According to the communications director for the (Candian) Prime Minister's Office, "Thanks to the rapid response of the Canadian Forces, at no time did the Russian aircraft enter sovereign Canadian airspace." Does he imply that if not for the watchful CF-18th, Russian TU-95 would fly toward Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk?
Ricky the Rabbit died yesterday morning, apparently of old age. He was still sprightly and industrious as usual on Friday evening, but was found dead - still warm - on Saturday morning, when his owner (my current landlord) went to Ricky's house to offer him a treat of cashew nuts. Rest in peace, Ricky!