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Old 11-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #30261
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Are you talking about for feedings? We sometimes have to strip our little guy down to just a diaper so he's just cold enough to be mad/awake.
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Well someone just lost thier job , CLS '' central locating service '' truck just parked all in the back of another car infront of the shop . I was sitting my truck plugging up my phone when I heard a good 5 seconds of tire squall , big impact and more tire squall . Joker was moving to make tires squall like that on a wet rd and its a late model truck , thought it would have had ABS .

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A lifelong Churchill man suffered serious lacerations early this morning when a polar bear turned on him as he tried to help a woman being attacked in front of his home.

The 69-year-old man, who residents identified as Bill Ayotte, a retired Churchill tour guide, used a shovel to try and fend off the bear but was knocked down and mauled by the animal. He is being flown to a Winnipeg hospital for more treatment.

The woman, 30, was also hurt and had to be treated at the hospital in Churchill, RCMP said.

Both individuals are in stable condition.

Officers with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship tracked the polar bear and, ultimately, two bears were shot and killed.

An orphaned cub was captured, said several residents.

Churchill resident Doug Webber said the attack took place right outside his house at 26 Selkirk.

"The bear attacked a girl right outside our house, and our neighbour, Bill Ayotte, came out to try to scare the bear off," said Webber. "He managed to do that long enough for the girl to get into Bill’s house, bleeding from the head, but then Bill got attacked by the bear.

"That’s when I woke up and went to the window and saw the bear kind of chewing on Bill. I went running out to help, and then a bunch of other people ran out, and two boys managed to scare the bear off. Then we put Bill in a pickup truck and took him to the hospital, and the ambulance came and took the girl to the hospital."

Another resident of Selkirk Street, Diane Bellerive, said she stood on her deck, no more than 50 feet away from the bear as it stood over Ayotte. Her son Mitch, 21, called 911 and went to grab a shotgun.

"It was horrific… we’re shaken up," she said.

"It was scary to see. I am on my deck, totally helpless, there is no one around and it’s all quiet, and the bear is on top of him."

She said Mitch fired "cracker shells" to scare off the bear. She also had a small pistol and was firing as well.

"They make a loud bang. But the bear kept grabbing at him," Bellerive said. "We kept firing until we rang out of shells."

Churchill Mayor Michael Spence said the community was shaken by this latest attack.

"Thank God they’re going to survive," he said, of Ayotte and the young woman. "It’s very traumatic. The people who witnessed it are having a hard time dealing with it."

"But that’s just how it is in this community. We coexist with bears; they’re coming through the area, waiting for the ice to form. This is one of that challenges that we, as a community, are faced with."

Spence said that until the weather turns cold and the polar bears head off onto the ice pack, residents must be extra vigilant when venturing outdoors.

"There can never be enough education in terms of people being cautious," he said. "We always tell people to be cautious, be alert, and a lot of local people are very careful, because you get bear-smart. But it happens; you can be as smart as you want, and sometimes you’ll come around the corner and there they are."

Adilia Shields, works for Canada Post in Churchill, said she watched the ordeal through the front window of her home on Selkirk.

"I actually didn’t realize there was a person underneath the bear until I saw a hand waving," she said. "I panicked and started crying.

"It’s a miracle he’s OK. I’m still in shock."

Shields said a "a kid" did everything he could to try and get the bear away from the man being attacked.

"He had no clothes on, but he got in his car and tried to get it out of the way. He’s a hero."

Shields was initially awakened from a restless sleep by the sound of gunshots. She said her dog was acting odd much of the night and could "smell a scent, I guess."

Webber confirmed that there was only one bear involved in the attack. He said Churchill residents are more aware than ever about the risks posed by polar bears in the community.

"There’s bears around all the time, but it seems to me that the last couple of years there’s been more attacks than normal," he said. "And when you witness something like this, it shakes you up."

Webber added that Halloween came and went without incident, thanks in part to a large number of volunteers who helped patrol the streets during trick-or-treat hours.

"Of course, this (attack) took place at five o’clock in the morning, so all those people who’d been patrolling on Halloween night had gone home," he said. "Most people around here are aware of the bears. I don’t know if the girl who got attacked was local, but Bill Ayotte is a longtime resident of Churchill. He just did what most people would do — he went out to try to help, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to scare the bear off, and the bear attacked him."

Webber also said Ayotte suffered injuries to his head and upper body, but was awake and alert when residents transported him to hospital.

"I don’t know how severe his injuries were; there was some blood around his head," he explained. "He was alert and answering questions."

Churchill takes special precautions on Halloween night. Several conservation officers circle the town in a helicopter to see if there are any bears around. Emergency vehicles are set up around the perimeter with their lights flashing to deter any curious creatures from checking out candy bags.

