Grey whale tangled in fishing gear off Tofino prompts search by DFO

Fisheries and Oceans Canada was alerted to the issue Thursday afternoon after a group of whale-watching operators spotted and photographed the distressed mammal. (photo by Mark Sawyer, shared by Whales of Clayoquot & Barkley/Facebook) Fisheries and Oceans Canada was alerted to the issue Thursday afternoon after a group of whale-watching operators spotted and photographed the distressed mammal. (photo by Mark Sawyer, shared by Whales of Clayoquot & Barkley/Facebook)

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Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers

A large chunk of an Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday and roared down a mountain in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring nine, authorities said, warning that the toll might climb.