Grizzly bears attack 2 hunters south of Fort Nelson, B.C.

Two hunters were attacked by as many as three grizzly bears south of Fort Nelson, B.C., according to rescue officials.

Two hunters were attacked by as many as three grizzly bears south of Fort Nelson, B.C., according to rescue officials.

Rescue helicopter was dispatched from Comox, on Vancouver Island, to help the hunters

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Firefighters battle 200 forest fires sparked by lightning across B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Canadian Press

The BC Wildfire Branch’s predictions of a busy long weekend appears to be playing out, as crews battle 200 forest fires.

Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says many of the fires started over the last two days because of lightning strikes.

Skrepnek says the fires are manageable because most of them are small, and because the lightning activity was accompanied by a bit of rain.

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Fuel truck spill into B.C. creek sparks evacuation order for 800 people

WINLAW, B.C. — The Canadian Press

Officials in British Columbia’s Central Kootenay region have issued an evacuation order affecting about 800 people after a tanker truck carrying 35,000 litres of jet fuel crashed into a creek.

Bill Macpherson of the Regional District of Central Kootenay said the regional medical officer issued the order around 9 p.m. Friday for an area stretching several kilometres along both sides of the Lemon Creek in the Slocan Valley.

Emergency Management B.C. said on its website that all areas 10 kilometres downstream of the accident site to the community of Winlaw are included in the order.

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Born to be wild: Wolf chases Canadian motorcyclist in Rockies

Tim Bartlett snapped photos of his close encounter with a large gray wolf in British Columbia. He still has not come down from the ‘nature high’ of this invigorating ride.

 Mechanic Tim Bartlett took this photo June 8 after the wolf started chasing him as he rode his motorcycle through the Canadian Rockies.

Mechanic Tim Bartlett took this photo June 8 after the wolf started chasing him as he rode his motorcycle through the Canadian Rockies.     AP

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 No one will think he is crying wolf with this evidence.

A motorcyclist was cruising through the Canadian Rockies when a gigantic gray wolf emerged from the brush and chased him down.

“Just seeing a wolf is one thing; to have it run beside you and chase you is another thing altogether,” said Tim Bartlett, a mechanic from Banff, Alberta.

Bartlett sped down a stretch of British Columbia’s Highway 93. He managed to put distance between the canine and himself.

Then he stopped the bike, pulled off his gloves, took his camera out and drove back toward the carnivore for a closer brush with the Canadian wildlife.

 

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Strong earthquake jolts Alaska, sparks tsunami warning

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www.foxnews.com  –  Associated Press

A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.

The magnitude 7.5 quake did generate a tsunami, but the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the waves didn’t pose a threat.

The temblor struck at midnight Friday (1 a.m. PST Saturday) and was centered about 60 miles west of Craig, Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The tsunami followed minutes later and was eventually expanded to include coastal areas from Cape Fairweather, Alaska, to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada — an area extending more than 700 miles.

A center had warned that “significant widespread inundation of land is expected,” adding that dangerous coastal flooding was possible.

 In its cancellation statement, the center said that some areas were seeing just small sea level changes.

“A tsunami was generated during this event but no longer poses a threat,” the center said.

After one community reported seeing just a small wave, the police in the coastal town of Cordova said they had no reports of any problems.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the quake was widely felt but it received no reports of any damage.

In addition to the warning, a tsunami advisory was briefly in effect for some Alaska coastal areas to the north of the warning zone, as well as to the south of the zone, from the Washington state border to the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

A tsunami warning means an area is likely to be hit by a wave, while an advisory means there may be strong currents, but that widespread inundation is not expected to occur.

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