Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Update

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(Beef-Resumes) (Will be audio)

The plant at the centre of an extensive beef recall has resumed shipping products for the first time since an E. coli outbreak forced its closure in September.

The union representing workers at X-L Foods in Brooks says the shipments include a full range of products, including ground beef and steaks.

The union said the beef has been packaged under the banner of J-B-S, which took over management of the plant from X-L Foods last month.

The Canadian Food Inspection agency says it will soon ask U.S. officials for permission to export beef from the plant to the U.S. (The Canadian Press)


(Save-Canmore-Bunnies) (Will be audio)

An Alberta mountain town has begun trapping and killing its feral rabbits after being unable to find any more sanctuary space for them.

Canmore spokeswoman Sally Caudill says that the trapping started in mid-October. She didn't know how many had been killed but says they are being humanely euthanized.

The rabbits were originally pets, but were released in the 1990s and started doing what bunnies do best.

Past estimates have suggested the population grew to the point where there was one rabbit for every six people in town. (The Canadian Press)



Canada's term as head of the Arctic Council could get interesting before it even begins after Russia shut down a group that represents its northern aboriginals at international meetings.

Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who sits on the council and is an Inuk herself, says Canada is concerned about the move and has joined other members in expressing their concern.

Aboriginal representation has been a hallmark of the council since it began and remains central to its operation.

They don't have votes, but have full consultation rights and are part of all discussions. (The Canadian Press)


(Court-Martial) (Will be audio)

A court martial has been told the dangers of the Claymore anti-personnel mine were made clear to soldiers at an Afghanistan training range before an accident that claimed the life of a young corporal. …

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