Canada finds ship sunk 168 years ago

Canada finds ship sunk 168 years ago

OTTAWA, Sept. 9 (UPI) --With the discovery of a sunken ship in the Arctic, one of Canada's greatest mysteries is solved, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.
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Festive elk's antlers removed following Christmas light incident

BANFF, Alberta, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian wildlife officials said they removed the antlers of a festive elk in Alberta that became tangled in Christmas lights and candy cane ornaments.

Hiker mauled by polar bear in remote Canadian park

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, July 26 (UPI) -- A polar bear injured a hiker at a park in the remote northern region of the Canadian province of Labrador, authorities said.

Climber rescued from Canadian mountain

BANFF, Alberta, July 22 (UPI) -- A Calgary man was recovering in a hospital after taking a tumble while climbing Tunnel Mountain in Alberta's Banff National Park, officials said.

Trapped skier rescue effort stalled

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, March 18 (UPI) -- Rough weather and an avalanche risk have halted a search for a man trapped on a glacier for six days near Canada's Lake Louise, an official said.

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Skier missing in Canadian glacier crevasse

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, March 17 (UPI) -- Blizzard conditions this weekend kept searchers from looking for a skier who fell in a crevasse in Western Canada's Wapta Icefield, authorities said.

Lynx and kitten hang out at ski area

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A lynx and her kitten have become Canadian celebrities this winter by spending time at the Lake Louise Ski Area in Banff National Park.

Caribou disappearing from Canadian parks

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Canada's woodland caribou population is at risk, with fewer than 250 remaining in the country's national parks, government officials said.

Explorer Franklin's ships remain lost

OTTAWA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The latest effort to find the doomed ships of 19th century British arctic explorer Sir John Franklin ended in failure, Canadian officials say.

Racist e-mail draws aboriginal ire

WASAGAMING, Manitoba, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Aboriginal leaders say they want two Parks Canada employees in Manitoba, already disciplined, terminated for circulating a racist joke via e-mail.

Parks Canada Sable Island plan questioned

TORONTO, May 19 (UPI) -- Canadian animal protection groups say they are concerned about the future of Sable Island's wild animals under Parks Canada's care.

Canada to probe U.S. warships sunk in 1813

HAMILTON, Ontario, May 9 (UPI) -- The wrecks of two U.S. warships that sank in a storm in Lake Ontario in 1813 are set to be explored by Canadian scientists using submersible high-tech robotics.

Canada ends cormorant cull, toll unknown

WINDSOR, Ontario, May 8 (UPI) -- Canadian parks officials ended a shooting cull of double-crested cormorants in Lake Erie but aren't able to say how many of the birds were killed.

Cormorant cull challenged in court

TORONTO, March 28 (UPI) -- Two environmental groups are challenging the Canadian government's plan to conduct a cull of cormorants on a national park island in Lake Erie.
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Parks Canada (French: Parcs Canada), also known as the Parks Canada Agency (French:Agence Parcs Canada), is a Government of Canada agency that is mandated to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. Parks Canada manages 42 National Parks (including seven National Park Reserves), three National Marine Conservation Areas, one National Landmark, and 167 National Historic Sites of Canada.

Parks Canada was established in 1911 as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior, becoming the world's first national park service. Since then it has been formerly known as the National Parks Branch, and the Canadian Parks Service. Parks Canada activities are regulated under the provisions of the Canada National Parks Act, which was enacted in 1930, and amended in 2000.

Also known as the Parks Canada Agency since its establishment as a separate service agency in 1998, Parks Canada now falls under the responsibility of Environment Canada. Before 2003, Parks Canada (under this and various names) fell under the jurisdiction of the Department of Canadian Heritage, where it had been since 1994. From 1979 to 1994, Parks Canada was part of the Department of Environment, and before it was part of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (1966 to 1978), and the Department of the Interior. With the organizational shifts and political leadership in Canada, the priorities of Parks Canada have shifted over the years more towards conservation and away from development. Starting in the 1960s, Parks Canada has also moved to decentralize its operations.

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