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Beached whales saved

BAYFIELD, N.S.—Another group of beached whales in Nova Scotia has been helped back out to sea—marking the second time this week that concerned residents joined together to save a stranded pod.

“They’re still in shallow-ish water but we’re hoping that they will eventually sort of continue their way out,” said Tonya Wimmer, president of the Marine Animal Response Society.

Lions rally to beat Eskimos

VANCOUVER—The B.C. Lions cooled off the CFL’s hottest team last night.

Travis Lulay threw a 31-yard touchdown to Andrew Harris with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter as the Lions battled back from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat the Edmonton Eskimos 26-23.

“Just a great job of persevering by our team,” said Lulay.

“We’ve got a lot of better football in us,” he added.

Leaders confound expectations during first election debate

OTTAWA—Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded yesterday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign.

Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” Mulcair, the chief inquisitor of question period.

Muskox sighted

For the first time since the 19th century, a muskox has been spotted in Manitoba.

A large bull was spied last Thursday by five hunters who were looking for caribou near the boundary with Nunavut.

Jo-Jo Thorassie, one of the hunters, said the mammal was near the shore of a big lake but they didn’t go near it out of fear the animal might charge them.