Lindsey Vonn crashes in her final career super-G: ‘I’m too old for this’

Even as Lindsey Vonn wraps up her career as a competitive skier, she’s still fighting with the mountains. Vonn, who announced her retirement last week, crashed in the final super-G of her career at the world championships on Tuesday. Just 30 seconds into her run, she straddled a gate while she was airborne and went tumbling into the plastic netting on … Read More

Increased salmon farm protection leads to drop in seal culls

A salmon producer has reported seeing a reduction in seal culling after introducing new nets to keep them away from fish. Fish farms are licensed to kill the animals to prevent them from attacking and eating salmon in the farm cages. Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) said the number of seals culled last year was 31% down on the year before. … Read More

Brevard Zoo considers netting, safety measures before reopening rhino encounter

Brevard Zoo officials are still working with Florida wildlife officials to improve the barrier safety at the hands-on rhinoceros encounter after a toddler stumbled through earlier this month and was seriously injured. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released its final report Wednesday of the Jan. 1 incident after interviewing the family involved, zookeepers, medical staffers and zoo officials. The 21-month-old girl was with … Read More

Accelerating the pace of innovation in B.C.’s agriculture sector

A Delta-based fresh vegetable provider and a family-owned orchard in Vernon are leading two of 15 projects receiving more than $2.9 million to take innovative B.C. agriculture projects to the next step. BCfresh is receiving over $99,000 to adapt a tool to reduce the bruising of table beets during harvest and handling. The project is underway on six farms using … Read More

ESCC baseball renovations continue with backstop, netting

The next improvement to facilities at Enterprise State Community College will be a new backstop and netting for the college’s baseball field. Expected to be completed in the coming months, officials started “laying the groundwork” for the project around fall of last year after the dugouts were repainted, according to ESCC Athletic Director Kevin Ammons and Coach Samuel “Bubba” Frichter. … Read More

Storm clean up continues around the Bay Area

A Powerful storm system has wreaked havoc across the Bay Area and it’s left its mark on San Francisco. Damaging winds took down steel poles and golf netting at Harding Park in San Francisco. Crews charged with repairing the damage say they’ve never seen anything like it. “It must’ve been under quite a bit of strain to push them over like that … Read More

Netting plans to protect Sidmouth public from stray cricket balls given go-ahead

Issues with cricket balls hitting pedestrians on the The Esplanade hit national headlines last year after a freak accident, where a 80-year-old woman was left needing around 14 stitches in her head. Previous bids, by Sidmouth Cricket Club, to install netting around the Fortfield Terrace ground were thrown out by district planners because the location was in an area of … Read More