The world’s largest gear show decided to abandon Salt Lake City in protest.
The Outdoor Retailer show has been happening in SLC for nearly two decades and includes big players like REI, Patagonia and North Face. After Utah’s Gov. Gary Herbert refused to rollback his plea to President Trump to rescind the new Bears Ears National Monument, the show decided to pull out on the belief that Utah lawmakers seem to care more about drilling and mining on public lands than preserving them for outdoor recreation and conservation. [Associated Press]
There are a couple of cougars in Ottawa strolling through the suburbs and sniffing dogs.
People have been watching these cougars for a week or so in Coquitlam. They’ve been seen walking through streets and parking lots, at one point nonviolently sniffing a dog that was standing near its owner — but they’ve yet to attack anyone. Conservation officers have set a trap and plan to study the cougars’ odd behavior before making a decision on whether or not to release them elsewhere or ‘destroy them.’ [Ottawa Citizen]