Canadian Pacific to axe 4500 jobs

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Canadian Pacific is cutting 45 hundred jobs over the  next three years. The company says more than a third of the cuts could come by the end of the month. The reductions will affect employees and contractors in six provinces and as well as in 13 U.S. states. The railway is also looking to sell off surplus real estate and rail lines in the northeastern and midwestern U.S. It's part of a plan to restructure and bring down operating costs.

Snowy Owls come to B.C. in large numbers

Snowy Owls are flocking to B.C. from the arctic this year, much to the delight of bird enthusiasts. The owls are forced to head south when the rodent population crashes in the far north. And it looks like the owls are having trouble finding food here as well. In the Prince George area, there's been a record number of sightings but several have also been found dead due to starvation.

9 new judges hired

The association representing Crown prosecutors says the government's decision to hire nine new judges is a good first step in easing the province's backlogged courts. But the Crown Counsel Association says the province must now invest in others areas of the justice system, like legal aid. Attorney General Shirley Bond announced the hirings Tuesday in response to a report on reforms to the justice system and after criticism from provincial court judges. The new judges will be appointed over the next seven weeks.

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