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Feral pigs, like these shown in Florida, are alarmingly growing in number in Canada.

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‘Super pigs’ threaten Upper Midwest

America faces an invasion unlike any other – and it’s a “super pig problem. The invasive swillers have adapted to survive cold climes, and they’ve been thriving in Canada and some US states. The trouble is, these piggies breed at a higher-than-normal rate, and a whole lot of the 600-pounders threaten to trot south.

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A homeless man's tent is seen in an alley in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto

HARD NUMBERS: Ontario’s ex-cons struggle to find homes, First Nations challenge carbon tax, “Super pigs” eye the border, Alberta cashes in on TV

17.3: The percentage of prisoners released from Ontario jails who have nowhere to live has nearly doubled over the past five years, reaching 17.3% in 2021-2022, the most recent annual data show. Experts blame a triple crisis of housing affordability, mental health, and addiction, and warn that there is a high correlation between homelessness and recidivism.

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