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Horse-drawn carriages returned to the streets of Old Montreal on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, after Mayor Denis Coderre announced the cancellation of the year-long moratorium he had declared just the previous week. His decision was reversed after a Quebec Superior Court justice granted a temporary injunction to the carriage drivers that would have allowed them to continue working until at least June 3. Calèche drivers, who had been concerned for their livelihoods and those of their horses, are ecstatic with the decision. Drivers had protested with their carriages in front of city hall on May 24, 2016.

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An exclusive exhibition presented by Pointe-à-Callière - Horses have always fascinated us, and for its latest exhibition, Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History invites the public to admire this noble animal through the eyes of a passionate collector. In a worldwide exclusive, the Museum presents Of Horses and Men, an exhibition based on the private collection of Émile Hermès. For five months, Montrealers and visitors from around the world will get the chance to explore some of this collection, assembled by the former head of Hermès International.

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Could bacteria resistant to antimicrobial drugs routinely used in both human and veterinary medicine be found in wild horses on a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean? By answering this question, Dr. Joe Rubin and members of his research team at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) hope to gain a better understanding of how bacteria carrying acquired resistance genes are passed between humans, domestic animals, and wildlife species.

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A Veteran Looks At Life Through His Horse’s Ears - “I joined the PPCLI cadet corps at the age of 12 and soon realized that a career in the army was what I wanted to do,” says McEachern. “At 17 I enlisted in the reserves and did my first tour overseas as a peacekeeper in Croatia (former republic of Yugoslavia) with 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. After the tour I transferred to the regular force with the same battalion I served with overseas. In 1995 I was sent to Central Africa with the Disaster Assistance Relief team as security for the medics, headquarters, etc.

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Equestrian fashion is constantly evolving. And the latest trends were on full display during the Victoria-Saanich CADORA’s 2016 fashion show – with clothing provided by Arista Equestrian, F.O.A.L Equestrian, Greenhawk Vancouver Island, and Victoria Saddlery.

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Results from a Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) study have led to a nation-wide change in Equine Canada-sanctioned competition rules regulating the use of the drug firocoxib in performance horses. The national equine sport organization’s rule change regarding firocoxib’s use came into effect on January 1, 2016.

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As the savage, out-of-control wildfire ravaged through Fort McMurray, Alberta, raining embers, engulfing neighbourhoods, and growing to over 100,000 hectares in just days, a mandatory evacuation sent some 88,000 residents fleeing for safety with children and pets in tow. It’s the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta’s history. In a day, an estimated 1,600 homes and business structures were reduced to ash and rubble. As 49 fires burned across Alberta, Premier Rachel Notley declared a province-wide state of emergency.

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