstravaganzas" in the city to check out this long weekend. And those aren't the only spring celebrations on April 19-21.

  • TORONTO - Two animal rights groups are taking the Ontario government to court in an attempt to stop a spring bear hunt pilot program before it begins, alleging it amounts to animal cruelty. Animal Alliance of Canada and Zoocheck Canada say mother bears will be killed during the hunt, leaving their orphaned cubs to starve …

  • Shanti Morrison was checking her mail on Carcross Road when she noticed a discarded sack in the snow. Inside were two dead puppies, and police say there’s nothing they can do.

  • Cavalli acknowledges the audience at the end of his Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week

    By Pamela Barbaglia and Sophie Sassard LONDON (Reuters) - Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to London-based buyout firm Permira in a sale worth about 450 million euros ($621 million), four sources close to the deal told Reuters. A sale would mark …

  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 file photo, medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea. The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea in 2014 is a new strain _ evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists reported Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the New England Journal of Medicine. "The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. Stephan Gunther of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)

    The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. "The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. Stephan Gunther of …

  • The Truro Provincial Court has convicted Gregory Peppard, 33, of animal cruelty for failing to provide medical attention to his dog Daisy.

  • Jennifer Holloway, president of Faiths Haven Animal Shelter, says there have been a high number of animals brought to the shelter than normal due to recent layoffs at Wabush Mines.

    The president of an animal shelter in western Labrador says she's already seeing the effects of recent layoffs at the idled Wabush Mines.

  • A satellite tagging device a Canadian researcher attached to a Greenland shark in the Arctic in 2012 and used to record migratory data was recently found washed up on a beach 6,000 kiilometres away.

  • Most producers of beef, pork and chicken would agree that their livestock should be raised as humanely as possible, industry experts say. But defining what constitutes ethical treatment depends on one’s point of view.

  • Five severely emaciated horses — including a pregnant mare — are in need of help after being seized from a Fraser Valley property earlier this month by the B.C. SPCA.

  • To match Feature USA-BIOREFINERY/CARGILL

    By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page said on Tuesday. The combined entity, to …

  • Gail Benoit told the court the dogs were given to her.

    Gail Benoit is guilty of theft under $5,000 in a case where the Nova Scotia woman stole two dogs.

  • A worker at Horizon Poultry in Hanover, Ont., sorts baby chicks by sex. The company, owned by Maple Leaf Foods, is accused of mistreating the young birds by an animal rights group.

    Maple Leaf Foods is facing allegations of animal mistreatment at one of its chicken hatcheries in Hanover, Ont., in the wake of troubling undercover footage shot by an animal rights group and shared exclusively with CBC News.

  • SKOWHEGAN, Maine - A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do. The Somerset Humane Society in Skowhegan received the carrots last week from a trucking company that wanted to get rid of them after a supermarket manager turned them away because some were bruised. The carrots were still edible …

  • Fussing mother stubbornly defends nesting site in planter

  • HALIFAX - A trade agreement to sell Canadian seal meat in China announced more than three years ago has been largely thwarted by animal rights activists, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says. Shea announced the deal in January 2011 in Beijing, saying that gaining access to the world's most populous country would breathe …

  • Gail Benoit told the court the dogs were given to her.

    A well-known puppy broker was in court Monday in connection with two dogs she is accused of selling illegally in Nova Scotia.

  • A woman is reflected in a glass cabinet as she looks at artworks by Henri Matisse, on display during a media opportunity at The Tate Modern in London, Monday, April 14, 2014. The artworks are part of the 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' exhibition that runs at the gallery from April 17 until Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    LONDON - A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things — bold, colorful, exuberant. The 130 works displayed at Tate Modern were created largely in the last decade of the French artist's long life, when Matisse — in a wheelchair, recovering from cancer and unable to paint as he once had — used scissors and paper …

  • These red-sided garter snakes, as seen on the CBC-TV series Wild Canada, are from the Narcisse snake pits. The reptiles have started appearing in a number of homes in the province's Westman region, prompting a spike in calls to pest control companies.

    A number of homeowners in Brandon and Manitoba's Westman area are having to deal with snake infestations.

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