Google Maps offers dry tour of Niagara Falls, safe view of Buffalo Jump


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TORONTO – Have you ever wanted to experience the Maid of the Mist tour of Niagara Falls without being dampened–sometimes drenched–by actual mist?

How about the Calgary Zoo without the line-ups or odorous animals?

Google Maps unveiled virtual visits of more than 50 new Canadian destinations in its Street View feature Tuesday.

Touting the country’s natural beauty, Google provides a look at Canada’s national and provincial parks, as well as Alberta’s Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump–a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Where the Rocky Mountain foothills meet the Great Plains, the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is one of the oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps used by aboriginal peoples for nearly 6,000 years.

Take a look at some photos of the new additions to Street View below, which can also be found by a name search on Google Maps, then clicking on the Street View button which will appear in a bar across the bottom of your screen. When…

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Supporters had said such a measure could have prevented the attacks, winning out over critics who said it would erode gun rights.

Law enforcement authorities in Connecticut, Indiana and Texas can seek a judge’s order allowing them to seize guns from people they deem to be a danger.

The new California law gives law enforcement the same option and extends it to family members.

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It continues California’s efforts to lead the nation in preventing firearm injury and…

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