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Canadian Shipwreck ID'd As Sir Franklin's Long-Lost Erebus

Canadian Shipwreck ID'd As Sir Franklin's Long-Lost Erebus

Newsy (Oct. 2, 2014) One of the world's great shipwreck mysteries is solved. One of Sir John Franklin's two ships stuck in the ice in Canada is now ID'd as the HMS Erebus. Video provided by Newsy
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Trick-or-Treating Banned Because of Polar Bears

Trick-or-Treating Banned Because of Polar Bears

Buzz60 (Oct. 21, 2014) Mother Nature is pulling a trick on the kids of Arviat, Canada. As Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) tells us, the effects of global warming caused the town to ban trick-or-treating this Halloween. Video provided by Buzz60
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House, Senate to Vote on Keystone Pipeline

House, Senate to Vote on Keystone Pipeline

AP (Nov. 13, 2014) After a long-stalled debate in Congress, the House of Representatives will take up a vote on whether to allow the controvercial Keystone XL oil pipline to be built, linking Canada's tar sands to the gulf. (Nov. 13) Video provided by AP
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Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Buzz60 (Nov. 18, 2014) Wildlife officials in Yukon, Canada say birds such as Bohemian Waxwings are feeding on frost-fermented berries, which are making the birds too drunk to fly straight. Jen Markham explains how the government is repurposing some hamster cages as ‘bird drunk tanks,’ to help the birds sober up. Video provided by Buzz60
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