Highlights/rescue

International, Society

Cave rescue: ‘They can’t just drag the kids through’

Trying to rescue 12 boys and their coach through a cave with varying levels of water is an enormously complicated task which would require the use of scuba gear, says a Canadian spelunker. Many of the children trapped in Thailand» 

Society

Dog awarded for saving elderly skier

There are not that many but yes, some Canadians do cross-country ski at the age of 89 and even older. But as can happen, octogenarian Lloyd Stone took a fall on March 3, 2017 when he hit an icy patch» 

Society

Man falls off mountain in the heart of Montreal

Montrealers may have been shocked to learn that a man was critically injured after falling off Mount Royal in the heart of the city last night. Then again, maybe they weren’t because another man fell to his death in almost» 

Environment

Moose stuck in snow rescued by snowmobilers

Moose are big, heavy animals and it’s not usually a good idea to mess with them, but last weekend a group of snowmobilers in eastern Canada worked to free one stuck in a bog hole and 1.8 metres of snow.» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

More devastating news: another right whale found dead

There are so few North Atlantic right whales left, that every single one is critical to their survival as a species. There are estimated to be only about 500 to 550 left alive. In June, in what came as a» 

Environment, Society

Man dies rescuing whale

Joe Howlett died after cutting a whale free of fishing line off the coast of New Brunswick in eastern Canada today. It was the last of about two dozen whales he has helped rescue since 2002. Canadian Press reporter Alison» 

Society

Woman rescued from ravine in Vancouver suburb

A passerby heard cries of distress and found a woman trapped at the bottom of a ravine in Surrey, a suburb of the western city of Vancouver, reports CBC. Clint Whitla said he was just enjoying nature in a secluded» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Vancouver Parks bans cetaceans at aquarium

It has been a contentious issue for several years at marine parks around the world.  Protesters have long been saying, whales and porpoises should not be kept in the small pools of such parks, and not be used for entertainment.» 

Society

Argentine climber rescued from Canada’s highest mountain

An Argentine climber stranded on Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak in Kluane National Park and Reserve in Yukon, has been rescued according to a blog post by her partner. Natalia Martínez, 37, was attempting a solo traverse of Mount Logan» 

Society

Argentine climber awaits rescue on Canada’s highest peak

An Argentine climber stranded on Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, will likely have to wait until Friday for a helicopter rescue, her partner told CBC News. Natalia Martínez has been at a camp situated at about 3,900 metres on the»