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I Was Three Inches From Dying on a Highway

It's a very specific feeling when you know you're about to get demolished by a semi on a dark highway in Ohio. Someone in the van said "we're going to die." The world seemed to move in slow motion. There was a body of water running parallel to the road and now, because we had spun, we were facing it. I had time to think about flooring it and taking our chances swimming in the icy water.
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Bears Are My Neighbours, And You Wouldn't Slaughter Your Neighbours

How can I spend time in the company of these animals, get to know them as individuals, and allow them to become at ease in my presence... knowing that the very next day trophy hunters could arrive and kill them? How can I look into the eyes of a bear and witness the intelligence and personality looking back at me, and then abandon that creature to fate? That's when I decided to join in the fight.
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Tips for a Great Canadian Weekend in Whistler

I've been to Whistler at least two dozen times and never once bombed down one of its mountains. Not on skis, or a snowboard, or a mountain bike. Am I missing out? I've never felt like it. That's because this haven for intense outdoor sports activities is also fabulous for soft-core warm-weather enjoyment, too, including golfing, hiking, zip lining, and cycling. It's a beautiful part of the world that never bores me.

Bear Foot Running

Kananaskis3 was event number four in my TransRockies Quest 888. The original plan was to run three events over three days in the Powderface / Little Elbow area of Kananaskis just outside Bragg Creek. Unfortunately, the Alberta floods put an end to that. Bragg Creek had been hit hard, the bridge on Highway 66 had been destroyed and many of the trails had been wiped out.
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NOT A Teddy Bears' Picnic

Mounties in a Burnaby, B.C., neighbourhood are patrolling the area after several bears were spotted feasting on trash this morning. Police say the bears were first spotted Thursday evening at about 8...
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B.C. Bears Relocated, 1 Killed

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Five bears that had been lingering in a B.C. First Nations community, including near a day care, have now been relocated, but a sixth bear had to be put down.Conservation officers wer...