Canada

Killer Whales Trapped in Frozen Canadian Bay

Typically not in the area at this time of the year

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A remote Quebec fishing village has asked Canada's government to help free a dozen killer whales trapped in a vast stretch of ice inside Hudson Bay.

Locals in Inukjuak, 900 miles (1,500km) north of Montreal, say the whales are breathing through a hole in the ice.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada said it is sending a team on Thursday to evaluate the situation.