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Mussels pose real threat invasive species specialists say
The appearance of zebra and Quagga mussels in Alberta is not inevitable. That’s according to Bob Chrumka, chairman of the Eastern Irrigation District board speaking to about 200 water users at last week’s invasive species information session. Chrumka added he’s often asked why the EID funds invasive species prevention projects when their arrival is inevitable.
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Bandits place second in South Division
Brooks Bandits secured second place in the South Division of the Alberta Junior Hockey League with two wins this past weekend. The Bandits will either meet the Calgary Mustangs or Calgary Canucks in a best-of-five opening round playoff series starting in early March. The Mustangs and Canucks are tied for the last playoff spot with 42 points. The Mustangs had three games remaining and the Canucks two games left to play as of Monday morning.
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Bat study at Dinosaur Provincial Park
Brandon Klüg is wrapping up his three year winter bat study next month at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Each September to March since 2012, the University of Regina Ph.D. student has studied bats to gain more of an understanding of the only flying mammal. “Twenty to 30 years ago a lot of people considered them vermin. They are understudied. They’re very misunderstood. You get all those wives’ tales and there’s a stigma against them,” said Klüg.
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