‘A dark day’: Kenya’s rare white giraffes found slaughtered by poachers

A white mother giraffe and her ghostly-looking calf have been found slaughtered by poachers in Kenya, according to wildlife officials. Locals found the unusual giraffes’ bodies after several months without a sighting at the wildlife sanctuary the animals called home, according to a news release from the Hirola Conservation Program on Tuesday. “We mourn the […]

SD 67 promises new era of budget transparency, accountability

The Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union says it is optimistic the district’s financial troubles are over and is hopeful for a new era of accountability. President Kevin Epp said he was pleased school board trustees hired an independent financial consultant to review the 2019-20 amended budget proposal, and supported a recommendation to improve transparency when it […]

Woodstock police seeking suspect in robbery

Woodstock, Ont., police are on the lookout for a man on the run after a robbery in a dowtown store. Police say the man entered the Gizmo Direct store in downtown Woodstock at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday with a knife. The man then allegedly fled before police arrived and was last seen running north on Wellington […]

Tour of twin tunnels for Edmonton’s Valley Line southeast LRT

For the last several years, work has been underway on tunnels underneath 95 Street, just south of Jasper Avenue. “The excavation volume of soil that was removed is roughly 70,000 tonnes,” said Dallas Lindskoog, who is with TransEd, the public-private partner building the 13-kilometre line from Mill Woods to downtown. Excavation on the twin tunnels, […]

Naked woman filmed walking around Brit holiday hotspot sparks outrage

Furious Indonesian police are attempting to track down two women after one filmed the other strutting around naked. The brazen act outraged authorities on the island of Bali – a top tourist destination – who now want to question the women. Footage supplied to officers showed the women walking around the village of Canggu while […]

Quebec confirms 9th case of COVID-19 as WHO declares pandemic

Quebec’s health ministry confirmed a ninth case of the novel coronavirus in the province on Wednesday evening. The province and public health officials are closely monitoring the situation after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a pandemic earlier in the day. “Since the beginning, Quebec is proactive,” said Quebec Health Minister Danielle McCann, […]