Churchill is near important polar bear summer habitat. The animals come through the area every year about this time when they move from the tundra back to seal-hunting territory — the pack ice that forms every winter over Hudson Bay.

It is not the first polar bear attack in Churchill this fall.

In September, a bear chased Garett Kolsun -- a Winnipegger working up north -- trapped him on the porch of a bakery and swiped at him with his paw.

Kolsun pulled out his cellphone and the light startled the bear, which backed into a flower pot. That distracted the animal enough to give Kolsun a chance to run away.

Kolsun had only superficial puncture wounds and scratches.

That bear has since been transferred to the Assiniboine Park Zoo after the province deemed the animal suitable for captivity. Kids in Churchill received the honour of naming it Storm.





-- with files from Canadian Press

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Dude, you need to cut out the crazy and give your back time to heal. You abuse the living Hell out of it and it is just going to get worse. You will never heal if you don't give it the opportunity. Seriously man, you have to do it or you will be crippled!
I agree with Vikingdad. You are heading towards a lifetime of disability. You are too young for that.
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Viking is right, you just might be playing xbox all day for years...

Have you ever seen a specialist? I might be time.
oh yea , been in pain management for 3 years now and have done everything non surgical minus the tens unit implant , have been through many many injections , the last one worked the best but only lasted a few days and came back with a vengeance , did about yr in PT . I have talked to surgeons and 2 want to double fusion and 2 say no , so they were wasted visits .

L4 and L5 have collapsed disc , a blown tire is what every one describes it as , one is pushed out to the left on the nerves and the other is out to the right .
T-12 is in the early stages and not constant but when it does kick in it is 10x worse than the others , I cant even take a full breath when that one flairs up .

I dont understand why they cant just go in and trim out around the nerve vrs a fusion , I know its half ass but you would think it would buy some time .
Hell right now I cant hardly tell if I gotta pee or make a poopie , just that I gotta go to the bathroom , and the only toe I can move on my right foot is my big toe .
I could easily get disability but I 100% refuse to rely on the Gov for any help , would not even let the wife get unemployment
I am somewhat limited to the doctors , I am under a PM contract with current Dr and they are extremely tight on meds and seeing other Dr's other than your primary care one and if I go against it they can kick me out of the practice and there is really no other PM specialist in this area
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Are you talking about for feedings? We sometimes have to strip our little guy down to just a diaper so he's just cold enough to be mad/awake.
Tickling their feet helps too.
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That many people in bear country didn't have/ grab a gun, and then the shotgun that showed up had fireworks rounds. I willing to bet $100 those people aren't members here.

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oh yea , been in pain management for 3 years now and have done everything non surgical minus the tens unit implant , have been through many many injections , the last one worked the best but only lasted a few days and came back with a vengeance , did about yr in PT . I have talked to surgeons and 2 want to double fusion and 2 say no , so they were wasted visits .

L4 and L5 have collapsed disc , a blown tire is what every one describes it as , one is pushed out to the left on the nerves and the other is out to the right .
T-12 is in the early stages and not constant but when it does kick in it is 10x worse than the others , I cant even take a full breath when that one flairs up .

I dont understand why they cant just go in and trim out around the nerve vrs a fusion , I know its half ass but you would think it would buy some time .
Hell right now I cant hardly tell if I gotta pee or make a poopie , just that I gotta go to the bathroom , and the only toe I can move on my right foot is my big toe .
I could easily get disability but I 100% refuse to rely on the Gov for any help , would not even let the wife get unemployment
I am somewhat limited to the doctors , I am under a PM contract with current Dr and they are extremely tight on meds and seeing other Dr's other than your primary care one and if I go against it they can kick me out of the practice and there is really no other PM specialist in this area
Not to lecture you, but I will. The things you describe yourself doing here are what is causing the damage to your spine. That Harley? One of these days you will hit a bump and your could be paralyzed from the waist down. Or worse. Lifting heavy stuff? One of these days it will pop and you will not be able to move. Those discs don't just collapse on their own. And when they do they can sometimes recover, but only if you stop the stupid stuff that caused them to collapse in the first place.

I was just talking to a customer the other day who was lying on a secluded beach several months ago, he twisted a bit and turned to get something out of his pack and his back popped. Tide was coming in and he was alone out there. He dragged himself to the base of the cliff, but then it took him a couple of hours to drag himself to his car up on the cliff. That was several months ago and he is still barely able to move. That will be you in a few years. Or months.

You won't go on disability? What about when you are actually 100% disabled and have no frigging choice? Speaking of choices, you are making a conscious decision to continue the behavior that caused the damage in the first place. I would prefer not to have to pay for your bad decisions.
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Are you talking about for feedings? We sometimes have to strip our little guy down to just a diaper so he's just cold enough to be mad/awake.
No. Just in general, so she will sleep at night.
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And I think about his wife and kids, too. They need a husband and a daddy.

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